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Apprentice Mechanic in Barrie at MV Transportation

Date Posted: 5/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

MVT Canadian Bus Inc., proudly operates the conventional and specialized transit service for the City of Barrie from a brand new $22M state-of-the-art facility as part of a 20-year operating contract. The team at MVT is committed to being a company that makes a difference in people's lives by inspiring our employees, treating our customers as part of the family, and making our communities even better places to live.

We Provide Freedom - Community 310T Apprentice Mechanics Needed: Our Barrie Transit team is seeking Full-Time 310T Apprentice Mechanics. Under the supervision of a Mechanic, Apprentice Mechanics perform preventative maintenance, diagnosis, service and repair on Transit Buses, Specialized Buses, Route Supervisors Vehicles and Service Truck to meet Company, Contractual and Ministry of Transportation of Ontario requirements.


  • Ensures all vehicles are maintained in a safe operating condition and that scheduled Preventative Maintenance (PM) is performed as set out in the PM Program Schedule
  • Diagnoses potential vehicle malfunctions (e.g. Engine, Transmission, Air Conditioning and Electrical with the use of computer diagnostic equipment, pressure gauges etc.)
  • Inspects all components of the vehicle and repairs any defects found in accordance to the Regulations set out by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (Components consist of brake systems, steering mechanisms, air system, vehicle suspension, transmission, air conditioning, all electrical components, all body components and the condition of the exterior and interior of the vehicles)
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment as set out in the PM Schedule
  • Adjusts and relines brakes on all vehicles
  • Uses hoists and hydraulic jacks
  • Diagnoses and repairs electronic fuel injection systems
  • Performs maintenance on engines, including replacement of parts such as pistons, bearings, liners etc.
  • Repairs and adjust driver's seats, passenger seats, doors, and windows
  • Installs and repairs accessories as required
  • Disassembles and overhauls transmissions, differential units and engines as required
  • Conducts front end alignments
  • Performs tire work (e.g. changing, balancing, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring all buses and equipment are operating on safe tires
  • Responds to situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns
  • Assists other mechanics as needed for the purpose of completing difficult tasks and responding to co-worker requests
  • Performs farebox repairs
  • Performs test drives on vehicles to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working safely under the guidance of a Mechanic
  • Completes regular scheduled safety inspections as required by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario under the guidance of the Mechanic
  • Completes associated paperwork at the completion of each vehicle repair
  • Performing other duties as required

Talent Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ontario Truck and Coach Technician (310T) Apprentice
  • A valid C or B Ontario Driver's License with Z (Airbrakes) endorsement and acceptable driving record preferred
  • Experience in preventative maintenance practices within the bus industry preferred
  • Experience in mechanical maintenance and repair demonstrating strong attention to details and proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience safety operating a variety of mechanical equipment (i.e: hand and power tools, hoists, tow motors and drill presses etc.)
  • Experience with electrical, air, hydraulic and mechanical schematics
  • Experience writing clear and concise work orders and completing required documentation
  • Experience with diagnostic programs such as Cummins Insite, Power Spec, (QSOL) Quick Serve On Line, Allison and ZF Transmissions diagnostics, New Flyer Vansco Electrical Systems and Thermo King Air Conditioning Systems
  • Must have the approved minimum standard of hand/power tools to perform the job (Metric and Standard tools required)
  • Flexible to various shifts including days, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Able to pass a Criminal Background Check

What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to work close to home and minimize your commute time
  • Challenging and rewarding work where you get to provide safe transport to members of the public
  • Ability to work independently in a state-of-the-art facility
  • A variety of work schedules (we operate 7 days a week)
  • Paid training
  • Company paid uniforms
  • Tool & Shoe allowance
  • RRSP, benefits and paid vacation
  • Room for growth/advancement

Wage: $23.83 to 27.00 (+ 0.50 shift premium for evening shifts)

How to Apply: Interested applicants may submit a resume and cover letter via email (), fax (705-726-0103), in person (133 Welham Road, Barrie, ON) or online ( Please note, due to the high volume of applications received, MVT will only contact those applicants who have been shortlisted.

MVT is committed to equity in employment. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage applications from women and men, people from racialized communities, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and aboriginal persons. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Individuals who need assistance in the application process, or those needing job postings in an alternative format, may contact Human Resources.