Heavy Equipment Field Maintenance Superintendent

Thompson Construction Group has an immediate opening for a Heavy Equipment Field Maintenance Superintendent in Fort McMurray.

Location: Fort McMurray, AB

Education Level: See Qualifications

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Know what equipment is on site at all times; whether active, available or in state of repair
  • Stay in constant contact with superintendents, construction managers and mechanics to forecast change and communicate improvements that can be made with personnel or equipment
  • Regularly check on the utilization of equipment before and after repairs
  • Manage on-site heavy-duty mechanics, welders, and servicemen
  • Liaise with operations for maintenance planning to prioritize, schedule and resource all required trade support and turnaround work
  • Coordinating heavy equipment maintenance activities in conjunction with operational requirements in a cost-effective manner
  • Establish and communicate strategies for improving heavy equipment maintenance performance
  • Provide technical/operational input into Maintenance procedures and systems
  • Ensure compliance and enforcement of corporate health and safety policies and procedures
  • Manage recruitment and selection for field heavy duty mechanics, welders, and servicemen
  • Maintain document control/submission of trade apprenticeship documentation
  • Organize and mentor all aspects of service, including fuel and lube, mechanics, and welders
  • Review and verify all invoices related to all equipment maintenance
  • Be aware of all policy and warranty issues


  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience with heavy equipment, heavy duty mechanics, welders and service personnel
  • Minimum of 10 years in Maintenance and Repair as it applies to Heavy Civil Earthworks and/or Mining Industry
  • Possess a valid Class 5 driver's license
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to work in the Ft McMurray area and live in remote camps, working a rotational schedule
  • CSTS/OSSA or BSO Certification
  • Must be in good health and physical condition to perform duties assigned
  • Must be able to pass a pre-access drug and alcohol test

Additional Information:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

This is a temporary full-time position located in our Fort McMurray, AB operations center that is project specific and the duration of our work is heavily dependent on our clients and the decisions we make as a group.

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Thompson Construction Group is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would like to thank all applicants for submitting their resume; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.