Heavy Equipment Technician - Apprentice or Journeyperson

Price Steel Ltd., 13500 156 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Req #184
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Founded in 1979, Price Steel Ltd. is a steel service center in Edmonton. With a long-serving staff of dedicated people, we have been proudly providing quality services and products to our customers for over 40 years.

 

People are at the core of everything we do so we put our focus on career development, promotion, and safety as a priority. If you are looking for a career and not just a job, you’re in the right place! Price Steel offers a competitive compensation package, comprehensive employer paid benefits package, amazing opportunities for career progression, RRSP matching program and an outstanding work environment.

 

To support the on-going growth of our business, we are currently seeking a highly motivated, energetic, safety oriented and hands on Heavy Equipment Technician with a background in both Off-Road and On-Road Equipment. 3rd or 4th year Apprentices are also welcome to apply.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist supervisor with the repair and maintenance of equipment and scheduling in the daily completion of preventative maintenance and major repair work
  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment, trucks, trailers, forklifts, and other machinery as required
  • Repair, maintain, and regularly service off road equipment, including Komatsu, Link Belt, Cat, Liebherr, etc.
  • Repair, maintain, and regularly service commercial trucks and trailers such as Freightliners
  • Adjust equipment and repair and or replace defective parts and components
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose equipment failures and make recommendations on repair options
  • Operate milling machine and other tools and equipment where necessary
  • Comprehend equipment manuals, diagrams, and schematic drawings
  • Perform maintenance on lubricating systems, agitators, compressors, pumps, engine rebuilds, bearings, seals and gear boxes
  • Operate and inspect equipment to diagnose defects
  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts
  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturer’s specifications
  • Adjust, repair, or overhaul mechanical, hydraulic, power plant and pneumatic systems
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using precision tools and gauges
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and maintenance records as required through Company policy or existing legislation
  • Other projects and duties as assigned by Supervisor


Core Competencies

  • Superior knowledge of Heavy-Duty parts and components

  • Proven mechanical and diagnostic skills

  • Ability to set up and operate all machines common to the trade and ability to operate equipment such as milling machine, drill press, etc.

  • Superior time management and organizational skills in order to prioritize critical tasks in a high volume and busy environment

  • Exceptional verbal and written English communication skills

  • Results-oriented team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively to plan jobs

  • Ability to actively listen and use creativity to solve problems

  • Ability to recognize the environmental factors and risks that enable and support safety in the workplace

  • Ability to maintain professionalism always and work with limited supervision

  • Basic computer knowledge and ability to complete reports as required

  • Ability to multi-task and meet objectives/deliverables

  • High standards for work, meticulous, with great attention to detail and strong analytical skills

  • Confident, resourceful, and highly motivated

  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, where necessary

Education and Experience

  • Journeyperson Heavy Equipment Technician or Registered 3rd or 4th year Apprentice

  • Some experience within a Heavy-Duty Mechanical shop environment

  • Some welding experience is considered an asset

  • CVIP License is preferred but not required

  • Proficient using diagnostic software such as Cummins INSITE, Detroit DDEC, CAT ET, Allison DOC, and Wabco Toolbox

  • Sound ability to read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $32.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $42.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Price Steel Ltd., 13500 156 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada