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Heavy Equipment Mechanic, GTA

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Toronto

Company: Herc Rentals

Req #: 55469

Founded in 1965, Herc Rentals is one of the leading equipment rental suppliers in North America with trailing twelve month total revenues of nearly $2.53 billion as of September 30, 2022. Herc Rentals’ parent company, known as Herc Holdings Inc., listed on the New York Stock Exchange on July 1, 2016, under the symbol “HRI.” Herc Rentals serves customers through approximately 350 locations and has approximately 6,500 employees in North America.


We serve a diverse group of customers in a wide array of industries. We support professional con-tractors in construction and remediation. Our industrial customers include large industrial plants, refineries and petrochemical operations, automotive and aerospace manufacturers. We support government and infrastructure projects at the municipal, state and federal level. And, we continue to expand our services for customers in commercial and retail, healthcare, hospitality, recreation, and entertainment and special events.


Short Description

As a Mechanic B, you are an expert technician and will assume an influential role in product knowledge and standards of quality within the branch. Mechanic B’s understand the standard operating procedures at the branch, region, and national level and serve as a mentor to C level mechanics. The primary focus of a Herc Rentals Mechanic B is to utilize their mechanical knowledge to support fleet maintenance operations needed to keep Herc Rentals equipment on the rental “ready line”. This goal can be achieved safely and professionally through an effective preventative and corrective maintenance program.


  • Maintain a consistent schedule of performing preventative maintenance of all Herc owned fleet at your branch
  • Operate and test equipment to ensure it passes Herc Rentals quality and efficiency standards
  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on all Herc fleet equipment and trucks with minimal supervision
  • Diagnose internal combustion engines, DC electrical systems, propane systems, hydraulics, and fuel systems
  • Perform major repairs to maintain fleet equipment using diagnostic tools, hand tools, and measuring instruments with minimal supervision
  • Conduct oil changes, lubrication of equipment, tire replacements, hose repairs, battery replacements and assorted services
  • Utilize warranty repairs timeframes to save and mark parts, correct parts and labor on a work order, or contact vendor when necessary
  • Enter work orders and complete part ordering via fleet management system
  • Recondition and replace assorted parts of the heavy equipment
  • Diagnoses problem areas for any significant wear or tear on the equipment
  • Maintain work area in a clean and organized manner
  • Produce timely and detailed service reports and repair logs
  • Assist in training “C” Mechanics while taking direction from the shop lead


    Professional Experience

    Ability to understand detailed technical schematics, owner manuals, and product warning labels
    Ownership of sufficient selection of hand and air/electric tools to complete most repairs and services
    Ability to operate and test equipment such as boom lifts, forklifts, compressors, portable and stationary generators, hydraulics, pumps and assorted tools and equipment
    Computer skills to support entering information into systems
    Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently
    Interpersonal skills
    Listening skills

    Educational Background

    H.S. Diploma or equivalent

    Conditions of Employment


    • Ability to drive/operate multiple types of vehicles and equipment
    • Ability to follow up with customers in a timely manner
    • Ability to handle assorted tools properly and safely
    • Ability to safely lift up to 50 LBs
    • Attention to detail
    • Interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and efficiently
    • Must possess solid written and verbal communication skills and be able to perform basic computer operations such as opening and closing work orders
    • Solid and proven computer skill set to enter work orders
    • Understanding the importance of time management
    • Works and communicates effectively with all employees of the branch
    • Works and communicates effectively with all levels of the company


    Our long-term strategy underscores the understanding that our success depends on the dedication and capability of our team members. We are focused on attracting, retaining and empowering talented and dedicated people to build the best team in the equipment rental industry. We also seek to build a team that reflects the variety of people, cultures and communities we interact with every day and to create an inclusive, productive environment in which all team members feel valued and respected.


    Herc Rentals provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive medical, dental, vision care, life insurance coverage, paid vacation and holidays. 


    Herc Rentals is an equal opportunity employer


    To apply please email your CV / resume to [email protected]

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