Transit Mechanic 'A' or Commercial Transport Apprentice - District of West Vancouver


Transit Mechanic 'A' or Commercial Transport Apprentice

(Permanent, Full-time)

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, beaches, and to sports, recreation and arts amenities. Our dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs that enhance the well-being of our community. We are seeking employees with a passion for public service who share our commitment to creating a complete, inclusive and livable community.

West Vancouver Transit (Blue Bus) has an immediate opening for a Transit Mechanic “A”. This is mechanical work at the journeyman level. All levels of apprentice in commercial transport and/or heavy duty are also encouraged to apply.

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, this position will be responsible for: performing mechanical overhaul, repair, and maintenance tasks on transit vehicles in the shop or in the field, completing a variety of complex mechanical assessments; diagnosing various electronic components by performing diagnostic testing and troubleshooting using relevant computer software; submitting reports and maintaining records; performing a variety of gas and electrical welding tasks; and other related work as required.

The successful candidate will possess, or have the ability to obtain and retain:

  • Certificate of Trades Qualification in Commercial Transport Mechanics or Heavy Duty
  • Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificate
  • Class 3 Driver's License with Air Brake Endorsement

Additional requirements for this position include a minimum of five years' relevant experience; current knowledge of diesel engine and transmission electronic control systems; possession of own hand tools; air conditioning courses; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

During the assessment process, successful candidates will be required to submit an acceptable Driver’s Abstract from ICBC. The successful candidate is required to supply a police information check and a copy of their credentials. The successful candidate is also required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of hire.

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

Position Status:
Union (ATU) – Permanent, Full-time

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

Rate of Pay:
$42.61 per hour *Plus tool allowance
Please note that the rate of pay at an apprentice level will start from $29.83 - $40.48 per hour
Plus: $1.95/hr shift differential for afternoon shifts and Sunday pay premiums

Total Compensation Overview:
Attractive Health & Welfare Benefits Package
(including single, couple & family options for, Extended Health, Dental; plus Long Term Disability, Sick Leave, & 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:
Open Until Filled

To Apply:
Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Portal at 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: November 24, 2022, 12:00 pm
Expires: December 24, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $29.83 to $42.61 Hour

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