Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics 


Heavy-duty equipment mechanics clean, lubricate, and maintain equipment, test/diagnose malfunctions using computerized/other testing equipment, and adjust/repair equipment to meet manufacturers' specifications.


Work: Cleaning, lubricating, and maintaining equipment and testing/diagnosing malfunctions using computerized/other testing equipment, and adjusting/repairing equipment to meet manufacturers' specifications. , Performing repair work on heavy trucks. , Attaching components and adjusting new farm equipment.

Useful Secondary School subjects: Industrial Arts, Mechanics, Math, English

Degrees associated with this career: Certificate, Diploma, Post-diploma

Requirements: You usually need a high school diploma. , To gain trade certification, you usually need either a three- to five-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over four years' work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in heavy equipment repair. , Heavy-duty equipment mechanic trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces/territories. , Farm equipment mechanic trade certification is available, but voluntary, in all provinces except Quebec and the territories. , Heavy equipment and farm equipment mechanics may obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country. , With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor. , Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or a community college diploma.

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