Parks Canada Mechanic

Parks Canada
Jasper, AB
$32.80–$35.64 an hour - Full-time

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Parks Canada - Highway Operations Unit
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
$32.80 to $35.64 per hour (salary under review)
For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 15 June 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
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A job that takes your breath away! Start your career with the Highway Operations Team today!

What's in it for you?

Benefits – Extended medical, dental after 3 months. (for positions 6 months in duration or longer).
Pension Plan
Work/life balance — 4 days on and 3 days off per week!
Guaranteed full time hours.
Opportunity to grow and apply to internal positions across the Public Service.
The chance to live and work in some of the most iconic mountain environments.

Provides skilled mechanical maintenance, repair and modification of heavy and light vehicles and equipment in a Parks Canada Agency field unit or service center.
Work environment
Mechanics for the Highway Operations Unit are an integral part to our daily operations. Individuals will service, inspect and repair various pieces of on-road equipment within the fleet; the vast majority of these being heavy duty equipment including: tandem-axle dump trucks, wheel loaders and graders. We offer an engaging work environment which allows you to work with other like-minded people. This position offers the possibility of working a compressed work schedule (four days on and three days off). Work and play in some of Canada's most beautiful places. Start your Parks Canada career here!

Intent of the process
The immediate need is to fill an indeterminate vacancy in Jasper, AB. However, a qualified list may also be established to fill future needs- indeterminate, term, acting throughout the Highway Operations Unit.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Heavy Equipment Technician Certified Journeyman

If insufficient applications are received, consideration may be given to 3rd year heavy duty apprentices.

Class 5 driver's license or provincial equivalent

EX1: Experience in the maintenance and repair of heavy duty trucks and equipment.
EX2: Experience in the repair of diesel- and gas-powered engines including internal combustion engines, transmissions, suspensions, electrical, steering, braking, and drive systems.
EX3: Experience in the maintenance and repair of hydraulic systems
EX4: Experience in the maintenance and repair of air brake systems

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

K1: Knowledge of preventative maintenance principles, procedures, and regulations.
K2: Knowledge of troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques.
K3: Knowledge of health and safety policies and procedures.

A1: Ability to read mechanical drawings.
A2: Ability to communicate effectively.
A3: Ability to manage conflicting priorities; to multitask and work under pressure.

PS1: Exercises sound judgment.
PS2: Takes responsibility.
PS3: Demonstrates integrity.
PS4: Makes things happen.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
AQ1: Possession and maintenance of a class 1, 2, or class 3 driver's license

This position requires the incumbent to:
Conduct repetitive tasks;
Make moderate* to heavy** physical efforts, including lifting supplies, tools and equipment and standing for prolonged periods.

Moderate is defined as lifting 50 lbs maximum with frequent lifting/carrying up to 25 lbs.
** Heavy is defined as lifting 100 lbs maximum with frequent lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs.

Physical Effort:
The work requires working in awkward or confined positions in and under equipment with regular requirements to manipulate heavy objects such as tires, transmissions, transfer boxes, and vehicle attachments. The work requires pulling, pushing, bending, lifting, moving, manipulating and positioning heavy and awkward components and assemblies either by hand or using devices such as slings and other supports. Many objects/components will weigh in excess of 25 kilograms.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
Possession of a valid class 5 drivers license or equivalent
Willingness to wear identifier clothing and personal protective equipment;
Willingness to travel and/or work in a variety of weather conditions and terrain for extended periods of time;
Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays, provincial/territorial holidays and call back or standby duty;
Candidates may be required to undergo and meet the requirements for a medical examination/pre-employment medical examinations and periodic medical checks.
Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

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Tips for applicants:
When answering application questions, be thorough and provide concrete examples. “See resume” is not considered an acceptable answer. Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history.
Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.
You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be considered for the position.
Other qualifications listed as additional or asset are not mandatory to apply. However, these may be considered throughout the assessment process.
The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.