Field Service Technician

Halifax, NS

Field Service Technician

Location: Chester, NS 



HAWBOLDT INDUSTRIES is Canada’s leader in marine cranes, winches, and specialized lifting equipment. We support customers worldwide in the Ocean Science, Defense, Workboat, and Offshore Industries.  

We design it. We build it. 

Canadian owned, entrepreneurial, globally-recognized, and located in Chester, Nova Scotia.

We want people who are hands-on and excited to make an impact on the company, and the industry.


We are looking for a Field Service Technician.



This position is responsible for repairing and servicing equipment at our facility as well as at our customers’ sites. Reads and interprets technical drawings, schematics and computer-generated reports to ensure operating efficiency of equipment. Recommends design modifications to eliminate machine malfunctions. When in the plant this position is responsible for working in an assembly capacity. The position overview is to be used as a guideline only and may not incorporate all functions of the job.

  • Participate in the installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and repair to ensure equipment is installed and functioning according to specifications
  • Analyze malfunctions and repair, rebuild and maintain equipment
  • Operate and inspect machines/equipment to diagnose problems
  • Component selection for repair of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems
  • Dismantle and reassemble equipment, using hoists and power tools
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear; test overhauled equipment to ensure operating efficiency
  • Read and interpret technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports related to electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems
  • Troubleshoot control systems by examining PLC programs / code and performing the necessary changes 
  • Recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions
  • Maintain thorough documentation for all aspects of assigned projects
  • Confer with personnel to resolve equipment malfunctions, production issues or challenges and provide technical information
  • Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and make recommendations for improvement
  • Work with manufacturing and engineering teams to provide cost effective solutions to design challenges
  • Domestic and international travel, minimum 50% of the time, to commission and repair equipment and train customers



  • Gain experience in a medium sized company that designs and builds custom capital equipment; a company who successfully competes with the large, multi-national corporations
  • Get valuable work experience and exposure to sales, engineering and manufacturing departments
  • Witness the design, building and testing of our equipment and provide service support on some of the biggest projects in the world



  • Hydraulic Technician/Mechanical Engineering Technician/Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of hands-on field experience in troubleshooting and servicing heavy equipment
  • Proven experience trouble shooting, diagnosing, and repairing hydraulic systems 
  • Controls systems aptitude with exposure to troubleshooting electronic and hydraulic systems an asset
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Able and willing to travel nationally and internationally for extended periods 
  • Proven ability to work well independently as well as with a team
  • Able and willing to travel extensively to customers’ sites for commissioning equipment, train operators, and to troubleshoot and repair equipment



  • Incredible wages ranging from $20 to $35 depending on experience
  • Dental, medical and vision coverage 
  • LTD
  • Life insurance 


Qualified candidates may email resumes to


Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Due to the volume of resumes received we kindly ask that you do not call regarding the status of your resume.   

No recruiters please.


Hawboldt Industries Ltd.

Hawboldt Industries Ltd.

Do You Want To Make A Difference?

As our employee, you will be a team member in the Timberland Group and make a personal impact on some of the world’s most major projects.


About Us

We provide specialized expertise to help international project teams manage risks in achieving ambitious goals. Our engineering expertise, professionalism, project management experience and in-house manufacturing capabilities make us the preferred choice for global engineered material handling solutions.


Career Growth Opportunities

Being part of Timberland Group, we are large enough and diversified enough, having projects which are of significance and large scale, leading to many career growth opportunities for ambitious employees within the Group.


Entrepreneurial Culture

We are small enough that each person with ambition and a can-do attitude has the ability to make a significant impact on the business.


Projects Of Significance Worldwide

We are strong in the markets we serve and are sought out to participate in high profile projects worldwide that our people are proud to be engaged in and enjoy sharing their stories with family and friends.

We take care in our selection process and hire with an emphasis on developing a long-term relationship. We look for candidates with proven commitment, intellectual curiosity and a sense of urgency. Our people are passionate about being the best in their fields and applying their knowledge to lead industry change.

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