Journeyman - Autobody Worker

Requisition ID: 36432 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.


Main Purpose & Function 
The Automotive Body Repairperson provides work and repair on body and chassis of all types of City of Vancouver motor vehicles and equipment.


The successful candidate must be able to work 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday to Friday. The successful candidate may be required to adjust shifts as operationally required.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Repairs and replaces front end, body, doors and frame, and underbody components of COV motor vehicles and equipment
  • Operates soldering/MIG/TIG equipment or uses plastic filler to fill holes, dents and seams
  • Removes damaged fenders, panels and grills using common wrenches and hand tools, cutting torches, and bolt or weld replacement parts into place as necessary
  • Prepares and repaints auto body surfaces
  • Performs aluminum body and other repairs, including shrinking, grinding & welding.
  • Performs fiberglass repairs on commercial trucks
  • Repairs and replaces glass components (e.g., windshields, windows,  sunroofs) and interior components(e.g., seat frame assemblies, carpets,  floorboard insulation)
  • Inspects and test drives repaired vehicles to ensure it is safe to operate
  • Orders parts and materials
  • Installs graphics and decals
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned



Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 10, supplemented by technical courses related to the responsibilities.
  • Some flat rate work experience and know how to read an Autadex estimate and follow the estimate.
  • Auto Body and Collision Technician Red Seal certificate.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the auto body work trade
  • Considerable knowledge of paint, lacquer, enamel mixing and colour matching
  • Considerable knowledge of the working part of vehicle windows, doors and locks
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and proper safety precautions
  • Proven effective verbal and written skills to communicate clearly and concisely with superiors, management, colleges, and with other employees in other departments.
  • Good organizational and time management skills with the ability to juggle changing priorities within competing deadlines.
  • Basic computer skills with thea bility to perform simple administrative tasks
  • Ability to plan, assign, review and supervise the work of one or more subordinates
  • Ability and wiliness to learn new methods and techniques.
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions
  • Skilled in the use and care of COV tooling and property, and personal tools and equipment employed in the trade.
  • Agility, muscular coordination and sufficient strength to permit the performance of heavy manual labour.


Driver’s License and Record Checks:

  • A current and valid Class (appropriate class for position) BC Driver’s License with (endorsements such as Air Brakes) or higher and a Satisfactory National Safety Code driving record
    • 5 years accumulation of no more than 9 points, not in excess of 3 points per single year
    • 3 years accumulation of no more than 1 preventable work related driving or equipment operating accident in any single year
    • Employees who do not demonstrate a satisfactory driving record will have their application reviewed in more detail
  • Candidates must attach the following to be considered:
    • Commercial Driving Records Abstract (N Print) for the past 5 years (no more than 14 days prior to this posting)
    • Insurance and Claims History for the past 5 years (no more than 14 days prior to this posting)


As part of our recruitment process to determine the successful candidate, you will be screened and ranked based on the following:

  • Job Application
  • Resume
  • ICBC Documents
  • Interview


The City of Vancouver has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.  All external applicants applying to the City of Vancouver are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and subject to this policy as a condition of ongoing employment.  Candidates may only be exempted from this requirement if they request and are approved for an accommodation based on a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability). Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process.


Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: CUPE 1004 N/Pks 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: August 2022

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-375: $41.95 per hour


Application Close: July 5, 2022

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion


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