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SMS Equipment Inc.

Heavy Equipment Technician, Journeyperson

Canada-Northwest Territories-Yellowknife

Gahcho Kue, De Beers Mine SiteHEAVY01371-1495972

Company Information

This is a very exciting time to be part of SMS Equipment. We are one of the largest Komatsu dealers in the world and believe our continued growth is a result of our highly skilled and engaged employees who deliver excellence in the workplace.

We offer opportunities to build a valuable and rewarding career within our organization. If you are interested in working for a very dynamic company where you’re input, ideas, and participation is valued, read through our current job opportunities and apply today.

Job Description

Reporting to the Service Supervisor, the Heavy Equipment Technician is responsible for providing repairs, overhauls, and new builds for construction, forestry, utility and mining related equipment.  This position will employ logic and deductive reasoning in diagnosing and troubleshooting.

Resonsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Performing assemblies, preventative maintenance, repairs and complete overhauls on heavy equipment servicing the construction, forestry, utility, and mining industries.

  • Diagnosing faults or malfunctions using computerized or other testing equipment to determine extent of repair required.

  • Making recommendations regarding extent of repairs and suggest methods of improvement.

  • Thinking logically and keep up with changes in technology.

  • Interpreting work order and technical manuals.

  • Completing job specific reports and paperwork as needed.

  • Having a strong awareness and attitude towards workplace health and safety.

  • Working in a challenging environment with minimal supervision.

  • Working remotely in adverse weather conditions. Job tasks may be physically demanding lifting up to 50 lbs. Confined Space work is required.

  • Other duties as required



The successful candidate will possess a Journeyperson Heavy Equipment Technician certification. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Other requirements include, but are not limited to: 

• Interprovincial Red Seal is considered an asset 
• Experience in repair/maintenance of heavy duty equipment 
• Experience with Komatsu Equipment is considered an asset 
• Strong commitment to safety 
• Strong written and verbal communication skills 


Position is based at Gahcho Kue’ minesite (GKP), NT. Work schedule will be 14 on x 14 off, fly in and out of Edmonton.


To apply, please click the link or copy and past the URL below. You should see an "Apply Now" in the top right corner of the job posting.

Alternatively, please visit our website at , click the careers tab on the right hand side, click "Career Opportunites - West" and search for the Heavy Equipment Technician in Yellowknife. 

As a last alternative, please email your resumes to

Contact Information

SMS Equipment Inc.
Posting Date: 25-Jan-2017Millwright/Mechanic Permanent, Full-Time Open 3 ASAP
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