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BC Hydro and Power Authority

Apprentice Vehicle Tradesperson: Truck & Transport Mechanic

Richmond, BC
Full Time
4 days ago

NB 51108629 - NC 51108630

BCH-R-8629-211001E1Employment Posting ID:

Apprentice Vehicle Tradesperson: Truck & Transport Mechanic Positions Available: 2

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Surrey Trades Training CentreJob Location: Apprentice Lower MainlandRegion:

We're BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.

Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.

We're investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We're upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities.

We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We've been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.'s Top Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row.

It's our vision to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.


As per IBEW Collective Agreement. Truck and Transport mechanics (vehicle tradespersons) at BC Hydro maintain, inspect, diagnose, repair, modify and outfit BC Hydro vehicles. The BC Hydro fleet consists of 3,000 vehicles including passenger vehicles (e.g. cars, SUVs, passenger vans), light vehicles (e.g. pick-up trucks, commercial vans, flat deck trucks), heavy vehicles e.g. man lifts, digger derricks, crane trucks), mobile machines (e.g. fork lifts, self-propelled man lifts) and trailers (e.g. pole trailers, reel trailers, utility trailers). Fleet Services delivers the service via a main maintenance garage, satellite workshops and mobile work shops.

As an apprentice in this trade, you would: * Perform regular maintenance inspections conforming to regulatory requirements and Fleet Services practices mainly on heavy equipment (heavy trucks, pickup trucks, vans, trucks with service bodies, forklifts, self-propelled man lifts, pole trailers, reel trailers, utility trailers, tilt trailers, and highway tractor trailers) * Repair deficiencies discovered during maintenance inspections mainly on heavy equipment * Diagnose and repair failures causing machine breakdowns mainly on heavy equipment * Overhaul heavy equipment


This trade will interest those who enjoy performing hands-on physical work. While upper body strength is required, both men and women can develop this through a weight training program.

The successful candidate will have: * Graduated from high school with the following courses: English 12, Math 11 and Physics 11 /

BCH-R-8629-211001E1 - Apprentice Vehicle Tradesperson: Truck & Transport Mechanic

NB 51108629 - NC 51108630

Science & Technology 11 (or equivalents). * Successfully completed an approved Truck and Transport Mechanic (Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanic), Heavy Mechanical, or Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Level 1, entry level trades training or foundation program * 2 years of experience in the trade with work performed on heavy vehicles. * Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and familiarity with industrial tools/equipment * Normal color vision * A minimum of a valid BC Class 5 driver's license or equivalent; a Class 3 with air endorsement or higher (or willingness to obtain) is preferred * Strong interpersonal skills to deal with both internal and external customers


This position is affiliated with the international Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union (IBEW local 258)

THE PROGRAM The Truck & Transport Vehicle Tradesperson apprenticeship involves 48 months of on-the-job and classroom training. Graduation from the program will include successful completion of the Truck & Transport mechanic red seal examination.

THE FUTURE Graduated apprentices can apply on any vacancies for Truck and Transport Vehicle Tradespersons within BC Hydro, including mobile opportunities.

THE LOCATION During your apprenticeship, you will be assigned to either the Nanaimo or Burnaby garage. You will be required to do 4 to 5 rotations in alternate headquarters across the province for up to 3 months each during your apprenticeship.

THE BENEFITS Besides having a challenging and satisfying career, you're paid while you learn and have an excellent benefit package. Apprentices earn 75% of the full trade rate with further increases during the apprenticeship. The apprentice pay rate is $29.69; upon graduation as a journeyperson, the rate is $39.59. Additionally, we are committed to keeping our employees healthy and safe by providing a generous benefit package that includes vacation , overtime pay, designated day offs with pay, disability income, health and vision care, and dental benefits.

* A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Driver's License: Class 5

* BC Hydro conducts pre-placement medical checks of applicants entering certain positions to help safeguard BC Hydro's workplace. As part of the selection process, you may be required to demonstrate successful completion of a pre-placement medical check.

* Please be advised that this role has been assessed as safety sensitive and pre-qualification alcohol and drug testing will be required as a pre-condition to employment.

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Our values guide our work. Want to join us?

We are safe. We are here for our customers. We are one team.

BCH-R-8629-211001E1 - Apprentice Vehicle Tradesperson: Truck & Transport Mechanic

NB 51108629 - NC 51108630

We include everyone. We act with integrity and respect. We are forward thinking.

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

We include everyone. We welcome applications from anyone, including members of visible minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at BC Hydro. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at .

HOW TO APPLY Please ensure you submit a complete and comprehensive application package, making sure you include: • Resume • Cover Letter • Proof of pre-requisite completion: copies of school transcripts from your educational institution (s) confirming high school requirements and successful completion of an approved Truck and Transport Mechanic (Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanic), Heavy Mechanical or, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Level 1, entry level trades training or foundation program • A copy of your ICBC Driver´s Abstract and Claims History [2 documents] - which can be obtained from a motor vehicle branch or by calling Public Information at 604-661-2800 or 1-800-663-3051.

If you do not include this information, this could result in delays in assessing your application. Click on the Apply button in order to complete the steps to apply for this job.

Date Posted: 2021-10-08 Closing Date: 2021-11-01
Construction, Mining and Trades