Public Employment Opportunity

Heavy Equipment Technician

Competition Details

Referral Number
Employment type
1 Temporary Position
Equipment Maintenance Division - Labrador Region - Transportation - Labrador Region
Position Group
NAPE - General Service
Department of Transportation and Works
Happy Valley - Goose Bay
Closing Date
No closing date
Salary (scale)
$24.52 - $27.23 per hour (CG-29)

Labrador Allowance: with dependent $5,878, without $2,939.

Travel Allowance: $911 for employee and $702 per dependent.


Position Details (What is this?)


The Department of Transportation and Works is responsible for the administration, supervision, control, regulation, management and direction of all matters relating to transportation and public works. As such, the Department oversees the construction and maintenance of the provincial highways; the provision of the provincial ferry services; management of the provincial government fleet of light vehicles and heavy equipment; operation and maintenance of the provincial government air ambulances and water bombers; and construction and management of provincial government buildings. The vision of the Department of Transportation and Works is of safe, reliable and sustainable transportation and public works infrastructure and services, demonstrating a commitment to service excellence in supporting the social and economic needs of Newfoundland and Labrador.


This position provides skilled journeyperson level work with the diagnosing of problems related to light and heavy equipment as well as advanced work in a variety of other trades associated with the repair of vehicles and related equipment carried out in the region. Equipment includes trucks, loaders, snow plows, snow blowers, graders and air powered equipment. Work involves repairing, rebuilding and fabricating parts and components of light and heavy vehicles, vehicle systems and related equipment. Performs duties in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety regulations and safe work practices pertaining to workplace and equipment. The Heavy Equipment Technician performs emergency road services, makes field repairs.  This position also oversees apprenticeship technicians.  Performs other related duties as required.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Certification as a journeyperson Heavy Equipment Technician OR Certification by the Province of NL and/or interprovincial certification as a journeyperson: Truck and Transport Mechanic or Automotive Technician with experience with heavy equipment and heavy trucks.
  2. Experience in diagnostics and repair
  3. Experience in the various trades associated with repair of vehicles and equipment (asset)
  4. Experience in electric welding and acetylene cutting (asset)
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of diagnostics of heavy equipment and heavy trucks
  2. Knowledge of repair of heavy equipment and heavy trucks
  3. Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety regulations and safe work practices
  4. Electric welding and acetylene cutting (asset)
  5. Ability to solve problems
  6. Ability to manage time and tasks
  7. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  8. Relationship building
  9. Works independently

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
  1. Valid Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Class 05 license
  2. Journeyperson certification in required discipline
Conditions of Acceptance
  1. The demands of the job occasionally result in considerable fatigue, requiring periods of rest. Examples of the kinds of physical demands include crawling under vehicles, climbing on ladders, bending, stretching, twisting while working in tight spaces, standing or kneeling on cement floors, lifting and/or moving heavy objects such as tires, rims, brake drums, etc.
  2. Regularly required to lift or move objects 25 to 50 lbs and lifting or moving objects over 50 lbs is required on a regular basis.
Applicant Information

Please submit copies of valid certificate(s) with application. 

For more information about this opportunity please call Roxanne Walsh at (709) 896-7858.

  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting, 709-729-0130 or toll free at 1-888-729-7690.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
  • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
  • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

How To Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number TW.17.18.R0369, should be submitted

By Mail
Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
By Fax
(709) 729-6737

Please submit copies of valid certificate(s) with application. 

For more information about this opportunity please call Roxanne Walsh at (709) 896-7858.