Transport Trailer Technician

Transport Trailer Technicians (AKA "Commercial Trailer Mechanics") maintain, rebuild, overhaul, recondition, and perform diagnostic trouble shooting and repairs on commercial truck trailers.

This trade shares a common Level 1 training with other Heavy Equipment Service trades, and thus, may be referred to as “Heavy Mechanical Trades” in our schedules. Refer to this trade’s ‘Program Profile’ via SkilledTradesBC for specific details.

Transport Trailer Technician is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

Recommendations

The following education is recommended: Grade 10 equivalent (Grade 12 preferred), including English 10, Math 10, and Science 10.

 

The Apprenticeship Program comprises Levels 1-to-2 of progressive technical training, with Level 1 taking 10 weeks (300 hours) and Level 2 taking 5 weeks (150 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 3,150 hours of work-based training.

 

A Heavy Mechanical Foundation program can jump-start your career without employer sponsorship by supplying the knowledge and skills to enter directly at Level 2, after 36 weeks of training.

PROGRAM TYPES

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Sep 23 2024Oct 25 2024

Heavy Mechanical - Truck and Transport Mechanics

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Oct 15 2024Dec 20 2024

Heavy Mechanical Apprentice

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Mar 17 2025May 23 2025

Heavy Mechanical Apprentice