British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd. (BCRTC) maintains and operates two of Metro Vancouver’s three SkyTrain lines on behalf of TransLink, the regional transportation authority. Launched in 1986, SkyTrain is the first and one of the longest, fully-automated, driverless, rapid transit systems in the world. It boasts an average on-time service performance rating of 95 per cent and moves on average 250,000 passengers per weekday.
The Support Equipment Tradesperson is responsible for the inspection, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of the maintenance of way support equipment in accordance with industry standards, approved work practices, and company policy and procedure.
High school graduation or equivalent. BCTQ and/or Interprovincial Certification as a Heavy-Duty Mechanic, Commercial Transport Mechanic, or Industrial Mechanic with a combination of education and experience. Red Seal Automotive Technicians with the following minimum qualifications may also be considered: diesel engine, air brake, and fluid power system (air and hydraulic) repair and maintenance. Must have served an apprenticeship in one of the indicated trades or equivalent.
A valid Class 3 BC driver’s license with air brake endorsement is a requirement of the position. Candidates with a Class 2, 4 or 5 must attain a Class 3 license by the end of the training period as a condition of employment.
CVIP, welding, and industrial electronics certification an asset.
Minimum of five (5) years recent experience in equipment and machinery maintenance at the Red Seal/ Journeyperson level.
Experience in the maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and overhaul of equipment and machinery.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a maintenance team.
Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process.
A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.
In accordance with the Canadian Railway Safety Act - Railway Medical Rules: Section 3.2, employees who work in or transfer into safety sensitive or safety critical positions are required to undergo pre-placement and periodic medical assessments that evaluate the impact, if any, of medical conditions on fitness for work.
40 hours per week.
Rate of Pay
Wage: $42.84 per hour
How to Apply
Please click the 'Apply' button at the top right corner or go to http://www.translink.ca/careers to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.
Posting Date: November 26th, 2019
Closing Date: Open until filled.
Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.
Having trouble applying? Please view the System Requirements & FAQ's by going to http://www.translink.ca/careers.
Equal Employment Opportunity
British Columbia Rapid Transit Company is an equal opportunity employer.