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Apprentice Mechanic - 1st Year (ThinkBig Progam)

Reference ID: R-2019-233

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Posting End Date: Feb 11, 2019

Number of Opening: 48

Worker Type: Permanent

Position Overview: This opportunity is a unique 20-month heavy equipment technician diploma program designed to provide technical training to meet the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Examination requirements for Heavy Equipment Technicians, and offers students first-hand theory and technical training focused on CATERPILLAR (CAT) equipment. Students gain advanced technical knowledge and hands-on skills directly related to CAT equipment and upon graduation are ready to work anywhere Finning has opportunities in more than 40 locations across Alberta, B.C. Saskatchewan, N.W.T and the Yukon. Finning employees who enter the program become registered apprentices and are paid while in school and out on their work practicum. They will be paid at 1st year apprentice rate for semesters 1-4 and at the 2nd year apprentice rate for semester 5. Each successful applicant will receive paid tuition, books and apprenticeship exam fees.

Job Description:
Admission Requirements
  • High School Diploma (GED or Certificate of Achievement will not be accepted as equivalent)
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant)
  • Completion of the Candidate Profile Package
  • Successful completion of the Differential Aptitude Test (DAT)
  • Successful Interview with the program coordinator and Finning representatives
  • Physical Demands Testing (and Drug & Alcohol testing where required for site access)

ThinkBIG is administered through GPRC, located at the Fairview Campus in Fairview, Alberta and supports Alberta and our British Columbia locations. All applicants must be registered at GPRC.


*Please indicate whether or not you are a current Finning employee when applying to either program.

*If qualified and interested, please submit your application through the Job Board by the specified closing date.

*If you do not have access to an internet connection, please see your Branch HR Contact. No verbal applications will be accepted. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Human Resources Recruitment

We are committed to diversity at Finning, to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Finning does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.

Posted: February 12, 2019
Closes: April 13, 2019
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10,000+ employees
Transportation and Warehousing

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Finning is the world's largest Caterpillar dealer delivering unrivalled service for over 80 years. We sell, rent and provide parts and service for equipment and engines to customers in various ...