Mechanic – Regional District of Nanaimo (Nanaimo, BC)

Notice of Employment Opportunity


Temporary Full-Time /External
Transportation and Emergency Services
Competition No.: 2020-072

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a temporary full-time Mechanic in the Transportation and Emergency Services Department

The successful candidate will be responsible for vehicle and equipment repairs, including diagnosis and road testing, responding to roads calls for breakdowns or accidents, and the maintenance of records related to those repairs and servicing. Duties also include welding and fabricating, performing building maintenance and repairs, winterizing equipment such as towing and snow removal equipment, training of new staff, and other related duties, as required.

Applicants must possess a high school diploma, plus a trade’s qualification in heavy duty mechanics, and over five (5) years prior job- related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A working knowledge of WHMIS and Survival First Aid courses, good working knowledge of hydraulics, mobile equipment, standard bus electrical systems, air conditioning and multiplex wiring systems, as well as knowledge of safe and proper operation of equipment and work procedures is also required. Familiarization with wheelchair lift/ramp and restraint system vehicles would also be an asset. The incumbent must possess excellent communications skills with the ability to work under stress and make quick judgement calls. In addition, the incumbent must possess a valid Class 2 BC Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement.

This is a 1 year Temporary full-time (40 hours per week) Union Position. The (2020) rate of pay is $35.26 to $37.12 per hour. The position offers an attractive benefits package as provided within the collective agreement between the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 401.


  • High school diploma, plus a trade’s qualification in heavy duty mechanics
  • Over five (5) years prior job-related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • A valid Class 2 BC Driver’s License with an Air Brake Endorsement.

Please quote competition 2020-072 and submit a cover letter and resume clearly outlining your education, experience and qualifications as they relate to this position and apply HERE.

Applications can also be faxed to
250-390-4163 or mailed to:
Attention: Human Resources
Main Reception, Administration Building
Regional District of Nanaimo
6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2

Applications will be accepted until:
4:00 pm, on November 2, 2020

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted

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