Job Req ID:  701
Department:  Transit Fleet Kitchener Waterloo (Evening)

Truck & Coach Technician / Apprentice Technician

Job Number: 701 
Job Type: Full-Time 
Job Category: Transportation 
Department: Transit Fleet Kitchener Waterloo (Evening) 
Division: Transportation Services 
Hours of Work: 40 
Union:  Unifor 4304 
Salary Range: $39.36-$42.23 per hour 


Our Story:


Committed to fostering opportunities for current and future generations, the Region of Waterloo is an inclusive, thriving and sustainable region of connected rural and urban communities with global reach. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire, by delivering quality services to a diverse population of 630,000+, while creating a healthy, collaborative environment of learning, respect and innovation.

This is a place where employees are valued and recognized for their talents and contributions to our success. Our employees take pride in making a difference in people's lives through the work that we do. We are looking for people like you to help make it happen.


The Region of Waterloo, Grand River Transit offers competitive wages, pensions and benefits in addition to an annual tool allowance, and a 1 (one) time allowance towards arrangements to secure DZ licence (unlicensed technicians).

The Role

Maintains and repairs buses, specialized vehicles, and other support vehicles/equipment. 
If hired as an apprentice, will be registered with the Ontario Ministry of Skills and Development and sign a written Apprenticeship Agreement with the Region. All work performed by apprentices are in accordance with Ministry regulations.


  • Maintains and repairs buses and vehicles (e.g., diesel, gas-powered vans, service trucks).
  • Repairs and maintains Cummins engines, ZF transmissions, and driveline components; performs repairs and diagnostics on Voith, ZF, and Allison transmissions.
  • Repairs and performs diagnostics of MAN and ZF rear and front axles, and related driveline and suspension parts.
  • Performs diagnostics of electrical systems and components using a laptop computer.
  • Identifies parts, creates parts lists, and orders/receives parts from the stockroom. 
  • Performs MTO and preventive maintenance inspections; completes related reports (e.g., repairs needed) and submits to supervisor.
  • Exchanges information with Fleet staff regarding repairs.
  • Answers phone/radio and relays messages, as required.
  • Safely handles and cares for tools, laptop, and vehicles.
  • Performs related duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and skill acquired through a valid Ontario College of Trades 310T Truck & Coach Technician Certificate.
  • We will also consider Truck & Coach Technician Apprentices, 1- 4th year, as well as applicants holding a 310S Automotive Technician Certificate with 5 years of journeyperson experience and a willingness to obtain a 310T Truck & Coach Certificate.
  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with policies, procedures, and legislation related to vehicle servicing (e.g., health and safety, WHMIS, Highway Traffic Act).
  • Knowledge of onboard vehicle computerized equipment and test equipment (e.g., heating ventilation air conditioning systems, Vehicle Multi-Plexing (PLC, VBEA, Dinex), pro-link) and test procedures. Knowledge of diagnostics and repair of Voith, ZF, and Allison transmissions. 
  • Ability to work independently (subject to review by supervisor) and refer to supervisor for in-depth repairs, repairs that could result in major costs, and when ordering costly parts for increasing inventory compliment.
  • Skill using a laptop computer to perform systems diagnostics.
  • Must possess all hand tools applicable to the trade and ensure they are of good quality and maintained in safe operating condition.
  • Must have a valid G driver's license, satisfactory driving record, and ability to attain a DZ driver's license within probationary period, or have a valid DZ driver's license and satisfactory driving record upon hire.
  • Must provide an acceptable criminal and judicial matters check for bondability.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other staff and participate as an effective team member.
  • Ability to read and follow maintenance manuals, parts books, wiring diagrams, and inspection procedures. Ability to write MTO and preventive maintenance inspection reports.
  • Ability to support and project the Region’s values.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process.  At the Region, we respect, encourage and celebrate our diversity.  The Region of Waterloo is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process.  If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.


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Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those candidates selected for an interview with be contacted through email.  Please check your spam or junk folder occasionally as some candidates have noticed our emails in those folders (Gmail and Hotmail in particular).