Journeyman (Journeyperson) Heavy Duty Mechanic (Fort Mackay Shop)

Job ID
Trades -Heavy Duty Mechanic
Job City
Fort McMurray, AB

Position Scope

NACG is seeking an experienced Journeyman (Journeyperson) Heavy Duty Mechanic (Off Road) to join our dynamic and industry leading organization. Upon hire, you will be eligible for a $2500 Attraction Bonus and our long-term service awards which are made in yearly payments. The sooner you start the more you earn!!


Looking to build your career?  You can earn up to $55.90 per hour (includes base rate, pension, training, vacation and general holiday pay, tool allowance and health and wellness – benefits, dental and disability). Successful candidates will also receive $2,000/month Living Out Allowance and $225.00 per year of Boot Allowance.


Site: Fort Mackay Shop

Schedule: 14x14 

Accommodations: Not provided, $2,000 per month LOA

Transportation: Transportation to and from site provided.


The successful candidate will be required to join the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 955. 


NACG also offers an Employee Referral Program, an employee may be eligible to receive a referral bonus if he / she refers an eligible candidate for a posted Heavy Equipment Technician (HET) position in the Acheson Shop and/or Fort McMurray area with NACG. Each successful referral will result in a payment of $2,500.



  • Diagnose and repair equipment performance issues, up to and including component change outs.
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance inspections (PM’s) and running repairs on a variety of Off Road equipment.
  • List of equipment includes:
      • Rigid Frame Haul trucks (Cat and Komatsu)
      • Articulated Haul Trucks (Cat, Volvo, Deere, Komatsu)
      • Dozers (Cat and Deere)
      • Excavators/Shovels (Hitachi, Cat, Deere, Komatsu)
      • Graders (Cat)



  • A valid Alberta Journeyperson Equipment Technician (Off Road) Certificate or an Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyperson Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic/Technician (Off Road).
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience post Journeyperson certification on large Haul Trucks/Dozers/Graders and Excavators.
  • Possess excellent diagnostic and troubleshooting skills and abilities.
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision.
  • Exhibit professional work behaviours.
  • Committed to continuous learning.
  • Experience with Cat SIS is an asset.
  • Basic knowledge of computer applications.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in daily work interaction.



All successful candidates must:

  1. Be proficient in English, both verbally and written
  2. Have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  3. Have experience as requested as mentioned above
  4. Subject to Random Testing at: Suncor, Suncor Fort Hills and Kearl sites
  5. Disclose COVID-19 vaccination status:
    • Fully immunized individuals must provide government issued proof of vaccination to be exempt from site testing requirements
    • Individuals not fully immunized may be subject to site COVID-19 testing requirements and associated costs
  6. Undergo and successfully pass the following testing:
    • Breath Alcohol Test
    • Urine Drug Test
    • Fitness-to-Work Assessment
    • Audiometric Testing
    • Vision Screening
    • Criminal Record Check

Shift, site, and start times are subject to change.


All successful candidates MUST provide the following items prior to confirmation of their start date:

  1. CSO or BSO Certification
  2. Copy of Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  3. Copy of recent Driver’s Abstract
  4. VOID cheque/direct deposit form

Once dispatched the following processes will occur:

  1. Will receive a call from NACG to set up all required pre-employment testing
  2. An email will be sent with all required New Hire Paperwork to be filled out
  3. After all results are received by NACG candidates will be contacted by Site Admin to schedule orientation and confirm your start date and other site specific details.

Please note the entire On-boarding process can take anywhere from 3-8 business days.





North American Construction Group (NACG) has served as an industry leader in the heavy construction and mining industries for over 65 years.  In that time, we’ve proven ourselves as a safe and reliable contractor who can complete projects of any size and scope. We’ve also taken a number of bold steps forward to broaden our footprint, expanding to mines outside our provincial borders, and providing third-party maintenance services to clients and customers. 

In addition to providing employees with rewarding careers, North American has a whole lot more to offer:

  • Significant Growth – As a company, NACG is rapidly expanding, and has practically doubled in size over the past year alone.
  • Long Term Contracts – With over $1 billion dollars in contracted work booked through 2023, NACG can provide long term employment solutions and numerous opportunities for advancement.
  • Commitment To Safety – With a top tier record for safety performance, NACG is dedicated to ensuring that everyone gets home safe, and constantly strives for a goal zero performance.

North American Construction Group is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected.


Become a member of the North American family today!



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