Trades 3 – Mechanic (Heavy Duty Ticket Preferred)

University of British Columbia

Staff – Union

Job Category
CUPE 116

Job Profile
CUPE 116 Salaried – Trades 3 – Mechanic

Job Title
Trades 3 – Mechanic (Heavy Duty Ticket Preferred)

Garage Municipal Services Building Operations

Compensation Range
$6,418.00 – $6,882.00 CAD Monthly

Posting End Date
March 31, 2023

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.

Job End Date

**Please note – compensation includes base salary + eligible for a $3/hour Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Ticket Premium

At UBC, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse workforce is key to the successful pursuit of excellence in research, innovation, and learning for all faculty, staff and students. Our commitment to employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for a rewarding career. 

Job Summary

UBC Facilities creates outstanding university experiences by maintaining and operating the university s learning environment in the safest, simplest, sustainable, most efficient way.
Mechanics belong to the Facilities’ Fleet Management Department, which offers a complete range of services for all automotive and equipment assets at the University. Within this department, the Mechanic performs skilled mechanical repair and maintenance work of campus vehicles and equipment and other mechanical equipment. The Mechanic inspects and certifies vehicles and equipment in accordance with provincial vehicle inspection program requirements.
Organizational Status

The Mechanic belongs to the Fleet Management Department and reports to the Manager, Fleet & Asset. Works closely with other Mechanics in the unit as well as employees in other trade and administrative groups.
Work Performed

Lubricates and directs lubrication of trucks, tractors and equipment.
As part of the repair and maintenance of vehicles, overhauls engines and transmissions; strong understanding of electrical and electronic systems; performs electrical and electronic diagnosis; conducts fault finding, rebuilds component parts for reuse; modifies engine parts for specific purposes; and welds (using electrical and acetylene welding) and repairs equipment.
Maintains all vehicles and equipment up to recognized standards.

Experience in maintaining and servicing EV, Hybrid, and CNG vehicles

Keeps current with preventive maintenance concepts using Planon and other related systems, and be familiar with manufacturer and regulatory maintenance requirements.
Inspects and certifies vehicles to meet Provincial Vehicle Inspection Program requirements.
Maintains gardening equipment, such as, power lawnmowers, fertilizers, spreaders
Maintains and tests stationary emergency generators.
Fabricating, upfitting and modifying vehicles utilizing sheet metal facilities.
Periodically, positions in this classification may be assigned responsibility for providing training to and monitoring and checking the work of one or more apprentices.
Instructs drivers and operators in proper vehicle and equipment use.
Maintains mechanical tools and equipment used for mechanical repairs.
Maintains an inventory of repair parts.
Responds to Trouble Calls and Emergency Call-Outs, some of which may involve mobile repairs.
Carries out any other related duties as required in keeping with the qualifications and requirements of positions in this classification.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

Identifies the nature of problems, determines repair/maintenance requirements, the sequence of work, the work methods and equipment to be employed and decides how best to complete the work based on technical knowledge of the trade and related departmental guidelines and policies; inappropriate decisions may result in minor service delays and/or costs.
Supervision Received

Works under general supervision and from oral and written instructions and in accordance with established mechanical techniques.
Supervision Given

Monitors and checks the work of apprentice(s) as the need arises.
Minimum Qualifications

A trade certification to a journeyperson level as a Heavy Duty Mechanic or Automotive Mechanic, computerized engine management training, valid BC driver’s license and a minimum five years of related experience
– Willingness to respect diverse perspectives, including perspectives in conflict with one’s own

– Demonstrates a commitment to enhancing one’s own awareness, knowledge, and skills related to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

A trade certification to a journeyperson level as a Heavy Duty Mechanic (Preferred) or Automotive Mechanic or Certified Technician , computerized engine management training and technical certification as an authorized Commercial/Private Vehicle Inspector, Valid BC Drivers class 3 licence with air brakes endorsement. Minimum 5 years of related experience. Ability to perform advanced maintenance and repair on job-related tools, equipment, and machinery.

Ability to brings own tools.

Ability to provide quality service to customers in a courteous, patient manner.
Ability to communicate in a clear, attentive, and polite manner.
Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.

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