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Experienced Apprentice or Licensed Truck Mechanic (310T)- Weekend Days

Challenger Motor Freight Inc

This is a Full-time position in Cambridge, ON posted March 27, 2023.




Working for a company dedicated to personal career growth and opportunity in moving the organization forward. Challenger Motor Freight Inc. is a Platinum Club Member in Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. Our success is directly attributed to our dedicated and talented team of professionals who work hard together with a common purpose – to keep us on the leading edge in safety, technology, and analysis.

It’s not by chance that Challenger is a leading North American freight transportation company. In 40 years, Challenger has grown from one person with a vision and a truck to an international transportation and supply chain management company.

We win as a team when we work as a team, and succeed when our employees succeed. We want people who are resilient, team-oriented, and driven because we are laser focused on meeting commitments to our People, Customer, and Profit. If you’re looking to work for a dynamic, fast-paced, progressive organization then apply with us.

We offer the following in our search for engaged employees looking to become part of a successful team:

  • A continuous learning environment that develops your individual career goals
  • A continuous improvement environment where all ideas are explored
  • Engaged coaches and mentors who will provide guidance but also allow autonomy
  • Team atmosphere
  • Competitive and comprehensive total rewards package including company paid group benefits and company sponsored retirement savings plan
  • Support of professional memberships and certifications
  • 2 weeks of uniforms provided, including a uniform cleaning service
  • Allowances for Safety Glasses and Safety Boots
  • Hours: Friday to Sunday, 6:00am to 6:00pm
  • Weekend Shift Premium: $2.00 per hour
  • Salary negotiated upon experience 

The Opportunity:

As a part of our Maintenance Department, we are currently looking for an Experienced Apprentice or Licensed Truck Mechanic (310T) to join our team. The Truck Mechanic is responsible for daily and preventative maintenance and completes the required repairs on company-owned trailers.

The chosen candidate will provide quality customer service to our drivers, is safety focused and is an Experienced Apprentice or Licensed Mechanic (310T) looking to work in a fleet maintenance environment.

Our maintenance facility is a 55,000 sqft building that encompasses:

  • 12 truck bays
  • 12 trailer bays
  • All bays equipped with radiant in-floor heating
  • Fully automatic truck wash bay and separate detail bay
  • Full Body shop including paint booth
  • A separate fuel island with 3 indoor bays

Key Accountabilities:

  • Preventative and scheduled repairs on trailer equipment:
    • Review and follow work order instructions from start to finish
    • Inspect and diagnose trailer issues quickly and repair immediate need items
    • Performing general trailer repairs on air brakes, electrical components and hydraulic systems, doors, landing gear etc.  Experience with refrigeration and/or tailgate repairs an asset
    • Perform steel / aluminum welding (Stick/Mig/Tig) as required
    • Conduct annual safety inspections
    • Outline all parts used and input comments into the work order (complaint, cause and correction) regarding the repair
    • Inspect entire vehicle and road test to ensure repairs are complete
    • Test systems and components using computerized diagnostic and other testing devices to isolate faults
    • Notify shift Maintenance Supervisor of any other needed repairs
  • Identify any warranty repairs and complete necessary paperwork
  • Perform Ministry of Transportation vehicle inspections as per Ministry guidelines
  • Shunting and moving equipment in and out of maintenance facility and other destinations for repairs
  • Shop cleanup:
    • Put away any equipment used, including personal tools
    • Shop cleanliness, emptying garbage cans at end of shift, washing floors and sweeping
  • Attend shift meetings as required
  • Participate in formal and informal training sessions
  • Perform other maintenance duties as required

What You Need To Be Successful In This Role:

  • Currently a registered Apprentice (3rd year or higher) Truck Mechanic (310T, or interprovincial designation from other province OR Registered 310T with Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
  • 2-5 years’ of prior work experience as a Technician an asset
  • Prior work experience on temperature controlled (reefer) trailers an asset
  • Steel / aluminum welding experience (Stick/Mig/Tig) an asset
  • Possess a valid G Driver’s License
  • Must have suitable tools or willingness to purchase prior to hire
  • Knowledgeable with air brakes and electrical diagnostics
  • Able to use current technology to ensure vehicle safety and performance
  • Detail oriented with the ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task in a busy environment
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Interested in the transportation industry
  • Safety minded
  • Strong customer focus
  • Proactive attitude and takes initiative to prevent issues
  • Well-organized, enthusiastic, professional and a positive team member
  • An opportunity to contribute to the company by continually making improvements and resolving issues
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills

How To Apply:

If you are looking to join a premier transportation company, and become an integral part of results oriented team who constantly challenge themselves to Go The Distance for our customers and for each other, the role of Experienced Apprentice or Licensed Truck Mechanic (310T) may be right for you.

No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Challenger Motor Freight Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal peoples. By submitting your resume, you consent Challenger Motor Freight Inc. to share this information within its divisions in order to identify other employment opportunities that you may be suitable for.