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JOB POST #3664-2022

Mechanic (310-T)

Date Posted: November 7th, 2022 Date Closing: December 31st, 2022

About MVT: MVT proudly operates the Barrie Transit conventional and specialized transit service for the City of Barrie from a $22M state-of-the-art facility as part of a 20-year operating contract. Mechanics are responsible for providing a safe, reliable transportation fleet.

Our Barrie Transit team is seeking full-time Mechanics (310T) to perform preventative maintenance, diagnostic, service and repair on Transit Buses, Specialized Buses, Route Supervisors Vehicles and Service Trucks to meet Company, Contractual and Ministry of Transportation of Ontario requirements.

During this unprecedented time, we are truly grateful to all of our dedicated MVT employees and those joining the MVT team in critical areas to provide essential transportation and support. With the impact of COVID-19 throughout our communities, the safety and well-being of our employees and the passengers we serve remains our #1 priority. MVT’s continued commitment includes providing personal protection for our drivers, daily/frequent sanitizing and cleaning of all our vehicles and facilities, Coronavirus Operations Response Plan (CORP) training, and keeping our employees and customers continually informed to ensure their safety.

Position Summary: The Mechanic is responsible for determining and performing required repairs on Transit Buses, Specialized Buses, Route Supervisors Vehicles and Service Trucks. The Mechanic must ensure the availability of vehicles, and make sure the vehicles are in safe operating condition and must provide written documentation of repairs to meet Company, Contractual and Ministry of Transportation of Ontario requirements.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities: The following is not intended to be a comprehensive list of the essential functions of the Mechanic position, but rather a general description of some of the requirements necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position. The Mechanic must be able to perform the following tasks, among others:

  • Ensures all vehicles are maintained in a safe operating condition and that scheduled Preventative Maintenance (PM) is performed as set out in the PM Program Schedule
  • Diagnoses potential vehicle malfunctions (e.g. Engine, Transmission, Air Conditioning and Electrical with the use of computer diagnostic equipment, pressure gauges )
  • Inspects all components of the vehicle and repairs any defects found in accordance to the Regulations set out by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (Components consist of brake systems, steering mechanisms, air system, vehicle suspension, transmission, air conditioning, all electrical components, all body components and the condition of the exterior and interior of the vehicles)
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment as set out in the PM Schedule
  • Adjusts and relines brakes on all vehicles
  • Uses hoists and hydraulic jacks
  • Diagnoses and repairs electronic fuel injection systems
  • Performs maintenance on engines, including replacement of parts such as pistons, bearings, liners
  • Repairs and adjust driver’s seats, passenger seats, doors, and windows
  • Installs and repairs accessories as required
  • Disassembles and overhauls transmissions, differential units and engines as required
  • Conducts front end alignments
  • Performs tire work (e.g. changing, balancing, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring all buses and equipment are operating on safe tires
  • Responds to situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns
  • Trains apprentice mechanics for the purpose of helping them learn the correct and safe way to repair and maintain vehicles
  • Assists other mechanics and/or apprentice mechanics as needed for the purpose of completing difficult tasks and responding to co-worker requests
  • Performs farebox repairs
  • Performs test drives on vehicles to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working safely
  • Completes regular scheduled safety inspections as required by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
  • Completes associated paperwork at the completion of each vehicle repair
  • Maintains a safe and clean work area and must focus on safety to reduce the opportunity for injury to self or other employees
  • Demonstrates a cooperative attitude with fellow employees and supervisors while promoting Company values
  • Maintains a professional demeanor and appearance including strict adherence to company supplied uniforms, being properly dressed, neatly groomed and with good hygiene according to Company standards
  • Demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality in compliance with Company policies
  • Attends all required in-service training, Company required safety meetings and training and other required meetings
  • All other duties as assigned

Working Conditions: The Mechanic works in a workshop environment with occasional visits to the field and requires the following physical activities: long periods of standing, walking, crouching and bending, considerable use of arms, repetitive hand-wrist motion, and moving the whole body such as climbing, lifting, walking, handling of equipment and materials and wearing protective safety harnesses where required. The Mechanic occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions as well as adverse weather conditions. The mechanic at all times must wear protective eye wear, safety gloves, safety shoes, and proper breathing apparatus when required.

Talent Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Ontario Truck and Coach Technician Certificate (310T); valid Automotive Repair (310S) Mechanic’s certificate (preferred)
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record, preferably B or C with Z (Airbrakes) endorsement
  • 3 years’ experience in preventative maintenance practices within the bus industry
  • 3 years’ driving experience and an acceptable driving record
  • Experience maintaining and repairing Air Conditioning systems (preferred)
  • Flexible to various shifts including days, weekends, holidays and evenings
  • Able to pass a Criminal Background Check

Benefits of Working at MVT:

  • An opportunity to work close to home and minimize your commute time
  • Challenging and rewarding work providing safe transport to members of the public
  • Ability to work independently in a state-of-the-art facility
  • A variety of work schedules (we operate 7 days a week)
  • Paid training
  • Company paid uniforms
  • Employee Discounts with local businesses
  • RRSP, benefits and paid vacation
  • Room for growth/advancement

Wage: $33.87 + 0.50 shift premium


How to Apply:

How to Apply: Interested applicants please apply online: Note: Due to the high volume of applications received, MVT will only contact those applicants who have been shortlisted. MVT is committed to equity in employment. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation is available for applicants, including those with disabilities, throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources.

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