• Full Time
  • Tsuut'ina Nation
  • This position has been filled

Roads Maintenance Program

Title: Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprentice

Department: Tsuut’ina Roads Maintenance Program

Reports to: Head Mechanic

Job Summary:

The Apprentice Mechanic is required to perform skilled tasks in the mechanical repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment such as mowing tractors, loaders, snow removal equipment, salt spreaders, etc.

The candidate must be able to analyze, troubleshoot, dismantle, align, assemble and adjust mechanical equipment and machinery to maintain it in efficient operating condition. Work assignments will be received in the form of oral or written work orders, the employee is expected to determine the nature and extent of needed repairs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide vehicle troubleshooting and diagnostic repairs
  • Basic working experience with commercial equipment, machinery and vehicles
  • Installation of new and added-on equipment
  • Conduct first, second- and third-line repairs, modifications on vehicles
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repairs to municipal equipment in order to ensure that the equipment is available, reliable and safe to operate
  • Monitor parts usage and report on any materials issues
  • Assist in ordering replacement equipment, parts and supplies
  • Accurate completion of work orders and time cards
  • Test repaired equipment for proper performance
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other maintenance work
  • Keep detailed and accurate maintenance reports and documentation
  • Maintain a working knowledge of changes in technology and repair techniques
  • Maintain safe working conditions and adhere to occupational health and safety regulations
  • Assist in preparing preventative and predictive maintenance schedules
  • Perform in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Other mechanical repair work as required

Education / Work Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent or Attending Post-Secondary for Mechanics (Upgrading may be required to challenge SAIT Entrance Exam)
  • Must have basic knowledge of different automobiles and their service needs
  • Ability to work independently in a busy environment
  • Basic experience with routine maintenance operations
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times
  • Computer literate
  • A valid Alberta driver’s license and reliable transportation is required.
  • Must be prepared to provide a current (6 months or less) Criminal Record Check
  • Must be prepared to abide by Tsuut’ina HR policy including drug testing.
  • Must sign an Oath of Confidentiality

Working Conditions:

  • Physical ability to lift up to 50lb
  • 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
  • Hazards associated with the trade
  • Work both indoors and outdoors
  • May be exposed to construction sites

Competition Open:          May 27, 2021

Competition Close:          June 10, 2021

Forward application with attached resume to: jobs@tsuutina.com

Please reference in subject line: HEAVYDUTY MECHANIC APPRENTICE REF#55

** We thank all interested applicants, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted **