NWS Electronics Maintenance Technician - Seasonal - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (www.raytheon.com)


  full-time   employee

Cambridge Bay

Raytheon seeks Permanent Seasonal Electronics Maintenance Technicians (EMT) to support the NWS system O&M Contract. The positions will be based out of the five (5) Logistics Support Sites (LSS) in Inuvik, Cambridge Bay, Hall Beach, Iqaluit or Goose Bay. The successful candidate will be offered temporary assignments to assist in any Communications & Electronics (C&E) project work across all sites in the artic and will need to be flexible in traveling in and between different zones within the Canadian Arctic locations. Responsibilities of this positions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Receive work tasks and priorities from the Project Coordinator
  • Assist in the installation of NWS communications and electronics systems, including but not limited to, data/voice communications, multiplexers, radar, satellite/RF communications, router based IP networks, weather detection equipment
  • Test, troubleshoot, maintain and install a wide variety of electronic, electromechanical and mechanical equipment
  • Analyze equipment failures to determine cause and recommending corrective action
  • Perform corrective and preventive maintenance on NWS systems, including but not limited to, data/voice communications, multiplexers, radar, satellite/RF communications, router based IP networks, weather detection equipment at the remote sites.
  • Troubleshoot NWS equipment operating problems. Use test equipment to diagnose and analyze difficulties.
  • Liaise with NWS Control Centre (NWSCC) Technicians and request authorization for system downtime, verify operational status of NWS equipment after downtime, enter data and ensure the accuracy of work order information.
  • Secondary duties, as required, may include but not limited to: participating on the Fire Brigade; providing bear protection; assisting in the maintenance of the LSS library; conducting environmental, safety, security and quality checks and audits, general housekeeping in support of a healthy and safe workplace environment and taking proactive and corrective measures in these areas.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Individuals with a minimum 2 years of experience on the job training working with telecommunications/electronic systems, and completion of postsecondary program in an electronics field or CF military equivalent, are encouraged to submit their resume.

Proficiency in the use of commercial test equipment and tools used in troubleshooting and repair of electronic circuits is mandatory.
Strong knowledge of telecommunications, RF, radar, satellite, IP network systems, with ability to read and interpret related drawings and manuals.
Customer service and detail oriented.
Effective written and verbal skills (English).
Must be Standard First Aid trained, including CPR Level A, and hold a valid certificate.
Must hold, or obtain prior to scheduled start of work, a Possession and Acquisition License (PAL).
Work above the ground level and work in harsh weather conditions.
Must be familiar with safety regulations and practices, including working at heights.
Must be comfortable working in and flying to remote Arctic locations via helicopter and/or smaller fixed wing aircraft.
Hold a valid class ‘G’ driver’s license, or provincial/territorial equivalent
Must possess serviceable safety boots that meet standards for workplace safety.
Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Work Environment
Ability to travel as part of a small team to and from locations, including personal meal preparation and tidying.
Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including Fall Arrest Harness, as required.
Ability to work under physically demanding, often adverse weather conditions in remote Arctic locations.
Cultural awareness and sensitivity and an understanding of work in the Canadian Arctic.

NWS promotes employment equity as part of the Legislated Employment Equity Program and encourages those who are: a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority to apply. Individuals who are Inuit status with proof of land claim and the ability to communicate in Inuktitut is preferred.

Individuals contacted for a job opportunity should advise the company of any accommodation measures needed in a timely manner. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.