Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician
Great West Kenworth
Lethbridge, AB

Job Description

Great West Kenworth Lethbridge

3995 2nd Ave N Lethbridge, AB T1H 0C8

  • 3rd Year Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician (HET) or higher
  • Preferable dealer experience and certified on engine platforms
  • $24-$32 per hour depending on experience

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ABOUT US

Great West Kenworth Ltd is one of Canada’s leading heavy truck dealerships with six branches spread all over Alberta; Calgary, Grande Prairie, Red Deer, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat (Redcliff).

Great West Kenworth supply and service trucks for long haul, construction, and oil fields. We are the leader in the Alberta/Northwest heavy trucking industry for over 49 years and provide an excellent work environment, competitive salary, stability and career progression avenues to skilled and dedicated professionals.

We currently looking for a position of a 3rd Year Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician or higher.

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AT GREAT WEST KENWORTH WE ENABLE PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES TO GROW AND PROSPER

OUR MISSION: We support our community with exceptional timely service, by caring individuals, whose knowledge of our premium products create a lasting positive impression.

OUR VISION: We will create an experience that enables everyone to move forward, Financially, Knowledgeably, and with Dignity.

OUR VALUES: Integrity, Financial Stability, Knowledge, Accountability, Respect, Collaboration, Learning
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IDEAL KEY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Paccar Engine experience
  • Kenworth Cab and Chassis electronic experience
  • Cummins ISX 2010 and newer certification
  • Eaton Transmission and Dana/Spicer experience
  • Familiar with software diagnostics such as Davie 4, Cummins Insite, ESA, BENDIX, Service Ranger or equivalent.

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DAILY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of all truck systems used in the Kenworth product line.
  • Interpret work orders and technical manuals on paper and in PC based formats.
  • Write and type service reports.
  • Open and close repair orders as required.
  • Assist in training apprentice mechanics in the trade.
  • Work scheduled on call shifts to provide repair service for customer trucks that require repairs after normal business hours.
  • Attend additional training, online, provincially, nationally and in the US as required.
  • Maintain personal and company tooling to get the job gone.
  • Utilise department chain of command (service writer, service administrator, lead hand, foreman, service manager, service director) when managing their job duties and solving problems.

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RELATED SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Be able to speak, read, write, and comprehend to ensure effective communication with employees and customers.
  • General computer and software diagnostics skills.
  • The ability to withstand work related deadlines and pressures.
  • Must be able to sit, kneel, lift, walk, lay, and carry for extended periods.
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Own Toolbox and tools required

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EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma
  • 3rd Year Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician Certificate or interprovincial equivalent
  • 3rd Year Apprentice Truck and Transport Mechanic Certificate or interprovincial equivalent
  • Class 1, 3, or 5 driver's license without any previous suspensions.
  • Able to travel to the US for technical training

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OUR BENEFITS ROCK!

When working at GreatWest Kenworth Ltd., employees are offered a comfortable, clean, and supportive environment, with opportunities for growth and advancement. Competitive wages are matched with a comprehensive, up to date employee benefits program that caters to the needs of staff and their families. Some of the benefits are:

  • Private Health Care Services
  • Life Insurance and AD&D, Dependent Life
  • Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Critical Illness Coverage
  • Up to $2640 in a Health Spending Account or Personal Development Account
  • Health Plan, Dental Plan, & Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Up To $400 Boot and Tool Allowance
  • RRSPs and TFSA
  • 3 weeks’ vacation after 3 years, 5 Paid Sick Days, Flex Days

Copy and paste link into browser to learn more about our benefits:

https://www.greatwestkenworth.com/careers#benefits

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OUR STANDARD RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Copy and paste link into browser to learn about tips for submitting your resume and on our recruitment process:

https://www.greatwestkenworth.com/careers#hiring-tips

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $24.00 to $32.00 /hour

Licence:

  • 2nd Year HET Apprentice (Required)
  • Class 5 Drivers License (Required)