PARKS CANADA AGENCY
HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC, GL-VHE-10
Indeterminate employment opportunity, Year-round
Highway Service Centre, Banff, Alberta
Salary: $26.88 to $29.21 per hour
Summary of Duties: Provides skilled mechanical maintenance, repair and modification of heavy and light vehicles and equipment in a Parks Canada Agency field unit or service centre.
Area of Consideration: Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all individuals who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
Quote Selection Process Number: 2013-PKS-WNC-HSC-016-1
Closing Date: September 10, 2013
Language: English Essential
Your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet all the requirements for the position and must include:
- Your résumé;
- Your cover letter demonstrating clearly how you meet the requirements of the position;
- Indicating your preferred official language for correspondence and assessment;
- Copy of Alberta or Interprovincial Heavy Duty Mechanic Certification;
Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience factors listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter.
Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), may result in the rejection of your application.
Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.
General Enquiries: Marie-Claude Asselin, Human Resources Advisor, at 250-837-7518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your application to:
By e-mail : email@example.com
By fax: 250-837-7563
STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS
Language Requirement: English Essential
Education: Completion of secondary school diploma according to provincial standards or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.
Recent* and significant* experience in the diagnostic and the repair of heavy equipment or diesel powered equipment.
* Recent and significant experience is defined by a minimum of 2 years experience in the past 5 years to the Journeyman level of proficiency.
Alberta or Interprovincial Heavy Duty Mechanic Certification (Please provide proof of certification with your application. Only certified Heavy Duty Journeyman candidates will be considered.)
Preference may be given
to candidates who possess a Class 1 or Class 3 Driver’s license with air brakes endorsement.
- Knowledge of principles of repair and overhaul of heavy duty equipment, diesel engines, fuel systems, final drives, starting motors, alternators, air brake systems, hydraulic components, electronic control systems;
- Knowledge of preventive maintenance and troubleshooting techniques and practices;
- Knowledge of shop mathematics and parts reference;
- Knowledge of safety measures and safety regulations common to garage operation;
- Knowledge of highway maintenance principles and practices;
- Knowledge of Parks Canada Organization, values and philosophy.
- Ability to read mechanical drawings;
- Ability to diagnose equipment faults using laptop or supplied services manuals and plan/perform appropriate corrective actions;
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
- Ability to manage conflicting priorities; to multitask and work under time sensitive conditions.
Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes:
- Exercise sound judgement;
- Personally connect with people;
- Take responsibility;
- Demonstrates integrity;
- Make things happen.
Conditions of Employment:
- Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status.
- Maintenance of valid driver’s license.
- Willingness to wear identifier clothing and safety equipment;
- Willingness to travel and/or work in a variety of weather conditions and terrain for extended periods of time;
- Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays, provincial/territorial holidays.
Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact Marie-Claude Asselin, Human Resources Advisor if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.
Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.
Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the organization's representative of your need for accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.
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