Fleet Mechanic & Part-Time Driver

  • Discover Canada Tours
  • Professional
    • Part Time | 
    • Casual/On-call
  • Pacific Central Station, 1150 Station Street, Vancouver BC, V6A 4C7, Vancouver
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: No
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on May 2, 2024

Job Description

Company Overview:

Discover Canada Tours is one of the largest tour operators in Western Canada. For over 15 years, our tour divisions, Discover Canada Tours, West Trek Tours, Discover Canada Student Adventures (DCSA) and Destination Snow, have operated guided year-round adventure travel specifically designed for the soft adventure market. Our popular tours provide unique and flexible travel experiences for the best value while showcasing the most spectacular places, attractions and activities in Western Canada.

We are looking for passionate people who bring a commitment to excellence and teamwork to join us. We believe that culture is the compass to success, and so it is woven into everything we do.

This position is ideal for someone looking to supplement their income with secondary position, a retired mechanic not wanting to put their tools down yet (and earn part time income) or a experienced mechanic looking for a fresh start or change of scenery

Job Description:

Reporting to the Owner, Operations Manager and Fleet Supervisor, the Fleet Mechanic will be primarily accountable for ensuring our fleet is excellently maintained and up to all safety standards.

Specific duties may include but are not limited to:

To perform maintenance, diagnosis, and repairs on vans and mini coaches in a safe, efficient, quality minded and customer focused manner. Arrange repairs with third party shops if we lack equipment or skill in house.

Responsibilities & Qualifications


– General maintenance and repair of vans and mini coaches
– Maintenance and repair of brake systems, suspensions, engines, hydraulics, electrical, air conditioning, fuel systems, transmissions and driveline components
– Communicate effectively and professionally with supervisors and colleagues regarding repairs and issues
– Work independently or in a team environment with minimal supervision
– Must be willing to work nights for emergency call outs and/or weekends
– Must be willing to be on call

Fleet Operations:

– Oversee maintenance of the in-house fleet of 11+ mini-coaches
– Schedule CVIP inspections
– Maintain Regular service schedule
– Repair or arrange major repairs on vehicles to keep them in safe service
– Organise e-documentation and hard copy filing of all things fleet related
– Have the ability to assess problems and possibly do minor body repairs and maintenance

Logistics and Operations:

– Maintain equipment and supply inventory at the yard
– Assist our drivers while they are on tour (via phone call) if they have any fleet-related questions or concerns.
– Operate as Mobile mechanic if needed

Additional duties:

– Oversee bus yard, including maintaining an inventory of supplies and equipment at the yard
– Organise and keep up-to-date all required fleet documentation & permits; Including Commercial Vehicle Inspections, NSC, Insurance, PTB Certification, DOT Update, repair logs, fuel logs
– Maintain and inspect driver logs through Samsara & ELD log monitoring

Logistics and Operations:

– Maintain equipment and supply inventory at the yard
– Assist our drivers while they are on tour (via phone call) if they have any fleet-related questions or concerns.
– Operate as Mobile mechanic if needed


– 2-3 plus years of experience and a sound understanding and working knowledge of all bus related workings and repairs
– Must hold a valid driver’s licence, Class 4 or higher, with a demonstrated safe driving record and responsible vehicle operation over the past 5 years
– Must be capable, after on the job training, of possibly upgrading and maintaining a class 2 or 3 licence with airbrake endorsement


– Flexible hours – On Call, as needed (Tours run 7 days a week in the summer)
– Per hour schedule (Clock in and out)


– Willingness to go above and beyond
– Work well in a team environment promoting a positive attitude
– Excellent decision-making skills, an ability to handle stressful situations and work under pressure
– Possess excellent organisational, multi-tasking and communication skills
– Commitment to the company’s objectives and core values
– Knowledge, understanding and a passion for the tourism/travel industry (willingness to learn)
– Flexibility due to the dynamic nature of the industry
– Class 4 unrestricted or Class 2 drivers licence mandatory
– Mechanical experience mandatory, advanced knowledge and experience an asset


– This is a part-time per-hour position to start but could become more full-time upon successful probation period if wanting and willing.

Future Objectives:

– We would like to see this position eventually grow into a full-time position with added driver duties
– Class 2 – with air brakes ( willing to pay for endorsement for right candidate)


40-45 per hour

Other Perks/Benefits

What we offer: - Flexible hours (20-30 per week) to start - Own Shop at centralised location (Terminal / Main) - Competitive rates $40-45 per hour - Additional opportunities - Depending on qualification

Job Application Process

Please submit your resume and cover letter to the job posting link below.

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