Diesel Mechanic - 421A Apprenticeship

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POSITION:                Diesel Mechanic - 421A Apprenticeship

REPORTS TO:          Equipment Supervisor

DEPARTMENT:         Rail Mechanical

LOCATION:               Englehart

REFERENCE:           300-45-23


Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) is an Agency of the Province of Ontario that provides efficient and vital transportation services.  We employ over 750 skilled professionals and are over 110 years old and proud of our heritage and connection to the communities we serve.  We are focused on moving forward with the goal of being a valued leader in transportation for the next 100 years.  We offer competitive salary, excellent benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, paid vacation, 3 paid personal leave days along with discounted transportation on our bus and passenger rail services.


Diesel Mechanics repair, troubleshoot, adjust, overhaul and maintain Motive Power and other Railway equipment.


  • Repairs, dismantles, rebuilds, maintains, installs, adjusts, diagnose and tests locomotives and shop machinery as well as all diesel or gas powered engines including internal oil pumps, transmission systems, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment including braking systems, air compressors, auxiliary power units, rail or rubber tired vehicles including buses, bulldozers, cranes, pay loaders, motor cars, motor coaches, locomotives and track equipment.
  • Utilizes precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, scales, gauges, verniers, squares and indicators and all types of testing equipment such as dynamometer, fuel injection, fluid power equipment, etc. 
  • Set up and operate different types of machine shop equipment including CNC equipment used in drilling, milling, turning, and boring.
  • Handle all hand and power tools commonly used in the trade as well as electric and gas welding equipment. 
  • Follow blueprints, sketches, manufacturer’s patterns, and construction specifications and can adapt to new methods, processes, materials and equipment and all other work generally recognized as diesel mechanic’s work.


  • Secondary School Diploma or General Educational Diploma (GED)
  • Applicants will undergo the following evaluation tests which will be marked separately. The overall average of the marks must exceed 60% based on the following weighted criteria: 10% Education and Experience; 30% G3 TOWES; 30% Hands on Apparatus test; 30% Interview by Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JAC)
  • Must be mechanically inclined
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Has knowledge of safety codes and has demonstrated ability to work in a safety conscious    manner
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions and walk on rough terrain
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (oral & written)
  • Must be committed to Company Safety and Health
  • Must have a valid driver’s license


NOTE: All Ontario Northland employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment in accordance with Ontario Northland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.


The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Employment references
  • Education verification

CLOSING DATE:  May 25, 2022 no later than 11:59 p.m. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Qualified individuals are invited to apply in writing with a current covering letter and resume (provided in one document), stating reference name and number to:                                    



Ontario Northland is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources.

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