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Assistant Equipment Mechanic

Category: Maintenance
Location: Taber

Job Summary

Lantic is currently recruiting for the position of Mill Hand 1 (Assistant Equipment Mechanic), located at its Taber Processing Plant. The position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor.

Main Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists with maintenance and repair on Lantic Inc. beet receiving equipment (sugar beet pilers), following test operation, and makes adjustments as necessary.
  • Assists with repairs or replaces defective parts, using hand tools, welding equipment, grinders, or saws.
  • Uses different types of lubricants in maintenance of various equipment and pilers.
  • Uses troubleshooting and problem solving techniques in resolving issues.
  • Drives trucks to haul tools and equipment for on-site repair of large machinery
  • Has an understanding of hydraulic systems.
  • Has an understanding of parts inventory systems.
  • Must be willing and able to work shift work consisting of day, afternoon, night shifts and weekend shifts.
  • Works overtime as required.
  • Must be willing to work in all types of weather conditions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experiences Required

Education & Experience

  • Basic mechanical experience is a preference.
  • Agriculture & Heavy Equipment maintenance experience is an asset.
  • Preference will be given to candidates according to experience
  • Completion of grade 12 or a GED
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License (Class 3 an asset) and provide an acceptable Drivers Abstract
  • First Aid Certification is preferred
  • Commitment to work in a safe and efficient manner (adherence to Lock Out-Tag Out, Confined Space, Fall Protection, Hot Work, and other applicable regulations and practices).

Personal Characteristics

  • Safety conscious record and attitude
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills


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