Trainee Electro Mechanic

  • City of Calgary
  • Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Oct 30, 2018
Full time Government Skilled Labor

Job Description

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.
As a Trainee Electro Mechanic, you will learn how to competently maintain the Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) fleet, individual components, and subsystems. Primary duties include:
  • Install and test electrical components such as electrical heaters, control panels, switches, public address systems, electrical motors, electrical fans, compressors, and generating apparatuses.
  • Identify malfunctions and perform regular maintenance such as periodic inspections and operators’ reports.
  • Under the direction of the supervisor, carry out maintenance related to the inspection, overhaul, repair, rebuild, or replacement of the equipment and components of LRVs.
  • Conduct operational tests on vehicles following completion of modifications, repairs, overhaul, rebuild, or maintenance to ensure efficient and safe operation.
  • Arrange for vehicles to be transferred to the shop, maintain vehicles.
Working Conditions: This position works in a garage environment, which can include exposure to vehicle fumes, heavy equipment, noise, and dust. Some work must be performed in tight spaces and in awkward positions, and requires the ability to lift 20 kg on a regular basis.
  • A completed Journeyman Certificate (Heavy Equipment Technician, Automotive Service Technician, or Electric Motor Systems Technician) recognized by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.
  • A valid Class 5 Driver's License (not a Graduated Driver's License) with no more than 6 demerits, and no suspensions or charges pending.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a High School Diploma or equivalency (eg. GED).
  • Applicants must have the ability to meet and maintain the medical requirements for LRV operation, which are equivalent to a medical report for a Class 2 License.
  • The Electro Mechanic trainee must complete, pass, and maintain computer based modules, the LRV rule book, and a LRV operator's license without passengers. Failure to successfully complete any of the modules will automatically disqualify the trainee from continuing the program. Disqualified employees may re-apply after one year, and must repeat modules that have already been successfully passed.
  • A minimum mark of 70% on an electro-mechanical aptitude assessment exam is required in order to be considered for an interview.
  • Demonstrated independent learning, and proficiency with problem solving and data analysis.
Pre-employment Requirements
  • A security clearance will be conducted.
  • Applicants will be tested for appropriate skills.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
An offer of employment for this position will be conditional on an applicant passing a pre-employment drug test. Failure to pass a pre-employment drug test may prevent an applicant from being hired into any safety sensitive position for a period of up to twelve months.
Union: ATU Local 583
Business Unit: Calgary Transit
Position Type: 4 Temporary (up to 24 months)  
Location: 3910 54 Avenue N.E. & 11425 Anderson Station Way S.E.
Compensation: $40.08 - 44.87 per hour
Days of Work: Various shifts including daytime, evenings, nights,
and weekends
Hours of work: Non-standard 40 hour work week
Audience: Internal/External
Apply By: November 19, 2018
Job ID #: 301392