Town of Drayton Valley Journeyman Mechanic Temporary in Drayton Valley, AB

Town of Drayton Valley

Branch Drayton Valley AB CA

Journeyman Mechanic
Drayton Valley, AB

Delivering units to/from clients and commercial vendors, road and field testing units, and operating a wide range of units to assist in diagnosis and repair….

General Description

The incumbent is responsible for the repair, maintenance and servicing of all municipal vehicles and mobile equipment on a regular basis. Responsible for the upkeep of the Public Works Shop and Parts Room, maintaining records for all vehicles and equipment, ordering of parts, arranging for outside servicing and repairs for all vehicles and equipment as required.

It shall be the responsibility of the incumbent to familiarize and abide by the Town’s Safety Policies and specific job procedure requirements in the performance of his/her duties.

*NOTE: This is a temporary position with an approximate term of 6-9 months with the possibility of extension.


Equipment or Machine Operated

  • All vehicles and mobile equipment. (Light and Heavy)

Repair and Maintenance of Vehicles / Equipment

  • Servicing of all Municipal vehicles and equipment on a regular basis, including changing oil and filters, greasing and checking and maintaining fluid levels, leaks, faulty or defective equipment, correcting belt wear and tension, and correcting tire pressures.
  • Will coordinate the preventive maintenance of all equipment operated by operators and ensure that it is done to specification.
  • Will assist the Assistant Manager of Public Works in preparing inspections, obtaining yearly lease rates for the purchase of new trucks. Pickup truck installs wiring, beacons.
  • Will keep records of all equipment for their operating and maintenance costs.
  • Evaluation of equipment and prepare assessment reports for the replacement of equipment.
  • Remove parts from vehicles/equipment, if needed, order parts, pick up parts, keep inventory of parts and tools. Keep track of stock in the shop.
  • Troubleshooting defects, determining best repair procedures in according with the product manual technical books and industry standards.
  • Delivering units to/from clients and commercial vendors, road and field testing units, and operating a wide range of units to assist in diagnosis and repair
  • Performing repairs and overhauls various components including: engines, brakes, transmissions, differentials, axle assemblies, hydraulic controls, pumps, air compressors, and electrical components such as generators and starters.
  • Completing work while adhering to repair manuals, technical bulletins, operating and procedural manuals, schematics, MSDS sheets, safety handbooks and blueprints.
  • Recording and completing all administrative procedures such as; inspection sheets, authorization forms, provincial certification forms, time entries, inspections, etc.
  • Organize and ensure that the shop is kept clean of all debris and oil spills and ensure that all operations are done in a safe manner.
  • Scheduling of regular service for all equipment.
  • Keep adequate inventory of parts for equipment to ensure the least amount of down time, especially heavy equipment such as snow blowers, loaders, grader, sweeper, etc.
  • Perform other duties assigned from time to time in the areas of Public Works and Utilities related to repair and maintenance.
  • Utilizing and adhering to shop maintenance procedures, and information systems
  • Completing the required administrative procedures and forms to ensure the proper recording and communication of work recommended and/or completed (PM inspection sheets, major repair authorization forms, provincial certification forms, time entries, third party inspections, etc.)
  • Estimating levels of effort and effect the repairs
  • In case of an emergency, perform extended hours of work as it may be requested by the Supervisor.


  • Excellent mechanical skills (Journeyman Heavy Duty Ticket)
  • An automotive ticket is preferred (second to heavy duty ticket)
  • Should possess the ability to operate most of the Municipal vehicles and equipment.
  • Valid Class 3 drivers license from the Province of Alberta with Q-Endorsement.
  • Willingness to learn on the job and update skill set through courses, adapt to a changing work environment, and develop the skill set and knowledge base for career advancement
  • Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills to interact positively with internal Town staff and the public
  • Ability to accept constructive feedback and to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment
  • Sound work ethic with commitment to working safely and being environmentally conscientious

Acquired Skills

  • Previous experience with Municipal vehicles and equipment, an asset.
  • Able to perform physical labor.
  • Complete knowledge of trade and related equipment and the ability to apply it in locating, diagnosing and repairing equipment malfunctions.
  • Proficient in computers and software programs, specifically vehicle repair programs
  • Sufficient strength to perform medium to heavy work requiring frequent lifting up to seventy-five pounds
  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance techniques for all equipment or any new equipment purchased by the Town.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Knowledge of First Aid and CPR certification.

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $36.18 /hour

Job Location:

  • Drayton Valley, AB

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

Required experience:

  • Mechanic: 5 years

Required license or certification:

  • Class 3 Drivers License with Q Endorsement

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Drayton Valley, AB, CA
Posted on: 2016-12-06
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