Classification: Mechanic
Department: Infrastructure Services
Location: 92 Second Street Cochrane, Ontario
Immediate Supervisor: Rural Coordinator
Position Status: Full-time
Rate of Pay: Per Collective Agreement
Hours of Work: Normal hours of work as per Collective Agreement
Benefits: Per Collective Agreement


Job Summary:
The position of Mechanic is responsible for the mechanical repairs of small equipment, light duty, and heavy-duty vehicles and mechanical certification of all vehicles within the Infrastructure Services, with the occasional operation of heavy and light duty equipment and general labourer duties. Must be knowledgeable with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and WHMIS regulations and adhere to their standards in the workplace for self and fellow workers. The position is responsible to maintain open and effective communication with all supervisors as assigned (Coordinator – Rural or Urban), the Infrastructure Supervisor and the Director Infrastructure Services



  • Maintain and repair mechanical systems of motorized gas and diesel equipments.
  • Diagnose, test, adjust, and repair mechanical systems of gas and diesel powered equipment: Graders, sanders, loaders, trackless, street sweeper, Garbage Truck., ½ tons trucks, lawn movers, tillers, sod cutters, blowers, compressors, chain saws, sweepers, etc…
  • Repair or replace defective parts such as water pump, fuel pump, steering components, hydraulic systems, brakes, exhaust system, cooling system, carburetor, thermostat, gears, solenoid, pistons, valves, crankshaft, PTO (power take off) systems, differentials, and transmission.
  • Installs batteries and tires. Performs grinding and sharpening of blades. Performs preventative maintenance: change oil and filters, grease and lubricate moving parts.
  • Maintains inventory of parts and prepares purchase requisitions.
  • Maintains records of repairs and preventative maintenance.



  • Knowledge of tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices of engine repair and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems of grounds related equipment.
  • Ability to use and operate lathe, grinder, drill press, impact tools, tire changer, compressor, hoist, welder, hydraulic press, acetylene torch, and hand tools ordinarily used by an engine mechanic.


Education/Experience and Skills:

  • Must possess a Grade 12 education
  • Licensed Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic
  • Licensed Motor Vehicle Mechanic
  • Certified as a truck and coach Technician
  • Certified Automotive Technician
  • Licensed Farm Equipment Mechanic
  • Have a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated progressive municipal experience as mechanic or in a directly related environment.  Must possess a valid Class “DZ” licence.
  • Heavy equipment operator training is an asset.
  • Bilingualism is an asset


The above represents only a brief description of the general requirements for the position of “Mechanic”. Those wishing to apply are encouraged to obtain a detailed job description.

Employees wishing to apply are to do so in writing, in a sealed envelope, clearly mark “Mechanic Position” and addressed to Shane Skinner, Director Infrastructure Services, before 2:00 p.m. on July 10th, 2019

A detailed job specification can be picked up and applications are to be dropped off at the Infrastructure Services Office located at 92 Second Street, Cochrane Ontario between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.