Heavy Equipment Technician

Great West Equipment, Fort St John, B.C.

Succeeding in business is about more than selling great products. If you want to make a real impact, you have to provide something special to the community, and make accountability and integrity your number one priority.

We’re Great West Equipment, and we do just that. We’re a privately owned heavy equipment machine business consisting of eleven branches that operate throughout every region of British Columbia and the Yukon. We are the Volvo distributor for British Columbia and the Yukon, and our product line also includes, Metso crushing and screening equipment, Timberpro feller bunchers, Sennebogen material handlers, and Madill forestry products. The driving force behind our organization is the sincere commitment to our people, their focus on exceeding customers' expectations and the values that we live by every day:


Now we’re looking to add a new member to our growing team: someone who is organized, enjoys a fast-paced environment, and thrives on continuous learning.

You’ll love working here…….

As our Heavy Equipment Technician you’ll play an integral role in performing major diagnostics and major repairs and servicing all equipment in fleet with minimal supervision. You are responsible for providing the highest quality of service and complying with the company’s established policies and procedures. This position may be responsible for developing and coaching apprentices. We are flexible and can offer work in the shop and/or field.

What’s in it for you……

We’re a growing business in an exciting industry, and we’re a family. This is a full-time, permanent position paying $50.96 and all overtime is double time We offer a competitive compensation package, which includes full health and dental, plus a company sponsored RRSP plan of $3.50/hour. We promote continued education by providing frequent in-house OEM training to keep you up to date with advancing technology.

You’re going to have an amazing feeling of fulfilment when your efforts drive us to become each customer’s first choice for equipment, parts, and service.

Success looks like this ……

  • “Service First”. It’s our company slogan and you are driven to support external and internal customers with exceptional solutions. You’ll recognize that our customers’ livelihoods depend on the service they receive from our team.
  • Certification. You have done the hard work and training required to earn certification as a Red Seal Heavy Equipment Technician and you’re ready to apply all that you have learned to make Great West Equipment your customers’ first choice. We will also consider a 3rd or 4th year Apprentice and will be happy to help you complete your training to obtain your ticket.
  • Critical Thinking. You cut to the chase by collecting and examining technical information and make decisions on what is relevant in order to pinpoint issues with mechanical systems. You will have an in-depth understanding of diagnostic tools, how to access product information, and you’ll be proficient in providing solutions to problems in a timely manner with minimal assistance. As well you will thrive on the challenge of troubleshooting and possess the ability to read various system diagrams
  • Keeping Your Cool. You may occasionally need to work under pressure while maintaining a strong focus on quality service. This can be a physical job with heavy lifting and carrying. The pace can be fast, the hours can be long during busy cycles and you may also need to work overtime. You will also realize that you need to recharge regularly – we insist that you take your vacation time!
  • Mentorship. Listen actively and perform competence analysis of apprentice technicians. Identify areas for them to improve and provide on the job training to assist in their development.
  • Safety Minded. First and foremost – you work safely, following all safety programs and procedures – every time. We have adopted best practices when developing our systems and procedures and you’ll become a champion for consistently staying in the lines.
  • Organization. This is a detail-oriented position and you have already developed personal systems for organizing your work, ensuring you are prepared with information, parts and specialty tooling prior to attending a worksite.

Are you the talented tech we are looking for? Apply today!