Forbes Bros Ltd.
  • Nipigon, ON, CAN
  • Full Time

To support operational growth, Forbes Bros is recruiting for Journeyperson Heavy Duty Mechanics/Technicians to join our team. Reporting to the Shop Foreman, the Heavy Duty/Off-Road Mechanic maintains, repairs and overhauls heavy vehicles and industrial equipment at site locations to support various construction projects across Canada.


  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance of all systems associated with work equipment (mechanical, electrical and hydraulic)
  • Troubleshoot and resolve mechanical/electrical problems and conduct work without compromising the integrity of any equipment and meeting the demands of the projects
  • Work from service manuals and schematic drawings
  • Conduct inspections and tests, repair or replace parts with limited resources in remote locations outdoors in all types of weather conditions
  • Evaluate parts for reuse, repair or replacement
  • Use various hand and power hand tools
  • Operates equipment such as overhead or mobile cranes and forklifts to assist in assignments
  • Diagnose equipment problems and take corrective action in order to minimize the impact on operations and maintain safe operations.
  • Utilize and adhere to shop maintenance procedures and information systems
  • Ensures cleanliness and organization of the shop, maintenance of shop tools and equipment, loading/unloading and storage of equipment, including service truck
  • Working on heavy duty and on road equipment such as excavators, wheel Loaders, backhoes, digger derrick trucks, aerial bucket trucks, trailers, and dump trucks
  • Maintains a clean, safe work area in compliance with Company Safety Standards
  • Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures

Essential Requirements:

  • Self-directed, outgoing personality and a team player
  • Well, organized with attention to detail
  • Service orientated with strong communication skills
  • Ability to deal effectively with others in a diverse environment
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and manage timelines effectively

Education and Experience:

  • Journeyperson Heavy Equipment Certification or Inter-Provincial Truck and Transport Mechanic certification is required
  • Class 1 or 3 Drivers license
  • Competency in keeping records and document repairs and diagnose problems.
  • CVIP Inspectors license is considered an asset
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • A minimum of 3-5 years' mechanic experience is preferable on a mobile service truck
  • Mechanical experience working on on-road and off-road equipment is an asset.

Additional Details:

This position is field-based requiring candidates to:

  • Have and maintain a valid driver's license and acceptable driver's abstract
  • Operate a mobile service truck requiring regular field presences at project locations
  • Successfully complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing
  • Travel and work overtime as required

Forbes Bros offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and a rewarding employee pension plan!

Forbes Bros is an equal opportunity employer committed to best practice recruiting and hiring, to promote gender equity and workplace diversity. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates who meet the requirements noted and who earn an invitation to interview will be contacted.

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