Journeyperson - Metal Fabricator (Fleet and Manufacturing Services) - REPOST

Requisition ID: 33195 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), 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 
Fleet and Manufacturing Services (FMS) support the City of Vancouver in being a service provider in all aspects of Fleet Management. The expertise and knowledge provided to internal and sometimes external clients by the Fleet and Manufacturing Services (FMS) includes: Engineering, Vehicle Procurement, Heavy Duty/Commercial/Automotive Maintenance and Repair, Quick Service Repairs, Machining, Mill Work, Fabrication, Vehicle Outfitting, Carpentry, Body Shop Vehicle Repair and Painting, Product Inventory/Ordering, and Small Equipment Repair.


The Journeyperson Metal Fabricator will work with members of the Fleet and Manufacturing Services team to ensure that quality and timely work is performed to support and service our clients. The challenge this busy environment offers is in the variety of work, from small and heavy equipment, to automobiles and light to heavy trucks, as well as Plant and Facilities maintenance, Manufacturing and Building maintenance.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Journeyperson Metal Fabricator will perform a variety of skilled shop and field work at the journeyperson level which includes: welding, fitting, brazing, heating, cutting and laying out tasks while you are repairing and maintaining City equipment, structures and buildings.


There is advanced work in tempering, cutting, straightening, bending, shaping and drawing out machinery part and tools. Duties will also include performing skilled welding, heating, cutting and tapping tasks utilizing steel, cast iron and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals.


Job functions will be performed in accordance with established trade practices. You may supervise the work of subordinates performing less complex related tasks. Some duties may be more complex and difficult requiring the use of independent judgement in determining methods and procedures in solving unusual problems related to complex fitting, fabrication, welding, layout and design of tasks. Assignments will be both written and verbal, and may be accompanied by sketches or blueprints.


The regular work schedule is from 3:10 PM to 12:34 AM, Monday to Friday. The successful candidate may be required to adjust shifts and locations as operationally required.



Education and Experience:

  • Completion of grade 10 supplemented by technical courses related to the work with considerable Journeyperson experience.
  • Metal Fabrication Certificate of Qualification (T.Q.), Inter-Provincial Red Seal Endorsement or Certification of Apprenticeship.
  • Red Seal certification is preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, materials and equipment used in the steel fabrication trade.
  • Thorough knowledge of the use and care of tools and equipment in finishing and fitting a variety of metal parts and objects in the maintenance, overhaul and repair of construction and maintenance equipment.
  • Considerable knowledge of the hazards and proper safety precautions of the trade.
  • Ability to weld aluminum cast iron and steel, layout and make patterns.
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions which may be accompanied by sketches and diagrams.
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with members of the public, suppliers, and internal clients.
  • 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 5 BC Driver’s License or higher and a Satisfactory National Safety Code driving record
  • A current and valid Class 3 or Class 1 Driver’s License is preferred
    • 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 longer than 14 days prior to this posting)


The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties.


Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: CUPE 1004 N/Pks 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date:  2023

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


Application Close: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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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