Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Forestry Sector) (Maintenance & Trades)

Full Time

  Advantage Personnel

  Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Various Locations 
Shift/Hours: Days/Eves
Career Level: intermediate 
Education: Experience as an operator or up to and including Red Seal Certified
Salary: $17-20 an hour based on experience 
The Advantage Group is an independently Canadian-owned employment and staffing firm, consisting of three employment and staffing services: The Advantage Group, Advantage Personnel, and Alternative Human Resources.
Advantage has been successfully helping people find rewarding careers since 1986. Advantage understands that our employees have different needs, and we believe that our role is to match employees with careers where they will fit best. Our goal is to help employees find work that they are satisfied with, regardless of their career goals. Our commitment to creating a positive and enriching work environment is evident by the thousands of satisfied applicants we have placed.
Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Maintain and repair of forestry equipment
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment and vehicles; including cleaning, inspecting, testing and operating. Performs servicing and changes tires as needed
  • Operate power tools, jacks, hoists, grinders, welder and cutting torch; may cut, braze, weld and fabricate
  • Work as an integral part of the Company shop team
  • Follow safe work practices at all times
  • Maintain written service and repair records
  • Position travels locally, usually by car, up to 25% of the time
Qualifications/Physical Requirements
  • 3-5 years of experience – must have own tools and experience repairing hydraulic and electrical systems
  • Must maintain and carry a valid driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles, including automobiles and trucks, in accordance with company policy guidelines
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of software ( Microsoft Suites)
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear and frequently is required to climb or balance
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds
  • Vision abilities required include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus