Apprentice Heavy Duty Mechanic

At Performance Vac & Tank Services Ltd. we specialize in safely hauling fluids and oilfield waste throughout the oilfields of Western Canada. With a responsive team and growing fleet of top of the line equipment, Performance Vac has grown into a leader of oilfield fluid transportation and heating services.

Performance Vac is currently accepting resumes for the position of Heavy Duty Mechanic (Apprentice). This position reports to our Shop Manager. This is a full-time position and will commensurate with experience.

Job Location:  Grande Prairie, Alberta

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

~ Interprets technical manuals, work orders, and writes service reports
~ Keeps equipment cleaned, lubricated and maintained
~ Performs preventative and service maintenance on trucks
~ Monitors the safety and efficiency of equipment
~ Diagnoses faults or malfunctions
~ Adjusts equipment and repairs or replaces defective parts, components or systems
~ Tests repaired equipment for proper performance and ensures that the work done meets manufacturers’ specifications and legislated requirements
~ Performs physically demanding duties such as: heavy lifting, working underneath trucks, working in cramped or awkward positions, climbing on/off units & trailers, getting in/out of units, working long hours if required
~ Provides guidance, training and coaching to apprentices or shop hands when necessary
~ Maintains a customer focused approach


~ Heavy Equipment Technician 2nd or 3rd year apprentice
~ 2 – 5 years of directly related experience working on tractor trailer units, Kenworth experience an asset
~ Standard First Aid & H2S
~ Good vision, hearing, and sense of smell as well as physical strength & stamina
~ Ability to participate in a pre-employment test, audiogram and mask fit
~ The ability to think logically and keep up with changes in technology

To apply for these positions please submit a cover letter & resume including a driver’s abstract and references to:

Human Resources
Performance Vac & Tank Services Ltd.
Box 783, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 3R5
Fax: (780)-830-5164

We would like thank you for reviewing our current posting, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted. We encourage you to check our careers page often and we thank you for your interest with Performance Vac & Tank Services Ltd.

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