MISSION PUBLIC SCHOOLS - CAREER OPPORTUNITY
Located in the heart of the Fraser Valley, Mission Public School District (MPSD) is currently seeking a full-time qualified Mechanic to join our close-knit team of professionals. This is a union position with a current rate of pay of $31.35 per hour.
Reporting to the Transportation Manager and under the direction of the Mechanical Foreman, the Mechanic performs work that is generally of a routine nature and involves the inspections and servicing of buses, district vehicles and equipment, on a scheduled preventative maintenance program. Little direct supervision is given in this aspect of the work once this practice is established.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Conducts the regular inspection and routine maintenance of school buses as part of a preventive maintenance program
Performs repairs on school buses and other district vehicles; such as cars, vans, trucks, tractors and grounds equipment
Maintain accurate record keeping of inspections and repairs, as part of the preventive maintenance program
Operates shop equipment and hand tools
Responds and/or relays telephone enquiries on transportation matters, in the absence of a supervisor
Maintain a clean orderly shop
Completion of basic records and reports
Maintaining professionalism, ethical behaviour and confidentiality
Perform other related duties as may reasonably be expected of a person in this position
Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
Legally entitled to work in Canada
Secondary school graduation, supplemented by a current British Columbia or Interprovincial Trade Qualification Certificate, recognized in British Columbia in the Automotive Service Technician
Valid Motor Vehicle Inspector’s Certificate
Class II Air Brakes endorsement license
Grade 12 graduation or equivalent
Emergency First Aid ticket (or willingness to obtain)
A minimum of 2 years mechanic experience
Required Skills and Abilities
Considerable working knowledge of vehicle general maintenance and repair of vehicles
Ability to work effectively within time constraints and to recognize and adjust priorities
Sufficient physical strength to lift materials and equipment, ability to carry out safe working practices including the ability to use appropriate lifting and carrying techniques
Ability to understand, speak, read and write in English to learn and understand training materials, communicate effectively with students, parents and staff, and read and understand road signs and driving routes.
Ability to work cooperatively with others within the department and the school district
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of school district operations, policies and procedures
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
A Criminal Record Check and Driver’s Abstract are required for this position.
Selected applicants will be required to pass a road test.
Interested applicants are invited to submit an application package which should include the following:
Copies of all Certifications
Current Driver's Abstract
We regret only short-listed applicants will be notified.