Careers at sylvite


Sylvite is currently hiring for the position of Mechanic at our Burlington location. This position reports to the General Manager of Transportation.


Maintenance Operations

  • Ensure all job duties are carried out according to Health and Safety policies and have safety awareness regarding other team members
  • Determine material, equipment, and supplies to be used; transfer equipment from one project to another, as necessary
  • Make recommendations related to the purchasing of necessary equipment and supplies for projects/repairs
  • Construct mechanical equipment as required
  • Diagnose mechanical issues, and perform vehicle repairs 
  • Performs preventative and scheduled maintenance on vehicles
  • Ensure proper handling and storage of tools and equipment
  • Keep technical knowledge up to date
  • Performs the work of employees and other duties as required

Maintenance Team

  • Work with other mechanics to contribute to positive work environment
  • Provide training and coaching on a regular basis
  • Assist with establishing goals and standards of performance of each team member
  • Provide input re job performance including development of performance objectives and development plans for team members

Company Knowledge and Mutual Support

  • Become knowledgeable about all Sylvite divisions and the products and services they provide to customers
  • Documentation of all processes and tasks for which a function is responsible
  • Demonstrate a high degree of service to and collaboration with other business units
  • Provide support to other department members maintaining a sense of team
  • Provide positive feedback to others when possible; coach others for success
  • Recommend opportunities for improvement of processes and systems as a result of the function performed or based on observations
  • Recommend opportunities for reducing costs


Key Personal Attributes Required for the Position

  • Ability to lead and direct others; ability to foster a teamwork environment and to direct progressive discipline actions when necessary
  • Ability to motivate, coach and mentor staff; manage change; mediate and resolve conflict
  • Communication Skills; Developing relationships and partnerships, Presentation Skills
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving Skills
  • Customer Service Orientation

Education, Experience and/or Training Requirements

  • 3+ years experience
  • Licensed Mechanic 310T
  • Proficiency in all Office Software

Working Conditions

  • Physical Effort: Some carrying, lifting and physical labour
  • Physical Environment: Some exposure to chemicals and dust and outdoor work
  • Sensory Attention: Heightened attention to potential hazards
  • Mental Stress: Normal