Truck and Transport Mechanic $32.10-$35.75/hr

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What Halifax Transit is Hiring for:

Make a difference at Halifax Regional Municipality.  Play a role in shaping our city. Halifax Transit is inviting applications to for the position of Truck & Transport Mechanic in the Bus Maintenance division. Join the team of approximately 130 other Truck and Transport Mechanics, Body Mechanics, and Hostlers who work to maintain a reliable fleet of buses used to serve a community of approximately 400,000. Preference will be given to applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women (applying for non-traditional positions), persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of the LGBTQ+ community. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify. Under the direction of the Superintendent of Bus Maintenance, the Truck and Transport Mechanic will be responsible to perform maintenance work ranging from standard brake jobs, to engine rebuilds on transit’s fleet of over 346 buses. The fleet includes over 305 40-foot conventional, 47 60-foot articulating, and 47 para-transit buses.

Some of the perks of working for Halifax Transit are a defined benefit pension, three weeks vacation in your first full year, medical/dental benefits, unionized environment, training opportunities, mentorship opportunities, clothing and boot allowance, tool replacement program after two years employment, shop and specialty tools provided and much more. Be a part of the team that ensures our buses are safe.

Please visit our careers page at to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience

  • Must be a licensed Truck and Transport Red Seal Mechanic; applications from 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year apprentices may also be considered;
  • Grade 12 or equivalent education and experience;
  • Two (2) years’ experience in the repair and maintenance of fleet vehicles;
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, with a good driving record.

Applications must be submitted online, copies of the following documents Must be submitted along with your resume and cover letter.

  • Red seal Journeyman Truck and Transport License, or
  • Proof of education-Copy of Truck and Transport Diploma and confirmation of enrollment in Apprenticeship program
  • Valid Driver's license

HOURS OF WORK: Halifax Transit is a 24/7 operation offering shifts to fit a variety of life styles, creating work life balance. New employees can expect to start on backshift (11:30pm – 7:30am); a shift schedule and days of the week will be confirmed at the time an employment offer is made. All shifts must work holidays that fall on regular scheduled work days.

SALARY: Licensed Truck & Transport Mechanics start at hourly rate of $35.75 according to the Collective Agreement between the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 508 and Halifax Regional Municipality. An additional $2.00 per hour shift differential is applicable to any shift start time between 3:30PM and midnight.  Apprentice start at $32.10 per hour and receive a pay bump as proof of completing the blocks is submitted.

WORK LOCATION: Ragged Lake Transit Centre, 110 Grassy Lake Drive, Halifax NS and Burnside Transit Centre, 200 Ilsley Avenue, Dartmouth, NS. CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to midnight on June 30, 2021. Applications will be reviewed regularly up to the closing date. Internal Applicants: Please apply to this position though the Careers page on the HRM Intranet.  

Work Regions:

These opportunities from Halifax Transit are available in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


The below are factors that tend to matter for our listing seekers. This listing with Halifax Transit offers:

Benefits Package

Many Positions Available

Team Enviornment

Permanent Position

As positions vary, please confirm details with employer.


Halifax Transit has indicated that these are the requirements for the listing:

  • Valid Drivers License
  • Background Check
  • Steel Toed Boots

Requirements may not be comprehensive. Confirm w/employer.

About Halifax Transit:

Do you enjoy interacting with the public, work that’s always changing, and making a difference? Are you looking for meaningful work with full time hours, pension and benefits? Consider becoming an operator with Halifax Transit.

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