Vehicle and Equipment Technician 2 (310T Mechanics)



Requisition ID: 10306  
Department: Finance and Corporate Services Dept.  
Service: Fleet Services  
Branch: Fleet Maintenance & Tech Srvcs Branch 
Employment Type: 3 Full-time Temporary - Up to 2 years 
Work Hours: 40.00 hours per week
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside 
Salary Information: $73,342.88 - $85,812.48  annually (2024 rates of pay)
Location: Various locations  
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Maintenance and Trades 
Application Close: 10/05/2024


Fleet Maintenance & Technical Services is responsible for: scheduled, unscheduled and emergency service; seasonal overhauls; vehicle commissioning/decommissioning; vehicle inspections and certifications; warranty monitoring; shop and specialty tool maintenance/management; maintenance of small equipment and special equipment such as fire, ambulance, ice resurfacing, turf, etc.; repair performance analysis; and Technical Services including specifying, acquiring, leasing and disposing of Municipal Fleet Vehicles.

You are responsible for performing a wide range of duties expected of a Vehicle and Equipment Technician 2, including, but not limited to, the following: conducting diagnostic inspections, performing general mechanical overhaul and repair work, and performing scheduled preventive daily maintenance inspections and repairs on vehicle system and components including, but not limited to, steering, suspension, electrical, ignition, fuel, emission control/exhaust and engine management, hydraulics, and vehicular climate control systems.  

You perform all maintenance and repairs to a wide variety of fleet vehicles systems and components including, but not limited to, vehicles powered by gas, diesel, propane or natural gas, tractors, graders, loaders, dozers, cranes, mowers, heavy vehicles (i.e. garbage trucks, zambonis, ice resurfacing equipment, etc.), and automotive associated equipment including, but not limited to, boilers and compressors.


Completion of Truck and Coach Technician 310T apprenticeship program of 6720 hours

Minimum of 2 years of experience within a Municipal Fleet or similar truck and coach environment


Valid Ontario Certificate of Qualification as Truck and Coach Technician 310T
Valid Ontario Certificate of Qualification as Motorcycle Technician 310G for specific positions
TSSA Regulated Fuels Safety certificate (natural gas, propane and/or alternate fuel) for specific positions
Current Ontario Ozone Depletion Prevention (ODP) certificate card for specific positions
Valid Ontario unrestricted DZ class driver’s licence (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated is an asset


  • City policies and procedures affecting shop operations
  • Considerable knowledge of the vehicle systems and the standard practices, safety issues, materials, tools, equipment and supplies to carry out maintenance operation
  • Manual and electronic diagnostic equipment 
  • Personal computers with ability to use the Fleet Management Information System
  • Code of Conduct rules and policy
  • Collective agreement
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Safe work practices of the trade including working at heights and the lifting of heavy objects
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.


  • Work independently with minimal direction, and collaboratively with peers and managers as part of a maintenance repair team 
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret blueprints, wiring diagrams, service manuals, schematics, drawings, work orders and any other documents used in the maintenance operation
  • Ability make estimates of materials and time required to perform the work 
  • Ability to proceed effectively with emergency work including on the road work with limited resources to provide maximum results and timelines
  • Skill in the use of jacks, hoists, overhead cranes, lift trucks and mobile lifting devices
  • Skill in the use of high-pressure gas and electric welding equipment (Mig. Arc. Bronze, steel, aluminum) to effect repairs as authorised under the technician license
  • Possess analytical skills and be detail oriented
  • Good manual dexterity and ability to work to close tolerances 
  • Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with management, manufacturers and engineers to provide for problem solving and suggest corrections to problems found on specialized vehicles and equipment
  • Ability to provide training and explain instructions and guidelines to others effectively
  • Able to efficiently use, operate and maintain tools, precision measuring instrument, state-of-the-art automotive diagnostic and test equipment to diagnose mechanical, electrical and hydraulic malfunctions
  • Possess a work record of good attendance and job performance 
  • Possess sound judgement 
  • Use initiative to meet deadlines
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to accept constructive criticism
  • Physically fit with stamina to perform the duties of the trade (which may include working in a standing position for long time)
  • Able to work in uncomfortable or confined positions on occasion
  • Able to lift and carry heavy parts and equipment safely
  • Able to tolerate exposure to moderate amounts of noise, dust, grit, oil/grease, fumes, solvents, paints, lacquers, hot/sharp metals and surface finishing products
  • Provide own hand and air 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, evening and nights, as per the collective agreement


  • Language Requirement: English oral, reading, writing       
  • Driver’s License Requirement:  A valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated  
  • You may initially be paid 95% of your starting rate of pay, in accordance with the collective agreement.
  • 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.