Job: Lead Hand Heavy Equipment Technician

Title Lead Hand Heavy Equipment Technician
Categories Full Time
Location Calgary
Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Shop Foreman and Service Manager, a Lead Hand will be required to supervise, guide and direct other mechanics – including Journeyman and Apprentices as they; perform diagnoses and repairs in all areas of on-highway vehicles (including both towed and self-propelled), in addition to being specialized in particular areas of repair and have proven leadership ability.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Lead Hand performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Supervision of Technicians performing the following:
    • Inspection, maintenance, troubleshooting, overhaul and repair of various components of a variety of heavy duty trucks equipped with diesel engines and automatic or manual transmissions.
    • Requisition parts, materials and equipment as needed
    • Complete detailed, clear and concise work orders
    • Maintain order, cleanliness, work output and safe working conditions in own work area
    • Comply with Company Health & Safety Program, Occupational Health & Safety Legislation and any other municipal, provincial or federal legislation as it applies to this dealership.
    • Communicates with service advisor immediately if additional work is needed, if work outlined is not needed, or if repairs cannot be completed within the promised time
    • Communicates with parts department efficiently to obtain needed parts.  Know all the required parts that will be needed to complete the job assigned.  Work with the parts department and their staff to best serve the customer.
    • Road test vehicles when required or refer to the designated test technician.
    • Participates in company and manufacturer-sponsored training programs, schools, and events.
    • Supervises work of any technicians.
    • Reports machinery defects or malfunctions to Foreman
    • Understands, keeps abreast of, and complies with federal, provincial, and local regulations, such as hazardous waste disposal, etc.
    • Assist Shop Foreman and other technicians in checking and diagnosing mechanical faults of incoming trucks
  • Journeyman Heavy Truck Technician Certificate
  • Must be able to work a rotating shift
  • Ability to understand and effectively use computer equipment including computers for diagnostics
  • Cat, Cummins or Detroit training will be considered an asset
  • Must be able to work in a high pressure environment safely
  • Must be able to present yourself in a positive, professional manner to colleagues and customers
  • Able to communicate in clear English with the ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, government regulations and company policy/procedure
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from co-workers, managers, customers and the general public
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions
To Apply

We want to thank everyone for applying, however only applicants that possess the required knowledge will be considered for the position.

Interested applicants should forward your résumé to:

Sterling Western Star Trucks

9115 – 52nd Street SE
Calgary AB T2C2R4

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