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Mechanic Supervisor

Reference number: CAP23J-022695-000052
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-HOU-EA-040A
Parks Canada - Highway Operations Unit
Lake Louise-Yoho Operating Area (Lake Louise, AB)
GL-VHE-10 (B2)
$32.80 to $35.64 per hour ((salary under review) plus 6.5% supervisory differential.))

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 11 April 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit

Important messages

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Assessment accommodation

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A job that takes your breath away! Start your career with the Highway Operations Team today!

What’s in it for you?

• Benefits – Extended medical, dental after 3 months. (for positions 6 months in duration or longer).
• Pension Plan
• Work/life balance — 4 days on and 3 days off per week!
• Guaranteed full time hours.
• Opportunity to grow and apply to internal positions across the Public Service.
• The chance to live and work in some of the most iconic mountain environments.

Supervises a team providing skilled mechanical maintenance, repair and modification of heavy duty, medium duty and light duty vehicles and on and off road equipment along with small marine engines and specialized light duty equipment. Will be responsible for some financial resources, budgeting, and overall fleet management. Successful candidates will need to become familiar with the collective agreement and addressing employee concerns.

Work environment

Experience what it’s like to live and work with the mountain on your doorstep! The Highway Operation Unit spans all through the Mountain National Parks, including Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise/Yoho, Kootenay, and Mount Revelstoke & Glacier. Our employees play a critical role in keeping highways safe and maintained year round.

We offer an engaging work environment with opportunity for growth and advancement. Our diverse teams are made up of drivers, mechanics, welders, and supervisory roles. Become a part of our dynamic team today!

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to fill an indeterminate position in Lake Louise, AB, however, the results of this process may be used to staff similar term or indeterminate positions throughout the Highway Operations Unit.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Heavy Equipment Technician Certified Journeyperson

EX1: Experience in the supervision and delivery of minor and major servicing and repairs to a variety of diesel and gasoline powered motor vehicles.
EX2: Experience in the supervision of employees involved in garage operations.
EX3: Experience in the management of financial resources and contracting for services.
EX4: Experience with garage work order management and inventory systems.
EX5: Experience working with fleet management systems and practices for a National Safety Code Transportation operation with a Federal/Interprovincial operating status

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

K1: Knowledge of safety regulations and safe work practices common to garage operations
K2: Knowledge of preventative maintenance and troubleshooting techniques and practices

A1: Able to schedule and assign work, set standards and priorities, assess staff performance, and document and implement corrective measures for staff.
A2: Able to use computers to input data into the fleet management system, produce work orders and reports, and to maintain inventory.
A3: Able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
A4: Able to lead daily hazard assessment meetings and bi weekly safety meetings.

PS1: Exercise sound judgment
PS2: Takes responsibility
PS3: Dependability
PS4: Effective interpersonal relationships

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Asset Occupational Certification:
• A valid class 1 or 3 driver's license with air brake endorsement
• Journeyman Certificate in Heavy Duty On Road Mechanics or Dual Ticketed Mechanics/Welders

• Willingness to travel/or work in a variety weather conditions and terrain for extended periods of time
• Willingness to wear identifier clothing, safety equipment and personal protective equipment as required
• Willingness to work shift work, weekends, overtime and statutory holidays, provincial/territorial holidays and on call back or standby duty
• Willingness to obtain/maintain CVIP licence

Conditions of employment

• Reliability status
• Maintenance of a valid driver's license

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

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Tips for applicants:
• When answering application questions, be thorough and provide concrete examples. “See resume” is not considered an acceptable answer. Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.
• You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be considered for the position.
• Other qualifications listed as additional or asset are not mandatory to apply. However, these may be considered throughout the assessment process.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Human Resources, Highway Operations Unit
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