Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.
The Mechanic evaluates, diagnoses and performs maintenance and repairs on propane, gasoline and diesel operated equipment for all City operations. This position is responsible for maintaining daily work order forms, time keeping functions, work independently and report daily repair work.
Key Duties & Responsibilities;
Evaluate, diagnose and perform maintenance and repairs on various types of equipment and apparatus including propane, gasoline and diesel operated equipment;
Conduct regular inspections on vehicles and equipment;
Review, compile, and order appropriate parts and supplies for repair work;
Responsible for preparing and maintaining work related records;
Responsible for ensuring a safe, clean and professional work environment;
Ensure all work is performed in accordance with health and safety practices and City and department policies and procedures;
Maintain good working relationships with Fleet team as well as colleagues from Transit, Public Works and other internal departments as well as with external contacts and suppliers;
Remain current with industry changes, vehicles, and equipment;
May be required to work out of various locations within the City;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Grade 12 diploma or equivalent education;
Five (5) years as a licenced mechanic; including experience with a wide variety of diesel and gasoline operated equipment and vehicles is required;
Must possess and maintain a valid Ontario 310T Truck and Coach Technician licence;
Must possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class G driver’s licence;
Air conditioning and welding experience;
Knowledge of safe work practices;
Experience with computerized maintenance program software;
A valid 310S Automotive Service Technician licence is an asset;
Must demonstrate the corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Teamwork, Results Orientation, Integrity
Skills, Abilities, Work Demands
Ability to perform the essential duties of the job;
Demonstrated ability to interpret electrical diagrams, schematics and technical manuals;
Demonstrated concentration, visual attention and manual dexterity;
Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
Must possess effective communication skills both verbal and written;
Diagnostic skills required for a variety of different equipment including preventative maintenance programs beyond work requests and use of safe working practices at all times;
Ability to work rotating shifts which may include days, evenings, weekends and holidays;
Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check at candidates’ expense.
Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers
Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.