The North Warning System (NWS) is a joint United States and Canadian radar system that includes 47 radar sites spanning the Arctic from Labrador to the Alaska border. The NWS provides the capability to detect airborne threats across North America's polar region, providing a command and control capability to the Canadian Air Defence Sector (CADS) of the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD).
Raytheon will provide Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of the NWS system including full care, custody, and control of the entire NWS and its components. This includes 47 radar sites; five logistics support sites (LSSs), a monitoring and control center, and a radar depot. Key activities include radar, equipment and facilities maintenance/repair; logistics support; and remote monitoring and control.
Raytheon seeks a full time permanent Facilities Maintenance Technician – Generalist (FMT-G) to support the NWS system O&M contract in the arctic on a 6x6 rotation. The position will rotate between Cambridge Bay, NU and Hall Beach, NU but will require rotations/visits to Inuvik, NT, Iqaluit, NU, Goose Bay, NL.
Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Desired Knowledge / Skill and Experience
- Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on the following systems
- Fire detection and suppression systems including annual certifications
- Bulk fuel systems including dipping tanks, pipeline inspection, pumps, valves and filters.
- Hydronic heating systems including heat exchangers, waste heat recovery boilers, pumps, piping and unit heaters.
- Building infrastructure including guy wires and general maintenance of the site
- Water distribution and sewage systems including transferring water by truck
- Documenting and maintaining facilities files as related to the work management system, work plans, field/incident reports, data analysis, etc.
- Responding to emergency situations (unexpected failures); provide assistance to other staff members and other trades as required.
- Secondary duties, as required, may include but not limited to: participating on the Fire Brigade; providing wildlife 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.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Licensed journeyman and post journeyman experience in one or more facilities-related trade areas; interprovincial
- 2 years’ related experience (diagnostic and repairs), minimum, in a commercial or industrial setting; multidisciplinary.
- Heavy equipment license considered an asset.
- Ability to interpret drawings, diagrams and specifications on a variety of mechanical equipment, including manufacturer’s manuals and parts books.
- Must be familiar with safety regulations and practices, including working at heights.
- 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).
- Must be comfortable working in and flying to remote Arctic locations via helicopter and/or smaller fixed wing aircraft.
- Effective written and verbal skills (English).
- Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Must possess serviceable safety boots that meet standards for workplace safety.
- Hold a valid class ‘G’ driver’s license, or provincial/territorial equivalent
- 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.
Raytheon Canada Limited is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a wide diversity of applicants. Raytheon is committed to providing long-term, sustainable and meaningful economic benefits for Inuit Beneficiaries and their communities through activities such as on-the-job training, mentorship and skills development at all levels of employment. If you are an Inuit Beneficiary or a Land Claim Beneficiary from the Nunatsiavut, Nunavut or Inuvialuit Settlement Region you are encouraged to submit your resume.
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 contacted for a job opportunity should advise the company of any accommodation measures needed in a timely manner.
Successful completion of security clearances are required by candidate prior to starting on the program. Candidate must complete a criminal reference check and pass a security clearance check to a level as required for the position through the Canadian Government.