Heavy Duty Mechanic (Public Works)

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County of Warner No.5


Heavy Duty Mechanic

Reporting to the shop foreman, this position is accountable for the inspection, maintenance, repairs and overhaul of equipment and vehicles owned, leased or rented by County of Warner No.5. The mechanic will work with other shop staff as well as collaboratively with other work areas to achieve the goals and objectives of the County's Business Plan and Budget.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Complete acceptable repairs within a reasonable or scheduled time to keep "down time” to a minimum.
  • Maintain a high quality of work, which will result in a minimum of "call backs”.
  • Ability to perform both independently or as part of a team, a variety of jobs on varied equipment and vehicles as assigned.
  • Perform assigned tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Perform repairs both in shop and field as required, this may include inclement weather.
  • Exercise judgment while performing work to ensure work is performed both satisfactorily and safe and potential problems are identified and repaired.
  • When required consult with Shop and Equipment Coordinator on repair projects.
  • Willing to personally upgrade skills as needed to keep current with Industry Standards.
  • Perform other shop related tasks and maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • Willing to work overtime or be "on call” in instances as requested by the Shop and Equipment Coordinator.
  • Heavy lifting may be required periodically.
  • Operation of overhead crane.
  • This is a shop environment and as such noise becomes a factor from time to time, the use of hearing protection will be required. Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved foot protection is also required.
  • Adherence to internal policies and procedures is required.
  • Provide superior customer service to both internal and external clients.
  • Participate in and contribute to safety meetings and job hazard assessment reviews.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Key Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Licensed Heavy Duty Mechanic or Licensed Automotive Technician with both shop and field experience preferred.
  • 3-5 years related progressive experience.
  • Ability to operate and understand the use of diagnostic equipment.
  • Hold a valid class 1 or 3 with a Q endorsement considered as an asset (you will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to beginning employment).
  • Basic knowledge and ability to operate heavy equipment considered an asset.
  • Basic knowledge of operation of machining equipment (e.g., hand tools, grinders, welder, drill press).
  • Demonstrate and execute safe and skillful operation of equipment at all times.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Display enthusiasm, a "can-do” attitude, and ability to follow through and produce results.

This opportunity will be posted until a suitable candidate is found. Interested applicants are invited to submit their résumé and cover letter through Email, To the attention of the Superintendent of Public works.

Please Note: All applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in Canada.

Mail Address: County of Warner No.5

                        Box 90

                        Warner, Alberta T0K 1M0

 Email: lliebelt@warnercounty.ca