Nov 01, 2019
Iqaluit - QEC-19-049

Energize your career in the Arctic!

Find your next exciting adventure in the Canadian Arctic! Join our team of highly motivated and experienced industry professionals as we provide safe, reliable, and affordable power across Nunavut.

Working in Nunavut

Nunavut is Canada’s newest and largest territory and has the fastest growing economy in the country. With breathtaking landscapes and amazing adventure opportunities, you will find excitement not only in your career, but in your free time as well. If the thought of dog sledding, snowmobiling, kayaking, ice fishing, or exploring a rich culture filled with distinct artwork and music sounds enticing, Nunavut is the place for you.

Qulliq Energy Corporation

Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) is entrusted to provide safe, reliable power to all customers in Nunavut. Owned by the Government of Nunavut and operated as an arms-length territorial corporation, QEC is the sole provider of electricity and district heating in Nunavut. In comparison to other utilities in Canada, QEC faces unique challenges as it operates 25 stand-alone diesel power generation facilities and distribution systems located in each of the territory’s communities.

Electrician (Re-advertisement)
Iqaluit, NU – Ref. No. QEC-19-049

Are you a certified Industrial, Construction or Power Systems Electrician looking to build on your skills and experience? Can you balance competing priorities while meeting safety requirements? If so, let’s talk.

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, you will play a key role in maximizing productivity and quality by performing safe preventive maintenance, overhauls and general repair of electrical plant equipment, and assisting in the installation of new equipment or with capital projects. As an Electrician, you will be able to determine the types of repairs that should be made on electrical equipment, while ensuring that all work complies with Electrical codes and other technical and corporate standards. This is not a rotational position but, rather, a full-time placement in your assigned community.


  • Coordinating with the Supervisor to confirm decisions and maintenance priorities and plans;
  • Completing work on capital projects by following design specifications prepared by Engineering;
  • Coordinating with Stores to ensure materials are ordered and on schedule for delivery;
  • In conjunction with Operations, advising local government agencies on power interruptions or new installations having direct impact on customers;
  • Inspecting diesel gensets, alarms and wiring connections, i.e. battery, pumps, HVAC;
  • Troubleshooting and repairing electrical equipment in a power plant;
  • Inspecting generator and related items, per preventive maintenance program;
  • Examining and testing engine radiator fans;
  • Ensuring proper settings, sensors and alarms for the Variable Frequency Drive (VFD);
  • Testing programmable logic controller (PLC) to ensure operational and auto dialer functional;
  • Ensuring proper checks are completed on electrical hoist(s), if available;
  • Testing all compressors and emergency lighting;
  • Preparing and updating documentation related to power generation and maintenance logs;
  • Coordinating with the Plant Superintendent on Residual Heat Systems; and
  • Maintaining wind turbine and other renewable sources of energy.


  • Inter-provincial trade certification as an Industrial or Construction Electrician Red Seal, or certification as a Power Systems Electrician;
  • At least two years of post-qualification experience in a related work environment (power plants, diesel locomotives, or marine applications);
  • Knowledge of diesel-generated power and control systems;
  • Strong written and oral communication and decision-making skills and judgment;
  • Ability to prioritize and work with minimal supervision and independently within guidelines and following company procedures; and
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.


  • Knowledge of Nunavut, including the language, land and culture;
  • Ability to speak Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun and/or French; and
  • Experience working in remote locations.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

We offer a competitive salary ranging from $91,187 to $105,768 per annum and a comprehensive benefits package, including a Northern Living Allowance of $15,016 per annum. This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union. Subsidized staff housing is available.

Preference will be given to Nunavut Inuit.

Apply in writing to: careers@qec.nu.ca  or by mail to: Human Resources, Qulliq Energy Corporation, P.O. Box 420, Baker Lake, NU X0C 0A0.

This posting will remain open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Applicants for this competition may be considered for future employment with QEC.