Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Position Responsibilities:

Fermar Paving Limited requires a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. Reporting to the Equipment Manager, this position is responsible for providing repair and maintenance to a fleet of heavy trucks, earth moving, and related construction equipment including road graders, gasoline and diesel powered tractors, dump trucks and dozers, etc. This position includes diagnosis of causes of breakdown, ordering required parts, removal, rework and installation of various engine and chassis components, as well as implementing and /or modifying maintenance schedules. Work assignments will be received in the form of oral or written work orders, but the Heavy Equipment Mechanic will be expected to determine the nature and extent of the necessary repairs.

Fermar Paving Limited offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities.

Job Duties:

  • Repair and adjust hydraulic pumps, safety valves, and any other necessary mechanical components
  • Inspect, repair and adjust gasoline and diesel powered units
  • Adhere to workplace safety policies, regulations and compliances
  • Communicate any unsafe conditions or accidents/injuries in a timely manner to the supervisor in order to facilitate prompt correction or reporting
  • Diagnose defects in heavy duty equipment
  • Perform mechanical repairs on equipment in the shop and road calls when required
  • Operate automotive servicing equipment
  • Installation of new and added-on equipment
  • Electrical and hydraulic troubleshooting and diagnostics
  • Repair cooling, and lubrication systems
  • Install and align engines and machinery
  • Repair mechanical transmissions, drive-trains and final drives
  • Test repaired equipment for proper performance
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other maintenance work
  • Maintain a working knowledge of changes in technology and repair techniques
  • Other mechanical repair work as required

Preferences will be given to those with the following:

  • Completion of college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training
  • Appropriate credentials and certifications
  • 310T License
  • 5-10 years experience as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Mathematics, oral and written communication skills at the trade journeyman level
  • Ability to work independently in a busy environment
  • Experience with routine maintenance operations
  • Working knowledge of related maintenance and repair practices
  • Working knowledge of diesel engines, hydraulic pumps, motors, and air brake systems
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Ability to deal with multiple tasks and prioritize work effectively
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all time

Working Conditions:

    • Physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs
    • Travel to off-site locations may be required
    • Safety equipment will be required, e.g. steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, etc.
    • Overtime as required including nights and weekends
    • Hazards associated with the trade
    • Work both indoors and outdoors
    • May be exposed to construction sites
    • Safety oriented

If you wish to apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to careers@fermarltd.com with the position you are interested in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We consider applicants without regard to age, race colour, creed or religion, ancestry, origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, record of offences, disability, or other protected status. We have policies and procedures to accommodate applicants and employees with a disability.