Parks Canada Mechanic Heavy Duty

Parks Canada - Jasper National Park
Jasper, AB
$32.80–$35.64 an hour - Full-time, Permanent

Job details

$32.80–$35.64 an hour
Job type
Shift and schedule
Weekends as needed
Day shift
Pulled from the full job description
Company pension
Dental care
Extended health care
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision care
Parks Canada - Highway Operations Unit
Radium Hot Springs, BC
$32.80 to $35.64 per hour (salary under review)


Who can apply: All persons who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Important messages

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A job that takes your breath away! Start your career with the Highway Operations Team today!
What’s in it for you?

Work/life balance — 4 days on and 3 days off per week!
Benefits – Extended medical, dental after 3 months. (for positions 6 months in duration or longer).
Pension Plan
Guaranteed full time hours.
Opportunity to grow and apply to internal positions across the Public Service.
The chance to live and work in some of the most iconic mountain environments.

Provides skilled mechanical maintenance, repair and modification of heavy and light vehicles and equipment in a Parks Canada Agency field unit or service center.

Work environment

Mechanics for the Highway Operations Unit are an integral part to our daily operations. Individuals will service, inspect and repair various pieces of on-road equipment within the fleet; the vast majority of these being heavy duty equipment including: tandem-axle dump trucks, wheel loaders and graders. We offer an engaging work environment which allows you to work with other like-minded people. This position offers the possibility of working a compressed work schedule (four days on and three days off). Work and play in some of Canada’s most beautiful places. Start your Parks Canada career here!

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to fill an indeterminate vacancy in Radium Hot Springs, BC. However, a qualified list may also be established to fill future needs- indeterminate, term, acting throughout the Highway Operations Unit.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Heavy Equipment Technician Certified Journeyperson

If insufficient applications are received, consideration may be given to 3rd year heavy duty apprentices.

Class 5 driver’s license or provincial equivalent

EX1: Experience in the maintenance and repair of heavy duty trucks and equipment.
EX2: Experience in the repair of diesel- and gas-powered engines including internal combustion engines, transmissions, suspensions, electrical, steering, braking, and drive systems.
EX3: Experience in the maintenance and repair of hydraulic systems
EX4: Experience in the maintenance and repair of air brake systems

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

K1: Knowledge of preventative maintenance principles, procedures, and regulations.
K2: Knowledge of troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques.
K3: Knowledge of health and safety policies and procedures.

A1: Ability to read mechanical drawings.
A2: Ability to communicate effectively.
A3: Ability to manage conflicting priorities; to multitask and work under pressure.

PS1: Exercises sound judgment.
PS2: Takes responsibility.
PS3: Demonstrates integrity.
PS4: Makes things happen.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

AQ1: Possession and maintenance of a class 1, 2, or class 3 driver’s license

This position requires the incumbent to:

Conduct repetitive tasks;
Make moderate* to heavy** physical efforts, including lifting supplies, tools and equipment and standing for prolonged periods.
* Moderate is defined as lifting 50 lbs maximum with frequent lifting/carrying up to 25 lbs.
** Heavy is defined as lifting 100 lbs maximum with frequent lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs.

Physical Effort:
The work requires working in awkward or confined positions in and under equipment with regular requirements to manipulate heavy objects such as tires, transmissions, transfer boxes, and vehicle attachments. The work requires pulling, pushing, bending, lifting, moving, manipulating and positioning heavy and awkward components and assemblies either by hand or using devices such as slings and other supports. Many objects/components will weigh in excess of 25 kilograms.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance
Possession of a valid class 5 drivers license or equivalent
Willingness to wear identifier clothing and personal protective equipment;
Willingness to travel and/or work in a variety of weather conditions and terrain for extended periods of time;
Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays, provincial/territorial holidays and call back or standby duty;
Candidates may be required to undergo and meet the requirements for a medical examination/pre-employment medical examinations and periodic medical checks.
Job Types: Permanent, Full-time

Salary: $32.80-$35.64 per hour


Company pension
Dental care
Extended health care
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision care

Day shift
Supplemental pay types:

Overtime pay
Expected start date: 2023-10-31