Scott A. Higgins
Grande Prairie AB T8V 3G5
OBJECTIVE: To obtain a Maintenance position
20+ yrs experience fixing heavy equipment and operation: Excavator, Dozer, Grader, Rock Truck
Extensive experience as a field service mechanic & welder
Experience in maintenance of equipment: excavators, camp equipment, dozers, graders, etc.
Familiar with CAT computer programs, truck and trailer ABS systems
Strong communication and problem-solving skills
Keen ability to work with various levels of management and staff to ensure job completion
Works well independently and as a member of a team
Class 3 Drivers License with clear 15+ year driving abstract
Heavy Duty Shop Mechanic EM3 Services Inc., Fort St. John, BC Jan. 2019 – Dec. 2019
Diagnosed and repaired a wide variety of mulchers, trucks and trailers
Trouble shooting, hydraulic systems, electrical, mechanical and all other components of mulchers
Welding and fabrication of all equipment
Assisted Shop Foreman and office staff with all duties around shop and yard
Heavy Duty Shop Mechanic Twisted Gears Ltd., Grande Prairie, AB Jan. 2018 – Aug. 2018
CVIP trucks and trailers
Duties included: ABS Systems, Brakes, wheel bearings, air systems and all other related jobs
Welder/Fabrication Overland Transport, Grande Prairie, AB Apr. 2017 – Dec. 2017
Welding and fabrication of trucks and trailers
Fabricating new trucks with head-ache racks and oil field rig-up, tool boxes, walking decks, etc.
Repairing damages on trailers and trucks
Field Service Mechanic Jim Moffat Construction (Petrowest), Worsley, AB Dec. 2007 – Sept. 2016
Field Service, welding of heavy equipment
Warranty work with CAT dealers & Cenico
Considerable working knowledge of CAT SIS electronic systems for technical trouble-shooting
Ordering parts & equipment
Ensuring compliance with various company safety standards
Field Service Mechanic McCaw’s Drilling & Blasting Ltd., Rocky Mtn. House, AB Sept. 2007 – Nov. 2007
Field servicing of Gardner Denver Infiniti Series Quarry Master and associated equipment for Jericho Diamond Mine, Nunavit.
Maintenance and welding of heavy equipment and breakdown of drill hammers for maintenance &/or replacement.
Experience using two-way radio systems within mine
Adhering to mine safety standards & regulations
Service Mechanic Roy Larson Construction (Petrowest), Grande Prairie, AB Apr. 2007 – Aug. 2007
Service Mechanic Advent Contracting, Fort McMurray, AB Jan. 2007 – Mar. 2007
Servicing of Triple 7 Rock trucks and related mechanic work at Albion Sands Oil Sands Project,
Maintained strict adherence to mining safety and regulations
Service Mechanic Archibald Drilling & Blasting, Middle Musquodobit, NS Apr. 2004 – Oct. 2004
Dec. 2005 – Dec. 2006
Shop and field servicing, maintenance and welding of compressor unity and heavy equipment including air & hydraulic drills, excavators, dozers, etc.
Traveled throughout NS & NB to various drilling operations associated with the construction of roads, quarries, bridges, etc – providing on-site equipment repair.
Field Service Mechanic D. Loewen Enterprises Ltd. Rose Prairie, BC Nov. 2007
Winter Camp Work ‘03, ‘04 & ‘05
Shop & field service, maintenance and welding of 65+ pieces of heavy equipment including Piston Bully, ski-hill groomers, CAT and John Deere excavators, rock trucks, water trucks, dozes, etc.
Warranty related work with Finning CAT Dealer & Brandt Tractors Ltd
Ensuring communication re. road channeling services covering remote areas from Helmut to For Nelson to For St. John, BC.
Maintained field camp equipment and service vehicles in remote areas.
Ordering parts and equipment
Millwright/Machinist Mactra Lumber Ltd, Upper Musquodobit, NS Jun. 1998 - Aug. 2003
Millwright maintenance work spanning the entire lumber operation and including maintenance of the stud mill, sawmill, planer mill and wood room.
Repairs to all systems including vibration analysis, conveyors systems, automated line equipment
Assisted chief machinist in fabrication of sprockets, keying shafts etc from stock material and welding of equipment
Auto Mechanic, IWK Akerly Campus, Dartmouth, NS 1991
Grade 12, Musquodobit Rural High School 1989
Class 3 Drivers (clear driving abstract covering 15 years)
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
St. John’s First Aid 1 & 2
Welding – Musquodobit Rural High School
Quality Chip Production – Maritime Forest Ranger School
Mine Evacuation & Mining Safety (various)
AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST