Position title
Licensed Automotive/Truck and Coach Technician/Apprentice Technician

Why Guelph?

When you join the City of Guelph, you join a team of over 2000 employees who deliver services the community relies on every day. Together, we are bringing to life Guelph’s vision of an inclusive, connected, and prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment. As a single tier municipality, we offer a variety of occupations and career specialties within our organization. Guided by the goals and objectives of the Future Guelph: Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision for an inclusive, connected, prosperous city.

Position overview

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Licensed Automotive/Truck and Coach Technician/ Apprentice Technician within the Operations Department.  Reporting to the Supervisor of Fleet Services, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a team of licensed mechanics working on a variety of light and heavy vehicles and equipment.  If you currently have your 310T or 310S mechanic license you will be enrolled into our Apprenticeship Program where you will have the ability to obtain the second trade license with financial support from the employer with full wages paid during ‘day release’ in-school sessions, as well all tuition, books, parking  and examination fees paid by the employer. There are other benefits this role is eligible for under the terms and conditions of the CUPE 241 Collective Agreement.  Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.


Key duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for the inspection, maintenance and repair of all systems on various types of light and heavy vehicles and equipment
  • Perform all inspection, maintenance, and repair of all types of light and heavy vehicles, including diagnosis and correction of problems with diesel and/or gasoline engines, automatic transmissions, brakes, steering and other vehicle components as per approved policy.
  • Hydraulic repairs and service
  • Lubricate, refuel, change oil, service tires and batteries, etc. as required.
  • Accurate and legible record keeping
  • Maintaining a neat, tidy and clean workplace
  • Assisting with Apprentice training
  • Work towards meeting industry standard repair times for assigned repairs
  • Communicate issues/concerns to Lead Hand/Supervisor as needed
  • Follow instructions from experienced and licensed 310S or 310T Technicians
  • Must provide and maintain a complete set of basic mechanic's tools for performing job duties
  • Perform maintenance activities as required
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned

Hours of Work

40 Hours per week-Monday to Friday. Shift work is a requirement and winter control on-call support is required


Qualifications and requirements

    • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a grade 12 diploma and 4 years relevant experience in the maintenance and repair of light and heavy vehicles and equipment.  Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
    • Must possess a valid Truck and Coach (310T) License or a valid Automotive Service Technician (310S) License. Preference given to candidates who possess both a valid Automotive (310S) & Truck and Coach Technician (310T) Licence.
    • Must possess a valid DZ drivers licence or have a valid G licence with the ability to obtain DZ within a specified timeframe in the position; have a good driving record and proven ability to operate heavy equipment and vehicles in a safe manner. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
    • Must be computer literate and familiar with electronic diagnosis equipment.
    • Computer keyboarding skills, and beginner skills in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
    • Ability to perform heavy lifting, various levels of standing, climbing, sitting & crouching as required.
    • Must be a reliable self-starter and able to prioritize tasks according to changing demands and work with or without supervision.
    • Knowledge of WHMIS and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
    • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and have a sincere focus on quality customer service.
    • Maintains all relevant Licences and Qualifications to perform duties
    • Thorough knowledge of mechanical repairs and procedures
    • Technical Escalation - Obtains product technical issue information and utilizes available resources including data management tools; elevates issues to a higher level of expertise, balancing timeliness of response with investigation efforts; captures all troubleshooting steps in the appropriate database in order to ensure seamless transitions and accurate response in a timely manner
Job Benefits


CUPE 241 Grade 9: $32.54-38.74 (310S & 310T)

What we offer

We offer competitive wages and comprehensive benefits to meet the needs of our diverse employees. Many of our positions offer:

  • Paid vacation days, increasing with years of service
  • Paid personal days;
  • Defined benefit pension plan with OMERS, including 100-per-cent employer matching;
  • Extended health and dental benefits, including Health Care Spending Account;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program;
  • Parental leave top up program;
  • Learning and development opportunities including tuition assistance
  • Employee recognition programs.

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system.  Please note this position will remain open until filled. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered.

Please visit the job posting listed on our City of Guelph careers page and click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where employees feel welcome, valued and engaged. Our employment policies strictly prohibit all forms of discrimination on any of the grounds in relevant laws. All employment practices are solely based on individual merit, qualifications, and organization's needs at the time. In keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, we are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals in our job application procedures. If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, you may contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Employment Type
Job Location
1 Carden Street, Guelph, N1H 3A1, Canada
Base Salary
$32.54-$38.74 Per hour
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