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Heavy Duty Technician


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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP program
  • OEM training
  • Site specific training
  • All lodging is paid for
  • LOA