As a Mechanic and Heavy Truck Mechanic, responsible to maintain a Ministry approved licensing station to inspect, certify and repair the Public Works fleet of gas and diesel powered vehicles and equipment. The mechanic is responsible for maintaining mobile units (trucks, heavy and small equipment) and stationary equipment in a safe and effective manner. Providing these services in an effective and efficient manner will ensure the reliability, access and safety of the Town’s Public Works mobile and stationary equipment. The equipment is critical to maintaining the Town and to the health, safety and wellness of its residences. May also assist in other Public Works Departments utilizing knowledge of equipment operation. Schedule and plan maintenance activities for equipment.
Experience and Qualifications:
- OSSD or equivalent; valid Certificate of Qualifications in Automotive Service Technician (310S), Truck and Coach Technician (310T) and Heavy Duty Equipment Certificate. Minimum three (3) years’ licensed experience repairing and maintaining heavy equipment.
- Propane Safety Certificate; Ozone Depletion Prevention (ODP) Card; ability to acquire Chainsaw Operator’s Safety Certificate and Confined Space Entry. Knowledge and experience of general welding and machining.
- Thorough working knowledge of vehicle and heavy equipment operation, preventative maintenance techniques and repair methods, diesel engines, required equipment safety inspections procedures, welding and body work techniques and methods, parts inventory control practices, and sound safety practices.
- Ability to operate grader, backhoe, dump trucks, snowplow, front-end loader, and other light and heavy equipment; availability to work overtime for winter control operations, as required.
- Thorough working knowledge of municipal infrastructure operations and maintenance, associated materials and supplies, equipment operation and maintenance procedures, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act, WHMIS, relevant legislation/guidelines/policies and procedures.
- Valid Class DZ driver’s license in good standing and satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
- Good organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving, record-keeping, and analytical skills. Ability to operate a computer and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet.
- Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public, staff, other Departments/levels of government, utilities, suppliers, contractors, and other departmental contacts.