Licensed Mechanic

City of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Position: Licensed Mechanic

Competition Number: 2019-EX-EN-52634281-01

Competition posting date: 2019.08.23

Competition closing date: 2019.11.29

Transportation Services Department, Transit Operations Service, Fleet & Facilities Maintenance Branch
Multiple Full-time Continuous Positions - 40 hours/week (Subject to shift work at all locations)
Affiliation: ATU 279
Salary: $36.977 per hour (2019 rates of pay)
Location: 1500 St. Laurent

  • Must be able to work shifts, weekends and statutory holidays at a variety of locations.
  • NOTE: Applications / resumes received will be used to staff current and on-going requirements until
December 31, 2019.

Category: Ongoing Inventories
Employment Group: Transportation

Job Summary

Responsible for performing a wide range of duties expected of a Truck and Coach Technician, including, but
not limited to, the following: conducting diagnostic inspection of vehicles, performing general mechanical
overhaul and repair work, and performing daily maintenance repairs. The incumbent performs all unit
changes or repairs to Fleet vehicles including but not limited to transmission, brakes, suspensions, electrical
components, injectors, radiators, steering, differentials and air systems; as well as making miscellaneous
adjustments to doors, destination signs and other vehicle systems.

Education & Experience

Completion of secondary school (Grade 12) or equivalent plus completion of a journeyman's certificate of
qualification as a Truck and Coach Technician.

1 year experience, following attainment of certification

Language, Certificates & Licenses

Trade certification of qualification from the Ontario Ministry of Training/Colleges/Universities, or other
provincial/licencing bodies, if recognized by the Province of Ontario, as a Truck and Coach Technician

Successful completion of a pre-employment ergonomic assessment is required.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check to the City of Ottawa’s

English oral, reading, writing required


  • City policies and procedures affecting shop operations
  • Considerable knowledge of the vehicle systems, and the standard methods, tools, and equipment
used in the trade
Diagnostic equipment

  • Personal computers, with ability to use the Fleet Management Information System.
  • Safe work practices of the trade.
Competencies & Skills

  • Work independently, with minimal direction, and collaboratively with peers and managers as part of a
maintenance repair team

  • Read, understand and interpret service manuals, schematics, drawings, and work orders
  • Plan work and make estimates of materials and time required to perform the work
  • Perform safety inspections on buses/vehicles
  • Operate within a computerized Fleet Management Information System
  • Ability and facility to use tools and equipment with precision
  • Possess analytical skills and be detail oriented
  • Good manual dexterity and ability to work to close tolerances
  • Able to tolerate exposure to moderate amounts of noise, dust, grit, oil/grease, fumes, solvents, paints,
lacquers, hot/sharp metals and surface finishing products
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Able to efficiently use, operate and maintain tools and state-of-the-art automotive diagnostic and test
  • Able to organize, clean and maintain a safe work area
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We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the
HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.