Vehicle and Equipment Technician 2

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

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Position: Vehicle and Equipment Technician 2

Competition Number: 2019-EX-EN-52653139-01

Competition posting date: 2019.09.12

Competition closing date: 2019.09.26

Finance Services Department, Fleet Services, Fleet Maintenance Branch
1 or more Full-time Temporary Positions - 40 hours/week
1 Full-Time Continuous Position - 40 hours/week
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside
Salary: $67,186.08 to $78,607.36 annually (2019 rates of pay)

  • You may initially be paid 95% of your starting rate of pay, in accordance with the collective agreement.
Location: 2799 Swansea Crescent

Category: Current Opportunities
Employment Group: Operations and Trades

Job Summary

Responsible for performing a wide range of duties expected of a Vehicle and Equipment Technician 2,
including, but not limited to, the following: conducting diagnostic inspections, performing general mechanical
overhaul and repair work, and performing scheduled preventive daily maintenance inspections and repairs on
vehicle system and components including, but not limited to, steering, suspension, electrical, ignition, fuel,
emission control/exhaust and engine management, hydraulics, and vehicular climate control systems.

The incumbent performs all maintenance and repairs to a wide variety of fleet vehicles systems and
components including, but not limited to, vehicles powered by gas, diesel, propane or natural gas, tractors,
graders, loaders, dozers, cranes, mowers, heavy vehicles (i.e. garbage trucks, zambonis, ice resurfacing
equipment etc..), and automotive associated equipment including but not limited to boilers and compressors.

Education & Experience

Completion of secondary school (Grade 12) or equivalent plus completion of a journeyman's certificate of
qualification Truck and Coach Technician (310T).

A minimum of two (2) years of experience within a Municipal Fleet or similar truck and coach environment.

  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

Trade certification of qualification from the Ontario Ministry of Training/Colleges/Universities, or other
provincial/licensing bodies, if recognized by the Province of Ontario, as a Vehicle and Equipment Technician
class "T"
May require natural gas, propane, motorcycle or ozone depletion license
A valid Ontario unrestricted "G" class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit
points accumulated.
English oral, reading, writing Required


City policies and procedures affecting shop operations

Considerable knowledge of the vehicle systems and the standard practices, safety issues, materials, tools,
equipment and supplies to carry out maintenance operation

Manual and electronic diagnostic equipment

Personal computers with ability to use the Fleet Management Information System

Code of Conduct rules and policy

Collective agreement

Material Safety Data Sheets

Safe work practices of the trade including working at heights and the lifting of heavy objects

Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.

Competencies & Skills

Physically fit with stamina to perform the duties of the trade (which may include working in a standing position
for long time)

Able to work in uncomfortable or confined positions on occasion

Able to lift and carry heavy parts and equipment safely

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

Ability to read, understand and interpret blueprints, wiring diagrams, service manuals, schematics, drawings,
work orders and any other documents used in the maintenance operation

Ability make estimates of materials and time required to perform the work

Ability to proceed effectively with emergency work including on the road work with limited resources to
provide maximum results and timelines

Skill in the use of jacks, hoists, overhead cranes, lift trucks and mobile lifting devices

Skill in the use of high-pressure gas and electric welding equipment (Mig. Arc. Bronze, steel, aluminum) to
effect repairs as authorised under the technician license

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

Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with management, manufacturers and engineers
to provide for problem solving and suggest corrections to problems found on specialized vehicles and


Ability to provide training and explain instructions and guidelines to others effectively

Able to efficiently use, operate and maintain tools, precision measuring instrument, state-of-the-art
automotive diagnostic and test equipment to diagnose mechanical, electrical and hydraulic malfunctions

If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online by using the "Apply"
button. If this is your first online application please refer to our resources on how to apply for jobs online.

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.