Reporting the Supervisor Maintenance, the Utility Person performs any duties incidental to garage work.
Perform any duties incidental to garage work which will include, but not be limited to:
- Assisting Journeypersons in the carrying out of PM inspections (i.e. responsible for draining and refilling all oils, filter replacement and lubricating all necessary parts as per the bus inspection sheet);
- Perform PM inspections as per the PM inspection sheet;
- Assisting Tradespersons to carry out minor repairs and adjustments to equipment;
- Obtaining of parts, tools and supplies;
- Acting as helpers to Tradespersons in any classification;
- Maintaining supplies of all bulk fluids (i.e. all oils and antifreeze);
- Replacing tire shop personal as directed;
- General garage housekeeping and in the absence of the Janitor providing general Janitorial duties as directed by supervisor;
- Perform charge-offs, Pre-trip inspections and other duties assigned by the shift supervisor;
- Entering of vehicle mileage, inventory and dispersal of lubricants, antifreeze and other products utilizing Fuel Master fluids management system;
- Assist facilities staff as directed by supervisors;
- Performing yard operation duties as directed by supervisor;
* Utility Persons may be required to use tools necessary in carrying out their duties, but will not be required to own tools.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
- The physical demands of the BC Transit Utility Person require manual handling of loads between 10 kg and 35 kg (NOC- HEAVY Strength Requirement) on a frequent basis.
- Physical demands may include but are not limited to activities such as;
- Use of hand tools, air and power tools, power washer, hydraulic press, sandblaster, and powered floor cleaner.
- Lifting between ground level and waist most often, and occasionally overhead, tools and equipment, jack stands, 5-gallon pails of fluids, vehicle parts and equipment.
- Push /pull/carry of 5-gallon pails of fluids, 45-gallon drums, dolly’s and carts, vehicle parts and accessories, including starters, brake drum assemblies, batteries.
- Reaching frequently anywhere between ground level and overhead, during vehicle parts installation.
- Forward and backwards bending frequently required, with occasional trunk twisting when reaching into cramped spaces.
- Occasional squatting, crouching or kneeling when conducting low-level repairs and service.
- Combination of walking/standing frequently throughout the day. Occasional static standing while completing repairs and service and/or working on ladders.
- Climbing portable stairs and ladders
- Occasional driving – buses, forklift, service van/truck
- Works inside (frequent, as approx.. 85% of work tasks are completed within the shop -bay)
- Work outside (occasional, as 15% of work tasks are completed outside when cleaning up leaks or jumpstarting bus in
- BC Transit yard). The proportion of shift spent outside might be somewhat higher on Night Shift when assisting at Service Island.
- Works in close proximity to moving traffic (occasional; when working outside within BC Transit yard, or when completing bus ‘charge-offs’ on a route, or during cleanup of fluid spills of oil/coolant / etc. out of bus routes)
- Exposure to noise (frequent; e.g. sounds of running bus engine, various power tools; and exposure to loud noise associated with tool use by nearby mechanics.
- Exposure to vibration (frequent; e.g. use of various power tools and certain hand tools)
- Exposure to exhaust fumes (from buses started in shop or cloud of fumes expelled when shutting off ‘Pro -Heat’);
- Chemical fumes (associated with an assortment of lubricants, grease, oil, transmission fluids, brake cleaner, fuel, antifreeze, cleaning agents, etc.); airborne particulates (from dust, welding and metal cutting process, sandblaster).
- The worker may be exposed to hot conditions; wet conditions; or cold conditions when working outdoors.
- Full completion of high school or equivalent required.
- A valid driver’s licence – minimum Class 5
- Class 2 Learners AND a temporary #15 air brake restriction/endorsement required for the first day of employment
- Ability to obtain a valid Class 2 driver’s licence with air brakes within the probation period and ongoing (on-the-job training provided)
- Ability to pass a comprehensive ICBC medical examination relating to the Motor Vehicle Act requirement for a Class 2 driver’s licence
- Submission of current 5-year Driver’s Abstract and 5-year claims experience summary demonstrating safe and responsible vehicle operation, as determined by BC Transit, with your application.
- The offer of employment is subject to the successful completion of a Post Offer Employment Test (POET) to ensure that the incumbent will be able to carry out all bona fide occupational duties.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends
- Mechanical ability or aptitude is desirable.
- Vocational courses in mechanical or electrical subjects an advantage.
- An equivalent combination of training and experience will also be considered.
- An ELTT in Commercial Transport or Heavy Duty Mechanics is preferred.