Columbia Icefield, Heavy Duty Mechanic

Job Locations CA-AB-Jasper
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(11/15/2021 11:00 AM)
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What will be your daily pursuit?

Maintaining our fleet of 21 unique Ice Explorers, 16 Highway Coaches and other heavy duty equipment.

What perks can you expect?

  • Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe 
  • Work experience in an iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring location 
  • Free access to Pursuit attractions for staff and family, send a friend at half the price!
  • Discounted hotel stays under Pursuit’s lodging offerings, and discounted food & beverage and retail experiences
  • A safe work environment with structured COVID procedures and vaccination policies
  • The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends 
  • Access to subsidized mental health and wellness resources
  • Opportunities for career growth or future work at other Pursuit locations 
  • Access to one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic National Parks 

What will you do in this job?

As a Heavy duty Mechanic at the Columbia Icefield, you will contribute in making the Columbia Icefield Adventure as safe as possible for our international guests.  As a Heavy Duty Mechanic, our #1 Core value of Safety 1st starts with you in ensuring the mechanical fitness of our motorcoaches, heavy equipment and 21 unique Ice Explorers.


This is a multi-faceted position and can include any, or all, of the following:

  • Safety 1st! Ensure to follow adequate and proper safety procedures when performing any duties.
  • Perform preventative maintenance.
  • Diagnose equipment problems and determine repairs as needed.
  • Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts.
  • Test repaired equipment for proper performance.
  • Service attachments and working tools.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy work area and assist with cleaning duties in working environment.
  • Maintain daily record of all works orders, part orders and other administrative tasks.
  • Demonstrate continuous efforts to improve operations, decrease downtime and improve processes.
  • Assist in training apprentice mechanics in the trade.
  • Support colleagues and co-workers in their duties.
  • Act as a coach and subject matter expert when it comes to everything vehicles.

What skills and experience do you need for this job?

  • Valid Alberta (or inter-provincial) Heavy Duty Mechanic Journeyman certification
  • CVIP license for Alberta
  • Experience troubleshooting and diagnostics on Detroit Diesel, CAT, MTU and Allison engines/transmissions
  • Familiar with MCI & Prevost highway coaches
  • Class 1, 2 or 3 driver’s license with airbrake (Q) endorsement an asset
  • Ability to supply own tools up to ¾” and impact drives
  • Ability to think outside the box with a positive attitude, and problem-solving skills
  • Mature, energetic, dependable and self-motivated
  • Enjoy working with a team in a busy, fast-paced environment
  • Must enjoy working outdoors, even in challenging mountain weather conditions
  • Comfortable working on your feet for extended periods in an outdoor environment. Be prepared for all types of weather (Snow, Rain, Wind, Hail) at all times. The weather changes quickly at the Columbia Icefield
  • Must adhere to the Company’s Drug and Alcohol policy
  • Must meet the Organization grooming and appearance standards
  • To honour our commitment to be “Always Honest” all employees must consent to a criminal record check
  • Standard First-Aid or higher an asset

What will your work environment be like?

Typically 8 days on/6 days off rotation. Expect 80-85 hours per rotation, depending on the time of year and business levels.

  • Beautiful. You’ll work in iconic, unforgettable and inspiring locations. You’ll see amazing scenery and wildlife. You’ll participate in team events – and fun! 
  • Independent. You’ll spend your days in and around national parks. 
  • Remote. Our home is filled with trees, lakes and blue-bird skies; rather than buildings, freeways and smog. Connect with friends around a bonfire instead of through WiFi 
  • Busy. You need to be prepared for a physical working environment with walking, stair climbing, bending, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds with assistance) required 

This job description describes this role at a high level, but no document can anticipate every single task, issue or project that could come up. We work as a team and believe that we succeed together – these job duties may change based on the needs of the team and company as a whole. 


To handle this job successfully, any person hired must be able to perform responsibilities as described. Pursuit will make any reasonable accommodation to help a person with disabilities perform their job. This job is based in Alberta, Canada. Relocation to the area and the legal ability to work in Canada is required. 

EEO Information

Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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