Mechanical Technician

Posted Date 1 week ago(5/19/2020 4:54 PM)
Competition Number
Number of Positions
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Engineering & Public Works
Close Date

Job Description

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Competition #20/57A

Internal/External Posting

Closing date: June 2, 2020


Mechanical Technician (Continuous)

Engineering and Public Works Department



Maintain, repair, inspect, diagnose and customize City vehicles and equipment.



Repair vehicles and equipment and perform preventive maintenance; identify problems using various precision diagnostic instruments and specialty software programs; remove, clean, inspect, test, repair or replace defective components using tools of the trade; reinstall and perform necessary calibrations and adjustments; perform Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program (CVIP) inspections of vehicles and equipment and approve vehicles.


Operate and test repaired equipment and vehicles and make necessary adjustments; operate related equipment and machinery such as welding and cutting equipment, forklifts, cranes and hoists. Conduct manual testing, and determine service requirement for fire extinguishers.


Prepare new vehicles to user requirements; design, customize and install electrical, electronic and hydraulic systems and other equipment; make recommendations on mechanical suitability of new equipment. Repair and fabricate vehicle components for installation. Participate in annual testing of aerial device inspection by independent service provider.


Respond to on-site service and emergency repair calls; review mechanical problems with operators; contact commercial transport agency to review specifications and regulations; contact dealers to discuss problems with vehicles and exchange technical advice. Utilize various resources to research solutions and diagnose mechanical problems. Contact contractors to arrange for repairs to police vehicles.


Complete computerized and manual records of equipment inspection, repair and service; order parts from suppliers.


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is generated by work order or assigned by supervisor.

Work is reviewed through reports to supervisor.

Issues involving deviations from trade procedures and major expenditures are referred to supervisor.



Physical Effort:

Lift and move heavy material and equipment. (often)

Work in awkward positions on back, bent over, hands in the air. (frequent)

Mental Effort:

Short periods of intense concentration while diagnosing problems. (occasional)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Focus on schematics and computer for short periods. (occasional)

Listen for and trace engine and mechanical noises for short periods. (occasional)

Work Environment:

Mechanical Repair Shop.

Work in an environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid exposure to asbestos. (rare)

Exposure to equipment noise. (frequent)

Exposure to engine oil, grease and fumes. (continuous)

Work outside in all weather conditions. (rare)



Organize and prioritize work.

Understand and apply the techniques related to the repair and design of mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronic systems.

Working level operation of current City word processing, spreadsheet and related specialty software.

Use hand, power, measuring tools and diagnostic instruments of the trade.

Read and interpret technical drawings, manuals and related codes.

Maintain accurate records.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Deal effectively with the public and outside agencies.

Work and operate equipment safely.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

High school graduation.

Current and valid B.C. Certificate of Trades Qualification in either Automotive, Heavy Duty or Commercial Transport Mechanics. (4 years)

Motor Vehicle Branch Inspection Licence with air brake endorsement. (20 hours)

Aerial Device Training. (88 hours)

Current and valid Certification or Licence in Compressed Natural Gas Fuelled Vehicles and Compressed LPG Vehicles. (80 hours) (premium item)

Current and valid Class 3 B.C. Driver's Licence with air endorsement.


3 years of related experience.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to obtain additional certifications.

May be requested to substitute in a more senior position


Work schedule: Monday - Friday Nights – 3:30pm – 12:00am, 40 hrs/week

$38.37 per hour, Pay Grade 12

Job Code # 584

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position


To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume


City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at


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