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  • Full Time
  • Barrie
  • December 31, 2022
  • Hours: 40

Website MVT Canadian Bus

Position Summary:
The Mechanic is responsible for determining and performing required repairs on Transit Buses, Specialized Buses, Route Supervisors Vehicles and Service Trucks. The Mechanic must ensure the availability of vehicles, and make sure the vehicles are in safe operating condition and must provide written documentation of repairs to meet Company, Contractual and Ministry of Transportation of Ontario requirements.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:
The following is not intended to be a comprehensive list of the essential functions of the Mechanic position, but rather a general description of some of the requirements necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position. The Mechanic must be able to perform the following tasks, among others:• Ensures all vehicles are maintained in a safe operating condition and that scheduled Preventative Maintenance (PM) is performed as set out in the PM Program Schedule

• Diagnoses potential vehicle malfunctions (e.g. Engine, Transmission, Air Conditioning and Electrical with the use of computer diagnostic equipment, pressure gauges etc.)
• Inspects all components of the vehicle and repairs any defects found in accordance to the Regulations set out by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (Components consist of brake systems, steering mechanisms, air system, vehicle suspension, transmission, air conditioning, all electrical components, all body components and the condition of the exterior and interior of the vehicles)
• Performs routine preventative maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment as set out in the PM Schedule
• Adjusts and relines brakes on all vehicles
• Uses hoists and hydraulic jacks
• Diagnoses and repairs electronic fuel injection systems
• Performs maintenance on engines, including replacement of parts such as pistons, bearings, liners etc.
• Repairs and adjust driver’s seats, passenger seats, doors, and windows
• Installs and repairs accessories as required
• Disassembles and overhauls transmissions, differential units and engines as required
• Conducts front end alignments
• Performs tire work (e.g. changing, balancing, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring all buses and equipment are operating on safe tires
• Responds to situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns
• Trains apprentice mechanics for the purpose of helping them learn the correct and safe way to repair and maintain vehicles
• Assists other mechanics and/or apprentice mechanics as needed for the purpose of completing difficult tasks and responding to co-worker requests
• Performs farebox repairs
• Performs test drives on vehicles to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working safely
• Completes regular scheduled safety inspections as required by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
• Completes associated paperwork at the completion of each vehicle repair
• Maintains a safe and clean work area and must focus on safety to reduce the opportunity for injury to self or other employees
• Demonstrates a cooperative attitude with fellow employees and supervisors while promoting Company values
• Maintains a professional demeanor and appearance including strict adherence to company supplied uniforms, being properly dressed, neatly groomed and with good hygiene according to Company standards
• Demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality in compliance with Company policies
• Attends all required in-service training, Company required safety meetings and training and other required meetings
• All other duties as assigned

Working Conditions:
The Mechanic works in a workshop environment with occasional visits to the field and requires the following physical activities: long periods of standing, walking, crouching and bending, considerable use of arms, repetitive hand-wrist motion, and moving the whole body such as climbing, lifting, walking, handling of equipment and materials and wearing protective safety harnesses where required. The Mechanic occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions as well as adverse weather conditions. The mechanic at all times must wear protective eye wear, safety gloves, safety shoes, and proper breathing apparatus when required.

• High School Diploma or equivalent
• A valid Province of Ontario Truck and Coach Technician Certificate (310T)
• A valid G Ontario Driver’s License, preferably B or C with Z (Airbrakes) endorsement
• Minimum of 3 Years of driving with an acceptable driving record
• Three (3) years’ relevant experience in preventative maintenance practices within the bus industry
• Experience maintaining and repairing Air Conditioning systems preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• Thorough knowledge of mechanical maintenance and repair methods and practices
• Thorough working knowledge of MTO, MOE, MOL and WHMIS requirements
• Ability to write clear and concise work orders and complete required documentation
• Must have the approved minimum standard of hand/power tools to perform the job. (Metric and Standard tools required)
• Advanced understanding of hand and power tools
• Ability to read and understand electrical, air, hydraulic and mechanical schematics
• Thorough knowledge of diagnostic programs such as Cummins Insite, Power Spec, (QSOL) Quick Serve Online, Allison and ZF Transmissions diagnostics, New Flyer Vansco Electrical Systems and Thermo King Air Conditioning Systems
• Familiarity with the use of all safety related equipment
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to safety operate a variety of mechanical equipment (i.e: hoists, tow motors and drill presses etc.)
• Ability to work independently and objectively with little or no supervision
• Effective verbal and listening communication skills
• Detail oriented
• Ability to plan ahead and schedule work

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job.

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