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.
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.
Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.
- 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
DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES (DVS)
Construction equipment mechanics
Mécanique de véhicules lourds routiers
Mécanique spécialisée d'équipement lourd
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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:
- Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec
- Grande région de Montréal