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Mechanic I/II


Posting Id 1322
Department Community Services
Division Public Works Operations
Section PWO Support Services 
Shift Monday to Friday 3:30pm to midnight 
Rate of Pay $32.82 - $36.72 Annual
Job Type Full Time
Replacement/New Position          Replacement
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 05/19/2022 
Application Deadline 06/01/2022 


Position Summary

Reporting to the Supervisor, Fleet and Supplies, the Mechanic I/II, is responsible for a wide range of inspection, corrective and preventative maintenance activities designed to maintain the municipal fleet of vehicles and equipment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Diagnose and repair a variety of automotive and heavy equipment (e.g., pick-ups, trucks, construction and winter maintenance equipment, parks and road maintenance equipment)
  • Perform regular maintenance, make adjustments related to mechanical and computer electronic controls, engines, transmissions and brake systems
  • Maintain an accurate service log of activities in Maximo
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

•    High School Diploma
•    Automotive Service Technician (310S) Certificate
•    Truck Coach Technician (310T) Certificate
•    Eligible to be a motor vehicle inspection mechanic with the MTO
•    Propane Training Certificate
•    Commercial Vehicle Wheel Service Certificate
•    Minimum 5 years’ consecutive experience maintaining a diverse fleet of vehicles, including small engines, (municipal fleet maintenance experience is an asset)

Required Skills/Knowledge

•    Demonstrated experience and knowledge of onboard vehicle computerized systems, electrical systems, heavy equipment (e.g., snow plows, sanders, backhoes, etc.); air and hydraulic brakes and hydraulic systems (pumps/cylinders).
•    Ability to use electronic monitoring and diagnostic equipment
•    Familiarity with computers and other electronic devices, including hydraulic systems
•    Ability to operate cutting torches, electric arc welder and MIG welder
•    Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and customer service skills
•    Available for rotating standby and potential alternate shifts in accordance with the provisions contained within the CUPE Collective Agreement
•    Must possess own hand tools; an annual tool allowance is provided
•    Ontario Class "DZ" Driver’s License in good standing and must provide a satisfactory current Drivers Abstract from the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO)
•    Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
•    Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities
•    Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
•    Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
•    Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
•    Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture
•    Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service

Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Shapes the future
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change


Attention Internal Candidates:  All current City of Richmond Hill employees are required to apply via the ‘View Jobs for Current Employees’ link on the City’s Careers Page.


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.


Please note, to be considered for a career opportunity at the City of Richmond Hill you must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada (or the World Health Organization). You may also be required to receive any COVID-19 boosters recommended by public health authorities.  The City of Richmond Hill will consider cases requiring accommodation as stipulated by relevant employment standards legislation or regulation and/or the Ontario Human Rights Code.