We acknowledge with respect that BC Transit delivers our mission on the ancestral territories of Indigenous Peoples across British Columbia, and their historical relationships with the land continue to this day.  


In Victoria, where our Corporate Office is located, our people are privileged to live and work on the unceded traditional territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən peoples, and the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.  


Location: Victoria, BC

Employment Type:  Regular Full Time 

Union: UNIFOR 

Salary: TRADES, MIN $48.02 - MAX $49.45 

Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 07/31/2024 


Are we right for you...

We are currently offering a one-time Mechanic Shift Work Transition Allowance in the amount of $10,000 for each of the first five successful mechanic applicants who meet our required criteria – they must either be a: 

  • A British Columbia or Interprovincial Red Seal Truck and Transport Mechanic (Commercial Transport) Trades Qualified certification with a valid CVIP certification to inspect vehicles with a GVW greater than 5,500kg, or 
  • A British Columbia or Interprovincial Red Seal Heavy-Duty Trades Qualified certification with commercial transport experience and a valid CVIP certification to inspect vehicles with a GVW greater than 5,500kg.

At BC Transit, the minimum annual salary for a Mechanic is $100,244. Mechanics have the ability to make additional money through various shift premiums and overtime.  AdditionallyThe minimum annual employer-paid benefits equates to $16,714 per year, These employer-paid benefits include dental, extended health, long-term disability, an employee bus pass, and pension contribution. 


We’re passionate about people and creating sustainable, safe and affordable solutions to BC. We are an organization that has a People First approach and considers people first in every business decision that we make. We are part of the solution and what we do matters; from fighting climate change with battery electric buses, to affordability through cost effective transportation, to connecting remote communities, we bring the heart, soul and innovation to public transportation.

It’s an exciting time to be in the transit industry and we’re looking for creative and passionate people to join our team. Not only would you be joining an engaged organization but you’d also get to enjoy flexible work arrangements, extended benefits and a pension plan as just a few of the benefits BC Transit employees are eligible for. Keep reading to find out if this role is meant for you!

What you'll be doing...

Mechanics at BC Transit currently work a compressed work schedule of 4 ten-hour shifts with 3 consecutive days off.  Shift schedules are Monday-Thursday, Tuesday-Friday and Friday-Monday days and nights. We are open from 04:30am to 02:30am.


Under the direction of Maintenance Supervisors or designated Tradespersons, will inspect, troubleshoot, test, repair and perform maintenance on BC Transit’s fleet, which includes brake systems, suspension, engines, hydraulics, electrical, air conditioning, fuel systems, transmissions and driveline components.  Will be required to identify and order parts as well as rebuild components and change off buses needing repairs as required.


Please note, if you are currently a Mechanic Apprentice looking for work experience, we are not reviewing apprentice applications at this time. We will have a separate posting when positions become available. 

What you'll bring to the table...

  • Grade 12 graduate
  • Heavy Mechanical Trades - Truck and Transport Mechanic (order of preference as below);
  • Truck and Transport Red Seal Trade Qualification (On-Road) or;
  • Heavy-Duty Equipment Technician Red Seal Endorsement (Off-Road) or;
  • Automotive Trade qualification with extensive experience repairing Transport or Heavy Duty equipment may also be considered
  • Must have a CVIP inspector certification
  • Valid Drivers License – minimum Class 5 (preference for Class 2 or 3 with Air Brakes)
  • Class 2 Learners AND a Temporary #15 air brake restriction/endorsement required for the first day of employment or already hold a Class 3 License with Air Brake Endorsement
  • Ability to obtain and hold a valid Class 2 Drivers License with air brakes after on-the-job training
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive ICBC medical examination relating to the Motor Vehicle Act requirement for a Class 2 Drivers License
  • Completion of a clear Criminal Record Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search
  • A good understanding and working knowledge of electrical, hydraulic and air brake systems is required
  • Proficient in computer systems use to access schematics, repair procedures, etc… as well as to perform thorough record keeping of own activities performed


What we'll bring to the table...

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and MSP group plan benefits to support you and your family, regardless of what life throws at you
  • Membership in a “Gold Plated” defined benefit pension plan, meaning it’s the best in the Province and one of the best in the country; putting you in a strong position when it comes time to retirement. 
  • Access to Fitness and Lifestyle Centers to help you take care of your physical fitness and health
  • Various programs that support employees such as an Employee Assistance Program and Health and Wellness initiatives and events aimed at fostering your mental health
  • A complimentary employee Bus Pass (plus taxable dependent passes)
  • A Corporate Learning and Development Program to help you in continuous career growth
  • An Employee Recognition Program where we all recognize each other successes (not just your Leaders!)
  • A Social Club that gives you access to events throughout Victoria 

The physical requirements of the role...

Please see the linked Job Description below for the list of physical demands for this role. 


  • If successful for the role you will be required to complete a physical demands test with our onsite Physio Therapist 

What next steps could look like...

  • Please click this link to view the full job description for this role
  • This position may be required to work out of our Victoria or Langford Depots
  • This position requires the completion of a Criminal Record Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • Testing and assessments may be included as part of the recruitment process.
  • An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies as required.
  • If you have a disability which requires an accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you


Please include in your application:

  • 5 years drivers abstract
  • 5 year insurance summary
  • Copy of your drivers license


At BC Transit, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace; if you’re excited about this role and you have a combination of education and experience that you feel would fulfill its requirements, we encourage you to apply. In keeping with this belief, we do not discriminate on any basis. Should you require any accommodation or have questions, please let us know.






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