ACA, Unrestricted Certified Trade
Hydraulic/Pneumatic Mechanics install, inspect, test, maintain, repair, rebuild or modify existing hydraulic, pneumatic or fluid systems, controls and components. They must read and interpret job specifications, blueprints, engineering design drawings and schematics and prepare technical reports and bills of materials to accurately estimate cost and completion for jobs.
Hydraulic/Pneumatic Mechanics must be knowledgeable about provincial regulations regarding health, safety and hazardous materials. They generally work for heavy equipment or farming companies, transportation companies, and in the aerospace industry.
Related trades include Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic, Farm Equipment Mechanic, Truck and Coach Mechanic, Machinist and Automotive Service Technician.
Education, Training, Experience and Skills Required:
- Grade 12 education or ministry-approved equivalent
- Completion of a four to five year apprenticeship program
- Recommended high school courses include: English, senior mathematics, physics, manufacturing technology, design technology
- To be successful, you should have good communication and problem-solving skills, be mechanically inclined, enjoy keeping current with new technology, be in good physical condition and have physical stamina.
How to get Apprentice Certification:
- Complete a four to five year apprenticeship program
- Complete the terms of the Apprenticeship Contract to receive Certificate of Apprenticeship
- There is NO Certificate of Qualification or Interprovincial (Red Seal) Trade Certification available
Range from $12 to $19per hour