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Heavy Duty Technician
  

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WHO WE ARE:
Universal Rail Systems provides fully integrated, turnkey railway services and solutions for Class 1 & 2, short line and industry clients in every sector and area across Canada. Our strong focus on quality, safety and exceptional project management ensures your projects come in on-budget and on-time, every time. Universal Rail Systems strength is Doing It Right. This is our commitment to quality, and it makes us Canada’s #1 Choice for projects of all sizes. Universal Rail Systems represents a family of companies and exciting career possibilities in every area of rail service and project delivery. Come grow with us.
Our equipment division Road & Rail Equipment located in Sherwood Park, AB is currently seeking Journeyman Heavy Duty Technicians and 4th Year Heavy Duty Apprentices for fulltime employment in both shop and field environments.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Comply with GHS and OH&S safety standards and comply with all corresponding administrative procedures
  • Carry out inspections as per preventative maintenance schedules
  • Conduct safety checks on vehicles and equipment
  • Perform repairs and designated preventative maintenance services
  • Review, completes or assigns repairs as per notes in equipment and daily driver log books
  • Utilize electronic diagnostic tools to interpret failure causes, initiate or assign repairs such as CUMMINS INSITE
  • Diagnose and repair engines, transmissions, clutches, gear boxes, cooling systems, electrical systems, pneumatic systems, hydraulic systems, exhaust, brakes, suspension, etc. on a variety of specialized railway heavy equipment, construction equipment, heavy duty trucks and light duty trucks
  • Estimate time and materials costs on equipment and vehicle repairs and requisition parts
  • Work with onsite Foreman’s and Supervisor’s to discuss equipment repairs and prioritize repairs as required and equipment
  • Responsible for onsite mobile inventory trailers, maintain cleanliness, restocking and administrative paperwork
  • Complete all necessary administrative paperwork such as inspection forms, work orders, parts/inventory requisition forms and equipment/vehicle log books
  • Comply with hours of service regulations and standards
  • Actively take part in daily/weekly safety meetings
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Assist or take on roles of Lead Hand or Foreman when required
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    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
  • Have the ability to take on large volumes of work and stressful situations
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Sound understanding of safety regulations, safe work practices and work procedures and be capable of assisting in maintaining safe work sites
  • Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong stress management and time management skills
  • Perform duties in inclement weather, with possible exposure to severe weather conditions
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    JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Red Seal Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic or Heavy Duty Technician Certification or Registered Apprentice
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license
  • Air Brakes Endorsement or Class 1 or 3 an asset but not required
  • Previous railway experience an asset but not required<
  • Willing to travel across Western Canada (Manitoba-British Columbia)
  • Willing to work overtime
  • Organized and self motivated
  • Able to work in remote locations with limited resources
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    WHAT WE OFFER:
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP program
  • OEM training
  • Site specific training
  • All lodging is paid for
  • LOA
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