Greater Toronto Airports Authority - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Reporting to the Manager, Fleet Services, this position is responsible for providing safe reliable repairs and maintenance to all Fleet equipment including but not limited to engines, component parts and attachments of mobile, fixed and towed equipment, snow removal, motorized sweeping equipment, motor vehicles, diesel tractors, busses, compressors. Diesel, gasoline and gas turbine-powered (stand-by) power units requiring extensive knowledge of computerized fuel / diesel injection systems and engine diagnosis utilizing manufacturer specifications and computerized diagnostic tools and equipment.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Repairs/maintains engines, component parts and attachments to mobile, fixed and towed equipment, including emergency services, snow removal and mechanized sweeping equipment, CFR equipment, motor vehicles, diesel tractors, compressors, diesel, gasoline and gas turbine-powered (stand-by) power units by overhauling of carburetors and similar components requiring extensive knowledge with computerized fuel injection systems
  • Engine tune-ups and problem diagnosis by using various highly sophisticated electronic and computerized systems
  • Inspecting, adjusting, repairing and/or replacing all major and minor vehicle and equipment components, transmissions, brakes hydraulics and electrical systems
  • Rectifying problems on vehicles and equipment, which have suffered failures of major or minor components or entire systems
  • Disassembling complete units, when required, and rebuilding, incorporating new, repaired or replacement components, frequently fabricating own parts where time or availability is at a minimum
  • Overhauling components (which may have been previously removed) such as engines, transmissions, etc. Modifying older equipment to accept new components such as transmissions and engines to replace those components no longer available and thus extend the life of the equipment
  • Checking and repairing brakes, repairing or replacing brake drums, linings or disc pads, wheel and master cylinders, power assist and brake lines, wheel bearings and seals and repacks
  • Diagnosing and repairing components relating to electronic – antilock brakes (e.g. sensors, actuators and computerized control devices)
  • Inspecting and repairing all steering components, shock absorbers, springs, torsion bars and visually checking alignment by observing if there is abnormal tire wear
  • Inspecting, repairing and adjusting all components of electrical systems, starters, alternators, lights, wipers, etc. and including electronic ignitions, electronic governor and carburetor controls
  • Performing major and minor maintenance and repair work and replacement of units or components to all emergency power units, works in co-operation with Airfield Electricians in the maintenance of these emergency units
  • Diagnosing problems with air conditioning units and doing complete repairs including evacuating and recharging the entire system
  • Preparing propane powered vehicles including replacing filters and testing all connections and lines for leakage and damage
  • Repairing and servicing hydrostatic systems and modifying same to minimize the chance of hydraulic failure on the airfield
  • Repairing and modifying Emergency crash vehicles equipped with electronic computerized transmissions, computerized turret and foam regulators, computerized inflation/deflation mechanisms on tires, electronic computerized fuel systems and sensors as well as Planetary gear reduction systems
  • Inspects and carries out preventive maintenance on ground support and emergency power units by:
  • Performing preventive maintenance inspections on a variety of Airport vehicles and equipment. Performing general servicing including oil changes, filters, lubrications, safety equipment inspections, tires, batteries, wipers, lights, glass, etc. Cleaning, degreasing vehicles and equipment
  • Carrying out preventive maintenance inspections on all emergency power units installed on the airport
  • Inspects, repairs and certifies, all dump trucks, trailers and other similar equipment rewiring inspections, for safety certification as required to meet Ministry of Transportation Safety Standards, Regulations and the GTAA in order to allow vehicles to operate on the highway
  • Organizing and accounting for a complete inventory of hand tools allocated to the incumbent. Requests replacement of lost or damaged tools to keep an up to date functional inventory;
  • Utilizes various manufacturer’s manuals and specifications from a large on-site library, to ensure repairs and adjustments are completed to precise standards
  • Performing electric and gas welding and cutting
  • Complete GTAA’s CMMS usage requirements including recording accurately all pertinent data for each job on the assigned work order (e.g. hours, current vehicle mileage, what the job entailed, materials, etc.)
  • Performing preventative maintenance, repairs and inspections on busses as required


  • High School diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience
  • Must have minimum 2 years of experience as a heavy equipment mechanic and direct experience in vehicular and equipment maintenance gained in a variety of jobs
  • Demonstrated experience working over a very wide range of equipment
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Certificate of Qualification in the trade of Truck and Coach Technician (310T)
  • Valid Ontario Provincial Class G driver’s license
  • The successful incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a D/A class AVOP permit within thirty (30) days of appointment to the position
  • Must be able to obtain and retain a Transport Security Clearance

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of automotive and allied engineering technology associated with the design, inspection, testing and use of light vehicles and heavy equipment to meet the requirements of the Airports Authority Group and the maintenance and repairs thereto
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of current Ministry of Transportation regulations and practices
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of current technology of a very diversified fleet of light and heavy technologically advanced equipment
  • Must keep current with the advancing technology of electronically controlled equipment
  • Knowledge of computer diagnostics and programming tools to perform troubleshooting and maintenance duties due to the increasing use of computer controlled equipment
  • Knowledge of proper response to hazardous spills and containment
  • Knowledge of record keeping and CMMS practices
  • Knowledge of maintenance of tools during work
  • Knowledge of health and safety practices
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts and be available for Standby


  • Vision care
  • On-site parking
  • Vacation & paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Dental care
  • Life insurance
  • Company pension

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • heavy equipment mechanic and vehicular/equipment maintenance: 2 years (Required)


  • Truck and Coach Technician (310T) (Required)
  • Provincial Class G driver's (Required)