Apprentice/Journeyperson - Mechanic

Openings: Up to 3 

Type of Posting: Internal & External

Location Name: City of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, CA 

Date Posted: March 26, 2023

Closing Date: Open untill filled.

Profession: Skilled Trades 

Experience Level(s): Intermediate 

Desired Employment Status: Permanent

Education Level(s): Journeyperson Certificate in Truck and Transport or Heavy Duty Mechanics or Agricultural Machinery Technician or Automotive Service Technician

Job ID: 2079 

Position Summary

Benefits of working at the City of Regina:

  • Robust Benefits package which includes, but is not limited to:
  • Health Coverage (employer paid)
  • Dental Coverage 
  • Basic Group Life & Options
  • Health Care Spending Account ($400 per year)
  • Civic Pension Plan with Employer Contributions 
  • The City may consider relocation reimbursement costs for apprentice/journey person mechanic candidates outside of the surrounding Regina area   
  • 50% off for City facilities (Swimming pass etc.)



This position is responsible for performing journeyperson level duties in the mechanical service, maintenance and repair of all types of vehicles, heavy duty equipment and agricultural/industrial equipment and other associated equipment. This position reports to the Trades Coordinator.

Civic Fleet Maintenance is also accepting applications from Year 2 - Year 4 Apprentices in Truck and Transport trade, Heavy Duty Mechanics, Agricultural Equipment Technician, or Automotive Service Technician.

Apprentice Hourly Rates Y2 – Y4 will be $30.78 - $37.45 (including Market Supplement)

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Inspects, maintains, overhauls, and services all types of trucks and specialized bodies.
  • Performs assessments and/or conduct tests to determine vehicle problems.
  • Performs repairs to all vehicle/equipment systems (hydraulics, brakes, diesel/gas engines including injection systems, Allison automatic transmissions, manual transmissions, drive lines, cooling, electrical, etc.)
  • Performs SGI Safety Inspections on heavy trucks.
  • Assesses condition of vehicle parts and components and submits replacement order lists.
  • Conducts operational and/or road testing of completed repairs and final adjustments to meet equipment performance standards.
  • Trains, assists and supervises other tradespersons including apprentices as required.
  • Performs related work as required.

Education & Experience

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are obtained through successful completion of a Journeypersons Certificate in one of the following trades: Truck and Transport, Heavy Duty Mechanics, Agricultural Machinery Technician or Automotive Service Technician, combined with a minimum two (2) years experience in the heavy truck industry (preferably at the journeyperson level).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of fuel, air brakes, electrical, hydraulic, lubricating, cooling, ignition, injection, transmission and differential systems.
  • Knowledge of diesel and gasoline engine systems.
  • Ability to effectively use all testing and diagnostic equipment.
  • Ability to perform difficult mechanical repairs without technical direction or supervision.
  • Ability to read and interpret related technical information and complete required reports.
  • Ability to direct, train and provide support to other Tradespersons and apprentices.
  • Ability to plan and organize work, along with communicating effectively in oral and written form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, team members, co-workers, suppliers and the general public.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team exercising sound judgement and decision making.
  • Able to perform work of a physical nature in all types of weather conditions.
  • Demonstrated skill to accurately diagnose and repair mechanical defects in all types of truck and truck-mounted equipment.

Working/Other Conditions

  • Must possess or be eligible to obtain certification as an SGI Inspection Technician.
  • Must possess a set of mechanics tools as required in the trade.
  • Must possess a valid class 1A drivers license.
  • The employee will be required to work both inside and outside year round. Shift work will be required. May be assigned to work in any of the following functional areas of mechanics: Heavy Truck, Light Equipment, and Heavy Duty.

✓ Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.

✓ Note: As per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy, the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.

✓ Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.

Jurisdiction: CUPE Local 21 

Division: City Operations 

Department: Transit 

Hourly Salary: $43.22 - $44.46 (Include $9.00/hr Market Supplement)

Annual Salary: $89,447.00 - $92,013.00 (Include Market Supplement)



Apprentice Rates (2024 Rates): 

2nd year: $30.78/hr (Includes $2.25/hr Market Supplement) 

3rd year: $34.11/hr (Includes $4.50/hr Market Supplement)

4th year: $37.45/hr (Includes $6.75/hr Market Supplement) 


The City of Regina acknowledges that we are on Treaty 4 Territory, and the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.


We want to show our recognition and respect to the Nations and the ancestors of this territory, we are grateful for the privilege to be here, to co-exist. We recognize that much of the harms of the past have shaped our relationship; we are committed to our work of building trust. We hope for good and everlasting relationships to create true partnerships with Indigenous peoples.


Regina is committed to employment equity and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.


Note: The City of Regina strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please note in your application or contact 306-777-7000.