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Auto Mechanic

Posted on: October 26th 2019 at 8:00am
Closes on: November 28th 2019 at 4:30pm

Posting Reference Number: 
S 20 TRN 015 REG
Commencement Date: 
Permanent - 12 Month


Under the general direction of the Foreman, Transportation, the Auto Mechanic is responsible for functions involving the service, maintenance and repair of school district buses, trades vehicles and heavy-duty equipment.


The work involves the performance of a variety of technical tasks under limited supervision and in accordance with clearly established policies, procedures, regulations and codes.  Judgment is exercised in handling new assignments and determining new work methods with exceptions referred to the Transportation Manager.  As the incumbent becomes more familiar with district policies, procedures and regulations, duties will be performed with increased independence. Work is periodically reviewed for quality of service provided and adherence to established standards of performance or codes.

Mechanics are required to supply their own tools and to provide the Transportation Manager with a list of the tools pursuant to the collective agreement.

Interested applicants should submit a detailed resumé outlining qualifications and experience no later than 4:30 pm on Thursday, November 28, 2019 to

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Successful candidates will have Grade 12 or equivalent, supplemented by a current British Columbia or Interprovincial Trades qualification in Auto Mechanics, ability to obtain Air Brakes for Mechanics Certification, Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificate, and three recent years of related experience.  Incumbents must also have the following:


Considerable working knowledge of school bus/commercial vehicle general maintenance and repair including air brake servicing and repair;
Demonstrated effective diagnostic skills used to troubleshoot maintenance problems including in diesel powered engines;
Working knowledge of the technical drawings, regulations and codes, standard practices, methods, materials and tools and equipment used in the trade;
Working knowledge of proper safety practices and the demonstrated ability to work in a manner that recognizes personal safety and the safety of others;
Proven ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing with the ability to explain instructions or information clearly to others;
Proven ability to maintain positive interpersonal and communication skills with the demonstrated ability to contribute to an environment which promotes teamwork;
Proven ability to work in an efficient manner, organize personal workload, work under pressure and see assignments through to completion;
Proven ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, pushing, pulling and moving materials, equipment and supplies;
Proven ability to make sound decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures;
Working knowledge of computer operation including knowledge of MS Office, email, internet strict automated dispatch, and work order systems.

Please submit your application before November 28th 2019 at 4:30pm to:

Current employees of the Abbotsford School District may apply for this job using the AMS Job Posting portal.