Airtanker base loader supervisor

Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Environment and Climate Change based in Yellowknife, NT is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Airtanker base loader supervisor. Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Environment and Climate Change is a frontline advocate for sustainable practices and environmental stewardship. It oversees natural resource management, environmental regulations, and climate change initiatives. Through innovative policies and community engagement, it strives to balance economic development with conservation, ensuring the territory’s natural beauty endures for future generations. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Government of the Northwest Territories
Department: Environment and Climate Change
Division: Forest Management
Position: Airtanker base loader supervisor
No of Vacancies: 2
Salary: $74198.00 – $88608.00 yearly
Employment Type: Full Time/Regular
Location: Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Job ID: 24564
Position Number: 23-15420


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have standard educational qualifications such as a Secondary (high) school graduation certificate or equivalent experience
Experience: Candidates should have 1 season experience as an ATB Loader

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should be accustomed to frequent movement and physical effort, including standing, walking, lifting, and carrying heavy equipment and/or materials, and operating a variety of hand and power tools
  • The candidates should be prepared for duties carried out in an environment subject to mild to intense smoke, heat, insects, variable weather, and extended time away from amenities

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have knowledge of retardant mixing, storage, and loading operations and systems and possess knowledge of ATB operations and administrative procedures
  • The candidates should demonstrate knowledge of Hazardous Materials, management and have knowledge of handling dangerous goods
  • The candidates should exhibit organization, time management skills and should demonstrate communication and instruction skills
  • The candidates should have the ability to effectively supervise others and have mechanical aptitude with problem-solving skills
  • The candidates should have experience in Microsoft Office, specifically proficient with Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • The candidates should possess knowledge of small and large gasoline and electrical pumps
  • The candidates should have knowledge and use of various power and hand tools
  • The candidates should have knowledge and training on forklifts, propane-powered
  • The candidates should have previous supervisory experience and experience in wildfire suppression activities and Valid Class 5 Drivers


  • The candidates should be able to perform and supervise the mixing and loading of long and short-term chemical fire retardants into fixed-wing airtankers
  • The candidates should be able to provide training and supervision to ATB loader staff in the operation and maintenance of airtanker base facilities in a safe and efficient manner
  • The candidates should be able to monitor and maintain specified quality and quantity control of fire retardants to meet Departmental and manufacturer standards
  • The candidates should be able to be responsible for performing and assisting in airtanker base administration and maintenance


  • The candidates will get pro-rated annual Northern Allowance of $1.89 per hour

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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