UNIFOR - Industrial Mechanic

UNIFOR - Industrial Mechanic

Revision Date: September 2015
Classification: Industrial Mechanic
Hay Point Range: N/A


The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the entire physical plant of the University including construction, renovations, provision of utility services, and the care and maintenance of all properties.

Under general supervision the Industrial Mechanic is responsible for diagnosing, repairing, replacing, rebuilding, modifying, machining and/or fabricating parts for mechanical equipment. The Industrial Mechanic's work also involves coordination (as applicable) with other trades to minimize interruption in equipment use.

• Works on a wide range of industrial machinery and mechanical equipment.
• Diagnoses irregularities and malfunctions of such machinery and equipment and replaces or repairs as required.
• Cleans, adjusts and lubricates such machinery and equipment.
• Advises when immediate shut down of equipment is necessary to minimize damage or when temporary continued operation will have no harmful effect.
• Machines, brazes, welds and solders parts as required.
• Erects, lines up and levels machinery and equipment.
• Estimates time and material for specific jobs.
• Maintains records as required.
• Installs and commissions new equipment.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education
• Must possess a valid Certificate of Qualification as an Industrial Mechanic as issued by the Manitoba Department of Labour.
• Must be qualified to operate lathes, milling machine, drill presses, brakes, surface grinders and all portable and stationary Machine Shop equipment.
• Must have at least a Class 5 Driver's License valid in Manitoba.

Skills and Abilities
• Must be able to estimate costs of time and materials required for new installations or repairs to existing systems or equipment.
• Must be able to read blue prints, schematics and understand technical language and manuals.
• Must have the knowledge and ability to repair various types of equipment safely and properly.
• Must possess effective communication skills, both oral and written.
• Must demonstrate initiative, reliability and the ability to work independently and in a safe manner.

Physical Requirements
• Capable of performing the duties as assigned.
• Must be alert and thorough.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.

"In accordance with the University's Health and Safety Policy, and in support of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Physical Plant is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff and students. 

Physical Plant will instruct all employees to complete an Orientation Workshop, normally during the first day on the job, and the Health and Safety Orientation Module, normally during the probation period.  Employees will also be instructed to complete various workshops, such as Asbestos Awareness, etc. during the first year of employment depending upon an individual's classification."