Mechanical Technician

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/2/2023 6:05 PM)
Competition Number
Number of Positions
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Engineering & Public Works
Close Date

Job Description

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Competition #22/280C

Internal/External Posting  

Closing date: May 30, 2023


Mechanical Technician (Continuous)  

Engineering & 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, 40 hour work week

Afternoon shift: 3:30PM to 12:00AM

$42.30 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.


At the City of Victoria, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.


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