Journeyman 1 Field Technician

Full Time
Volker Stevin Highways
Aldersyde, AB
Application deadline: 30/10/2022
Job ID: 2-461752211

A Heavy-Duty Journeyman Technician is responsible for diagnosing, maintaining, repairing mechanical and electrical issues on a large variety of road construction equipment and light fleet trucks. Additionally, reducing equipment down time and minimizing repair costs on all equipment to ensure they continue to run safely at optimum efficiency.

General Responsibilities:

  • Perform maintenance and repair activities on various pieces of heavy equipment, including but not limited to pavers, loaders, skid steers, graders, excavators, dozers, backhoes and trucks.
  • Inspect, repair and adjust gasoline, propane and diesel-powered units.
  • Diagnose, service and repair various systems found on pieces of heavy equipment, such as mechanical and computer electronic controls, air brake systems, transmissions, propane powered equipment and pneumatic systems.
  • Perform routine maintenance checks and adjustments to fluid levels, hoses, belts, brakes, tires and clutches.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:

Qualifications & Experience

  • Alberta Journey person Heavy Duty Mechanic license
  • Valid Class 1 (preferred) or Class 3 driver’s license with air endorsement
  • Valid driver’s clean abstract •Valid CVIP Inspection License or ability to obtain a CVIP Inspection License.
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of repair to highway maintenance equipment.
  • Demonstrated abilities in equipment repair and maintenance.
  • Must be Computer literate (e.g. equip. diagnostic systems, search equipment repairs, diagnoses, etc.)
  • Must be focused on driving high delivery standards and give high attention to detail
  • Experience in off and on road equipment repair is an asset

About Volker Stevin Highways

Our story begins in 1996 with the privatization of Highway Maintenance in the Province of Alberta. We started our operations in Southern Alberta, and have maintained the roads, and bridges in the Lethbridge Contract Maintenance Areas ever since. In 2001, we assumed responsibility for the Calgary area, and further expanded our operations in 2016 with the 30-year maintenance contract of the North East section of the Anthony Henday Drive in Edmonton. In August 2019 we added all of Mountain View County and Clearwater County to our areas and currently maintain approximately 30% of the provincial road network (~ 18,500 lane km’s). Over 200 plow trucks, and more than 350 people, work all year round to provide safe roads and bridges to the travelling public in Alberta.

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