Careers at ShearForce Equipment

West Coast Machinery believes in hiring great people who are committed to meeting our customers’ needs day-in and day-out. Our two divisions, ShearForce Equipment excavator attachments and Work Truck West truck equipment, are fast-paced and growing every year. We are continually searching for new talent to join our progressive team in our new shop facility in the Fraser Valley in the Gloucester Industrial Park in Langley, BC. Our staff works hard and we recognize that with competitive wages, comprehensive benefits package, and training and professional development opportunities when available.

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Heavy Duty Mechanic

ShearForce Equipment and Work Truck West are on the hunt for our hydraulic attachment expert technician in Alberta! Do you have what it takes to crush it for our customers?

As a Heavy-Duty Mechanic for ShearForce, you would be responsible for the installation, service, maintenance, and repair of hydraulic excavator attachments including hydraulic hammers, compactors, demolition tools, and associated equipment such as excavators, backhoes, skid steers, and hydraulic tools. A major component of this type of work includes hydraulic plumbing and the installation of auxiliary hydraulic circuits on excavators and other earthmoving equipment.

As a Service Technician for Work Truck West, you would be responsible for the service, maintenance, and repair of truck-mounted equipment including hydraulic and engine-driven compressors, hydraulic equipment and controls, truck-mounted stiff boom, and articulating cranes and attachments.

This opportunity may be perfect for you if you can see yourself taking on new challenges in this unique and specialized focus area of heavy-duty mechanics. As a representative of our team working directly with customers, you will be complementing our outstanding ability to support the products we sell through hydraulic setups, service, maintenance, and repairs, and giving our customers reassurance that we are here to meet their equipment needs and be active supporting partners in their success.

This is an exciting and rare opportunity for the right candidate who is a master troubleshooter and appreciates working with a supportive and knowledgeable team to come in and make a difference right from the start. We are proud to be able to offer competitive wages and an excellent benefits package to our team members.

This position will operate from our new shop located at 512 East Lake Rd NE Airdrie, AB with occasional work in the field.


  • Support the products we sell through hydraulic setups, service, maintenance, and repairs.
  • Excellent customer service and communication in person, on the phone, and in email.


  • Heavy-Duty Mechanics Trade Certification or enrollment in an apprenticeship program.
  • Red Seal Millwrights are also welcome to apply.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a heavy-duty mechanic shop.
  • Experience with hydraulic plumbing and attachment setups is considered an asset.
  • Excellent troubleshooting/problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • A commitment to customer satisfaction with pride in good workmanship.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work quickly within tight schedules.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Good computer literacy skills.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Experience in each of the following is considered an asset:

  • Welding skills.
  • Hydraulics and diagnostics skills pertaining to excavation equipment and attachments.
  • 12/24-volt troubleshooting.
  • Advanced mechanical aptitude.
  • Knowledge and experience with hydraulic compressors and engine-driven compressors, hydraulic equipment, and controls.
  • Knowledge and experience with small engine repair (Diesel and Gas).

This position is full-time and permanent and starts ASAP. Work hours Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with opportunities for overtime.

The comprehensive benefits package offered after the probationary period includes:

  • Safe and supportive work environment.
  • Basic and extended health, including massage therapy, naturopathic medicine, chiropractic, and more extended benefits.
  • Basic dental.
  • Medical Services Plan (MSP) for yourself and all eligible dependents.
  • Prescription drug coverage.
  • Long-term disability.
  • Paid sick days.
  • Paid vacation is available in the first year of employment.
  • Year-round employment with opportunities for overtime.
  • Opportunities for training and development.
  • Encouragement of a healthy work/life balance.

Please visit our websites at shearforce.ca and worktruckwest.ca for more information about our company and what we do. Visit our Facebook page facebook.com/shearforceequipment/and check us out on Instagram @shearforce_equipment.

To apply, please respond to this posting with your resume. We welcome all applications, we will only contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities are a match for this position.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $38.00 to $50.00 /hour depending on skill level.

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