Town of Stephenville

Job Vacancy: Apprentice Mechanic

Town of Stephenville





Mechanics Apprentice


A copy of the Job Description is available below.


Interested applicants must apply in writing, before 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019 to:

 Mr. Ted Gracie

Director of Municipal Services

or in person at:

125 Carolina Ave

Stephenville, NL. A2N 2Z5


Mike Campbell





July 2, 2019

Job Description: Apprentice Mechanic

Definition of Work

Work in this class involves the maintenance of diesel and gas powered mechanical equipment and trucks under the supervision of a journeyperson mechanic. Employees are required to assist in diagnosing problems in vehicles and equipment, to dismantle, repair, replace, rebuild, and reassemble, and tune and adjust a variety of equipment. Employees in this classification are expected to call major defects and deficiencies in equipment to the attention of the supervisor and are expected to carry out their work exercising all necessary safety precautions. Employees of this class are required to provide tools of the profession and may be required to preform related work of a like nature. Work is normally preformed under moderate or occasional supervision.

Illustrative Examples of Work

·         Assists in carrying out of repairs and adjustments on Town vehicle and equipment fleet;

·         Work is performed in the Public Works garage, garage yard, or at the location of the equipment failure, as required

·         Undertakes or assists in the dismantling, repair, assembly, adjusting, oiling or greasing of mechanical equipment;

·         Check and repair tires and undertake greasing and oiling of moving parts;

·         Check and repair lighting and warning systems, mirrors, glass, etc.;

·         Performs related work of a like nature as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Good knowledge of occupational hazards and safety practices necessary to proper performance of required work. Good knowledge of safe driving and operating practices of hydraulic lifting and loading devices. Ability to operate and maintain equipment and tools. Good knowledge of basic computer applications, i.e. Microsoft Office. Ability to understand, follow, and give oral or written directions. Physical conditions and enough strength to carry out work on heavy mechanical equipment.

Education and Experience

Grade Twelve. Valid driver’s license suitable for classes of vehicles involved (class 5 with 9 A endorsement). Apprentice in either heavy equipment technician or truck and transport technician. Tools of trade required in accordance with list provided by Employer. Must be eligible and willing to participate in the provincial apprentice program.