Heavy Equipment Mechanic

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  • Career Level Red Seal
  • Experience Previous Experience
  • Posting ID 39427
  • No. of Openings 1
  • Department Transportation Maintenance Garage Ops Shop
  • Rate $42.66 per hour
  • Union/Non Union Position

Job Description

Department: Government of Yukon -> Highways and Public Works – Transportation Maintenance Garage Ops Shop
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Job Type: Permanent
Full/Part Time: Full-time
Standard Hours: Bi-weekly: 80
Classification: TR13
Salary: $42.66 – $42.66
Union: YEU
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Travel: 10%
Admissibility: Open to all Candidates, Preference – Canadian Indigenous Ancestry, Preference – Yukon First Nations ancestry

This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted Admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates of Canadian Indigenous ancestry, with a priority for qualified Yukon First Nation candidates. This initiative is in support of Yukon government’s goal for a representative public service. For more information on the hiring preference visit www.yukon.ca/hiring-preference.

Job Summary and Requirements

Highways and Public Works – who we are

Employees at Highways and Public Works are responsible for ensuring safe and efficient public highways, airstrips, buildings, and information systems. Our collective vision is to make a difference in the lives of Yukoners.  At all levels of our organization, we value leadership, innovation, teamwork, and keeping our people safe. Our priorities are to be client focused, to support our people, to build sustainably, and to advance reconciliation throughout Yukon.

Our opportunity…

The Transportation Division of Highways and Public Works builds and maintains the infrastructure, systems and programs that are critical to a healthy and vibrant Yukon.  We employ operators, engineers, analysts, administrators, mechanics, and safety specialists to name a few and we offer many rewarding career opportunities. Our aviation, engineering, maintenance and transport services branches ensure a safe and effective transportation network that connects Yukon to the world and supports economic growth and a healthy society within the territory.  We take this responsibility very seriously and we thrive in a challenging environment keeping the Yukon on the move 24/7.

At Transportation Maintenance Branch, we are committed to maintaining all highway, recreational roads, airstrips and other facilities for the traveling public. We deliver services in a professional and efficient manner with safety as our number one priority.

In the Mechanical Operations unit, we are committed to providing a cost effective service for our fleet of highway maintenance equipment. We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual that has the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Reporting to the Heavy Equipment Mechanical Foreperson, the ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of preventative maintenance, have skills in repairing, maintaining and overhauling a large variety of heavy equipment and experience diagnosing and troubleshooting electrically controlled diesel engines.

Along with a salary of $42.66 per hour, working for Yukon government includes a pension plan, extended health benefits and paid leave.  You may also be entitled to taxable benefits for living in the North.  For more information on the perks of being a Yukon government employee please link here.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please review this information: Apply on a job | Government of Yukon

Essential Qualifications (what we’re looking for in your resume):

  • Red Seal Journeyman Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Red Seal Journeyman Truck and Coach Mechanic
  • Experience diagnosing, servicing, troubleshooting and repairing mobile and stationary equipment
  • Experience performing preventative maintenance inspections and repairs
  • Recent experience diagnosing and troubleshooting electrically controlled diesel engines, transmissions and other such components (i.e. Cummins, CAT and Volvo)

If your resume shows education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above, your application may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability (what candidates will be assessed on):

  • Safety and service orientation
  • Strong knowledge of preventative maintenance
  • Knowledge of regeneration systems
  • Knowledge of electronic controls for hydraulic systems
  • Adaptable to changing priorities
  • Promotes respect, dependability and reliability
  • Willing to work in a team environment

Conditions of Employment

  • Valid Class 5 Yukon Driver’s License
  • Completion of Transportation Dangerous Goods Certificate (must be obtained within 6 months of hire)
  • Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program (CVIP) certification (must be obtained within 6 months of hire)
  • Valid Class 3 Yukon Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement (must be obtained within 6 months of hire)

Job Requirements

Lift heavy objects, work in adverse weather conditions, work at heights of 6-10 feet, to guide and work with apprentice mechanics, work outside of headquarters area for extended periods of time and accept standby shift responsibilities.

Additional Information

Find out what we offer our employees
See why Yukon government has been identified as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers since 2014


If you have questions about this position, please contact Chris Dunbar, Heavy Equipment Mechanical Foreperson at Chris.Dunbar@yukon.ca or 867-667-3678

If you have questions about applying on a job with Yukon government or if you need an accommodation for this staffing process, please contact Jennifer Collon, HR Consultant at Jennifer.Collon@yukon.ca

Eligibility List – 12 months
Post Date – 2 November 2022
Close Date – 2 February 2023

Please reference “mytrades.ca” in your application to this job posting!

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