Apprentice Truck and Coach Technician

Department: Transit Services Department

Service: Transit Bus Operations & Maintenance Service

Branch: Transit Fleet Maintenance Branch

Employment Type: Multiple Full-time Continuous Positions

Work Hours: 40.00 /hours per week (Subject to shift work at all locations) Affiliation: ATU 279

Salary Information: As per schedule below

1st period – $30.296 2nd period – $31.784 3rd period – $32.947

4th period – $34.110 (2022 Rates of pay)

Location: 1500 St.Laurent

City: Ottawa, ON

Job Category: Maintenance and Trades

*Must be able to work shifts, weekends and statutory holidays at a variety of locations.


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.

Reporting to a Superintendent, Maintenance Services, you are responsible to develop job skills to the journeyperson level as an apprentice Truck and Coach Technician, under the guidance and direction of more experienced workers in the trade. You develop and apply learned job skills through a combination of on-the-job learning and in-class instruction.

Apprentices shall be trained in accordance with the prescribed apprenticeship program of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, wherever compatible with City requirements and facilities. The City provides the Apprentice with a workplace, but Apprentices are required to comply with the Apprenticeship policies/procedures of the City of Ottawa, and the terms of the Apprenticeship Agreement that they sign with the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, which is to meet the learning objectives, and master the skills of their trade.

As an apprentice, you will learn and apply skills to perform a wide range of duties of the trade, including, but not limited to, the following: conducting diagnostic inspection of buses, performing general mechanical overhaul and repair work to buses, and

performing daily maintenance repairs to buses. You will: perform all unit changes or repairs to transmission, brakes, suspensions, electrical components, injectors, radiators, steering, differentials and air systems; and undertake major repairs to engines and transmissions as well as making miscellaneous adjustments to doors, destination signs and other vehicle systems.


  • Completion of Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship program of 7220 hours
  • Up to 1 year of practical, mechanical or machine shop experience in an automotive garage environment


Must be registered as an Apprentice with the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and

Skills Development

Valid Ontario Certificate of Qualification as Automotive Service Technician 310S


  • City policies and procedures affecting shop operations

Some knowledge of:

  • The standard methods, tools, and equipment used in the automotive mechanic trade
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Personal computers, with ability to learn and 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, if not previously tested
  • Work independently, with minimal direction, and collaboratively with peers and managers as part of a maintenance repair team
  • Read, and be able to interpret service manuals, schematics, drawings, and work orders
  • Apply knowledge and skills in the repair of Transit Fleet vehicles
  • Able to learn new skills in a timely manner
  • Operate within a computerized Fleet Management Information System
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Able to learn to use, operate and maintain tools and state-of-the-art automotive diagnostic and test equipment
  • Possess a keen interest in and aptitude for the trade
  • Possess a work record of good attendance and job performance
  • Possess sound judgement
  • Able to establish and maintain good working relationships with fellow employees
  • Physically fit, with stamina to perform the duties of licenced Truck & Coach Technician (which may include working in a standing position for long time periods)
  • Able to work in uncomfortable or confined positions on occasion
  • ble to work a variety of scheduled shifts, including week-ends and nights, as per the Collective Agreement
  • possess good manual dexterity and the 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

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Mechanical ability


  • 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 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.
  • Please save a copy of the job 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.

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