Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Lead

May 13 2022
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Project, Project management, Planning, Trades, Manual, Operator, Machinist, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Fort McMurray, AB

Company Description:

Launched in 1998 with nothing more than a used Caterpillar dozer and an entrepreneurial spirit, Bouchier has grown to be a leading provider of integrated site services to the Athabasca Oil Sands region.

From our head office in Fort McKay, Alberta, the company now employs more than 800 dedicated team members and commands a fleet of over 350 pieces of equipment.

With a strong belief in doing the right things in the right way, Bouchier is now one of the largest companies owned and operated by Indigenous peoples in the area providing contracting, construction, and general site services.

Position Summary:

Type: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Fort McKay, AB - Incubator Park and On-site

Schedule: 14 on / 14 off - 12 hour days

Compensation Details:

Our Total Compensation Package of $67.55-$78.04 is inclusive of:

  • Base rates from $58.71 to $67.98
  • Vacation pay at 6% - paid out bi-weekly upon start date
  • $500 LOA – no waiting period
  • H&D benefits
    • $500 health spending account – 100% employer paid
    • Employer paid Insurances
  • RPP (Registered Pension Plan) with company matching
  • Employer paid Employee Assistance Program

Other Incentives:

  • Base Pay increase available based on performance and progression
  • Safety Recognition
  • Years of Service Recognition – Annual
  • Bouchier welcome gift and company swag
  • Overtime available but not guaranteed
  • Accommodations provided
  • Flights from Edmonton/Calgary hub – Available dependent upon role and work location

Role Summary:

Bouchier is looking for a Heavy Equipment Technician Lead who is upbeat, energetic, confident, self-motivated and reliable. We require a lead who performs their tasks efficiently, to the best of their ability with a high standard of quality along with strong problem-solving skills and can work to lead the Maintenance Team and Co-ordinate and schedule activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Maintenance Team and projects.
  • Ensure all Workplace Safety, Environmental and National Safety Code Policies and Regulations are being adhered to.
  • Primary point of contact for the Fort McKay Main Shop and liaison to troubleshoot any arising concern.
  • Organize work schedule and assign tasks to Technicians, providing updates to Maintenance Manager on repair status when required.
  • Lead daily safety meetings and review all work orders, timecards and other documentation for the shop prior to submitting daily.
  • Read diagrams/schematics and manufacturers repair manuals for work procedures.
  • Operate a hoist and lift device to position machinery parts in a safe manner.
  • Inspect and examine vehicles and equipment.
  • Lubricate, service, diagnose, repair, assemble, and maintain vehicles and equipment when required.
  • Timely and accurate diagnosis and repair including computer connection/diagnosis with machine to identify fault codes.
  • Keep abreast of changes to industry standards.
  • Provides guidance and instruction to less experienced, or apprentice maintenance personnel.
  • Performing hands on maintenance and repairs of all equipment.
  • Diagnosing electrical, mechanical and hydraulic troubles.
  • Making repairs according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Suggest positive changes to policy and procedures as required.
  • Requisition or order materials, equipment and supplies.
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other work units.
  • Ensure health and safety regulations are followed.
  • Co-ordinate and schedule activities.
  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity.
  • May be required to train apprentices occasionally.

Education & Experience:

  • Journeyperson Interprovincial Red Seal or an Alberta Journeyperson Certificate as Heavy-Duty Technician is required.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years experience working as a Heavy-Duty Technician.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a leadership role such as lead or supervisor.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Preventive Maintenance plans.
  • Off/On Road Equipment experience is an asset.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid CSTS and OSSA (Oil Sands Safety Association) orientation are mandatory.
  • Valid First Aid certificate
  • Able to dismantle and reassemble equipment using hoists and hand tools
  • Knowledge and experience operating all equipment for positioning and diagnosing purposes
  • Welding/cutting experience is an asset
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds or more
  • Good organizational and leadership skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to work alone & get along well with others on a work team
  • Ability to complete Pre-Employment/Access Testing
  • Applicants must have the ability to speak, read and write fluently in English

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Suitable Candidate is found. Typically our postings stay open for 2 weeks.

Please apply online: Via: bouchier.ca/careers

Please follow us on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/BouchierGroup/

The Bouchier Group would like to thank all applicants who apply to our postings. Please note that only those selected for interviews will be contacted directly. No phone calls please

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