Community Operators (Postville & Makkovik, Nunatsiavut)

Community Operators complete a comprehensive training course where they learn how to assemble, operate, and maintain the SmartKAMUTIK and SmartBUOY sensors. They learn how to use ocean instruments and upload the information to SIKU, the platform where the data collected is shared with their community. Operators are responsible for operating the equipment at least once a week and engage with the community to determine what routes to tow the SmartKAMUTIK device. Location: Training will take place in Makkovik. Additional support services will be provided for those traveling to Makkovik from Postville for training (reimbursement, travel, accommodations, childcare stipend at discretion of Manager, etc.) Tentative training dates: March  4 – 14th 

If you fit these criteria, SmartICE is looking for you! 

  • Seeking casual seasonal employment during the ice season
  • Interested in supporting sea-ice safety in your community
  • Interested in developing personal and employment skills
  • Have experience travelling on the sea ice in your community
  • Have traditional knowledge of sea ice and safety practices
  • Understanding of the importance of job safety, accountability, and mutual respect in the workplace
  • Interested in technology, environmental monitoring, or communications

Candidates selected for this position will:

  • Take part in a 5-7 day SmartICE operator training program and will learn how to operate or deploy SmartICE’s SmartKAMUTIK and SmartBUOY technologies
  • Support the local Nunatsiavut Government Conservation Officer in monitoring sea-ice safety with the SmartKAMUTIK on a regular basis during the ice season
  • Learn about equipment maintenance procedures and sea-ice safety measures
  • Share land-based skills and knowledge of local ice conditions with youth trainees
  • Become certified in emergency First Aid

If you are a interested in participating in this program, contact:

Rex Holwell, SmartICE Manager of Nunatsiavut Operations
Phone 922-2074 or email


Interested in becoming a SmartICE Community Operator in Nunatsiavut?

Rex Holwell Manager of Nunatsiavut Operations