Journeyman – Commercial Vehicle Mechanic – School District No. 34 (Abbotsford) (Abbotsford, BC)

School District No. 34 (Abbotsford)

School District No. 34 (Abbotsford)
Journeyman – Commercial Vehicle Mechanic


Under the general direction of the Foreman, Transportation, the Commercial Vehicle Mechanic is responsible for functions involving the service, maintenance and repair of school district buses, trades vehicles and heavy-duty equipment.

The work involves the performance of a variety of technical tasks under limited supervision and in accordance with clearly established policies, procedures, regulations and codes. Judgment is exercised in handling new assignments and determining new work methods with exceptions referred to the Transportation Manager. As the incumbent becomes more familiar with district policies, procedures and regulations, duties will be performed with increased independence. Work is periodically reviewed for quality of service provided and adherence to established standards of performance or codes.
Mechanics are required to supply their own tools and to provide the Transportation Manager with a list of the tools pursuant to the collective agreement.


  • Servicing, repairing and maintaining District school buses and heavy-duty equipment (i.e dump trucks, bobcats), as follows:
    • using the most efficient and current practices and procedures in the performance of the position;
    • using the standard tune-up equipment for internal combustion engines.
  • Performing minor repairs (i.e. windshield wipers, mirrors, lights) on all District vehicles as assigned by the Trades Foreman, Transportation or designate.
  • Preparing estimates of labour, materials, and time required for new installations, repairs or replacement of equipment and accessories.
  • Establishing and maintaining a preventive maintenance inspection system; preparing written reports of condition and provide recommendations for corrective action. Maintaining accurate records of work performed.
  • Ensuring that equipment and supplies used to perform duties are stored and maintained in a neat and orderly manner.
  • Ensuring that adequate supplies are on hand. Submitting stores orders/ requisitions and ensuring that orders and equipment received are properly stored, maintained and used according to district standards
  • Reporting immediately to the supervisor any unusual circumstances or incidents.
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of district operational/personnel policies related to the position.
  • Providing support and technical advice to other trades/employees relating to the trade as required.
  • Perform all other such duties as may be assigned by the Foreman, Transportation or designate.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters pertaining to the school district.

Successful candidates will have Grade 12 or equivalent supplemented by a current British Columbia or Interprovincial Trades qualification in Commercial Vehicle Mechanic or Heavy-Duty Mechanic. Three recent years of related experience is also required. Incumbents must also have the following:

  • Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificate;
  • A valid BC Class 2 driver’s license with air endorsement;
  • Considerable working knowledge of school bus/commercial vehicle general maintenance and repair including air brake servicing and repair;
  • Demonstrated effective diagnostic skills used to troubleshoot maintenance problems including in diesel powered engines;
  • Working knowledge of the technical drawings, regulations and codes, standard practices, methods, materials and tools and equipment used in the trade;
  • Working knowledge of proper safety practices and the demonstrated ability to work in a manner that recognizes personal safety and the safety of others;
  • Proven ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing with the ability to explain instructions or information clearly to others;
  • Proven ability to maintain positive interpersonal and communication skills with the demonstrated ability to contribute to an environment which promotes teamwork;
  • Proven ability to work in an efficient manner, organize personal workload, work under pressure and see assignments through to completion;
  • Proven ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, pushing, pulling and moving materials, equipment and supplies;
  • Proven ability to make sound decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures;
  • Working knowledge of computer operation including knowledge of MS Office, email, internet strict automated dispatch, and work order systems.

Interested applicants should submit a detailed resumé outlining qualifications and experience no later than 4:30 pm on Saturday, December 26, 2020 to or by sending applications to

Individuals not currently employed by School District No. 34 (Abbotsford), are required to sign an “Authorization for Criminal Record Search” to permit a criminal record review.
The interest of all applicants is appreciated; however, acknowledgements will only be made to those selected for an interview.

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