Heavy Duty Mechanic - Field - Syncrude - 14x14 Continuous Shift

Finning International

Finning International

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2023


Finning Canada

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Position Overview:

As the world's largest Caterpillar dealer, we are looking for the BEST Heavy Duty Mechanics who are ready to build a long-term career with Finning. We set you up with DEALER GRADE TRAINING and support to troubleshoot, undercarriage work, field running, and intervention repair a variety of Caterpillar open pit mining equipment within Alberta's oil sands.

• Industry leading total compensation plan

• Compensation Perks
o Hourly rate: $68.19 - $70.70 / hour
o Hourly premiums available: continuous shift, night shift, first aid
o Paid breaks
o Paid vacation, sick and flex time
o Employee Share Purchase Plan Options
o RRSP Options
o Overtime & double time hours available

• Wellness Perks
o Continuous shift; extra 15 scheduled weeks off per year
o Industry leading Benefits and Pension
o Boot Allowance
o Tool Allowance
o PPE provided

• Accommodation Perks
o Non-Wood Buffalo residents: Premium Camp/Condo provided and
Regional Wage Allowance paid
o Local Wood Buffalo residents: Monthly location allowance

We take pride in the quality of our work and provide a SAFE WORK environment for our people. Safety is not just a culture; it is a founding principle of our business. From trucks with 100,000 running hours to trucks that can run themselves, there is endless opportunities to carve out your future with Finning.

We are looking to IMMEDIATELY hire technicians to support shop and field work. These are FULL-TIME PERMANENT positions on a 14x14 12-hour continuous day/night shift rotation, providing support to our Syncrude locations.

Job Description:

  • Safety conscience team player with exellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills with a high attention to detail
  • Comply and engage with all safety requirements from customer and Finning
  • Trouble shooting equipment and perform repairs independently
  • Interface with customers, products and sales support
  • Working with the supervisor on various tasks and duties as needed
  • Maintain Finning Customer Service Commitment
  • Perform component intervention diagnosis and repairs
  • Perform undercarriage repairs
  • Perform field runner duties and in mine repairs as needed


  • Interprovincial Journeyperson Heavy Equipment Certification
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a Heavy Duty Technician in a mining environment
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license with a successful recent drivers abstract
  • Ability to conduct and perform duties and leverage resources independently
  • Ability to independently troubleshoot and perform internal engine repairs
  • Deep Understanding of the Caterpillar product line
  • Ability to effectively navigate SIS 2.0 without assistance
  • Ability to leverage and prove competency in searching DPSS to assist with troubleshooting and find information
  • Ability to independently submit DSN in event troubleshooting requires additional support or has been deemed a requirement


  • This position will work a 14 x 14 shift, rotating days and nights, and will provide support to our Syncrude locations with primary work site to be Base Mine
  • A condition of employment is the ability to be fit tested and the ability to wear a respirator
  • Any future shift changes that may occur will be made in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Agreement.
  • Candidate selection will be in compliance with the terms of the current collective agreement

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.