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Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

Construction, transportation, forestry, mining and landscaping are just a few of the industries that rely on heavy-duty equipment to get the job done. Repair and maintain cranes, graders, diggers and other types of essential heavy-duty machinery.

 
Average salary23$ / hour
 

Description

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics repair, troubleshoot, adjust, overhaul and maintain mobile heavy-duty equipment used in construction, transportation, forestry, mining, oil and gas, material handling, landscaping, land clearing, farming and similar activities. They are employed by companies which own and operate heavy equipment, and by heavy equipment dealers, rental and service establishments, and railway transport companies and urban transit systems.

Main tasks

  • Check bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy construction, agricultural, logging and mining equipment for proper performance and inspect equipment to detect faults and malfunctions
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions using computerized and other testing equipment to determine extent of repair required
  • Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components or systems, using hand and power tools
  • Test repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that work meets manufacturers' specifications
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment
  • Service attachments and working tools such as harvesting and tillage equipment, blades, ploughs, winches and side booms
  • May perform repair work on heavy trucks
  • May attach components and adjust new farm equipment
* Heavy-duty mechanics may specialize in specific types of machinery such as combines or tracked vehicles, or in engine overhaul, power shift transmissions, fuel injection, hydraulics or electronics.  

This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Bas-St-Laurent
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Estrie
  • Montréal
  • Outaouais
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec
  • Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laval
  • Laurentides
  • Grande région de Québec
  • Grande région de Montréal

This site presents a selection of the best job opportunities. At the national level and in all regions, the possibilities are numerous.
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