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Heavy Duty Mechanic
Municipality: District of Hope This posting closed on

February 26, 2021
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: HR-2021-01 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Operations Department
Job Description: The District of Hope is currently seeking a Heavy-Duty Mechanic to join our team. Reporting to the Operations Manager, this position supports the Operations department by servicing, repairing and maintaining a range of municipal fleet equipment from light vehicles and small equipment and machinery to large vehicles and machinery such as dump trucks, backhoes, loaders, and more. This position is also responsible for maintaining stores inventory and for providing oversight and guidance to employees or contractors assigned to assist in the servicing, repair, and maintenance of District of Hope equipment. Work may be completed in the Operations shop or, at times, in the field.
Duties: Responsibilities include; but are not limited to:

• Inspect and diagnose faults or malfunctions using computerized and other testing equipment to determine extent of repair required;
• Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components, or systems using hand and power tools;
• Maintain the District of Hope’s fuel dispensing system;
• Perform cutting, brazing, and welding of metals, as related to the work;
• Test repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that work meets manufacturers specifications;
• Clean, lubricate and perform other routine preventative maintenance work on equipment;
• Service attachments and working tools such as blades;
• Maintain shop, shop equipment, and tool cleanliness;
• Create work orders;
• Create purchase orders and other paperwork related to purchasing materials and stock;
• Arrange for third-party repairs, as required;
• Maintain records related to the District of Hope’s equipment Preventative Maintenance (PM) program;
• Maintain the equipment replacement program, including recommending types of equipment which may be required;
• Assist in the preparation of mechanical/vehicle specifications as required or directed;
• Prepare oral and/or written reports on equipment and projects;
• Assist with the preparation and review of budgetary items applicable to the division;
• Assist with the development and application of new or modified work methods, practices, and techniques;
• Control and maintain the small automotive stores section;
• Order and receive stock and material;
• Ensure all work is completed in accordance with safety and risk management policies, procedures, legislation and regulations;
• Act as a positive role model by following all internal policies and procedures, as well as complying with external legislation and regulations as they pertain to safety;
• Assist with the creation of safe work policies and procedures as they relate to the division;
• As required or directed, provide oversight and guidance to other employees, or contractors, assigned to assist in the servicing, repair, and maintenance of District of Hope equipment;
• Update skills and knowledge on a regular basis to keep up with changes in technology and equipment.
• Assist with orienting employees on operating or servicing requirements, as directed;
• Operate various pieces of equipment during emergency situations or staffing shortages;
• All other related duties, as assigned.
Educational Requirements: Qualifications include; but are not limited to:
• Completion of grade 12 or equivalent along with a Trades Qualification for Province of BC as a Heavy Mechanic or Heavy-Duty Equipment Technician with Interprovincial Red Seal;
• Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s license and an acceptable driver’s abstract;
• Possession of a valid class 3 driver’s license or the ability to obtain, an asset;
• Possession of airbrake endorsement;
• 5 years’ experience as a Journeyperson servicing, repairing and maintaining a wide variety of construction and maintenance equipment, tools, automotive vehicles and heavy equipment;
• Knowledge of the methods, practices, materials, tools and equipment used in the automotive and heavy-duty mechanical trade;
• Knowledge of the practices, procedures, methods and principles used in vehicle/equipment maintenance;
• Knowledge of alternative fuels as related to a mixed-fleet environment;
• Knowledge of the National Safety Code regulations and safe work practices and procedures including the Occupational Health & Safety regulation as it relates to the workplace, the department, and to the position;
• Mechanical aptitude and skilled at troubleshooting;
• Effective written and oral communication skills including understanding verbal and written instructions in English;
• Using sound judgement and able to problem-solve while under pressure;
• Using computers and software such as Microsoft Word and Outlook as well as specialized software related to the service, repair and maintenance of equipment;
• Ability to prepare reports and records, order parts and material and estimate time and material requirements;
• Ability to operate and understand the operations of all municipal equipment to perform repair testing;
• Ability to perform welding and fabrication work, as related to the work;
• Ability to read and understand schematics, engineering drawings and work sketches;
• Ability to work with minimal supervision;
• Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
• Ability to provide oversight and guidance to other employees, or contractors, assigned to assist in the servicing, repair, and maintenance of District of Hope equipment;
• Ability to undertake formal or informal training to keep up with changing equipment and technology;
• Ability to work with sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to effectively perform the work indoors or outdoors under all weather conditions;
• Ability to work overtime including on evenings and during weekends, as required and directed, in accordance with the Collective Agreement.
Skill Requirements: Qualifications include; but are not limited to:
• Completion of grade 12 or equivalent along with a Trades Qualification for Province of BC as a Heavy Mechanic or Heavy-Duty Equipment Technician with Interprovincial Red Seal;
• Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s license and an acceptable driver’s abstract;
• Possession of a valid class 3 driver’s license or the ability to obtain, an asset;
• Possession of airbrake endorsement;
• 5 years’ experience as a Journeyperson servicing, repairing and maintaining a wide variety of construction and maintenance equipment, tools, automotive vehicles and heavy equipment;
• Knowledge of the methods, practices, materials, tools and equipment used in the automotive and heavy-duty mechanical trade;
• Knowledge of the practices, procedures, methods and principles used in vehicle/equipment maintenance;
• Knowledge of alternative fuels as related to a mixed-fleet environment;
• Knowledge of the National Safety Code regulations and safe work practices and procedures including the Occupational Health & Safety regulation as it relates to the workplace, the department, and to the position;
• Mechanical aptitude and skilled at troubleshooting;
• Effective written and oral communication skills including understanding verbal and written instructions in English;
• Using sound judgement and able to problem-solve while under pressure;
• Using computers and software such as Microsoft Word and Outlook as well as specialized software related to the service, repair and maintenance of equipment;
• Ability to prepare reports and records, order parts and material and estimate time and material requirements;
• Ability to operate and understand the operations of all municipal equipment to perform repair testing;
• Ability to perform welding and fabrication work, as related to the work;
• Ability to read and understand schematics, engineering drawings and work sketches;
• Ability to work with minimal supervision;
• Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
• Ability to provide oversight and guidance to other employees, or contractors, assigned to assist in the servicing, repair, and maintenance of District of Hope equipment;
• Ability to undertake formal or informal training to keep up with changing equipment and technology;
• Ability to work with sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to effectively perform the work indoors or outdoors under all weather conditions;
• Ability to work overtime including on evenings and during weekends, as required and directed, in accordance with the Collective Agreement.
Salary: $38.92/hour
Additional Information: Department: Operations
Close Date: February 26, 2021
Schedule: 40 hours/week, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Position Type: Unionized, non-management
Posting Type: Internal and external applications are welcome
Compensation: $38.92/hour

Please submit your cover letter and resume, outlining specifically how your experience and qualifications relate to the position as described above, to the attention of Mrs. Dagny Guy, Manager of Human Resources & Occupational Health & Safety, via one of the methods below:
Email: dguy@hope.ca | Fax: 604-869-2275 | In Person: 325 Wallace Street, Hope, BC
Web Address: www.hope.ca
Address: District of Hope
325 Wallace St.
Hope, BC V0X 1L0
E-mail: dguy@hope.ca
Fax: 604-869-2275
Opening Date: February 10, 2021 08:30 AM
Closing Date: February 26, 2021 04:30 PM

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