Public Works Mechanic

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Job Details

We are looking for highly motivated, service-focused individuals with a strong commitment to teamwork to join our team of Mechanics in the Public Works Division.

The Mechanic will perform a wide range of maintenance and preventative maintenance activities including repair and maintenance of cars, buses, dump trucks, tractors, loaders, graders, snow clearing equipment, construction equipment and small engines.


Candidates must hold a current Truck and Coach Service Technician Certificate and have experience repairing all types of equipment including buses, heavy-duty trucks, heavy-duty equipment and light duty vehicles. Preference will be given to candidates with other job related certifications including Automotive Service Technician. Must hold a valid Ontario Vehicle Operator’s Permit Class “G”, although a Class “D” Operator’s Permit with a “Z” endorsement would be considered an asset. Work experience welding and body repair would also be beneficial.

Candidates must be able to complete various work forms, prepare simple written reports and have basic computer skills. Applicants must have a supply of hand tools and be able to perform the physical demands of the position. Requires proven interpersonal and communication skills and is able to work well with others.

Candidates must be available to work all shifts (days, afternoons, nights, and weekends).  Shifts are primarily available on afternoons and nights.


Base Hourly Rate: $33.16 - a shift premium will also be applied to eligible shifts

Also includes a competitive comprehensive benefit package with 100% Employer-paid premium, in addition to a defined benefit Pension Plan through OMERS and a tool allowance payable each calendar year.

Application Information

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a résumé and cover letter, quoting file #20-P-61, no later than 12 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020, to Human Resources.

The City of Peterborough is an organization that strives to embrace the spirit of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and barrier-free environment in which all individuals have access to the City's goods, services and facilities. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

The personal information submitted for employment is collected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. We thank you for your application, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.