Heavy Equipment Technician Summer Student

Number of Positions Available: 1

Term Length: Four Month Term (May 2023 – August 2023) 
Closing Date: February 18, 2023 


We are more than just airplanes and tarmacs. 
Our purpose travels beyond our runway into the communities we serve. We are about connections, stories and life defining adventures made possible by the work we do. We are committed to fostering an environment where our people are rewarded through meaningful work experiences inspired by purpose. 

The Calgary Airport Authority is committed to creating an environment where our students are rewarded through meaningful work experiences and numerous opportunities to connect with employees, stakeholders, and other students just like you. Our program offers students an opportunity to gain valuable industry experience, knowledge, and contacts through full time work in their chosen field.

Our team of Heavy Equipment Technicians have the exciting opportunity to work on a fleet of unique equipment specific to our airport. This team is an integral part of our entire airside snow removal group and go above and beyond to ensure all equipment run smoothly in order to maintain safe operations on our airfield. 

Reporting to the General Manager, Field Maintenance & Mobile Services, you will work closely with our team of Heavy Equipment Technicians to perform high quality maintenance and repairs to the Calgary Airport Authority’s heavy equipment fleet. This role provides you the opportunity to gain practical hands on work experience, work within a diverse team matrix and improve on your mechanical aptitude, time management and critical decision-making skills. 

  • Minor mechanical repairs
  • Provide support in operations/mechanical shop
  • Assist with broom and plough changes
  • Shop/Warehouse housekeeping
  • Pick up and deliveries for parts and equipment
  • General labor

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution with a focus in heavy equipment operations, heavy equipment technician or heavy duty auto mechanics
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to minimize errors.
  • Solid communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong work ethic and ability to function in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • To qualify as a summer student, you must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institute with the intention to return to school on a full-time basis following the summer term.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a restricted area identification card (RAIC)
  • Preference will be given to students in their third year of study
  • Must be able to meet the requirements of a safety-sensitive position, this includes Alcohol & Drug screening and pre-employment medical assessment.

It’s simple – we invest in our people because they are the backbone of our success. We offer:
  • Competitive wages
  • Networking and growth opportunities
  • Opportunities to give back to the community


We are ACCOUNTABLE.  We take ownership and step up to get the job done.             

We are CUSTOMER-FOCUSED.  We consider the customer in all that we do. 

We are COLLABORATIVE.  We are stronger when we reach out and work as a team.          

We are RESILIENT.  We are able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.  

We are CREATIVE.  We strive to find new and better ways of doing things.  

The Calgary Airport Authority is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply including women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and others who may contribute to organizational diversification of ideas. 

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