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POSITION ID: 4230-002 CALL NO. 23-3090

Job Designation: Equipment Repair Technician

Department: Roads and Works

Job Details: Permanent Full Time (CUPE 136)

Salary Range: $33.52 (Full-Time Rate)

Closing Date: Applications for this position must be received at no later than 11:59pm on March 7, 2023.

Consideration may be given to applicants who do not possess an Agricultural Equipment Technician Certificate Qualification and/or the Heavy Equipment Mechanic Certification noted below if a fully qualified candidate is not available in the applicant pool. A successful applicant without the pre-requisite certification would be expected to obtain the Agricultural Equipment Technician or Heavy Equipment Mechanic certification within 24 – 36 months of employment as a condition of continued employment and would be compensated at the appropriate Apprentice Band rate in accordance with Schedule C of the CUPE Local 136 Collective Agreement.


The Fleet Services department is responsible for the repairs and maintenance on Roads & Works, Parks & Open Space, Recreation & Culture, Fire and Oakville Hydro Departments, on light automotive, heavy truck, plows & winter control equipment, aerial devices, off-road, agricultural rated equipment, trailers, and small equipment. The Agricultural Equipment Technicians and/or Heavy Equipment Mechanics are exposed to a variety of equipment types, including, but not limited to: Large riding mowers, farm tractors, winter control equipment which include trackless and bombardier sidewalk plows, sweepers, roller/compactors and other miscellaneous construction equipment (ie: backhoes), blowers, chippers, compressors, trimmers, lawn mowers, pumps, saws, routers, tampers, augers, and generators. Equipment may be hand held, carriage, tractor, trailer or chassis mounted.

Hours of Work 40 hours per week. Day and afternoon (5-day 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM, or 4-day noon – 10:30 PM) variable shifts may be required with appropriate notice.

Reporting to the Shop Supervisor and receiving direction from the Leadhand and/or Licensed Mechanic as required, the Agricultural Equipment Technician and/or Heavy Equipment Mechanic will be responsible for performing the following: 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Scheduled inspections, preventive maintenance, repair, rebuild, tracing, tune-up, and troubleshooting of gas & diesel engine powered equipment. This includes engines, their integral systems, mountings, components, controls, PTO’s and ancillary drives.
  • Work will generally be performed on, but not be limited to units of less than 100 horsepower. Engines will be either 2 or 4 stroke, air or water cooled, fuel injected or carbureted, diesel or gasoline. Work will also be performed on integral engine components such as inlet and filtration systems, fuel systems, cooling systems, exhaust, and intake components, silencers and drive train components, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems. 
  • Troubleshooting and tracing of problems and their correction as may be required by proper trade practices, manufacturer’(s) requirements, or as directed. This will include disassembly/repair/rebuild/reassembly and testing of the equipment and components (i.e.:steering systems, brakes, wheels, structural and suspension).
  • Operate shop equipment necessary for such repairs, i.e. drill and hydraulic presses, lifting equipment, micrometers, gauges, mower blade sharpening equipment, and hand tools as may be required.
  • Maintenance and repair of special use equipment. This will include its preparation for seasonal use or storage, and regular inspection(s) during these periods to ensure its proper and safe operable condition.
  • Read, interpret, and function with technical drawings and manuals for equipment, i.e. electrical, fluid power (water & hydraulic), mechanical, etc.
  • Perform preventive maintenance according to the schedule for the equipment relevant to this position and assists management with its planning.
  • Enters and maintains accurate records and data on work performed daily.
  • Performs job duties in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Corporate Policies of the Town of Oakville.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Secondary school graduation, OSSD, or Ontario recognized equivalent and successful completion of Agricultural Equipment Technician Certificate or Heavy Equipment Mechanic Certificate.
  • 5 years of demonstrated previous related experience in equipment maintenance required; diversified equipment experience as noted above.
  • Certification in propane and lift truck operations are required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to operate necessary shop equipment as well as cutting torches, electric arc, MIG, welders is required. 
  • Ability to use electronic monitoring and diagnostic equipment is required. 
  • Must possess own set of mechanic’s basic tools. 
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend memos, letters, work orders, instructions, service manuals, electrical/electronic schematics, parts catalogue, technical drawings, operators reports, operator manuals, assembly diagrams, wiring diagram updates, repair reports, job estimates and hydraulic schematic updates.
  • Must possess basic mathematical skills to comprehend electrical equations, hydraulic/pneumatic equations, engine cylinder volume compression, torques, gear ratios/conversions of values using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, ratios.
  • Must be able to use a computer in a Windows / Network environment. 
  • Familiarity with Book 7 Traffic Control, Highway Traffic Act, MSDS, WHMIS, Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, and other Regulations and Standards as they affect this work would be an asset.
  • Demonstrate effective communications, both oral and written, customer service, and problem solving skills. Proficient time management skills and flexibility in adjusting between a variety of duties. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, or as part of a team where required.
  • Must hold and provide a copy of a valid and unrestricted Ontario Driver’s License Class DZ minimum (standard and automatic transmission) with a driving record that demonstrates a responsible and safe driving behaviour. Note: Applicants with 6 or more points are ineligible for consideration. The successful applicant, who is a new hire, will be required to provide the Corporation with a current drivers abstract (no older than 30 days) as a condition of employment. 

DATED: February 28, 2022


The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of full vaccination in accordance with the town’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Procedure. Accommodation requests for new hires that are unable to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for reasons protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code must be made in writing to the Human Resources department.


This job profile reflects the general requirements necessary to perform the principal functions of the job. This does not include all of the work requirements of the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate through their application and in the interview process that their qualifications match those specified. Applicants may also be required to undergo a skills assessment. The successful candidate will be required to pass all elements of the recruitment process with a minimum score of 75%.


We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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