Trades 2 - Mechanic

City of Burnaby

Trades 2 - Mechanic

Competition No.: 2018-133
Duration: Temporary Full Time
Salary: $39.39/hour (2019 Rates)
Last Updated: 1/8/20 9:18 AM


The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

Reporting to the Trades Foreman 2, the Trades 2 - Mechanic is responsible for skilled mechanical work at the journeyman level in the maintenance and repair of automotive and heavy duty equipment. An incumbent performs general mechanical overhaul and maintenance work on a wide variety of automotive, construction and maintenance equipment; may occasionally supervise the work of one or two helpers. The work of this class is distinguished from lower level classes by the more advanced nature of the duties and the wider latitude in the use of independent judgement. An incumbent works under general supervision exercising considerable independent judgement and action as to the method of repair, after receiving oral instructions or a written work order setting forth a complaint in general terms.  Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include completion of Grade 12 supplemented by the completion of a recognized Trade Certificate of Qualification plus considerable general experience at the Journeyman level; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Thorough knowledge of the standard practices, materials, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of automotive and heavy duty equipment. Considerable knowledge of hazards and safety precautions of the trade. Ability to perform a variety of skilled tasks in the overhaul, repair and adjustment of a variety of automotive and related equipment; lay out, assign and check the work of assistants performing unskilled and semi-skilled mechanical tasks; and to understand and effectively carry out general, oral and written assignments with a minimum of supervision. Skill in the use and care of equipment and tools employed in repairing and adjusting automotive equipment. Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia, Class 3 with Air Brake Endorsement*, Certificate of Qualification – Mechanic, and Authorized Inspector License from Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) are required.

Hours of work: Monday – Friday 2:00 PM – 10:30 PM 

This is a temporary full time positions until December 31, 2020, with possibility of extension. 

The closing date for this competition has been extended to Tuesday January 28, 2020.

New applications are welcome!   

*As per the Letter of Understanding dated September 25, 2019, a successful candidate who does not hold a valid Class 3 Driver’s Licence and Air Brake endorsement must meet these requirements on their own time and at their own cost within 6 months of their appointment; this is a condition of employment.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.
Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Organization: City of Burnaby
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Mechanics & Vehicle Maintenance
Posted: January 8, 2020, 11:41 am
Expires: January 28, 2020, 11:59 pm

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