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Journeyperson - Mechanic (Equipment Services) - Re-Post

Requisition ID: 13269

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function
The Equipment Services Branch supports the City of Vancouver in being a service provider in all aspects of Fleet Management. The expertise and knowledge provided to internal and sometimes external clients by the Equipment Services Branch includes: Engineering, Vehicle Procurement, Heavy Duty/Commercial/Automotive Maintenance and Repair, Quick Service Repairs, Machining, Mill Work, Fabrication, Vehicle Outfitting, Carpentry, Body Shop Vehicle Repair and Painting, Product Inventory/Ordering, and Small Equipment Repair.

The vehicle fleet includes but is not limited to: Police, Fire, City of Vancouver issued vehicles, Garbage and Recycling trucks. As an Automotive Service Technician, you will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of this extensive fleet of vehicles and equipment which has a replacement value of $175 million dollars.

Successful candidates will work on the afternoon shift, from 3:10 pm to 12:34 am, Monday to Friday. Employees may be assigned to work alternative shifts and locations based on operational requirements.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Fleet servicing occurs primarily at the fully equipped Garage at Manitoba Yard which houses an employee base of approximately 150 employees from various Trades but also at several satellite facilities. As an Automotive Service Technician, you will work with members of the Equipment Services team to ensure that quality and timely work is performed to support and service our clients. A major part of this position will be to support the outfitting/up-fitting of new vehicles, including completing approved modification requests. Preference will be given to candidates who have knowledge and experience in; the installation of components, reading and creating electrical schematics, ability to build, design and troubleshoot electrical systems, and any practical experience in building fleet vehicles to meet customer’s needs. The challenge this busy environment offers is in the variety of work, from small and heavy equipment, to automobiles and light to heavy trucks, as well as Plant and Facilities maintenance, Manufacturing and Building maintenance.

The City of Vancouver supports continued education and development in areas of interest for all of its employees. Equipment Services provides great opportunities for training including dealer training on newly purchased fleet equipment. We are always looking to provide employees with training to develop skills, knowledge, and abilities.


Education and Experience:
  • Service Technician Certificate of Qualifications (T.Q.), Inter-Provincial Red Seal Endorsement
  • Red Seal certification is preferred.
  • Completion of Grade 10, supplemented by technical courses related to the work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of the standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the automotive and mechanical trade.
  • Thorough knowledge of braking systems.
  • Considerable knowledge of the hazards and proper safety precautions of the trade.
  • Ability to perform a variety of complex skilled electrical and mechanical tasks in the overhaul, repair, maintenance and adjustment of motorcycles, automotive and marine electrical systems.
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions which may be accompanied by sketches and diagrams.
  • Ability to interpret manufacturers' instructions and diagrams pertaining to equipment.
  • Ability to requisition parts and materials.
  • Ability to operate vehicles and heavy duty equipment.
  • Ability to plan, assign and supervise one or more subordinates.
  • Ability to inspect and test City vehicles for road worthiness, following prescribed provincial standards.
  • Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment employed in the trade.
  • Agility, muscular coordination and sufficient strength to permit the performance of heavy manual labour.
  • Superior mechanical aptitude.

Driver License:
  • A current and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License with Air Brakes or higher and a Satisfactory driving record.

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300)
Affiliation: CUPE 1004 N/Pks
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Position Start Date: July 2019
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-377: $40.85 per hour

Application Close: June 18, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Mechanics & Vehicle Maintenance
Posted: June 12, 2019, 9:05 am
Expires: June 18, 2019, 11:59 pm