John Ross & Sons Ltd. - Apprentice Mechanic

Apprentice Mechanic job - John Ross & Sons Ltd. - Goodwood, NS |

Location: Goodwood, NS

John Ross & Sons Ltd. is the largest scrap metal recycling facility in Atlantic Canada and we are committed to exceeding our customer's expectations.

We are currently seeking an energetic Apprentice Mechanic to join our team at our Goodwood facility. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform maintenance and repair of heavy equipment (Excavators, Loaders etc.) and some trailer repairs.

  • Perform preventative and predictive maintenance and repairs.

  • Diagnose cause of any malfunction and perform repairs to manufacturer's specifications.

  • Maintain a clean and tidy personal work area and assist with general cleaning duties in a yard.

  • Maintain a daily record of all work tasks and materials.

  • Support and encourage continuous improvement in work practices.

  • Perform related work as required.

  • Completing daily job hazard assessments.


  • Journeyman Mechanic. Would consider 1st or 2nd year Apprentice

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience.

  • Experience with excavators/loaders repair and maintenance be considered an asset.

  • Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

  • Skilled in the operation of a variety of tools and equipment used in the repair of heavy equipment

  • Capable of preparing and maintaining accurate records and reports.

  • Ability to analyze and repair mechanical failures.

Physical Requirement/ Work Conditions

  • Lifting, pulling, climbing, standing, sitting, lying down, squatting and kneeling and managing equipment and tools.

  • Must work outside in all different weather conditions, including cold and heat. Work is performed in scrap metal yard.

Please note that the location is not accessible via public transportation. The successful candidate will require their own reliable transportation.

Rate of Pay: $17/hour

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm; Saturday 7am-12pm

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.00 /hour

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