Journeyperson Heavy Duty Mechanic

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Lethbridge

At Southland Trailers we build it better, and we build it together!

We are innovators who are obsessed with finding ways to improve everything around us from our products and processes to contributing to the communities that we live in.

We are currently looking for people to join our team. Before applying, ask yourself if:


  • Take pride in the work that you do?
  • Want recognition for your hard work?
  • Like to learn and continually improve?
  • Like working with great teams?

Required Skills & Experience

  • Journeyman HET Truck Mechanic ticket in hand.
  • Previous experience with 5S and lean manufacturing would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced manufacturing environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of Highway Truck and Trailer repair and preventative maintenance (Cummins X15 experience would be preferred, but not specifically required).
  • Valid Class 1 license preferred, but not required.
  • Demonstrate mechanical skills and aptitude, including safe operation of hand & power Tools.
  • Willingness to learn, repair and maintenance on forklifts, tractors, scissor lifts, and electric pallet jacks if not already experienced.
  • Be able to handle items weighing in excess of 50 pounds. This includes lifting, pushing, pulling, and positioning items.
  • Demonstrate appropriate reading, clerical, and basic math skills, including the ability to understand written instructions, and perform routine calculations.
  • A valid first aid certificate would be an asset.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Ability to weld and/or operate a skid steer would be an asset.
  • Must provide complete set of hand tools up to 3/4″ driver.
  • Knowledge of MaxPanda Maintenance program would be an asset.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in early morning team huddle/stretch.
  • Train apprentices in the trade and sign off on hours for blue book.
  • Use tools in a safe manner.
  • Verify materials and equipment are ready for the project.
  • Identify problems and communicate to lead mechanic.
  • Keep detailed logs of equipment PM hours and repairs.
  • Keep in contact with truck drivers for needed repairs or to line up preventive maintenance.
  • Work closely with equipment operators to monitor units and schedule maintenance / PM’s.
  • Repair and perform preventative maintenance on Fleet of Highway Tractors/Trailers when due.
  • Repair and perform preventative maintenance on fleet of forklifts, tractors, Scissor lifts and electric pallet jacks.
  • Frequently lifting in excess of 50lbs.
  • Work in various positions for lengthy periods of time (bend, squat, kneel, stand).
  • Propose potential quality or productivity enhancements i.e. continual improvements.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Head/Assistant Coach.
  • Following standard operating procedures.
  • Complete daily 5S requirements.
  • Complete all assigned training on time.
  • Other duties as assigned by Head/Assistant Coach.


  • Competitive wage with regular reviews!
  • Have an in house cafeteria that serves fresh hot breakfast, lunch and snacks daily!
  • Great incentive program!
  • Coverall program available after 3 months
  • Have gatherings such as paintball, BBQ’s, golf tournaments and much more!
  • Reward employees for new ideas and improvements!
  • Have a generous benefits package for you and your family!
  • Offer a Lean Manufacturing culture.

By applying for this position, you consent to the collection, use, and necessary disclosure of the personal information provided during the application and selection process.

We will pay up to $65/hour for the right candidate.

By applying for this position, you consent to the collection, use, and necessary disclosure of the personal information provided during the application and selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

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