Heavy equipment mechanic

Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Infrastructure based in Fort Smith, NT is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Heavy equipment mechanic. Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Infrastructure manages the territory’s infrastructure development and maintenance. It oversees transportation, public works, and engineering projects. Positioned as a crucial government department, it ensures the functionality and safety of infrastructure across the territory. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Government of the Northwest Territories
Department: Infrastructure
Position: Heavy equipment mechanic
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: $88962.00 – $106246.00 yearly
Employment Type: Full Time/Regular
Location: Fort Smith, NT, Canada
Job ID: 24439
Position Number: 33-10825


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have educational qualifications such as a Secondary (high) school graduation certificate or equivalent experience
Experience: Candidates should have Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Journeyman HEM

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have a minimum Grade 12 education with the ability to understand apprenticeship theory, training, and interpret service and parts manuals
  • The candidates should hold a Journeyman Heavy Equipment Mechanic (HEM) Certification
  • The candidates should possess a valid Class 3 Driver’s license with Air brake endorsement to operate equipment for test purposes
  • The candidates should have considerable experience on motor graders, highway trucks, tractors, loaders, and crawler tractors


  • The candidates should be able to maintain a section of Highway No. 5, secondary roads, and highways in Wood Buffalo National Park and the highway to Fort Fitzgerald in Alberta
  • The candidates should be able to supervise a team consisting of one Maintenance Supervisor, four Highway Equipment Operators, and one Highway Maintenance Worker
  • The candidates should be able to ensure that all heavy and light mobile and fixed equipment used for maintaining the Department’s infrastructure is maintained, repaired, or reconditioned in a timely and efficient manner
  • The candidates should be able to provide mechanical services for planned servicing, repairing, and maintaining all heavy and light equipment utilized by the Department for highway maintenance
  • The candidates should be able to operate equipment for highway maintenance during extreme need or in emergency conditions


  • The candidates will get an annual Northern Allowance of $7,374

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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