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Service Person

Location: Victoria, BC

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Union: UNIFOR 

Salary: SERVICEPRSN, MIN $20.15 - MAX $29.63 

Please note: Wage rates are under review

Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 08/21/2022 



Are we right for you...

We’re passionate about people and creating sustainable, safe and affordable public transit solutions to residents across 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 public transportation sector and we’re looking for a 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...

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Service Person will perform any duties incidental to the servicing of buses such as fueling, checking and maintaining proper fluid levels, washing, sanitizing, cleaning bus interiors and exteriors, carrying out all functions related to the emptying of fare-box, and assisting with advertising and promotions when needed. The Service Person will be required to operate Transit buses in the yard and throughout Greater Victoria for on-road vehicle transfers. Operation of any other equipment incidental to garage work will also be necessary. The Service Person will be required to perform data collection, yard survey’s and data entry utilizing computers, tablets or terminals. The Service Person may be required to use any tools necessary in carrying out their duties, but will not be required to own tools. This position is physical, and requires the individual to work predominantly outside and be exposed to a range of work conditions. All equipment required to perform the job, including Personal Protective Equipment, coveralls, and winter gear will be provided by BC Transit.


Please click here to view the full job description for this role

What you'll bring to the table...

  • Full completion of high school or equivalent required
  • A valid driver’s license – 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 license with air brakes within the probation period, and capable of, after on-the-job training, holding a class 2 license
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive ICBC medical examination relating to the Motor Vehicle Act requirement for a Class 2 driver’s license
  • 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.
  • Offer of employment is subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment medical to ensure that the incumbent will be able to carry out all bona fide occupational duties.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends

What we'll bring to the table...

  • Comprehensive medical and dental 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...

The physical demands of the BC Transit Service Person require manual handling of loads between 10 kg and 20 kg on a regular basis, with maximum loads up to 35 kg.

Please view the job description linked below for the full list of physical demands.

  • If you are successful you will be required to complete a physical test with our onsite Physio Therapist

What next steps could look like...

  • The position requires the completion of a Criminal Record Check or Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • An eligibility list may be established for future full time regular and temporary vacancies
  • 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

To keep our team members, customers and the communities we serve safe, we have introduced an interim Employee Mandatory Vaccination Policy intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.  BC Transit requires proof of being fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Please be aware that your appointment to this position is conditional on meeting and maintaining the definition of being "fully vaccinated" as per the definition of Health Canada. Any employee providing false or misleading information, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.


We believe that diversity of thought and experience fuels innovation. In keeping with this belief, we do not discriminate on any basis. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Should you require any accommodation or have questions, please let us know.

While we welcome all applications, we will only respond directly to those who are short-listed for a role. Thanks in advance for your understanding and wishing you all the best in your career journey.

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