• Apprentice - Automotive Service Technician/Mechanic

    Posted Date 3 months ago(7/27/2018 1:20 PM)
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  • Mission for this Position

    Baffinland is currently looking for its next best Automotive Service Technician/Mechanic Apprentice. 


    Candidates will join as trades assistants for six months, job shadowing and learning about their perspective trade. Upon successful completion of the six month introduction, candidates will write the Trades Entrance Exam. 


    Once enrolled in that program, candidates will become full time permanent apprentices at Baffinland.   To apply, please go online and submit your resume to the position you are interested in or apply through a Baffinland Community Liaison Officer. Priority will be given to Inuit candidates.

    Main Accountabilities

    • Automotive service technicians perform preventative maintenance, diagnose faulty operations, and repair automotive vehicles and light trucks.
    • Automotive service technicians adjust, test and repair engines, steering systems, braking systems, drive trains, vehicle suspensions, electrical systems and air-conditioning systems, and do wheel alignments.
    • In large shops, they sometimes specialize in repairing, rebuilding and servicing specific parts (e.g. transmissions, engines, electrical components, etc.). In smaller shops, automotive service technicians may work on a wider variety of repair jobs.
    • Automotive service technicians begin by reading the work order and examining the vehicle. To locate the cause of faulty operation and repair it, they:

            Use testing equipment, take the vehicle for a test drive, and/or refer to manufacturers          specifications and manuals
            Dismantle faulty assemblies, repair or replace worn or damaged parts
            Reassemble, adjust and test the repaired mechanism.
            Perform scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications and

            Advise on work performed, general vehicle conditions and future repair requirements.

    Main Qualifications

    The Apprentice Automotive Service Technician/Mechanic  is only available to registered apprentices and placement into the program is made through a Regional Apprenticeship Officer or local Career Development Officer.


    To be considered you must meet the following requirements:

    • Completing the Essential Skills program at Mary River Mine site.
    • Successful completion of the Level 3 Trades Entrance Exam is required those entering this trade.
    • Approved registration by apprenticeship in the skilled trade following success of the trades entrance exam.
    • Following the rules outlined by Baffinland and Apprenticeship for the entire duration of the program until completion.


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