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Apprentice Truck & Transport Vehicle Trades Person


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Job Title:  Apprentice Truck & Transport Vehicle Tradesperson
Job Number: BCH-R-2900-180126E1

Duties:  (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

Apprentices earn 75% of the full trade rate with further increases during the apprenticeship. The apprentice pay rate is $26.99; upon graduation as a journeyperson, the rate is $35.98. 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.

Job Requirements:

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 / 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 

Additional Information:
This position is affiliated with the international Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union (IBEW local 258) www.ibew258.bc.ca
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.
·  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.

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.
Interested candidates should submit their applications online at https://app.bchydro.com/careers/current_opp.html  by February 16, 2018.

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