Truck and Transport/Heavy Duty Mechanics or Apprentices

District of West Vancouver

Truck and Transport/Heavy Duty
Mechanics or Apprentices

West Vancouver Blue Bus (Transit)
(Permanent Full Time)


West Vancouver Transit (Blue Bus) has openings for Permanent Full-time Transit Mechanics and apprentices.

The successful candidate for this position is required to have and retain the following certifications: Interprovincial or British Columbia Certificate of Qualification in Truck and Transport, or Heavy Duty Vehicle Mechanics; and, Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificate; and, Class 1, 2 or 3 Driver’s License with Air Brake endorsement.

Candidates who have not yet achieved but have interest in obtaining the above qualifications and certifications are encouraged to apply. Candidates under the following circumstances may be considered:

  • Heavy Duty/ Truck and Transport Apprentices
  • Automotive TQ’s looking to obtain a Truck and Transport TQ
  • Candidates who have not yet acquired a Class 1, 2 or 3 Drivers License with Air Brake endorsement
  • Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificate


This is Truck and Transport mechanical work at the journeyman level, involving overhaul, repair and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment in the shop or in the field. The preferred candidate will possess current knowledge of Electronic diesel engines and transmissions. This position involves shift work. A minimum of five years' relevant experience is preferred and possession of own hand tools is a must. HVAC experience is considered an asset.    During the assessment process, successful candidates will be required to submit an acceptable Driver’s Abstract and Claims History from ICBC. The successful candidate will be required to supply a criminal record check and a copy of their credentials.

This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, licences and certificates required of candidates.

Position Status:
Union (ATU)– Permanent Full-Time

Hours of Work:
40 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary) 4 days on / 3 consecutive days off (consistent workweek and schedule)

Rate of Pay:
$37.58 per hour (Plus $1.50 Recruitment and Retention Allowance per hour worked. Plus $0.80 per hour tool allowance – apprentices without a TQ begin at 70% of the journeyman rate) Plus: $1.65/hr shift differential for afternoon shifts and Sunday pay premiums

Total Compensation Overview:
Attractive Health & Welfare Benefits Package (including single, couple & family options for: MSP, Extended Health, Dental; plus Long Term Disability, Sick Leave & Gratuity Plan, & Life Insurance) 6 weeks of paid leave after the first year of service (includes vacation & shorter work year) Municipal Pension Plan Contributions plus additional benefits according to the ATU Local 134 Collective Agreement and District of West Vancouver

Closing Date:
Posted until filled

To Apply:
Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Centre at www.westvancouver.ca/careers to apply for this position.


 We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


Organization: District of West Vancouver
Location: West Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Mechanics & Vehicle Maintenance
Posted: September 3, 2019, 3:49 pm
Expires: October 3, 2019, 11:59 pm

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