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Certified Heavy Duty Mechanic

Posting ID:     19133
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time 
City:   Vanderhoof, BC, Canada 
Location:   Plateau (BC06) 


As the Covid-19 Pandemic has created an unprecedented business climate, we have temporarily suspended any hiring across our business. We expect that in the coming weeks, as the situation begins to normalize, we will be ramping up our hiring. This posting is for a position that we will very likely have in the future. While we’re waiting for normal hiring activities to resume, we will be reviewing applications, conducting assessments and telephone interviews over the coming weeks so that when hiring begins again, we will be ready to proceed. If you’re interested in this role, we encourage you to apply today!

Canfor’s strength comes from the diversity of our skilled and resilient workforce. As our company continues to grow and diversify, so do our career opportunities. Let us take this opportunity to tell you how you could be the best fit for Canfor.  



The Opportunity:

Canfor is currently seeking a motivated and experienced Heavy Duty Mechanic to work at our Plateau Operation


The Role:  

In this role you will:

  • Ensure safety standards are met by following Canfor safe work and lockout procedures
  • Develop strong working relationships with your peers and team
  • Maintain and repair a variety of mobile equipment & brands such as           
  • Caterpillar loaders, forklifts, dozers, graders, material handlers ect..
  • John deer – loaders, skid steers
  • Kenworth trucks
  • Volvo loaders

The Candidate:

You are an excellent trouble-shooter who has well-developed technical skills along with a Heavy Duty Mechanic Interprovincial certificate, a strong background in safe work practices and a desire to work in a team environment where shift work may be required.

  • Certified Journeyman
  • Experience with hydraulics and welding
  • Superior troubleshooting skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Solid background in heavy industry and construction
  • Knowledge of Cat, Kalmar and Taylor equipment would be an asset, as well as knowledge of the lumber manufacturing process


When applying for this role, please attach a photo or scanned copy of your Red Seal or Interprovincial TQ with your application.

At Canfor, diversity means understanding, recognizing and valuing the differences that make each person unique. We see inclusion and diversity as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage. We strive for a fair and equitable recruitment process, where hiring decisions are based on the individual qualifications and experience of each applicant. 


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