Assistant Maintenance Manager - Translink

Assistant Maintenance Manager

Job ID: 20220467
Location: Greater Vancouver Area
Full/Part Time: Full-time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Marketing Statement 
As the largest operating company in the integrated TransLink enterprise, Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) operates a fleet of clean-fuel conventional and community shuttle buses, zero-emission trolley buses, and passenger ferry SeaBuses in Metro Vancouver, the largest single transit service area in Canada.
At CMBC, one of BC’s Top Employers, we're committed to providing an innovative, healthy, and engaging workforce. This is reflected in our workforce of over 5,500 employees performing over 400 unique jobs, who are committed and empowered to deliver service that attracts nearly 1.1 million passengers daily and connects people, businesses, and communities in the Metro Vancouver region.
We have the important job of helping our passengers get to work, appointments, visiting with family and friends, and back again every day. Metro Vancouver relies on us, and we take that as a point of pride.

Manages trades and service employees engaged in the maintenance, repair and servicing of revenue and non-revenue vehicles, associated equipment and infrastructure. Plans, schedules and monitors preventive maintenance, engine overhauls and repairs to ensure maximum availability of vehicles in a safe, road worthy condition and to meet fleet service requirements. Develops, recommends and manages the implementation of preventive maintenance programs which comply with departmental practices, standards and business objectives. Analyzes, investigates and implements solutions to technical maintenance and repair. Participates in developing the Fleet Maintenance budget and monitors approved expenditures.

The competencies for this position would be acquired through a Red Seal Interprovincial Ticket in commercial transport vehicle mechanics or a diploma/degree in a related mechanical field plus courses in supervisory techniques, and labour relations, plus six (6) years previous experience in progressively responsible positions relating to commercial vehicle maintenance, which include supervisory experience with a multi-disciplined team in a unionized environment with a broad knowledge of all aspects of mechanical, electrical and electronic repairs, trouble shooting, maintenance procedures and vehicle inspections, and ability to administer policies, procedures and union agreements.

  • Advanced knowledge of the principles, theory, concepts and practices of vehicle maintenance.
  • Advanced communication both written and oral.
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills
  • Solid teamwork and interpersonal skills including negotiations and conflict resolution skills
  • Solid leadership skills to provide direction and manage reporting staff.
  • Solid computer skills in standard office tools including word processing and spreadsheet software and use of web-based systems.

Other Information 
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.

COVID-19 Safety Vaccination Policy
To support public health, and protect the health and safety of our employees, customers, and their families, Coast Mountain Bus Company employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID- 19 and will need to provide proof of full vaccination status in compliance with the employer’s COVID-19 Safety Vaccination Policy.
Accommodations may be applicable under the BC Human Rights Code. Should an applicant be unable to provide proof of full vaccination and should an accommodation be requested, additional information will be required to determine whether the individual is entitled to be accommodated.

Work Schedule 
37.5 hours per week.

Work Designation 
Resident – This position works predominately on-site.

Rate of Pay 
Salary starting from $92,072 per annum.
The Total Compensation Package includes Extended Health, Dental, Transit Pass and enrollment in the Public Service Pension Plan. Focus on your development through tuition reimbursement, training, and mentorship programs. Enjoy a variety of health and wellness programs, including access to gym facilities. Speak to us to know more about what we offer.

How to Apply
Visit our Career Site and apply through our job portal. A direct link is available here.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.
Please indicate the website/source of finding this advertisement in your cover letter.

Closing Date: Until Filled

Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.
Having issues applying? Review our System Requirements and Support or email for assistance.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce that is free of all forms of discrimination. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds, skills, and perspectives.
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email us at

Organization: Translink
Location: New Westminster, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Mechanics & Vehicle Maintenance, Fleet & Driver Services/Management, Equipment Maintenance
Posted: November 23, 2022, 3:40 pm
Expires: December 23, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 5 years or more
Rate: $92,072.00 Year

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