The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Mechanic working with Transit Operations in the Transportation and Emergency Services Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for vehicle and equipment repairs, including diagnosis and road testing, responding to roads calls for breakdowns or accidents, and the maintenance of records related to those repairs and servicing. Duties also include welding and fabricating, performing building maintenance and repairs, winterizing equipment such as towing and snow removal equipment, training of new staff, and other related duties, as required.
Applicants must possess a high school diploma, plus a trade’s qualification in heavy duty mechanics, and over five (5) years prior job-related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A working knowledge of WHMIS and First Aid courses, good working knowledge of hydraulics, mobile equipment, standard bus electrical systems, air conditioning and multiplex wiring systems, as well as knowledge of safe and proper operation of equipment and work procedures is also required.
This is a Permanent full-time (40 hours per week, variable shifts) Union Position. The (2022) rate of pay is $36.68 to $38.62 per hour. The position offers an attractive benefits package as provided within the collective agreement between the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 401.