Mechanic - Journeyman with CVIP Certification - School Bus

Posted on January 24, 2023. Primary Region: Lacombe, AB

Wolf Creek Public Schools requires a full-time bus mechanic at the Bus Shop in Ponoka, AB. The Ponoka bus shop is one of two main bus shops in Wolf Creek Public Schools and looks after the mechanical requirements including regulars maintenance, repair and Commercial Vehicle Inspections of approximately 48 diesel and gasoline school buses. Wolf Creek offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package.

Required Education, Knowledge, Qualifications, and Experience

Minimum of Grade 12 diploma from a recognized educational institution as approved by the Board of Education or a General Educational Development (GED) is required
Minimum of three (3) years’ experience related to transportation and fleet maintenance
Automotive Journeyman/Heavy Duty Journeyman Mechanic
Certified to inspect light trucks trucks, trailers, transports, commercial buses and school buses (CVIP)
Level I & II Occupational Health & Safety Regulations is preferred
Valid Class 2 Driver’s License and “S” endorsement preferred.
Knowledge of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
Knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office and related programs, including Fleet Vision
Experienced in computer diagnosis
Required Skills and Abilities:

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to ensure that the quality of work meets requirements
Ability to prioritize multiple demands and effectively manage time
Ensure shop safety and cleanliness through understanding and abiding by safety regulations policies and procedures
Knowledge in tracking maintenance, defect reporting, maintenance programs and repair history
Ability to use a wide variety of repair parts technical manuals/computer programs to access information relative to the assigned duties and apply this information to the parts and preventative maintenance functions
Ability to operate a service truck and make service calls in case of bus or vehicle breakdown
Ability to do Medium Load Work which includes:
exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally (lifting and/or carrying)
exerting up to 20 lbs. of force frequently
exerting up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects
Employees must be physically fit and able to handle various tasks involving lifting, bending, twisting, turning, and climbing
Have good interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work in a team oriented, collaborative environment
Present a professional attitude and appearance
Duties and Responsibilities:

The Transportation Mechanic shall perform such duties and responsibilities as may be assigned including but not restricted to, the following:

Support and maintain a preventative maintenance service program
Be involved with the shop foreman in the review and recommend the repair and replacement of buses and fleet vehicles
Road test vehicles to verify complaints or repairs. Consult with the shop foreman as needed about mechanical issues in regards to proper diagnosis and repairs to ensure the repair is done correctly
Assist in the maintenance of an adequate inventory of vehicle parts and equipment
Develop and maintain a positive working rapport with the bus operators, staff and the public
Maintain awareness of technical developments and advancement in diagnostics, equipment, supplies and materials
Maintain awareness of codes and regulations; converse with inspectors for regulatory agencies within the area of accountability
Promote safe work practices in accordance with Occupational Health & Safety, Board Policy and directives by supervisors
Conduct oneself in a manner appropriate to an educational institution that provides services to children
Be willing to engage in lifelong learning with respect to professional development, training, in-service and courses
May be required to drive school bus as needed
Perform other duties as may be required or assigned by the shop foreman and manager or assistant manager
Inventory and Equipment

Maintain shop, equipment, and tools in safe operating condition.
Assist in the ordering of equipment and supplies and maintaining accurate records.
Recommend replacement of existing equipment.
Assist in an annual inventory of physical equipment and supplies.
Assist in the upkeep and appearance of shop and parking lot areas.
Other duties assigned.
Judgment, Independence, and Client Contact


At no time should a Transportation Mechanic discuss in public, information pertaining to anyone in the School Division. A Transportation Mechanic is expected to respect the confidential nature of the position by avoiding discussion about any topics that are not formally communicated to the public by the administration of the school or the School Division. Breaching confidentiality is a serious violation of acceptable conduct.


The Transportation Mechanic is expected to work independently and as a team member of the Transportation Department, all schools and the division office as required.

Client/Peer Contact:

This employee works collegially/professionally with all school staff, school-based administration and other division-based staff. Contact with other employees and outside agencies is regular and frequent.

Responsibility for Quality of Assigned Work

The employee is under supervision and is responsible for the quality of the work and is expected to seek clarification and direction on any matters of concern.


5815 54 Street
Ponoka , AB

Job type: Full-time

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Contact Information

Wolf Creek Public Schools - Transportation
Phone: 403-785-0726