Heavy Equipment Mechanic



Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics/Technicians repair and maintain heavy duty equipment that is used in construction. They are employed by equipment dealers, contractors or transportation departments they specialize in specific types of machinery; combines, tracked vehicles, engine overhaul, power shift transmission, fuel injection, hydraulics or electronics.

Duties:

  • Inspect and perform tests on old or new equipment verifying that it works properly
  • Diagnose problems and correct malfunctions, sometimes from remote locations
  • Refer to manufacturers manuals for maintenance instructions
  • Evaluate information against standards

Essential Skills:

  • Document use
  • Numeracy
  • Oral Communication
  • Working with Others
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Critial Thinking

Skills:

  • Working with numbers to perform calculations
  • Problem solving skills to provide solutions to challenges
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and manufacturer manuals
  • Understand new information or materials by studying and working with them

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Education:

    Apprenticeship is required

Education Requirements :

  • A high school diploma is required
  • Apprenticeship: 720 hours in school and 6280 on the job
  • Certification in Ontario is voluntary in Ontario, but is still recommended
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Available Programs:

  • OYAP

Program Description:

This program provides a technical base and also focuses on motive power business, shop management, parts management and hybrid technologies. Develop safe working practices using machinery, tools and equipment. Develop communication, documentation, technology and computer required in the industry.

Schools

  • CAMBRIAN COLLEGE-HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
  • CENTENNIAL COLLEGE-HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
  • CONESTOGA COLLEGE-HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
  • CONFEDERATION COLLEGE-HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
  • NORTHERN COLLEGE-HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC

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Did you know

There are skills a person must master to be a good equipment mechanic. Good hand-eye coordination, a steady hand to perform common tasks such as using hand tools and taking apart engines.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Did you know

Heavy duty mechanics are trained to work in construction, forestry, mining, transportation, oil and gas, landscaping, material handling, agriculture and land clearing. You can be hired, rented or owned by companies to provide services.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Did you know

As a heavy equipment maintenance technician with at least three years of experience, you might become a service manager or repair shop supervisor.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic
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Alison Monteith

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

I always knew I wanted to be a mechanic, except when I was a kid I always thought it would be working on cars.  My dad was never a certified mechanic but he could have been.  Our garage was just like a mini repair shop. He always had one or…
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Essentials Skills
Heavy Equipment Mechanic


  • Document use
  • Numeracy
  • Oral Communication
  • Working with Others
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Critial Thinking
Financial Expectation

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Education Roadmap

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Career ETA: 4 years

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