Job ID: 11341

Reporting to the Equipment Manager/Shop Foreman, the Mechanic performs duties and tasks related to the preventative and corrective maintenance of specialized railway construction equipment and other related construction equipment and vehicles. Working hours during the probation period will be straight day shift once the probation period ends the working hours will change based on business needs these positions are not for day shift only.

Primary Duties and Tasks of the Heavy Duty Mechanic:
Perform preventative and corrective maintenance of all systems associated with work equipment (mechanical, electrical and hydraulic)

Work from blueprints, service manuals and schematic drawings

Conduct inspections and tests, repair or replace parts with limited resources in remote locations outdoors in all types of weather conditions

Evaluate parts for reuse, repair or replacement

Use of cutting torches and welder to perform various fabrication tasks, comfortable using both stick and mig welding applications

Use various hand and power hand tools

Operates equipment such as overhead or mobile cranes and forklifts to assist in assignments

Diagnose equipment problems and take corrective action in order to minimize the impact on crew production

Adapts to new methods, processes, material and equipment

Prepare and submit equipment maintenance records, time sheets, etc.

Follows prescribed safety procedures including the use of safety clothing and equipment

Ensures cleanliness and organization of shop, maintenance of shop tools and equipment, loading/unloading and storage of equipment, etc.

Working on heavy duty equipment such as Excavators and Backhoes

Assists other Heavy Duty Mechanics when needed


Licenced heavy equipment and/or Ag equipment technician required (3rd Year apprentices will be considered)

Previous field service experience

Previous rail experience, an asset

Own tools required

DZ or higher drivers licence, an asset

A safety-oriented work ethic supported by experience within the labour industry

The ability to follow instructions, rules and regulations is essential

Written and verbal communications skills

Ability to work as a valuable member of a team

Problem solving skills

Hydraulic & Electrical trouble shooting and repair background

Fluent on reading hydraulic and electrical schematics

Knowledge of Hydraulic & Electrical components and systems

Please note our office is in Guelph but the majority of our service work is in the GTA.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with PNR RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law.