310T Technician in St.Thomas | $38.50/hour (2024-02-12)

Machine Operators
St Thomas
Posted 2 weeks ago

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Works under the direction of the Shop Supervisor. Responsible for a wide range of mechanical service, inspection, and repair activities to school busses both large and small and equipment to a level of competency expected of a Motor Vehicle Technician holding a 310T Technician License and Certificate of Qualification.

Work Performed

  • Conducts repairs, service, and inspections on a variety of engine types – diesel and gasoline, in accordance with established methods and procedures.
  • Focus on quality customer service and continuous improvement. Supporting the corporate values and strategic plans of First Student.
  • Performs repairs, maintenance, service and inspections on Heavy Diesel, large gas and smaller gas vehicles and equipment that are part of the First Student fleet.
  • Works from prescribed service manuals (hardcopy and electronic), technical reference materials, manufacturer specifications and schematic diagrams.
  • Inspects, removes, and replaces wheel and rim assemblies as required.
  • Undertakes and is accountable for Ministry of Transportation of Ontario Inspections including associated repairs in compliance with the regulatory standards and signs the appropriate forms and reports prescribed as authorization and validation of the work completed.
  • Responsible for diagnosis, maintenance, and repair to a wide variety of mechanical systems including but not limited to electrical, electronic, pneumatic, steering, brakes, suspension, hydraulics, emission control systems, ignition, fuel, engines and drivetrain to all types of vehicles and equipment in the fleet.
  • Uses hand tools, power tools, lifting equipment as well as precision instruments and specialized diagnostic equipment. Inspects and maintains that equipment in good working order and reports all defects.
  • Checks and verifies their completed work to ensure safety standards and satisfactory operation.
  • Performs electric and acetylene welding and cutting as required related to vehicle and equipment service and repair.
  • Prepares and maintains written and/or electronic work records such as time sheets, work orders, parts lists and inspection sheets. Documents work activities and time in automated fleet management system.
  • Moves all types of vehicles and equipment in and out of work area.
  • Maintains a neat, tidy, and clean workspace and maintains compliance with maximum toolbox configurations established by First Student.
  • Recommends changes to procedures and methods as necessary.
  • Periodically assumes supervisory duties over others. May be required to assist with Apprenticeship Candidates and/or Co-Op employees.
  • As assigned, performs other related duties which are transient, or of an emergency nature, or which are minor but recurring.


  • Successful completion of Grade 12 in the Province of Ontario or equivalent, plus;
  • Successful completion of both 310T (Truck and Coach) Technician Apprenticeship Programs at a certified community college or trade school.

Specialized Training & Licenses

  • Valid Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) from the Ontario Ministry of College and Universities as a 310T (Truck and Coach Technician).
  • Valid Class G Driver’s License (or ability to obtain within 6 months)
  • Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and applicable legislation and regulations governing Motor Vehicle Technicians

Note: NO Shift work or Weekends (unless a service call) are required.

Compensation and Other Information

  • $38.50 per hour
  • We provide clothing
  • Yearly Tool and Boot Allowance
  • Health and Dental and Life Benefits
  • Option to participate in Company RRSP matching program.

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Job CategoryManufacturing & Food/Beverage

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