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Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Mechanic II) (Fleet Services) (Year Round)

Date: Nov 27, 2018

Location: BIBLE HILL, NS, CA, B2N 4L7

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 12/11/2018  


Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal 


Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Mechanic II) (Fleet Services) (Year Round), BIBLE HILLZONE: 14 


Competition # 17521  


Under Article 13 of the Collective Agreement between the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1867, the following opportunity is being posted:


Please quote the competition number and the Zone you are applying for as noted above on your application.



About Us


At the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, we are responsible for building and maintaining a sustainable provincial infrastructure for Nova Scotians.  From highways and bridges to government buildings and registration of vehicles, safety and quality of life are top of mind. We support Nova Scotia’s 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways, 4,100 bridges, and 9 provincial ferries.


Our Fleet Services Division is pivotal in ensuring TIR’s Fleet is running smoothly; ensuring the safety of our provincial road network.


About Our Opportunity


As the Heavy-Duty Mechanic, you will have the opportunity to work on our wide variety of equipment that maintains our roads and keeps winter at bay. You will be responsible for maintaining Utility Tractors, Rubber Tire Loaders, Graders, Tandem Trucks and all associated attachments including wings, plows, and sweepers.


You will not only repair, rebuild, and make adjustments to our fleet, but also determine the reason for equipment malfunctions.  To minimize such occurrences, preventative maintenance is a critical component in this role.


We will ensure you have the right tools to do the job, and there is nothing more important than your safety.  You have a clean work space, and your ideas and input are valued and considered.  Your coveralls and other personal protective equipment (PPE) are provided, as are the larger shared tools available in our fully stocked inventory tool room. We also have an annual footwear and tool reimbursement allowance; as you must bring your own mechanical tools.


About You


You have High School completion and a Provincial Certificate of Qualification in the Heavy Duty Equipment Trade plus five (5) years of diversified mechanical experience. A Provincial Certificate of Qualification in the Truck and Transport Trade is considered an asset. 


A valid Nova Scotia driver's license with Air Brakes and acceptable driving record is required. Please include a current Driver's Abstract with your application.


Air Conditioning Certification is considered an asset.  Knowledge and experience of computer-controlled engine diagnostic technology, electrical schematics, dealer purchased engine programs, online service manuals, and safety inspection are also considered assets. Successful completion of training and knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, First Aid and WHMIS are further assets to be considered.


You consistently demonstrate initiative in your role, remaining up-to-date in changes to equipment, methods and technology within the mechanical field. Strong communication skills are necessary for the times when you will be helping staff diagnose and resolve equipment issues. You must also be able to work effectively with minimal supervision as most the time will be spent working independently. Professionalism and a high standard for client and customer service is required.


Other Considerations


We offer a comprehensive health, dental and pension package combined with 3 weeks of vacation (which increases over the course of your employment).


Work is performed in a mechanical repair environment occasioned by noise, smoke and gas fumes and at times adverse weather conditions while operating in a field environment. Considerable standing, lifting, carrying and moving about is a requirement of this position.



Pay Grade:  MECHANIC  


Salary Range:  $27.05 Hourly


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current CUPE local 1867 employees with a date of seniority.  The successful candidate(s) will be expected to perform duties as necessary within their zone.


Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


All current employees who wish to be considered an internal candidate, please click here.


For questions or concerns, please contact


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