Truck shop: Noise of heavy equipment tools, dust, exhaust, cement floors, frequently near moving equipment or parts, frequently working from heights, continuous standing/walking/weightbearing, frequent bend/twist/reach/push/pull combinations in awkward postures, time pressure for repairs with high consequence of error (safety and assets); high attention to safety required (and noted). Job observed directly.
Field: Extreme weather conditions (e.g., temperature, precipitation, wind, visibility), variable and extreme walking and driving conditions (e.g., rock, mud, ice, snow - any conditions extremely uneven at times), frequently near moving equipment or parts, frequently driving, frequent bend/twist/reach/push/pull combinations in awkward postures while outdoors; time pressure for repairs with high consequence of error (safety and assets); high attention to safety required. Filed job not directly observed.
12 hour shifts, (7 days on/ 7days off)
2, 30-minute breaks per shift
Day and night heavy-duty mechanics who operate in the truck shop. They drive or push the equipment needing maintenance into the service bay from where it was parked just outside; work on the equipment and drive it out to the lot for pickup.
3 day, 2 night field runners who operate 50% to 70% of the time outdoors, at the location on the property where the equipment needs maintenance. This can be several km away.
- Truck shop:
- Stand/walk/weightbear up to 11 hours daily; occasionally on rough ground; climbing on/around equipment.
- Field Runner:
- Drive up to an hour one way; up to 6 hours over a day otherwise walking on uneven ground outdoors and climbing on/around equipment.
Top Strength Requirements:
- Items required to be manually lift, carry and manipulate (one person):
- Cylinder heads 106 lb
- Impact wrench 30 lb plus typical socket, used continuously in various positions including overhead/outstretched arm
Heavy Equipment Mechanics - Equipment’s used to Perform Job:
- The typical heavy duty mechanic tools including hand tools (e.g., wrenches, screwdrivers), air and impact tools (e.g., wrenches, drills) and sledge hammers.
- Materials handling equipment (e.g., hydraulic jacks and hoists, chains, overhead cranes, slings, come-a-longs), ladders, man-lifts, safety harness and lanyard, truck to access field.
- Other supplies and equipment: Any part needing replacement, repair or removal for access.