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Raytheon Technologies NWS Electronics Maintenance Technician in Canada

All successful applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have a bona fide exemption. Do not submit medical records with your application.

This position is contingent upon contract award.*

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 provides 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 Electronics Maintenance Technicians (EMT) to support the NWS system O&M Contract. The positions which are on a 6 week x 6 week rotation, will be based at long range radar (LRR) sites that are supported out of Inuvik, Cambridge Bay, Sanirajak (Hall Beach), Iqaluit or Goose Bay. Training on all systems will be provided early upon employment.

Responsibilities of this positions include but are not limited to the following:

Primary Duties:

• Perform corrective and preventive maintenance on NWS systems, including but not limited to, data/voice communications, multiplexers, radar, satellite/RF communications, router based IP networks, weather detection equipment at the remote sites.

• Troubleshoot NWS equipment operating problems. Use test equipment to diagnose and analyze difficulties.

• Liaise with NWS Control Centre (NWSCC) Technicians and request authorization for system downtime, verify operational status of NWS equipment after downtime, enter data and ensure the accuracy of work order information.

• Review corrective maintenance work requests for priority, work estimation and feasibility.

• Review work orders upon completion.

• Respond to emergency situations (unexpected failures).

• Analyze equipment failures to determine cause and recommending corrective action.

• Utilize various engineering drawings, technical bulletins, manuals, and other related documentation in the performance of tasks.

Secondary Duties:

• Assist in the maintenance of the site libraries.

• Conduct 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.

• Assist in effecting design changes to improve equipment efficiency and/or reducing cost of operation.

• Provide feedback on preventive maintenance programs.

• Perform other duties as assigned which are transient in nature.


Individuals with a minimum 5 years of experience on the job training working with telecommunications/electronic systems, and/or radar systems and successful completion of a minimum two-year electronic technician program from a recognized and accredited institution or Canadian military equivalent are encouraged to submit their resume.

• Proficiency in the use of commercial test equipment and tools used in troubleshooting and repair of electronic circuits is mandatory.

• Strong knowledge of telecommunications, RF, radar, satellite, IP network systems, with ability to read and interpret related drawings and manuals.

• Customer service and detail oriented.

• Excellent written and verbal skills.

• Work above the ground level and work in harsh weather conditions.

• Must be familiar with safety regulations and practices.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

• Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Maximo.

• Standard First Aid trained with CPR Level A (with valid certificate).

• Possession Acquisition License (PAL) would be considered an asset.

• Experience working with geographically dispersed work locations.

• Cultural awareness and sensitivity and an understanding of work in the Canadian Arctic.

Work Environment:

• Remote location; requiring air travel to and from location(s).

• Work is performed either on a rotational basis or full-time.

• A team contribution towards all tasks.

• Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is to be worn at all times.

• The positions are located in remote Arctic locations with severe outdoor winter weather conditions.

Raytheon Canada 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.188139