Garage supervisor – under review

City of Ottawa’s Transit Services Department is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Garage supervisor. City of Ottawa’s Transit Services Department, known as OC Transpo, provides public transportation for Ottawa residents. It operates buses and the O-Train light rail system, ensuring reliable and efficient transit across the city. By offering frequent services and real-time updates, OC Transpo enhances commuter experience and supports sustainable urban mobility. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: City of Ottawa
Department: Transit Services Department
Service: Transit Bus Operations and Maintenance Service
Branch: Transit Fleet Maintenance Branch
Position: Garage supervisor – under review
No of Vacancies: 3
Salary: $40.435  - $44.638 hourly
Employment Type: Full time/Permanent
Affiliation: CUPE 5500
Job Category: Maintenance and Trades
Location: Ottawa, ON
Shift: 40.00 hours per week
Schedule: Weekends and statutory holidays
Requisition ID: 13036


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English and French Language
Education: Candidates should have completion of Truck and Coach Technician apprenticeship program of 6720 hours
Experience: Candidates should have at least 2 of the last 5 years of increasingly responsible work and supervisory experience

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidate should have demonstrated the capability for supervising other employees

Other Requirements:

  • The candidate should have completed an Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship program of 7220 hours and minimum of 5 years of experience as a journeyperson tradesperson, following attainment of trade certification, exposed to the full range of activities in a bus maintenance operation, with increasingly responsible work with all critical bus systems
  • The candidate should have a valid Ontario unrestricted CZ class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) and Ontario Certificate of Qualification as a Truck and Coach Technician 310T and Automotive Service Technician 310S and obtain Standard First Aid, CPR, and AED certificates within the time frame determined by the employer
  • The candidate should understand City, Department, and Branch policies and procedures affecting shop and repair operations and collective agreement covering ATU279 employees and the principles of supervision in a unionized environment and extensive technical knowledge of all bus models in use in the Transit fleet and critical systems such as engines and transmissions, axles and suspensions, air conditioning, electrical systems, air brake systems, body and frame
  • The candidate should have extensive knowledge of the standard methods, tools, and equipment used in the automotive repair trades and building support systems diagnostics and equipment and Highway Traffic Act and use, operate, and maintain hand tools and power tools, diagnostic and test equipment and weight classification for snow plow equipment and weight restrictions and generators, forklifts, and Genie lift legislation to maintain and operate equipment
  • The candidate should have knowledge of computerized Maintenance Management Information Systems, MS Office and job planning, parts or materials requisitioning, and warranty processing and proficiency in English oral, reading, and writing and copy of the job poster as it will no longer be available once the closing date has passed
  • The candidate should be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the workplace, and know the appropriate actions to be taken to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City policies, procedures and safe work practices of the trades
  • The candidate should have experience as a Supervisor or Manager in Health and Safety Training within a federally regulated environment and education or training in supervisory skills and every employee is encouraged to learn, embody, and demonstrate these core behaviours and that core behaviours define the City’s expectations of the behaviours employees should demonstrate in performing their work
  • The candidate should know that these leadership competencies and associated behaviours are expected to be demonstrated by leaders at all levels of the organization to create an organizational culture that supports and empowers employees to excel, grow, and reach their full potential and understand that the City has defined key competencies that leaders are expected to embody and demonstrate to successfully move the organization towards achieving its strategic objectives
  • The candidate should understand that a Police Record Check is required, and the successful candidate will need to complete a Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction; police record checks completed by a third-party company
  • The candidate should have a valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated and and demonstrate these core behaviours, which are reflective of the City’s culture and values, and guide all present and future activities


  • The candidates should be able to provide safe, reliable, efficient, timely, and cost-effective transit vehicle maintenance services to support federally regulated transit services within the City, as part of the Transit Fleet and Facilities Maintenance branch
  • The candidates should be able to plan, develop, manage, implement, coordinate, and monitor transit vehicle maintenance activities, materials management and warranty activities, and engineering and technical support activities for vehicle maintenance, including reliability and quality process analysis
  • The candidates should be able to handle production planning, scheduling, and logistics for the maintenance and service work for Transit Fleet vehicles
  • The candidates should be able to authorize overtime, direct and supervise staff, including Working Supervisors, within established procedures and guidelines
  • The candidates should be able to provide direction to solve technical problems, identify diagnostic procedures for complex issues, and coordinate maintenance responses to reported in-service defects
  • The candidates should be able to ensure general safety, conduct hoist inspections, and oversee problem-solving and overall quality and timeliness of the repair, maintenance, cleaning, and servicing operations in Transit Fleet garages
  • The candidates should be able to manage daily cleaning and servicing, preventive maintenance, unplanned work, and general and specialized repairs to provide clean, well-maintained, safe, and reliable vehicles and monitor safety recertification for various equipment in the non-revenue department
  • The candidates should be able to oversee transit vehicle body maintenance, structural repair, modification, painting, and maintenance and repair of components such as seats, destination signs, mirrors, and fare boxes and conduct accident investigations

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

Apply Online

Official Notification




We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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