Heavy Duty Mechanic - $39.86/ hour

Date: Jan 3, 2023

Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 16589 

PNR RailWorks is the leading subcontractor in new rail construction and rail maintenance in Canada, covering projects from new track construction, maintenance to large signalling upgrade projects. With the rail industry continuing to grow, we are looking for experienced individuals in the electrical and civil construction fields.


Starting Wage: $39.86/Hour


Positions Summary:

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:

  1. Perform preventative and corrective maintenance of all systems associated with work equipment (mechanical, electrical and hydraulic)
  2. Work from blueprints, service manuals and schematic drawings
  3. Conduct inspections and tests, repair or replace parts with limited resources in remote locations outdoors in all types of weather conditions
  4. Evaluate parts for reuse, repair or replacement
  5. Use of cutting torches and welder to perform various fabrication tasks, comfortable using both stick and mig welding applications  
  6. Use various hand and power hand tools
  7. Operates equipment such as overhead or mobile cranes and forklifts to assist in assignments
  8. Diagnose equipment problems and take corrective action in order to minimize the impact on crew production
  9. Adapts to new methods, processes, material and equipment
  10. Prepare and submit equipment maintenance records, time sheets, etc.
  11. Follows prescribed safety procedures including the use of safety clothing and equipment
  12. Ensures cleanliness and organization of shop, maintenance of shop tools and equipment, loading/unloading and storage of equipment, etc.
  13. Working on heavy duty equipment such as Excavators and Backhoes
  14. Assists other Heavy Duty Mechanics when needed




  • Licensed heavy-equipment and or Ag equipment Licence required
  • Previous Field service experience
  • Own Tools
  • Valid Drivers License
  • A safety-oriented work ethic supported by experience within the labor industry
  • The ability to follow instructions, rules and regulations is essential
  • Hydraulic & Electrical trouble shooting and repair background
  • Fluent on reading hydraulic and electrical schematics
  • Knowledge of Hydraulic & Electrical components and systems 
  • Previous field experience an asset





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.