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Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

Job Number: J0421-0415
Position Title: Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
Department: Public Works
Appointment Status: Full-Time Permanent
Employee Group: CUPE 569
Job Category: Skilled Trades
Compensation: $34.85/Hour

Our City, Our Future

St. John's is a progressive city with a strong connection to the past and a positive outlook on the future. As one of the oldest cities in North America we have a unique history, but we are also a growing city with the needs and opportunities of a modern urban population. The City of St. John’s is committed to recruiting world-class talent and expertise to join our City staff, more than 1200 strong, who provide a vast array of valued services to the residents of St. John's and the metropolitan area. If you are an innovative thinker with a positive attitude and a commitment to quality, we want you to help us make St. John’s a city where people want to live and feel they belong.

The Opportunity

The Human Resources Division is presently accepting applications for the Full Time Permanent and Full Time Temporary positions of Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Fleet Services Division, Department of Public Works.

Interviews will be ongoing during the posting period.


The incumbent will be required to perform whatever mechanical duties that may be required with respect to the repair of gasoline and diesel engines; heavy and light duty vehicles.

The successful applicant will be required to participate in all training programs applicable to this position and other related work. The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.


• Graduation from High School.
• Must possess an Interprovincial Journeyperson Certificate in the field of Heavy Duty Equipment Technician or Truck and Transport Mechanic and must be in good standing and registered with the Department of Advanced Education and Skills, Province of Newfoundland.

•A foreign diploma or certificate equal to the applicable Canadian credential will also be considered with the following documentation (to be submitted with application):
- An educational credential assessment (ECA) report from a recognized organization to show your credential is valid and equal to a Canadian credential. If you already have an ECA report, it must be less than 5 years old.
- Language testing – Must have taken the approved language testing for Atlantic Immigration Program which is less than 2 years old and meets the level the program requires.
- Valid work permit or other authorization to legally work in Canada.

• Must possess at least five (5) year’s experience involved with the repair of automobiles and heavy equipment.
• Must be able to work safely and effectively around equipment, plus be able to detect safety hazards around the immediate work area, particularly where fellow workers are involved. The safe handling, use and care of portable and stationary tools are also a requirement.
• Ability to work independently and to carry out verbal and written instructions accurately and quickly and to deal with people in a tactful, diplomatic manner.
• Must have own tools and toolbox. Tools must include a selection capable for a Journeyperson to perform any type of a required function.
• Must be physically fit to perform the above duties.
• Must possess a valid Driver's Licence.

Please submit all applicable credentials/documents as outlined under Qualifications with your application.

Hours of Work

Shift Work as required.

Applicants must be members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 569, or should be prepared to join the Union immediately upon appointment.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The City of St. John's does not accept applications in person, by email, fax or mail. Applications will be received up to 12:00 Midnight (Newfoundland Standard Time) on closing date.

This City of St. John's is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the
employment of a qualified workforce which reflects the community's diversity.