Field service electrician in Inuvik, NT
This is a place to grow in your field.
The overall work demand on the trades person really put your knowledge to the challenge. The people and locations to work were really great and a chance to meet and see diversity.
Electrician in Fort Simpson, NT
Interview was fairly standard, after interview they flew me to the station town and gave me written offer. Manager told me that we would make enough on overtime and travel allowance that we would not need to touch our salary. Relocation was paid by employer. Housing provided for 6 months. All of the guys I encountered were great to work with I got to see all of the northern communities in our area. The management was the major issue. Manager would give all of the overtime and remote work to his buddy who is a contractor successfully eliminating any overtime employees would get. Living expenses are 2-3x more in the north and salary is only equal to pay in oil patch. Taxes are higher and take home for 2 weeks (80h) was around $2000.00 If manager was out of the picture it would be a good place to work as he was unapproachable and didn’t value employees. Housing would need to be subsidized like the RCMP and ENR offers for people to make any amount of money. Job is ideal for locals.
Senior management is so lost!!!
Great working environment. Great to work on remote communities. Northern life is great. Senior management is so lost. Engineering director is more worried by his own person and be friend with everyone than what is really going on in his group. Operation trades are awesome but lost, without any mentoring. They are trying to keep the lights on the best they can.
Summer Student in Fort Smith, NT
i worked as a summer studdent for the power corp, typical days were doing tasks like cutting grass keeping the plant clean and doing small odds and ends helping out operators and the electrician.
Construction Health and Safety Coordinator in Hay River, NT
Wroking in a brand new position as a Construction Health and Safety Coordinator
A typical day consists of meeting with project managers and reviewing project safety risk analysis for upcoming projects and project safety plans. I also will be working with contractors to ensure that they meet safety requirements for the job.
I have been working for the last 3 years in the role of Construction Health and Safety Coordinator. It has been a great learning experience working with project management teams and contractor management. I have learned the project planning processes, and how safety is only one process but an important one that needs to be looked at in the design and pre-planning phase of projects.
I have been given the autonomy to develop, implement and mold the program. The framework had been developed and we are editing and making it work for the environment that we are in.
Hardest part of the job is the remoteness of our project sites and the difficulty in hiring contractors and obtaining materials if the planning has not been completed effectively.
The most enjoyable part of my job is that I have had the opportunity to travel to remote locations past the arctic circle and see parts of my country that I would not otherwise have the opportunity to see.