Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanic

Job Information
Author matthewsequipmentlimited
Date April 4, 2023
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Herc Rentals
Salary $52.00 - Per Hour
Location Fort McMurray, AB
Category Mechanic
Contact Information

Company: Matthews Equipment Limited o/a Herc Rentals

Business information: Herc Rentals Inc. is a premier, full-service equipment rental firm providing our customers the equipment, services and solutions they need to achieve optimal performance safely, efficiently and effectively. With more than 50 years of equipment rental expertise, approximately 5,600 employees and 312 company-operated locations primarily in the United States and Canada, Herc Rentals serves a broad range of customer markets, including large and small companies in construction; industrial customers such as large industrial manufacturing plants, refineries and petrochemical operations; and other customers.

Business Address: 11230 – 88 Ave. Fort Saskatchewan, AB, T8L 3W5

Work Locations:

-105 MacKay Crescent, Fort McMurray, AB, T9H 4C9

– Wood Buffalo, AB T0P 1C0 (CNRL Horizon Oil Sands, Suncor Fort Hills and FireBag)

– Fort Mackay, Fort McKay, AB T0P 1C0 (CNRL Albian Village)

– Wood Buffalo, AB T0P 1H1 (Cenovus Christina Lake)

– 170 Falconer Crescent Fort McMurray, AB T9H 0H9

Type of Employment: Full Time – Permanent

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description:

  • Troubleshoot, operate and inspect equipment to detect faults and malfunctions
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions using computerized and other testing equipment to determine extent of repair required: internal combustion engines, DC electrical systems, propane systems, hydraulics, and fuel systems
  • Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts: perform major repairs to maintain fleet equipment using diagnostic tools, hand tools, and measuring instruments independently
  • Test repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that work meets manufacturers’ specifications
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other maintenance work: conduct oil changes, lubrication of equipment, tire replacements, hose repairs, battery replacements and assorted services
  • Service attachments and working tools: reconditioning and replacing of assorted parts of the heavy equipment
  • Verify and repair emission control systems: operate and test equipment to ensure it passes Herc Rentals quality and efficiency standards
  • Instruct apprentices
  • Order parts and maintain inventory
  • Keep maintenance reports and documentation
  • Develop and maintain a consistent schedule of performing preventative maintenance of all Herc Rentals owned fleet at your branch
  • Perform routine maintenance and major repairs on all Herc Rentals fleet equipment and trucks independently
  • Assist shop lead with customer damage estimates and repairs
  • Produce timely and detailed service reports and repair logs
  • Enter and review work orders and complete part ordering via fleet management system
  • Diagnoses problem areas for any significant wear or tear on the equipment
  • Diagnose internal combustion engines, DC electrical systems, propane and systems, hydraulics, and fuel systems
  • Maintain work area in a clean and organized manner
  • Assist in training “C” and “B” Mechanics while taking direction from the shop lead
  • Follow all company’s procedures and protocols


– Education: Completion of secondary school is required.

– Experience: Completion of a three- to five-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over four years of work experience and industry courses in heavy equipment repair is required to be eligible for trade certification.

-Welding experience is required.

– Driver’s license is required.

Work conditions and Physical capabilities: Fast-paced environment, Work under pressure, Tight deadlines, Repetitive tasks, Handling heavy loads, Physically demanding, Attention to detail, Combination of sitting, standing and walking.

Personal suitability: Excellent written communication, Excellent oral communication, Initiative, Client focus, Accurate, Judgement, Effective interpersonal skills, Team player, Organized.

Major work area: Mechanical transmissions, Hydraulic transmissions, Highway vehicle tires and wheels and Truck repairs

Diesel Engine Repair Specialization: Fuel injection system, Exhaust system, Cooling system, Lubrication system, Hydraulic transmissions, Off-road vehicle tires and wheels

Mechanical Maintenance and Repair Specialization: Mechanical transmissions, Drive trains and final drives

Powered Equipment Repair Specialization: Hydraulic-operated working attachments

Weight Handling: Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

Language: English is required

Salary: $52.00 per hour, 80.5 hours per week (7 days on, 7 days off) as per collective agreement

Benefits: Transportation for locations other than Fort McMurray, Health and Welfare Plan, Contributions (percentage), Vision, Dental and Wellness Plan provided once the probation period of 90 days is over as per collective agreement. Pension plan provided after two years of employment.

Important Information:

Flexibility on schedule is required. The schedule will be a 12 hour-shift (11.50 paid), 7 days on and 7 days off with ½ hour of unpaid lunch. Work on weekends and overnights may be required depending on the business’ needs. Overtime is required.

Apply by e-mail to: Rui.Aguiar@hercrentals.com

cc: matthewsequipmentlimited@canadaemail.ca

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