As a heavy equipment technician, you know big machines. You know how to repair, troubleshoot, adjust and maintain big trucks and other equipment. Calgary heavy equipment technician jobs give you the ability to put those skills to work and earn a decent wage for your efforts. However, not all jobs are created equal. Calgary is home to a number of shops and service providers, and you need to ensure that you choose the right one.
What Are the Responsibilities?
Like most other mechanic-related positions, Calgary heavy equipment technician jobs come with a wide range of possible responsibilities. These will vary somewhat from one employer to another, but a few of your potential job duties will include the following:
- Inspect vehicles for proper performance
- Inspect equipment for faults or malfunctions
- Perform repair work on buses, heavy trucks and RVs
- Inspect, repair or replace equipment winches, hydraulic pump, buckets, blades and more
- Inspect, repair or replace vehicle suspension systems
- Inspect, diagnose, repair or replace all components on both gasoline and diesel engines
- Repair or replace engine starting systems, brakes and more
Those are just a few of the responsibilities you’ll have with the right employer.
One of the first considerations you’ll need to make when considering Calgary heavy equipment technician jobs is the pay offered. According to ALIS, the average heavy equipment technician salary in the area is $31.79 per hour, or $67,777 per year. That’s certainly nothing to sniff at, but the right employment location can offer higher pay per our (or per year with a salaried position).
Volume and Pace
While pay is definitely important, you also need to consider volume and pace when applying for Calgary heavy equipment technician jobs. One shop might only need your services occasionally, while another one will have more than enough work to keep you busy all week long. A fleet services provider is the better choice here – you’ll have plenty of work, and the fast pace ensures that the work week flies by.
Why Work for J&W Mechanical Fleet Services?
Given the number of Calgary heavy equipment technician jobs available, why should you choose to throw in with J & W Mechanical Fleet Services? Actually, there are several reasons that make us the area’s top employer. The volume of work and the fast-paced environment are definitely benefits, but you’ll also find that we pay above average for skilled technicians.
We’re also one of the area’s longest-serving fleet services providers. J&W has served Calgary and the surrounding area for 15 years. During that time, we’ve built a reputation for excellence, both in terms of customer service and in loyalty to our employees. We provide heavy truck and trailer repair services, as well as parts for our customers, and our solutions range from fuel flushes to engine replacements and more. We’re growing, and we’d like to offer you the chance to grow with us. Contact J&W Mechanical Fleet Services today about Calgary heavy equipment technician jobs by calling us at 403-248-1696.