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Tradesperson - Mechanic

Date: Oct 8, 2019


Tradesperson – Mechanic

Middleton Bus Garage

Vacant Full Time Position

Rate of Pay: As per CUPE Collective Agreement ($26.01 per hour)

Closing Date for Applications: October 22, 2019


Reporting to the Transportation Supervisor, the Mechanic will be responsible for completing major bus maintenance checks and repairs to diesel engines, transmissions, drive trains, suspension systems, brakes, exhaust systems, electrical and auxiliary equipment, etc. 


Responsibilities will include:


  • Responsibility for identifying repair and or replacement needs
  • Performing repairs and preventive maintenance within the Laws of the Province of Nova Scotia
  • Experience in repairs and operations of school buses including, but not limited to, repair of diesel engines, airbrakes, power train, transmissions, fuel systems, cooling systems, steering electrical, suspension systems, welding tasks, as well as preventative maintenance tasks including oil changes and grease jobs
  • Experience with engine, transmission, brakes and diagnostic computer software required
  • Broad knowledge of safety procedures and practices required
  • Ensuring completion of projects in accordance with trade standards
  • Keep a clean safe work area


The successful candidate will be team-oriented and positive, and should have the following abilities and qualifications:


  • Strong interpersonal skills including conflict resolution
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Motor Vehicle Repair (Truck and Transport) Mechanic License required
  • A Class 2B license with air brake endorsement required
  • Three years’ experience in trade preferred


Qualified applicants from within the CUPE Bargaining Unit Local 3876 will be considered first.  Should there be no qualified candidate from within the Bargaining Unit, new applicants will be considered


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

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