BC Local Government Job Posting Service


Maintenance Mechanic 

Position Status: Full-Time Temporary (This position to last not later than December 31, 2024)
Department: Liquid Waste Services
Employee Group: GVRDEU
Location: Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant, North Vancouver
Salary Range/ Wage Rate: $3,830.40 bi-weekly plus 6.25% deferred compensation
Our Liquid Waste Services Department is seeking a Maintenance Mechanic who, as part of a team, will be responsible to maintain, troubleshoot and repair a variety of mechanical equipment at the Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant in North Vancouver, BC. The hours of work at the facility are 6:30am-3:00pm, Monday to Friday.
You are: A safety conscious team player looking for the chance to use your mechanical skills and knowledge in a variety of applications, able to work independently without close, direct supervision and physically be able to perform heavy lifting, and climb ladders and scaffolding.
We’re seeking a TQ Millwright or TQ Heavy Duty Mechanic for this role; but will consider applicants with relevant mechanical/maintenance experience.
This role: (The duties described hereunder are to be representative of the position and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.)

  • Installs and aligns machinery and equipment to specified tolerances.
  • Maintains, repairs and overhauls equipment such as diesel/gas engines, electric generating units, high pressure gas and air compressors, gas and air blowers, large pumps, grinders, grit removal vortexes, conveyors, barminutors, reduction gears, heat exchangers, hand and pneumatic valves, overhead cranes, turbines, etc.
  • Installs, maintains and services valves, meters, and various piping systems throughout the region.
  • Installs, maintains and aligns all conveyor systems chains, sprockets, plates, pumps, drives and compressors.
  • Services and maintains all internal combustion engines and keeps engine maintenance records.
  • Investigates, troubleshoots, and takes remedial action on problems reported by Operators at different sites.
  • Maintains records of completed jobs and shares expertise with Operators on serviced equipment.
  • Trains and directs junior Mechanics in maintenance procedures. 
  • Maintains technical currency related to the trade.
  • Assist welders with layout work and provides minor maintenance welding.
  • Inventories materials and parts as required for various types of work.
  • May act for supervisor as required.
  • Works in compliance with all MVRD safety policies, procedures and WorkSafe BC regulations.

To be successful, you have:

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent), plus appropriate Trades Qualification certificate (Heavy Duty Mechanic or Millwright)
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience and responsibility in the mechanical field involved in the repair, maintenance and overhaul of equipment.
  • Skilled at machine fitting, welding and pipefitting and in the use of micrometers, verniers, gauges, lathes, tapers, reamers, milling machines, etc.
  • Must have complete and thorough knowledge of the operation and repair of large pumps, diesels, dual fuel engines and their installation.
  • Must be proficient in use of hand tools, power tools, shop tools, bench grinders, lathes, torque wrenches and gas cutting torches and have the ability to interpret blue prints.
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to work with minimal supervision and able to decide on best work methods to be used.
  • Ability to comprehend complex operations and theories, requiring analytical skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Must be computer literate and able to use applications such as Word and Excel, including an ability to understand and apply Computerized Managed Maintenance System (CMMS) and predictive maintenance technologies.
  • Considerable knowledge of the MVRD’s safety policies, procedures and WorkSafe BC regulations.
  • Must participate in and develop Safe Work Procedures.
  • Must possess reliable set of hand tools.
  • Physically capable of performing the duties of the position.
  • Ability to work shift work as required.
  • Valid B.C driver’s license.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.
At Metro Vancouver, we are committed to cultivating a diverse, safe, equitable, and inclusive work environment for all. We strive to attract and retain a talented, diverse workforce that is reflective of the region we serve. If an accommodation is required during the recruitment and selection process, please contact [email protected] for support. Learn more about our commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion here.
Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application. This position is open until filled.

Organization: Metro Vancouver
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Mechanics & Maintenance, Machining/Millwright
Posted: April 25, 2024, 9:18 am
Expires: June 28, 2024, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Temporary
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years
Rate: $3,830.40 Bi-Weekly