Red Seal Heavy Duty Mechanics

Full time Permanent British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) in Transportation/Logistics Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Career Level Red Seal
  • Experience Previous Experience
  • No. of Openings 1+
  • Union/Non Union Position

Job Description

The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 505 are hiring Red Seal Heavy Duty Mechanics.

Join a thriving and dynamic industry: trades persons will gain exposure to a multitude of mobile and cargo handling equipment and be a member of a preventative maintenance team. Successful candidates will be capable of operating mobile equipment, working at heights and be available to work all shifts as necessary. Applicants holding a valid inter-provincial certification (red seal) are invited to apply and should include their resume, cover letter and a copy of their certification. The terms and conditions of employment can be found in the relevant Collective Agreement posted on the BCMEA website (


As the BCMEA, we represent approximately 49 waterfront employers and, by extension, the more than 6,000 men and women who work for them. Our customer- members are ship owners and agents, stevedores, container and cruise ship terminal operators. We help optimize our members’ operations by adding our expertise in labour relations, safety & training, and recruiting. BCMEA member companies are a vital part of the BC economy and a mainstay of the coastal community. Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, our partners move 60 million tonnes of goods worth $53 billion around the globe every year. If you’ve got it, we helped you get it.


  • Perform repairs and maintenance on heavy duty equipment
  • Diagnosing and troubleshooting mechanical, hydraulic and electronic failures
  • Perform complex troubleshooting of diesel and gasoline engine powered industrial equipment and related electronic control
  • Troubleshoot and repair a variety of small engine driven equipment such as pumps, welders, air compressors, cut-off saws, etc.
  • Test repairs to ensure proper and safe completion
  • Thorough and accurate completion of production related paperwork and administration.
  • Work in a safe manner in accordance with WorkSafe BC
  • Maintain a clean and tidy work environment
  • Make recommendations for improvements, modification, upgrades and report findings to foreman


  • Red Seal Heavy Duty Mechanic with industrial experience
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions using computerized and other testing equipment to determine extent of repair required
  • Aptitude for critical thinking and the ability to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Proficient in English
  • Valid Forklift ticket preferred
  • Ability to lift heavy items – 75lb minimum
  • All applicants will be required to pass a Background Check and Drug and Alcohol test.

Qualified applicants may forward resumes and verification of certification to:

By mail or courier to: BC Maritime Employers Association c/o The Prince Rupert Training Center 712 Fraser Street Prince Rupert, BC. V8J 1P9 Or by email to:

Please reference “” when applying for this position.

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