Heavy Duty Mechanic (Kearl)

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Anzac

North American Construction Group

NACG are seeking an experienced Journeyman (Journeyperson) Heavy Duty Mechanic (Off-Road) to join our remote mining site team in the Fort McMurray area.
Upon hire, you will be eligible for a $7500 Attraction Bonus. This is your opportunity to join one of the safest and largest contracts in the region.
For this role, NACG offers a combined gross rate of up to $62.95/hour as well as room for growth!
Where You’ll Be Working

  • Site: Kearl
  • Schedule: 14 x 14, 12 hour days (paid for 11.5 hours). Days/Nights.
  • Accommodations: Camp is provided.
  • Transportation:Flights out of Edmonton or Calgary only. Bussing is provided from camp to site (before and after shifts).
  • Overtime: Included in the blended rate listed above

What’s In It for You?
Benefits are important and we offer lots!

  • Up to a combined rate of pay of $62.95/hour
  • Vacation and Statutory Holiday pay allocated to each paycheck
  • Night shift premium
  • Paid weekly
  • Membership with one of the largest IUOE locals in North America
  • Benefits and pension after 400 hours worked, including medical and dental benefits
  • Transportation to and from site, save on gas expenses!
  • PPE provided, just bring your own CSA certified steel toed boots
  • Room for growth and future advancements

We are proud to work with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 955. Successful candidates will become a part of that union.
What You’ll Be Doing

  • Complete repairs on CAT/Komatsu/Hitachi equipment of all sizes.
  • Work closely with peers in both maintenance and operations.
  • Preventative Maintenance and servicing of all equipment.
  • Evaluate equipment performance and inspect to detect faults and malfunctions.
  • Trouble shooting systems – example: hydraulic, electrical & mechanical of all equipment and determine faults and extent of repair.
  • Test repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that work meets manufacturer specifications.
  • Mobilization of equipment for maintenance and repair.
  • Develop work scopes and schedules for equipment to be repaired.
  • Order required repair parts, complete reports and fill out work orders.
  • Teach and evaluate apprentices and mentor Mechanics.
  • Follow NACG codes of practice and Safe Operating Procedures.
  • Other maintenance duties as assigned.

What Makes You The ONE

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience post Journeyman (Journeyperson) certification on large Haul Trucks/Dozers/Graders and Excavators.
  • Possess excellent diagnostic and troubleshooting skills and abilities.
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision.
  • Exhibit professional work behaviors.
  • Committed to continuous learning.
  • Basic knowledge of computer applications.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in daily work interaction
  • A valid Alberta Journeyman (Journeyperson) Equipment Technician (Off Road) Certificate or an Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyman (Journeyperson) Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic/Technician (Off Road).
  • Experience with Cat SIS is an asset.
  • Previous experience on a Safety Sensitive work site an asset

Transferable Skills/Terms: HET, Heavy Equipment Technician, Heavy Duty Mechanic, Off Road Mechanic
What’s Next
If you are chosen to move forward in our hiring process for a site-based role, you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Provide a valid Class 5 Driver’s License and a recent Driver’s Abstract
  • Provide a valid CSO
  • Wood Buffalo Wildlife Awareness (or Wildlife Awareness including Bear Awareness)
  • Be subject to Random Testing at: Suncor, Suncor Fort Hills and Kearl sites
  • Undergo and successfully pass the following pre-employment testing:
    • Breath Alcohol Test
    • Urine Drug Test
    • Fitness-to-Work Health Assessment
    • Audiometric Testing
    • Vision Screening
    • Criminal Record Check

Once dispatched the following processes will occur:

  • Will receive a call from NACG to set up all required pre-employment testing
  • An email will be sent with all required New Hire Paperwork to be filled out
  • After all results and paperwork are received by NACG, candidates will be contacted by Site Admin to schedule orientation and confirm your start date and other site-specific details.

Please note: The onboarding process can take anywhere from 3-8 business days.
Shift, site, and start times are subject to change.
NACG in a Nutshell
North American Construction Group (NACG) has served as an industry leader in the heavy construction and mining industries for over 65 years. In that time, we’ve proven ourselves as a safe and reliable contractor who can complete projects of any size and scope. We’ve also taken a number of bold steps forward to broaden our footprint, expanding to mines outside our provincial borders, and providing third-party maintenance services to clients and customers.
In addition to providing employees with rewarding careers, North American has a whole lot more to offer:

  • Significant Growth -As a company, NACG is rapidly expanding, and has practically doubled in size over the past year alone.
  • Long Term Contracts – With over $1 billion dollars in contracted work booked through 2023, NACG can provide long term employment solutions and numerous opportunities for advancement.
  • Commitment To Safety – With a top tier record for safety performance, NACG is dedicated to ensuring that everyone gets home safe, and constantly strives for a goal zero performance.
  • Competitive Compensation – NACG provides competitive compensation packages for all employees.
  • Attractive Benefits Package – With a substantial benefits package provided to all employees, NACG ensures that you are covered for life’s many surprises.
  • GRRSP Matching – As you begin your new career, you can also start planning for the future thanks to NACG’s GRRSP matching.
  • Safety focused – An exceptional leader in committing to a safe work environment by promoting personal safety amongst the workforce and continually improving our HSE systems. Everybody gets home safe!

North American Construction Group is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, valued, and respected. We recognize the talent, perspective, and creative force that diverse groups of people generate, and we encourage all people to express interest with us especially those from marginalized and underrepresented groups who might hesitate before applying. If you require accommodation in submitting interest on a role or throughout our interview process, please email us at to ask for assistance.
North American Construction Group acknowledges that we perform work on the Traditional Treaty 6 and 8 Territories, home to the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux and Nakota Sioux, and the Metis. We encourage members of those and all traditional lands to apply with us.
Become a member of the North American family today!