Good Roads General Registration Form

Oct 18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
In Person

Snow School for Mechanics and Technicians - FULL

Course Objectives

Provides mechanics with a working knowledge of modern winter maintenance vehicles and accessories with particular emphasis on automated controller and spreader systems, and the hydraulic systems used to support vehicle accessories that apply both wet and dry materials as well as plowing operations. Practical solutions to common equipment problems will be explored, along with preventative maintenance practices and troubleshooting diagnostics.

Course Content

  • Environmental and salt management issues
  • Do new materials mean new mechanical problems?
  • Demystifying electronic spreader controllers
  • Getting ahead of problems: best practices for preventative maintenance
  • Equipment demonstration
  • Hydraulics
  • Troubleshooting

Who Should Attend

Mechanics and technicians responsible for the maintenance and calibration of winter service vehicles for road agencies and winter maintenance contractors


This course is recognized by:

  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 7 Professional Development hours to this course.

Matt Ropp

Region of Waterloo


Alex Stewart

Equipment Operator

County of Wellington

from the 2018 Snow School for Mechanics and Technicians attendees:

"Being new to municipalities and winter road maintenance, this experience gave me all the tools I need to be effective in my job."
"Being hands-on with the equipment allowed us to test suggested troubleshooting techniques and really grasp the information in a positive way."
"With various types of systems available we learned calibration and diagnostic procedures for whatever machine comes into our yard."


100 Maple Grove Rd., Cambridge, ON


October 18, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm