Instructor/Coordinator - Heavy Equipment Operator Pathway Program

Employment opportunity number
Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining
Salary: $43.94 to $53.45 per hour
September 1, 2023, to March 31, 2024
Ayamdigut (Whitehorse) and Community Campuses
Closing date

Yukon University is seeking a Coordinator/Instructor to join the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining (CNIM) for the delivery of Heavy Equipment Operator Programming in Whitehorse and Yukon communities. CNIM provides services to industry and training for students that are unique in the country, thanks to state-of-the-art facilities, mobile classrooms, and high-tech simulators. Our close access to working mine sites, reclamation, and mineral exploration areas give students real-world experience.

The training offered by CNIM allows Yukon residents, and those wanting to live and work in Yukon, access to a variety of learning opportunities that are nationally recognized and uniquely customized for the North.

With your extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with heavy equipment operation, you will be conducting classroom, simulator, and heavy equipment training with curriculum supplied by Yukon University. Holding an unrestricted Class 5 Licence, clean driving abstract, and safety record will be mandatory. You will maintain the highest safety standards. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience, 8 years or more, as a heavy equipment operator with surface mining experience. Teaching experience and/or teaching qualification would be considered an asset, and additional certificates of qualification in mechanical trades would also be considered assets.

Yukon University is committed to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to qualified individuals who are citizens of Yukon First Nations, First Nations, Metis, Inuit or have other Indigenous ancestry.  Candidates from these groups who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those shortlisted will be contacted.  


For more information contact: Ginny Coyne, Department Head Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining (CNIM) 867 334 3666  

Quoting the employment opportunity number, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resource Services
Yukon University, Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4
Fax: 867 668 8896

Applicants should clearly outline all relevant qualifications since selection for interview will be based on applications submitted. A statement of qualifications, which outlines the selection standards, and a position description are available in PDF format for all Bargaining Unit positions, by following the links above.

Please be prepared to provide official transcripts upon request.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.