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Date:  Apr 3, 2024

Bowmanville, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects East

Position Title:  TBM Mechanic

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.


At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs.
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibly by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


Company operating name: Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc.

Business legal name: Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc.

Business address: 20 Carlson Court, Suite 105 Toronto, Ontario M9W 7K6  

Title of position: TBM Mechanic

NOC: NOC 73400 – Heavy Equipment Operators

Location of Work: Bowmanville, Ontario and across Canada  

Office Location: Work is located at 1 Holt Road South, Bowmanville, Ontario, L1C 3Z8 and other offices in the Greater Toronto Area

Terms of Employment: This is a full-time, permanent position

Employment Conditions: Day, Morning, Evening, Rotational Shift Work

Start Date: As soon as possible

Number of positions: 3

Travel Requirements: Travel will be required to Aecon’s sites throughout Canada

Language: Must speak, read, and write in English


Key Responsibilities

Responsible for the supervision of the execution of all the TBM Mechanical activities including but not limited to assembly, start-up, maintenance, and disassembly. This role could also extend to supporting the STP assembly and start-up.


  • Supervise the execution of all the TBM(STP) Mechanical activities including but not limited to assembly, start-up, maintenance, and disassembly.
  • Ensure that all mechanical works are carried out in accordance with the agreed method statements and in line with the specifications provided by the TBM supplier.
  • Ensure that all TBM mechanical works are carried out in accordance with safety and environment regulations and project quality standards.
  • Prepare all documentation relating to TBM maintenance.
  • Management and supervision of a team of TBM mechanics.
  • Managing and ordering spare parts.
  • Interface with other departments in a constructive way.
  • Supervise and provide support for trouble shooting and preventive maintenance
  • Organizing and planning work for future mechanical operations
  • Carry out daily plant inspections, complete and submit maintenance/ breakdown reports
  • Liaising with TBM Electrical team for planning of ongoing and future works
  • Ensuring Method Statements and Risk assessments are in place for ongoing and future mechanical works
  • Inspecting and auditing the plant to ensure optimum performance is maintained in accordance with Canadian Standards
  • Responsible for accurate and effective shift handovers


Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Trade or Qualification in Mechanical Engineering / Civil Engineering
  • 2-3 years’ experience in civil or tunnelling construction, typically 2-3 years of experience in a supervisory role
  • 2-3 years’ experience in basic use of Microsoft Office Suite, data and file recording
  • 2-3 years' experience working on TBM projects
  • 2-3 years’ experience on major infrastructure construction operations of similar scale with a proven ability to operate in a dynamic "live" environment and to meet significant program hurdles
  • Experience in Safety, Community and Environmental Management
  • Experience in Quality Management
  • Experience in Planning & Resourcing
  • In depth knowledge of TBM, slurry pump, Slurry Treatment Plant and associated tunnel related equipment
  • Sound knowledge of civil construction materials / service
  • Sound knowledge of local WHS standards and regulations
  • Ability to supervise team members, work closely with safety and other departments to control and maintain project safety standards
  • Demonstrate a positive and collaborative "can-do" attitude.
  • Demonstrate initiative and creative problem-solving skills
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of computers and Microsoft software packages.
  • Good communication skill, both oral and written
  • Mechanical or Electrical Trade background
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets and can prioritize tasks under pressure
  • Good organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Driving License


Compensation and Benefits

  • $53 per hour. Shift workers will receive a shift premium in addition to their regular hourly rate. Employees/TBM Mechanics will be required to become members of Labourers International Union of North America, Local 183.  (Monthly Membership Dues are $35.00 and Working Dues are 3% of Gross earnings)
  • 37.5 hours/week and subject to overtime
  • Employees/Members of Local 183 receive Vacation & Statutory Holiday Pay, Health & Welfare Benefits, Pension etc. for a Total Wage Package of $76.55 per hour (not including Supervisor Premium)


Working Conditions and Environment

  • Primary work location at 1 Holt Road South, Bowmanville, Ontario, L1C 3Z8 with work and travel required throughout Ontario
  • Project, training and business-related travel may be required.
  • Exposure to construction work site environment in all seasons
  • Relocation within Canada may be required. Relocation costs covered by employer


Contact Information and How to Apply:

Mail: Suite 105, 20 Carlson Court, Toronto, Ontario M9W 7K6

Telephone: 416-297-2600

Fax: 403-695-3090




Aecon is an equal opportunity employer.


Upon request, Aecon accommodates candidates with disabilities throughout the hiring process.


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.

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