The truck mechanic is responsible for diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining various types of trucks and commercial vehicles to ensure their safe and efficient operation. This role requires strong technical skills, attention to detail, and a thorough understanding of truck systems and components.
Location: Ryley, AB
Salary: 30.00 to 50.00 hourly (to be negotiated) / 40 hours per week
Terms of employment Permanent employment: Full time
Start date: Starts as soon as possible
Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
or equivalent experience
7 months to less than 1 year
Perform routine maintenance tasks, including oil changes, filter replacements, and tire rotations.
Diagnose mechanical and electrical issues and perform necessary repairs.
Conduct inspections and safety checks to identify any potential problems or hazards.
Use diagnostic tools and equipment to troubleshoot and identify issues accurately.
Repair and replace components such as engines, transmissions, brakes, suspension systems, and electrical systems.
Follow maintenance schedules and keep detailed records of repairs and maintenance performed.
Ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations.
Keep up-to-date with industry advancements and participate in ongoing training and professional development activities.
Collaborate with other team members and communicate effectively with the service manager and customers.
Maintain a clean and organized work area and ensure all tools and equipment are properly handled and stored.
High school diploma or equivalent; vocational training or certification in automotive technology or diesel mechanics is preferred.
Proven experience as a truck mechanic or similar role, with a solid understanding of truck systems and components.
Strong technical and problem-solving skills.
Proficiency in using diagnostic tools and equipment.
Excellent knowledge of safety protocols and regulations.
Physical stamina and ability to lift heavy parts and equipment.
Effective communication and teamwork skills.
Detail-oriented and able to work with precision.
Ability to prioritize tasks and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
Adjust, repair or replace parts and components of commercial transport truck systems
Inspect and test mechanical units to locate faults and malfunctions
Adjust, repair or replace parts and components of automotive systems
Diagnose faults and malfunctions and confirm findings with supervisor to determine whether to repair or replace unit
Repair or replace mechanical units or components
Perform scheduled maintenance service
Test and adjust units to specifications
Review work orders and discuss work with supervisor
Experience and specialization
Area of specialization
Electrical and electronic system
Security and safety
Criminal record check
Driving record check (abstract)
Valid driver’s licence
Who can apply to this job?
Only apply to this job if:
You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent or a temporary resident of Canada.
You have a valid Canadian work permit.
If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.
How to apply
780-333-3910 Between 09:00 AM and 05:00 PM
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about Truck mechanic:
What does a truck mechanic do?
A truck mechanic is responsible for inspecting, diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining various types of trucks and commercial vehicles. They work on engines, electrical systems, brakes, suspension, and other components to ensure the safe and efficient operation of trucks.
What are the typical job responsibilities of a truck mechanic?
Some of the common job responsibilities of a truck mechanic include performing routine maintenance tasks such as oil changes, filter replacements, and tire rotations. They also diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical issues, conduct inspections and safety checks, and keep detailed records of repairs and maintenance performed.
What skills and qualifications are required to become a truck mechanic?
To become a truck mechanic, you typically need a high school diploma or equivalent. Many mechanics also pursue post-secondary education or vocational training in automotive technology or diesel mechanics. Strong technical and problem-solving skills are essential, along with good manual dexterity and physical stamina. Excellent knowledge of truck systems and components, as well as familiarity with diagnostic tools and equipment, is crucial.
Is certification necessary to work as a truck mechanic?
Certification is not always required to work as a truck mechanic, but it can enhance job prospects and demonstrate your expertise. Organizations such as the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) offer certification programs specifically for truck mechanics. Certification can validate your skills and knowledge and show employers that you meet industry standards.
What are the working conditions for a truck mechanic?
Truck mechanics typically work in repair shops, garages, or dealership service centers. The work environment can be noisy, and mechanics may be exposed to fumes, chemicals, and various weather conditions. They often work with heavy equipment and may need to lift or move heavy parts. Depending on the employer, truck mechanics may work regular daytime hours or be required to work evenings, weekends, or on-call shifts.
What are the career prospects for truck mechanics?
The demand for skilled truck mechanics remains steady, and career prospects are generally favorable. With experience and additional training, you can advance to supervisory roles or specialize in specific areas such as diesel engine repair or diagnostics. Ongoing professional development and staying up-to-date with advancements in truck technology can help expand your career opportunities.