Licensed Mechanic (Truck & Coach - 310T)



Requisition ID: 10614  
Department: Transit Services Department
Service: Transit Bus Operations & Maintenance Service  
Branch: Transit Fleet Maintenance Branch 
Employment Type: Multiple Full-time Permanent  Positions 
Work Hours: 40.00 /hours per week (Must be able to work shifts, weekends and statutory holidays at a variety of locations)
Affiliation: ATU 279 
Salary Information: $42.833 per hour (2024 rates of pay)
Location: 1500 St.Laurent  
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Maintenance and Trades 
Application Close: 28/06/2024

*NOTE: Applications / resumes received will be used to staff current and on-going requirements until June 30, 2024.


The Transit Fleet and Facilities Maintenance team provides safe, reliable, efficient, timely and cost-effective transit vehicle maintenance services to support federally regulated transit services within the City of Ottawa. 

You are responsible for performing a wide range of duties expected of a Truck and Coach Technician, including, but not limited to, the following: conducting diagnostic inspection of vehicles*, performing general mechanical overhaul and repair work , and performing daily maintenance repairs.  You perform all unit changes or repairs to Fleet vehicles (including but not limited to transmission, brakes, suspensions, electrical components, injectors, radiators, steering, differentials and air systems) and make miscellaneous adjustments to doors, destination signs and other vehicle systems.

vehicles*-refers to buses within the Transit Fleet Maintenance Division and any other Fleet vehicle within the Municipal Maintenance Division (cars/trucks, forklifts, etc.). 


Completion of Truck and Coach Technician apprenticeship program of 6720 hours
Completion of advanced technical courses is an asset

Minimum of 1 year of experience following attainment of certification



Valid Ontario Certificate of Qualification as Truck and Coach Technician 310T


  • City policies and procedures affecting shop operations
  • Considerable knowledge of the vehicle systems, and the standard methods, tools, and equipment used in the trade 
  • Diagnostic equipment 
  • Personal computers, with ability to use the Fleet Management Information System.
  • Safe work practices of the trade.
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers


  • Successful completion of a pre-employment ergonomic assessment is required
  • Work independently, with minimal direction, and collaboratively with peers and managers as part of a maintenance repair team  
  • Read, understand and interpret service manuals, schematics, drawings, and work orders
  • Plan work and make estimates of materials and time required to perform the work
  • Perform safety inspections on buses/vehicles
  • Operate within a computerized Fleet Management Information System
  • Ability and facility to use tools and equipment with precision
  • Possess analytical skills and be detail oriented
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Able to efficiently use, operate and maintain tools and state-of-the-art automotive diagnostic and test equipment 
  • Able to organize, clean and maintain a safe work area
  • Possess a work record of good attendance and job performance 
  • Possess sound judgement 
  • Use initiative to meet deadlines
  • Able to establish and maintain good working relationships with fellow employees in a team environment
  • Good manual dexterity and ability to work to close tolerances 
  • Able to tolerate exposure to moderate amounts of noise, dust, grit, oil/grease, fumes, solvents, paints, lacquers, hot/sharp metals and surface finishing products
  • Physically fit, with stamina to perform the duties of the trade (which may include working in a standing position for long time periods)
  • Able to work in uncomfortable or confined positions on occasion
  • Provide own hand tools relating to the trade (SAE & Metric as required) according to provisions of the Collective Agreement 
  • Able to work a variety of scheduled shifts, including week-ends, on-call and nights, as per the Collective Agreement


  • Language Requirement: English oral, reading, writing       
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction. Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.    
  • Driver’s License Requirement:  A valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated. Must complete City training and obtain Ontario unrestricted CZ class driver’s licence (or provincial equivalent) within the timeframe determined by the employer, in order to operate a City of Ottawa bus. 
  • Must be able to work shifts, weekends and statutory holidays at a variety of locations.
  • This competition is only open to candidates who have a valid 310T certificate. Applicants must provide Skills Trade Ontario Account number on CV. 
  • The City of Ottawa offers a compensation package including pension and benefits plans, boots allowance, tools allowance, and paid uniforms. 
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from members of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and non-binary persons, persons of all ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, classes, gender identities and expressions. 
Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more designated employment equity groups in the self-identification questionnaire.


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.