Position Title:Trailer Technician

Position Type: Regular – Full-Time ​

Requisition ID: 9420

Grade: Scale NOGRADE  

Company: Day & Ross Inc.   


At Day & Ross, you’ll go far.

Day & Ross is one of Canada’s largest transportation companies, serving top brands across North America. We got our start hauling potatoes in 1950, and now we have a team of more than 8,000 employees, drivers and owner operators.


We believe our people are our greatest strength – and we treat them like family. For over a decade, we’ve been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, and we were named a Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation in 2018 and 2019. Our industry recognition is a testament to the family values we share with our parent company, McCain Foods Limited.

About the Role

Trailer Technician


Montreal, QC


Responsible for preventative maintenance, pre-inspection maintenance, diagnostics and repairs on the company’s fleet of trailers in accordance with the applicable level of training and apprenticeship. 


How You’ll Help: 


  • Responsible for the maintaince and repair of trailers according to work orders and in keeping with level of training/apprenticeship (see below) 

  • Maintaining safe shop environment (may include snow removal from the roof, de-icing, washing vehicles, sweeping, etc.  

  • Other duties as may be required. 

  • Pre-apprentice Trailer Technicians provide support to journeypesons and to apprencetices under the leadership of a journeyperson in all aspects of the maintenance and repair of trailers, including but not limited to brakes, suspension systems, surelok, tires (including psi), trailer axles, lighting systems, rear walls and doors, frame and support, chassis, lighting, wiring, hydraulics, heating & refrigeration systems. 

  • Apprentice Trailer Technicians, under the leadership of a journeyperson, are involved in all aspects of the repair and maintenance of trailers (see above) and may provide general direction and guidance to Pre-Apprentice Technians.  Apprentice Technicians are expected to work more independently and exercise greater judgment through the various stages of the apprenticeship, obtaining final verification of work from a Journeyperson Technician. 

  • Journeyperson Technicians independently repair and maintain trailers (see above) and provide general direction, guidance, mentoring and training to Pre-Apprentice and Apprentice Technians.   

  • Maintenance and repair of trailer bodies, including miscellaneous accessories such as hub caps, decals, reflective tape, painting, etc.  

  • Documentation of all findings and work done. 

  • Lead Journeyperson Technicians provide work direction for all team members and act as escalation point for complex maintenance and repairs. 

  • Provide guidance, mentoring and training to Pre-Apprentice and Apprentice Technicians  

  • Work independently to complete diagnostic, service, repair and maintain trailers. 

  • Maintain and repair trailer bodies, including miscellaneous accessories such as hub caps, decals, reflective tape, painting, etc.  

  • Document and update Service Supervisor/Service Manager on completion time changes, all findings, work done and potential future service requirements. 


Skills and Qualifications:


  • Post secondary training in trailer repair and/or completion of trailer technician certificate course 

  • Preference given to applicants with Red Seal journeyperson certification 

  • Additional training in tire repairs and/or refrigeration will be considered an asset  

  • CVIP, an asset 

  • Candidates enrolled in trailer repair apprenticeship may also be considered. 

  • Valid Class 1 license also considered an asset 

  • Previous work experience in an industrial environment, preferably in the transportation industy 

  • Previous experience and qualification to perform Safety inspections are considered an asset in this position,  

  • Ability to obtain CVIP  

  • Physically fit and able to lift, move, reach, bend, walk, stand, grasp, balance, climb, kneel and crouch for extended period of time 

  • Ability to work in tight spaces 

  • Strong knowledge of transportation industrys rules and regulations regarding transport trailers and components 

  • Knowledge of and ability to use safe work practices, including safe lifting and bending, working in tight spaces, etc.   

  • Troubleshooting and problem solving abilities 

  • Strong attention to detail 

  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member 

  • Good communication skills –verbal and written 

  • English, French bilingualism, an asset  

Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to reference and criminal background checks prior to employment.

We thank you for your application, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

As a federally regulated employer, The Day & Ross fully supports the principles of employment equity and encourages all qualified members of the designated groups to apply.

Function: Transportation

Location(s): CA – Canada : Quebec : Montréal

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