Apprentice/Journeyperson Mechanic - Transit

Openings: Up to 5

Type of Posting: Internal & External

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

Date Posted: March 9, 2023

Closing Date: Open until filled

Profession: Skilled Trades 

Experience Level(s): Intermediate 

Desired Employment Status: Permanent

Education Level(s)Completion of a Journeyperson Certificate in Truck and Transport Trade, Heavy Duty Mechanics, Agriculture Machinery Technician or Automotive Service Technician

Job ID: 1204 
Hourly Salary: $42.90~$45.55(2024 Rates Include $3.00 Market Supplement) (See below for salary details)



Benefits of working at the City of Regina


  • We offer a competitive wage and benefits package, ongoing training, and employee recognition programs.

  • The City may consider relocation reimbursement costs for apprentice/journey person mechanic candidates outside of the surrounding Regina area  

  • Permanent employees are eligible for 80% Health & Dental coverage plus $300 Health Care Spending Account per year. Group Life Insurance/Long term disability plan and Civic Pension plan. As well as 50% off for City facilities (Swimming pass etc.)

  • We offer a Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) program to assist with the financial burden of training, up to 95% of normal weekly earnings.

  • Newly built Facility in 2020: At 60,000 square feet, the facility includes both 40- and 60- foot full-service and repair bays with hoists and built to environmental and sustainability standards. New tools and equipment are available for use.

  • We offer education reimbursement, such as Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) program to assist with the financial burden of training, up to 95% of normal weekly earnings.


Transit Fleet Maintenance is also accepting applications from Y2 – Y4 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 - $37.74 (including Market Supplement)


This position is responsible for performing highly skilled journeyperson mechanic duties in the Transit Fleet Maintenance Branch.  This position reports to the Supervisor of Maintenance and Equipment. 

Note: May be required to work varying day, evening and weekend shifts. Evening shifts are subject to a $1.00/Hour shift differential and Sunday shall be paid at the rate of time and a quarter.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs maintenance and overhauls bus engines, transmissions, differentials, brakes, suspension, steering, HVAC and all auxiliary equipment, including electrical components.
  • Assists in determining and ordering parts and materials necessary for repair of equipment.
  • Diagnoses mechanical and electrical defects.
  • Performs Highway Traffic Board safety inspections and related repairs.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, tools and equipment used in the overhauling, repair and maintenance of heavy duty and automotive equipment.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings and manuals.
  • Ability to prepare concise reports related to all work performed.
  • Ability to maintain co-operative and harmonious working relations with other employees.
  • Demonstrated skill in diagnosing mechanical defects on a variety of equipment.

Education & Experience

Typically, the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are obtained through completion of a Journeyperson Certificate in Truck and Transport Trade, Heavy Duty Mechanics, Agriculture Machinery Technician or Automotive Service Technician, combined with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in truck and transport mechanical repair including training and experience in the heavy-duty automatic transmission and automotive electrical fields. Training and experience in Allison Automatic and ZF Transmissions, Automotive Electrical systems, and Cummins diesel engines is preferred.

Working/Other Conditions

Must have or be able to obtain a Class 5A License.

✓ 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: Local 588 

Division: City Operations 

Department: Transit 

Hourly Salary: $42.90 -$ 45.55 (2024 Rates) (Includes $3.00/hr Market Supplement) * Certified Journeyperson will start from step 3 at $45.55.


Apprentice Rates (2024 Rates): 

1st year: $27.55/hr

2nd year: $30.78/hr (Includes $0.75/hr Market Supplement) 

3rd year: $34.14/hr (Includes $1.50/hr Market Supplement)

4th year: $37.74/hr (Includes $2.25/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 contact Talent at 306-777-7550 or by email at