Head Mechanic (under review)

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Immediate Supervisor: Supervisor of Operations

Personal suitability/Qualifications

  • Must possess a Manitoba/Interprovincial Journeyman’s Certificate in heavy duty mechanics;
  • must possess a supervisory/leadership ability including communication, human relations skills, and organizational skills;
  • have two or more years experience as a journeyman heavy duty mechanic;
  • must be able to work with a minimum of supervision;
  • must be physically capable of performing all the duties related to this position;
  • must provide all hand tools required to perform the job function.

Responsibilities of the position

  • Maintain all Division school buses in a condition that provides for safety at all times and conforms to all provincial regulations and divisional policies;
  • keep the Supervisor of Operations apprised on a daily basis of any problems regarding mechanical problems, staffing, or safety concerns.

Description of duties

  • Have all rotationally scheduled maintenance, as well as all other service performed on each unit and record in unit log book;
  • perform six month inspections on units to comply with Provincial Regulation 465/88 and sign inspection certificates with proper dates;
  • fill out work order sheets as work is completed (record work performed and number of hours spent on each unit);
  • repair Division vehicles, lawn mowers, and snow blowers;
  • make written reports on all unusual maintenance problems, dents, or untidy buses to the Supervisor of Operations;
  • maintain a clean and safe Bus Garage in a manner that will ensure safety for himself/herself and others;
  • maintain a record of all parts used and the cost of the same. Order parts as required for immediate use and for stock. All invoices for parts/materials are to be sent to the Division Office twice a month;
  • update the Supervisor of Operations on any changes in school bus design that will provide a safer vehicle and more economical operation;
  • be responsible to take safety precautions when servicing buses;
  • submit a record of all time-off requests for each employee immediately to the Supervisor of Operations;
  • maintain up-to-date Material Safety Data Sheets for all products in use and comply with all other W.H.M.I.S. Regulations;
  • an inventory list must be sent to the Division Office annually;
  • perform other related duties as may be directed by the Supervisor of Operations.

Terms of Employment


  • salary as established by the Board;
  • eight hours per day/twelve month year; (or)
  • as per the terms of the collective agreement.


Job performance shall be evaluated by the Supervisor of Operations in the first year of employment, and every three years thereafter.