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Trades 2 - Mechanic

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Trades 2 - Mechanic
Job Status Regular Full-Time
About Us

Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District of North Vancouver is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. Designated one of BC’s Top Employers for 5 years, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package including a nine-day fortnight and hybrid work options. This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer experience, and our approach to climate action. Known for being a flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive workplace culture, the District of North Vancouver offers an exceptional workplace culture. If you are civic-minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.

Position Overview
Our Fleet Department is looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join our team maintaining and repairing a varied fleet consisting of approximately 225 Public Works, Fire / Rescue and other specialized vehicles. This is commercial transport/heavy duty mechanical work at the journeyman level, involving maintenance, repair and overhaul of a wide variety of vehicles and equipment both in the shop and in the field.

The successful applicant will have:
  • Proficiency in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of diesel and gas engines plus transmissions all with electronic control, along with a thorough knowledge and understanding of air brake, electrical and electronic systems.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience is preferred, and the successful candidate must possess their own hand tools.
  • Experience with welding and small-scale fabrication would be considered an asset.
The successful candidate will at a minimum have completed Grade 10 and possess Interprovincial Red Seal or Trades Qualification for the Province of British Columbia as a Commercial Transport, Truck and Transport or Heavy Duty Mechanic. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificate. A valid Class 3 BC Driver’s License with Air Endorsement is required. Candidates who do not possess a Class 3 BC Driver’s License with Air Endorsement are still eligible but are required to obtain this classification within 6 months of being appointed.
The District of North Vancouver supports continued education and development in areas of interest for all of its employees. The Fleet Department provides great opportunities for training including dealer training on newly purchased fleet equipment.

Candidates who have not yet achieved but have interest in obtaining the above qualifications and certifications are encouraged to apply. Candidates under the following circumstances may be considered:

  • Heavy Duty/Truck and Transport Apprentices in final year of apprenticeship
  • Automotive Service Technicians who are willing to convert to Truck and Transport Mechanic
  • Candidates who have not yet acquired a Class 3 Drivers Licence with Air Brake Endorsement
  • Candidates who have not yet acquired a Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificate

Salary: The hourly rate for this unionized position is $44.29 per hour (2023 Rate) plus $0.75 per hour shift differential, tool allowance and an extended benefits package including pension. Hours of work are Monday to Friday from 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with some Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on a 2-week rotation.

Please apply to: The District of North Vancouver is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and accessible work environment. If you have what we’re looking for and have a passion to serve people and the community, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting a healthy and safe workplace, we would like to hear from you. Please apply on-line with your cover letter and resume at This posting will remain open until filled.

We respectfully acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), on whose ancestral lands the District of North Vancouver is located.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Compensation The hourly rate for this unionized position is $44.29 per hour (2023 Rate) plus $0.75 per hour shift differential, tool allowance and an extended benefits package including pension
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number JP#23-62
Job Open Date 07/14/2023
Job Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Technical/Trade School Certificate/Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Driver's Abstract
Optional Documents
  1. Other