Heavy Duty Mechanic (Maintenance & Trades)

Full Time

  Porcupine Wood Products

  Trail, British Columbia, Canada

Porcupine Wood Products  a producer of western red cedar products supplying premium products for the North American lumber markets. For more than 25 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber products to our valued customers.

We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into renewable energy. As we continue to grow our company and our markets, find out how you can grow your career with us.

Opportunity: Heavy Duty Mechanic in Salmo, BC

Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, the  Heavy Duty Mechanic  is a key member of the maintenance team. The maintenance team is responsible for ensuring that the mobile fleet is maintained, providing consistent uptime and safe operation. You will have an interactive role with the Plant Manager, Superintendents, Supervisors and operators.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the mobile fleet to maximize equipment uptime and availability;
  • Develop and follow preventative maintenance equipment service schedules;
  • Identify and leverage opportunities to reduce fleet operating costs;
  • Ensure all equipment and maintenance reports and parts request documentation is current;
  • Work closely with OEM representatives when needed, for assistance in repairs and diagnostics;
  • Communicate with operators to assist in identifying equipment deficiencies and requested repairs;
  • Follow established safe work procedures.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies:

  • Trade certification;
  • Experience in maintaining / repairing wheel loaders, forklifts, skid steers and tracked equipment;
  • Exceptional analytical and troubleshooting skills;
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills;
  • Well-developed trade skills and ability to work independently if required;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Possess the ability to communicate using verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to excel in a highly interactive team environment.

Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required.

There has never been a better time to join the Porcupine team and become part of the modern forest industry.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, pension plan and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

Salmo  is the hub of the Kootenays, gateway to endless outdoor adventure and Beautiful BC at its finest. Located in the mountainous southeastern region of British Columbia, Salmo is a compact community that is ideal for having fun outdoors all year round and carries on the spirit of adventure and wilderness.

Larger communities of Nelson, Castlegar and Trail are within easy driving distance of Salmo.