Parks Equipment Technician

Strathcona County - Sherwood Park, AB (30+ days ago)

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Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Park Shop Supervisor the Parks Equipment Technician is responsible for the maintenance, service and repair of Parks equipment to maintain safety and ensure it is in proper operating condition.


Perform preventative maintenance checks in the servicing and repair of equipment and vehicles in accordance with manufacturer’s directives to ensure optimal performance
Conduct detailed inspections of equipment for defects or required repairs
Maintain detailed service orders, repair orders and equipment records
Execute requirements for all unit specific servicing and repairs to ensure proper performance
Assist in preparing and maintaining equipment inventory list, repair schedule, lifecycle and replacement schedule for all Parks equipment
Maintain inventory of shop parts and supplies
Respond to emergencies in the field to make repairs in a timely and efficient manner; keep equipment downtime to a minimum, while maintaining safety standards
Identify workload priorities and assign resources as appropriate to complete tasks in a safe and efficient manner
Assist the Supervisor with recruitment of seasonal and permanent staff members by participating in interviews and providing orientation to new staff
Ensure proper operating and servicing practices are applied for all tools and equipment
Apply knowledge and train others in the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation and Code, and other safety guidelines to ensure safety of all individuals on work sites

Skills and Abilities

Sound mechanical knowledge with the analytical ability to diagnose and repair electrical systems, hydraulic systems, fuel systems, drive systems and engine components on small, automotive and heavy-duty gasoline and diesel engines
Thorough knowledge of agriculturally based equipment such as tractors, top dressers, seeders and fertilizer
Knowledge of OH&S, MSDS, and WHMIS Regulations, First Aid, CPR, and other relevant industry standards
Strong supervisory and leadership skills, including the ability to promote teamwork, and support staff in their growth and development
Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize workload with multiple requests for action
Effective communication and interpersonal skills to provide direction and convey instructions to staff members, address issues and concerns, and respond to requests


High School Diploma with a minimum of 5 years experience in related equipment service and repair years related experience
Journeyman Agricultural Equipment Technician Certification
Supervisory experience and relevant training an asset

Conditions of Employment

Submission of Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s licence and submission of a Driver’s Abstract with less than 7 demerits
Ability to perform physical labour as part of the job duties and stand/walk for extended periods of time

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.

Competition #130-2020-EXT-RPC closes August 16, 2020

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.

A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.