Working as a Truck and Transport Technician is a rewarding career. You help keep our fleet of buses and vehicles running safely so we can provide excellent service to the citizens of Calgary.
Applications for the Truck and Transport Technician position are only accepted when there is an open job posting.
As this is a competitive process, only the most qualified applicants will be invited in for an interview.
Currently there is no aptitude test. A mechanical aptitude test may be added in the future.
The interview uses The City of Calgary’s Targeted Selection interview method. Please bring:
Three work-related references who have directly supervised you for a minimum of six months.
Pre-hire employment requirements
References must be someone who has directly supervised you for a minimum of six months.
Once you have passed the interview, you must complete an electronic police information check with our agency. You may be required to attend in person for security reasons.
Applicants selected for training will be required to take a pre-employment drug test. This will be conducted at a specific medical facility and paid for by Calgary Transit.
Once everything is completed successfully, a job offer will conducted a minimum of two weeks prior to start.
Applications are only accepted when there is an open competition.
Minimum qualifications are the minimum required for your application to be considered. As this is a competitive process, we choose the most qualified applicants for the position. This may include a combination of factors such as: pre-hire qualifications, previous experience, training, and education.
The whole process can take eight to twelve weeks. Once the top qualified applicants are identified, you will then be invited in for an interview. If you are successful, we would then contact your references, and you must complete a pre-employment drug test and a security clearance. This would be followed by a job offer two weeks prior to the start of employment.
You would need either a 4 year Heavy Equipment Technician Certification or year 1, 2, and 4 of the HET which is the Truck and Transport certificate.
At this time, there is no written test. Currently, those chosen to move forward in the Recruitment process move directly to the interview stage. A mechanical aptitude test may be added in the future.
Shifts are based on seniority. Calgary Transit has a wide variety of shifts including afternoons, midnights and weekend shifts
You would need to provide your own tools. Calgary Transit does provide a yearly tool allowance.
The City has bus garages in different quadrants of the city. You could work in any of these.
Vacation selection is based on seniority.
Shifts are eight to nine hours, depending on schedule.
We have a variety of shifts, most days off are paired together and could be a weekday.
You will be paired with an existing employee for the first week or two until all new employee training is complete.
You may be required to get a class 2 driver’s license depending on the facility you work in. You will be required get a bus, no passenger qualification from Calgary Transit.
Q endorsement is considered an asset, all successful applicants must be able to obtain a Q endorsement within two months of employment.