Technical Lead - Salvage

Finning International

Finning International

Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2023


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**Please disregard the number of openings above. We are still hiring for this position**

As a Technical Lead – Salvage, you will be responsible for technical support and developing detailed, high quality processes, and production documentation relating to major salvage engine components. This will be in support of OEM’s strategy of building high quality components by relying on strong processes and detailed documentation to improve quality, repeatability and accuracy.

Job Description:

  • Combining Caterpillar Technical information with OEM process and procedures to create clear and concise best practice production support documentation
  • Maintaining the accuracy and consistency of all technical documentation, via Document Change Requests (DCRs)
  • Co-ordinate with ‘Value Streams’ to validate technical specifications and shop floor practices to ensure final production meets the appropriate final product requirements.
  • Producing or arranging for illustrative purposes, drawings and photographs included in the documentation
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and other projects in the interests of salvage support and product improvement
  • Collaborate with the multiple organizational groups on the design/manufacturing/purchasing of improved tools and equipment.
  • Provide warranty, failure analysis and condition reports for major salvage components
  • Regularly initiate salvage process audits to ensure process is supporting quality objectives
  • Analyze salvage practices to identify cost saving opportunities


  • Preferred candidates will have an Engineering degree in related discipline (mechanical, metallurgical, reliability), or be a Mechanical Technologist, with exposure to a manufacturing plant, and machine shop activities
  • Proven writing, research and formatting skills, particularly in a technical industry
  • Experience with heavy duty engines, and/or CAT equipment is a plus
  • Technical knowledge and appreciation of heavy duty engine components, systems, and related salvage
  • Strong root cause analysis skills
  • The ability to interact with various levels within the organization and analyze information to understand the product and procedures
  • The ability to effectively communicate technical findings in writing and verbally
  • Possess a strong knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Demonstrated drive for continuous improvement
  • Good attention to detail
  • Knowledge of document control in an ISO quality system
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment


  • Base salary ~ $70000+ per year, based on experience, as well as bonus eligibility
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan and Employee Share Purchase plan (with employer matching components)

Company: OEM Remanufacturing

At Finning, we prioritize creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we actively encourage all individuals to express themselves and achieve their full potential. As a company, we continuously strive to enhance our outreach to individuals of all backgrounds and identities. We do not discriminate against applicants based on gender identity, race, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities. Furthermore, Finning is committed to collaborating with and providing reasonable accommodations /adjustments to individuals with disabilities. If you require an adjustment/accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please inform your recruiter.