Heavy Equipment Technician Apprentice

Heavy Equipment Technician Apprentice - Edmonton

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Career Number: 3590
Date Posted: 2024-01-24

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Over the past 50+ years, the relentless pursuit of excellence and self sufficiency has led DFI to grow from a small, one-truck operation into a multi-national company that works across the globe delivering world-class products and services across a vast array of industries.

Our own independent ERW pipe mill, our 54-acre storage yard, 200,000 square feet of shop space (featuring overhead cranes, vehicle exhaust extraction, and mechanic pits), our in-house engineers, our custom-built cranes, and internal international opportunities are all examples of what proudly sets us apart.

We recognize that none of the above could be achieved without a world class workforce, so let us invest in you.
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Job Profile

Our Heavy Equipment Technician Apprentices are responsible for assisting Journeymen in the repair and maintenance of heavy and light fleet vehicles, light machinery, associated equipment to meet specified standards, timeframes and in the most cost effective manner according to maintenance schedules. We are looking for someone with an eagerness to build their knowledge and are willing to put in the effort to develop their skills.

Wage: Pay will reflect industry standards.
• First Year Apprentice: $22 - $26 / hour
• Second Year Apprentice: $26 - #30 / hour
• Third Year Apprentice: $31.20 - #35.36 / hour
• Fourth Year Apprentice: $35.36 - $39.52 / hour
• Journeyman: $39.52 - $43.68 / hour

• Comprehensive Health and Dental plan
• RRSP Matching
• Employee Referral Program
• Professional Development Allowance
• Employee preferred fuel pricing program
• Career advancement opportunities
• Employee Assistance Program
• Employee discounts at participating vendors

Job Duties

  • Work with journeymen to troubleshoot and diagnose problems
  • Servicing of all equipment within DFI’s fleet including: skid steers, generators, picker trucks, trailers, highway tractors, etc…
  • To operate equipment efficiently and safely to ensure satisfactory completion of repairs
  • Assure quality of work is performed to a high standard in accordance with expected standards.
  • To comply to procedures and practices with respect to Health and Safety, personnel practices and conditions of employment
  • Complete workorders, order parts, and any associated paperwork
  • Shop maintenance and clean up


  • Registered Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Previous experience with commercial equipment an asset
  • Flexible work schedule to accommodate production needs
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