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Vehicle Technician

  1. Richmond
  1. Transportation

The Vehicle Technician carries out comprehensive maintenance, fault diagnosis, recovery and repair service to the Canada line system, vehicles and related engineering equipment, ensuring that the trains operate in a safe reliable and efficient manner.  The Vehicle Technician maintains trains and related support equipment in accordance with procedures, engineering drawings and specifications, and is proficient in the operation and maintenance of shop equipment associated with train maintenance. He or she is assessed on the contribution towards helping to meet operational and maintenance targets, and on personal factors such as drive, efficiency and attitude towards other team members and assigned duties.

The successful candidate will be part of the BC Government Employees Union (BCGEU).


  • Follow written procedures, engineering drawings and instructions to implement the required maintenance, modification and corrective maintenance requirements on trains and related support equipment as required or directed by the Maintenance Supervisor or Vehicles Team Leader.
  • Diagnose the cause of failures to train equipment and rectify them in an efficient manner following standard procedures and safety instructions; return trains to service as efficiently as possible.
  • Assist with commissioning of new and existing trains or related systems and support systems ensuring high reliability and safety of equipment.
  • Complete check sheets relating to all work completed on trains and complete all necessary documentation relating to certifying Canada Line vehicles as serviceable.
  • Carry out Train movements within depot confines to facilitate maintenance & fault finding.
  • Participate in Total Productive Maintenance initiatives with a focus on Continuous Improvement.
  • Engage in developing a full working knowledge of the train and operating systems, mechanical, electrical and electronic.
  • Contribute to the delivery of safe, reliable required levels of vehicles in service as efficiently as possible.
  • Carry out all activities with strict adherence to all relevant Safety Regulations, Departmental Instructions, Maintenance Procedures and Instructions.
  • Well motivated and take a proactive approach to teamwork.
  • Recommend a course of action in the event of an asset failure.
  • Complete training for and operate the Wheel Lathe if required.
  • Assume Hostler duties as required.
  • Ensure that the Depot is maintained as a clean, healthy and safe working environment under the direction of the Vehicles Team Leader and Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Direct and monitor the work of contractors employed within the Vehicles Department as required.
  • Must possess strong communication skills; ability to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Must be well motivated and have an aptitude for mechanical, electrical and electronic systems.
  • The role requires shift work for continuous operation based on a seven day week, 24 hour per week, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Required to give clear and concise reports both written and orally.
  • Take ownership of their Personal Development Plan.
  • The role requires shift work for continuous operation based on a seven day week, 24 hour per week, including nights, weekends and holidays


  • Heavy Duty,  Industrial Electrician, or Avionics Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Electrical, Mechanical or Electronics Technologist or recognized equivalent.
  • Red Seal certification an asset.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience within a maintenance / workshop environment, experience with ALRT vehicles or in a heavy industrial environment.
  • Graduation from a recognized Trades or Technology School relevant to qualifying as a Canada Line Vehicle Technician.
  • Valid class 5 BC driver’s license.
  • High School Graduation (Grade 12)

A combination of experience and education may also be considered.


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At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.

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