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Position Shop Mechanic Assistant
Employer Alternative Landscaping Ltd.     (View all ads from seller)
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Alternative Landscaping Ltd.


Shop Mechanic Assistant




Reports to: Owner or Shop Foreman








We are currently seeking a Shop Mechanic assistant. The shop mechanic assistant is responsible for the repair, maintenance, and service of various types of small engine equipment, heavy equipment, and trucks.




Core Capabilities:




  • Customer and quality focus

  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Team work

  • Excellent problem solving abilities

  • Responsibility and dependability

  • Ethics and integrity




Job Duties:


  • Assists the mechanic(s) in performing moderate to complex overhaul and repair work on engines, transmissions, drive unit, brakes, suspension systems, hydraulic systems, fuel systems, cooling systems, alternators, electrical systems, instrumentations and other necessary power equipment.

  • Uses a variety of testing equipment such as ammeters, voltmeters and gauges to determine malfunctions and the need for repair.

  • Maintains records of work performed and the need for future servicing.  Cleans and maintains shop facilities and equipment.

  • Drives vehicles and other motorized equipment as needed.

  • Performs other related work as required and assigned.

  • Maintain the cleanliness of the shop and its tools.

  • Lubricates equipment in accordance with established procedures and charts; checks and changes oil, oil filters and air filters, fuels and services company vehicles; replaces hoses, belts, water pumps, batteries and similar equipment and parts.

  • Checks fan belts, hoses, wiper blades and other safety equipment; checks radiators and batteries, checks water and antifreeze levels; checks air in tires and adjusts pressure; repairs flat tires and changes tires as necessary.

  • Read and interpret owner, operator, and manufacturer operating manuals and service specifications to complete job tasks

  • Test, diagnose, and repair equipment including: diesel powered automobiles, tractors,  dump trucks, excavators, heavy trucks, and other heavy construction equipment

  • Test, diagnose, and repair small engine equipment

  • Complete all repairs to high standards of safety and quality

  • Schedule and conduct regular preventative maintenance inspection and repairs on any/all company equipment

  • Observe or monitor objects to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards

  • Service equipment and working tools

  • Liaise with suppliers to order any required parts and maintain inventory

  • Maintain and enforce standards of cleanliness and organization in shop and equipment areas

  • Complete maintenance reports, work orders, and any other required paperwork (daily)

  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times

  • Comply with all company policies and regulations

  • Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations

  • Assist with employee training on daily inspections, care, and proper use of vehicles and equipment.






  • Minimum 3 years of experience in repair/maintenance of heavy equipment or related machinery and automotive repair.

  • Ability to detect and diagnose operating problems

  • Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner

  • Time management skills

  • Ability to read and interpret operator and manufacturer specifications

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

  • Knowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various job tasks

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team

  • Ability to walk, stand, crouch for long periods of time and carry out strenuous physical tasks

  • Speak, read, and write English

  • Experience with maintenance welding is an asset




Work Conditions:




  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. repeatedly through an entire work shift

  • Willing to travel regularly to complete on-site maintenance and repairs

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Requires good manual dexterity

  • Work near heavy equipment and other vehicles on a regular basis

  • Work outdoors in various conditions including heat and humidity, rain, dust, noise, and cold

  • Flexible working hours including occasional weekend work

If you feel you would be an asset to our team, please check out our website for more information at




Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining why we should consider you for our team to or in person to our location at 34th & Patricia Ave., Brandon MB.

Posted on 4/20/2017 4:56:14 PM
Expiry Date 5/20/2017
Tags Full-time, Professional help, Labourer, Trades
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