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Ryder System 3rd Year apprentice in Kitchener, Ontario

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  • RRSP

  • Stock Options


  • 10 days of Paid Time Off in your first year (on top of your regular vacation pay!)

  • Health benefits start after 30 days, not 90 days!

  • Weekly pay.

Job Description:

We are seeking an 3rd Year Apprentice to work with our registered 310T Mechanics. You will be part of diagnosis and repairs on a variety of vehicles; you will develop some strong skills!

Please apply at the link below. If you have any problems or questions, you can reach us directly at , or you can leave a voicemail at: 226-213-4040.

Essential Functions

  • PERFORMS VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR DUTIES INCLUDING:Performs standard vehicle maintenancePerforms preventive maintenanceDiagnoses complex mechanical and electronic problems utilizing diagnostic computer when applicableCompletes complex and detailed mechanical inspections & repairs with minimal supervisionReplaces defective components as instructedWorks unsupervised on most tasks

  • Utilizes key functions of Shop Management System and electronic documentation available

  • ACTS AS MENTOR FOR TECH 1 AND TECH 2 LEVELSDemonstrate the ability to access and use internal and external maintenance documentsPerforms facility maintenance duties

  • Interacts with customers/drivers to properly determine nature of complaint once assigned a taskWorks in accordance with all federal/ provincial and corporate compliance guidelines (i.e., safety, DOT, MOT)

Additional Responsibilities

  • TIRE AND WHEEL MAINTENANCE: Tire & Wheel safety trained within 90 days (TW220)Repair and replace tire and wheel assembliesPerform nail hole repairsVerify, diagnose and repair tire related ride quality complaints

  • PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: PM trained and qualified within 90 days (PM230 & PM298)Mentor T1 & T2s in complete and efficient PMsConduct Quality Inspections on PMs

  • BRAKES-AIR: Brake Air trained and qualified within 90 days (BA220 & BA298)Measure lining thicknessAdjust BrakesPerform air brake sections of P.M.Perform brake overhaulMeasure drums, rotors, cam bushingsReplace S cams and bushings, slack adjusters and shimsReplace foot and relay valves, air dryers, air tanks, air lines, and other similar componentsMust meet federal qualifications of brake mechanic and inspectors (FMCS 396-25)

  • BRAKES-HYDRAULIC BRAKE: Hydraulic trained and qualified within 90 days (BH220 & BH298)* where appropriateMeasure lining thicknessAdjust service brakesAdjust park brakesRepair or replace minor parts such as linesBleed brake systemsPerform brake shoe replacementMeasure rotors and drumsInspect and replace wheel cylinders, master cylinders and boostersMust meet federal qualifications of brake mechanic and inspectors (FMCS 396.25)

  • A/C, HEATER & REFRIGERATION: A/C recycling and recovery certified within 90 days (CF609) & A/C trained and qualified within 180 days (AC220 & AC298)Perform basic system checks such as power to compressor, condenser obstructions, belt tension, etc.Identify refrigerant and oil leaksOperate charging and recovery equipmentAttach manifold gaugesCharge the system according to manufacturer's specificationMeet Federal Refrigeration/AC qualificationsFlush system contaminantsRun OEM performance tests and verify performanceUtilize electrical schematics and Diagnostic procedures to identify correct related problemsDiagnose and repair all systems and related problems

  • CARGO HANDLING/TRANSFER, LIFTGATES:Identify make and modelAdd fluid to bring to proper levelMake adjustments to lift platform and its controlsIdentify basic malfunctionsDiagnose most mechanical and electrical problemsReplace rail cables or cylindersRepair and replace motor and cylinders

  • CHARGING SYSTEMS (electrical): HD electrical trained within 90 days (DR208)Perform charging system diagnostics and repairs

  • CRANKING SYSTEM (electrical)Inspect and test batteriesVisually inspect cables and cranking motorClean the battery cables, connections and starterReplace batteriesCharge and check batteriesReplace or repair defective cablesDiagnose and repair cranking system including replacement of components

  • LIGHTING SYSETM AND ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIESDiagnose, isolate and repair lighting system problems, such as shorted and open circuits

  • CLUTCHIdentify proper clutch operationIdentify proper clutch brake operation and adjustAdjust hydraulic or mechanical clutchesRemove and replace clutch, throw out bearing, pilot bearing, flywheel, clutch brake, etc.

  • COOLING SYSTEMSFlush and refill systemsDiagnose overheating problemsRebuild fan hubs, idlers and replace fan clutchesDiagnose and repair all cooling system components

  • DRIVE AXLESInspect housings for leaksChange oil and filter, if required, and clean breathersDiagnose and repair or replace rear axle assemblies

  • DRIVE LINEPerform diagnostics and repairs as required

  • DIESEL AND GAS ENGINES - ALL ENGINESIdentify unusual noises and oil leaksDiagnose, overhaul, replace all assemblies and components with guidance from T4 or Shop Supervisor

  • FUEL SYSTEMSDiagnose and repair gasoline and diesel fuel system components

  • STEERING AND NON-DRIVEN AXLES AND ALIGNMENTPerform alignment procedures and adjust as necessaryDiagnose and repair all steering components for wear and/or damageCheck and adjust trailer axle alignmentAdjust wheel bearings

  • SUSPENSION-CHASSIS AND CABdiagnose and repair air leaksDiagnose and repair suspension and chassis components

  • VEHICLE COUPLING SYSTEM (PM)Repair and/or replace 5th wheelsDiagnose and repair vehicle coupling components for wear and/or damage


  • H.S. diploma/GED required General H.S. subjects

  • Vocational or Technical Certification preferred

  • Two (2) years or more Experience with mechanical repairs and diagnostics on heavy duty and medium duty equipment required

  • Valid G License

Safety Sensitive

Non-Regulated Tech

Job Category: Technicians

Ryder is an equal opportunity employer. We value Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace and encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, visible minorities, aboriginals and persons with disabilities.

In accordance with our commitment to diversity and inclusion, Ryder welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment, selection, and assessment process. Should you require an accommodation, please inform the Human Resources representative of the nature of the accommodation requested so that we may discuss your needs with you. If you require assistance in order to apply please contact us at 905-302-3924.

Ryder est un employeur offrant l’équité en matière d’emploi. Nous valorisons la diversité et l’inclusion en milieu de travail et nous encourageons tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler, y compris les femmes, les minorités visibles, les autochtones et les personnes avec un handicap. (L'emploi du genre masculin dans ce texte ne se veut pas discriminatoire et n'a pour but que de l'alléger)

Conformément à son engagement envers la diversité et l'inclusion, Ryder accueille et encourage les candidatures de personnes handicapées. Des accommodements peuvent être proposés sur demande pour les candidats qui participent à toutes les sphères du processus de recrutement, de sélection et d'évaluation. Si vous nécessitez un accommodement, veuillez informer le représentant des ressources humaines de la nature de l'accommodement souhaité afin que nous puissions discuter de vos besoins avec vous. Si vous avez besoin d'assistance pour postuler, veuillez nous appeler au 905-302-3924.

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