Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics

(NOC 7312)
+23.06%
 

What do Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics do?

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.

How to become: Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics

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.

Where to study for a career as: Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Motive Power Technician Diploma
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Motive Power - Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Diploma; Online
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Motive Power Technician Diploma; Co-op
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Heavy Equipment Technician Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Motive Power Technician - Heavy Duty Equipment Diploma
Motive Power Technician - Heavy Duty Equipment Diploma; Co-op
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Modified on April 07, 2022

How much do Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics make?

Low:
$44,720
Average:
$70,720
High:
$98,322

Job openings for Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics

Job Seekers:
25,900
Job Openings:
24,100