City of Oshawa Job Posting: Regular Full-Time Mechanic


Job Title:   Regular Full-Time Mechanic     

Posting Number:  003181  

Department:   Community Services Department 

Branch:  Fire Services   

Location:   Fire Hall 5

Posting Start Date: 2021/07/06             Posting End Date:  2021/07/15 by 4:30pm

Employment Group:   IAFF 465  

Salary Grade:   $80,890 – $91,001   

Standard Weekly Hours of Work:  40.00   Shift Work Required:  Yes

Job Description

Reporting to the Lead Mechanic and Deputy Fire Chief, maintain and repair Fire Services apparatus and equipment.

Job Responsibilities: 

Inspect, diagnose and perform repair and maintenance functions to Fire Services apparatus, equipment and sub components.

Transport fire apparatus as required for repair, maintenance and testing as required.

Prepare and submit proper documentation for all repairs, maintenance actions, labour and parts/material applied to apparatus and equipment.

Identify out-of-service issues and keep Lead Mechanic informed as to the current condition and predicted future repairs and needs of apparatus and equipment and make recommendations on substantial changes to apparatus and/or equipment configuration.

Assist with purchasing parts and materials as directed.

Maintain a safe working environment using all available safety equipment and following all applicable standard operating guidelines and procedures.

Repair and test breathing apparatus.

Promote and support the City of Oshawa core values of Authenticity, Courage and Trust (ACT).

Respond off duty when directed for emergency repairs.

Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Must possess current Motor Vehicle Repairer Certificates (Province of Ontario – 310S and 310T).

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed or have commenced the Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Certification. Completion of the EVT Certification will be required within an agreed upon period of time following the commencement of employment.

Motive Power Trades Air Conditioning Certificate and Heavy-duty Equipment Certificate are an asset.

Minimum four (4) years of experience in repairing apparatus, vehicles and equipment.

Demonstrated ability to make inspections of automotive equipment for service and to diagnose and repair electrical circuits, solenoid controls, hydraulic systems and automotive computer systems.

Must possess the skill and ability to diagnose and repair: diesel engines and fuel systems, centrifugal fire pumps, rotary vane pumps, positive displacement pumps, intake and discharge governors, valves and controls, all major truck drive train components and systems, air and hydraulic systems, heavy duty electrical systems, multiplexed electrical systems, generators – hydraulic, gasoline and LPG.  

Ability to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.

Experience in fabricating and welding aluminum is a strong asset.

Fire Services experience is an asset.

Demonstrated skill in the use of tools and in the operation of machines and equipment commonly used in the automotive mechanics’ trade.

Successful incumbent is required to possess and maintain a valid Ontario Driver’s License, including Class “DZ,” as a mandatory qualification for this position.

Proof of a clean Driver’s Abstract is required at the time of hire.  

Good reading, writing and oral English skills. Able to read, understand and follow general and technical instructions.

Able to complete forms and records relevant to the job and able to maintain vehicle and maintenance records in a computerized environment.

Good interpersonal skills; tact and courtesy in discussing information with operators, colleagues and supervisors.

Neat in work habits. 

Strong problem solving/analytical skills and ability to work within a team environment or independently with minimal supervision.

Ability to take initiative and effectively prioritize tasks/demands.

Knowledge and understanding of, and ability to apply, relevant safety policies, standards and legislation (Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS, etc.).

Shift work may be required.

Please be advised that position location as noted is at the time of posting and is subject to change, as required due to operational needs.

We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted and all other applicants will be kept on file. Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.

Please apply online through our website:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). The City of Oshawa promotes the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The City of Oshawa encourages applications from women, Indigenous Peoples and persons of all cultures, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, ages, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

The City of Oshawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require assistance with the application process please contact Human Resource Services by emailing [email protected] or by calling us at 1-905-436-5666. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation. The City of Oshawa will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities and/or needs related to the OHRC. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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