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Truck & Coach/Automotive Technician

Website City of Thunder Bay

POSITION SUMMARY:      Under the general supervision of the Supervisor Equipment (Transit) and the direct supervision of the Leadhand Truck and Coach/Automotive Technician participates in the development and implementation of all repair and preventative maintenance programs, and performs testing, diagnosis, repairs and preventative maintenance on all types of buses and equipment.


1.    Ensures completion of all documentation related to division operations as assigned by the supervisor.

2.    Participates in implementation of repair prioritization and preventative maintenance programs and servicing.

3.    Participates in the development of tenders for equipment and completes inspection of same upon delivery.

4.    Tests, diagnoses and repairs computer controlled engine and power train components, braking, electrical, suspension, hydraulic, heating and ventilation systems.

5.    Performs required schedule preventative maintenance servicing on prescribed vehicles and equipment.

6.    Performs and issues legislated annual and six-month bus/school vehicle safety inspection certificates.

7.    Provides technical direction regarding proper operation, minor maintenance servicing and minor repairs to operating personnel as required.

8.    Records and provides accurate data on repair orders regarding all servicing repairs and conditions found.

9.    Tests all vehicles and equipment after performing P.M. maintenance or repair to ensure safety.

10. Cleans shop and bench work area in order to provide a safe efficient working environment.

11. Performs after hours service calls.

12. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.



  • Must possess a valid Certificate of Qualification as a Truck and Coach Technician, Code 310T, as outlined in the Ontario Apprenticeship and Certification Act (A.C.A.); and
  • Three years’ current experience as a certified mechanic in diesel and gasoline engines including heavy duty equipment, hydraulics, air brake systems, and vehicle electronics
  • Additional valid Certificate of Qualification as an Automotive Service Technician, Code 310S is preferred


  • Must have a demonstrated ability to diagnose and repair electrical circuitry, hydraulic and hydrostatic systems, and fuel injection systems in a variety of vehicle and equipment types and vehicle model years
  • Must have the ability to operate a computer in a Windows-based environment
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class “G” Ontario Drivers Licence, or equivalent
  • Must meet the definition of a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
  • Must be competent within the Occupational Health & Safety Act


  • Must remain a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
  • May be required to provide a successful driver’s record (uncertified)
  • Must maintain Certificate of Qualifications as a Truck and Coach Technician, Code 310T
  • Must undergo a successful Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)
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