Mechanic Helper / Apprentice Mechanic

MACCOSHAM INC Calgary, AB $20.00 per hour

About MacCosham Inc.

MacCosham has been providing rail yard terminal services for over 50 years and is experienced in the management of a variety of yard configurations. In addition to our rail intermodal terminal services, including lift-on/lift-off of containers and hostler services, we also operate several container and chassis repair depots associated with rail yard terminal services, with a full range of mechanical, welding and associated repair services.

MacCosham Inc. is looking for a full-time, permanent Mechanic Helper / Apprentice Mechanic to join our growing team in Calgary, AB. The successful applicant in this role will have the opportunity to register as an Apprentice Mechanic if they are interested!

The Role

  • Responsible for maintaining MacCosham equipment in a safe and cost-efficient manner
  • Assisting with CVI inspections and repairs under the supervision of a licensed technician
  • Performing repairs on trailers, containers, chassis, and other equipment
  • Performing routine maintenance and servicing, including all fleet maintenance processes
  • Drive company service trucks to perform minor repairs on chassis within our yard
  • Make repairs on units in a timely and safe manner while maintaining a clean and organized work area
  • Assist with after-hours service calls as needed
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned


  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Capable of meeting the physical demands of the heavy-duty equipment environment (i.e., lifting up to 75 pounds)
  • Comfortable working outdoors occasionally
  • Forklift experience is considered an asset
  • Basic understand of mechanics is considered an asset
  • Basic wiring/welding experience is considered an asset
  • Trailer maintenance and repair experience/training/education is considered an asset
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Must have basic computer skills and be comfortable working with iPads
  • Capable of working under minimal supervision
  • Must demonstrate safe and efficient workplace practices
  • Highly motivated team player, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions
  • Strong attention to detail


  • Opportunity to Register as an Apprentice Mechanic and go to school!
  • Comprehensive Benefits
  • Paid Sick Days
  • RRSP Matching
  • Steady hours with overtime opportunities
  • Paid on-site training
  • Hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety vests provided

MacCosham is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate on the ground of race, colour, religion, sex, age, or disability in the hiring, retention, or promotion of employees; nor in determining their rank, or the compensation and benefits paid to them. MacCosham values the diversity of each individual we hire and serve. We foster a safe workplace where individuals feel welcomed, recognized, appreciated, and respected for their differences. 

We thank all applicants for their interest in joining the MacCosham team, but only select candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

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