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Heavy Duty Mechanic

Heavy Duty Mechanics maintain, service and overhaul large mobile equipment used in construction, mining, forestry and other material handling applications.

What do Heavy Duty Mechanics do on the job?

• Interpret work orders and technical manuals
• Keep equipment cleaned, lubricated and maintained
• Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components or systems
• Test repaired equipment for proper performance and ensure that the work done meets manufacturers' specifications and legislated regulations
• Write service reports
• Diagnose faults or malfunctions using computerized and other testing equipment to determine extent of repair required

Where do Heavy Duty Mechanics work?
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• AREVA and Cameco
• Transportation companies
• Construction companies
• Forestry companies
• Retail, rental and service businesses

Job Titles

• Heavy Equipment Mechanic
• Industrial Mechanic
• Mechanic
• Motor Vehicle Trades
• Service Technician
• Truck Mechanic

What characteristics do you need?

• Good vision, hearing and sense of smell to diagnose problems
• Strength and stamina required to work with heavy equipment
• Mechanical ability
• Mathematical skills are required

Estimated Average Hourly Wage from Service Canada - Saskatchewan - $28.46/hour

Post-Secondary Institutes

• Saskatchewan Apprenticeship – Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic
o Completed Grade 12
o Must be working in the trade and under the supervision of a certified journeyperson
o Length: 4 years including 1,800 hours of technical training and on-the-job training

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