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Heavy Duty Mechanic

Full Time
4 days ago
Job Purpose or Scope
This position will perform routine maintenance and repair work on vehicles (buses, vans etc.) which adheres to First Transit standards. This may include but is not limited to tire maintenance, fulfilling service calls for repair, conducting visual inspections of vehicles and related work as assigned. Performs work under direct supervision. Handles basic issues and problems and refers more complex issues to higher level staff. All work is performed with a commitment to safety. We offer VERY competitive pay for this position - $51.54 per hour base rate + $4 premium per hour!

Major Responsibilities
• Ensure vehicles are maintained and safe for our customers by performing limited repairs with minimal
supervision on basic maintenance such as replacement of light bulbs, fuses, lenses, wiper blades,
belts, hoses, batteries, check fluid levels, change fluids and filters and lubricate components
• Assist Tech II or III with preventative maintenance (PM's), safety maintenance inspections and annual
maintenance inspections at prescribed intervals of time and usage
• Assist in the performance of mechanical repairs including the repair of brakes, suspensions, drive
trains, transmission clutches and other repairs.
• Maintain records of all maintenance work completed on vehicles including parts and supplies used.
Ensure that work orders are completed properly and accurately
• Diagnoses and performs accurately all phases of vehicle and equipment repair under direct
• Evaluates completed work prior to release and seeks approval where required
• Notify supervisor of potentially dangerous equipment and corrective action taken
• Moves vehicles safely between job and work area
• Assist with road calls and emergency services as necessary
• Adhere to First Transit standards, policies and procedures
• Cleans vehicles as requested or required
• Other responsibility as requested or required

Minimum Education & Certifications Required
• High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred; vocational or technical certification in vehicle repair
• Class B CDL with passenger endorsement required (or expected within 3 months of hire)
• ASE Certification preferred. Must participate in ASE testing program within 1 year (expected to have 1
ASE within 24 months of hire)

Minimum Experience & Skills Required
• Basic mechanical aptitude and 0-1 years of automotive or diesel repair experience (preferred) or
equivalent education and experience
• Adhere to standards set by state DOT for motor vehicle inspections and safety standards
• Valid driver's license
• Basic problem-solving ability
• Basic computer skills
• Comfortable using hand tools
• Good customer service skills and communication skills
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
• Maintain an organized shop and clean work environment
• Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
• Making sure vehicles are maintained and safe for our customers
• Possess basic mechanic hand tools with at least enough tools to perform job requirements

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
• Maintenance Shop environment with dust, dirt and grease conditions
• Ability to work under all weather conditions
• Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
• Ability to work in a crouched position or on back, lying on mechanic's creeper, beneath motor vehicle

Additional Details
• Camp accommodations included
• Flights from Calgary or Edmonton included

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. We encourage applications from women, persons with a disability, Indigenous peoples and members of a visible minority. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all. First is committed to providing reasonable accommodation at all stages of the hiring process and encourage all applicants who may require such accommodation to let us know
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