Automotive Service Attendant (on-going recruitment)

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Job Number:
Job Type:
Permanent Part Time
Grand River Transit Centre, 85 Chandler Drive
Job Category:
Transportation Services
Number of Positions:
Transportation Services (TS)
Transit Services
Hours of Work:
32 hours per week, various shifts, including evenings, nights and weekends
Salary Range:
$28.84 - $31.38/Hour

Our Story:

Committed to fostering opportunities for current and future generations, the Region of Waterloo is an inclusive, thriving and sustainable region of connected rural and urban communities with global reach. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire, by delivering quality services to a diverse population of 630,000+, while creating a healthy, collaborative environment of learning, respect and innovation.

This is a place where employees are valued and recognized for their talents and contributions to our success. Our employees take pride in making a difference in people's lives through the work that we do. We are looking for people like you to help make it happen.

The Role:

Cleans and services buses, specialized vehicles, supervisor and other support vehicles, and fleet support vehicles/equipment.


  • Fuels, services, cleans, vacuums, dusts, and washes buses and vehicles daily.
  • Washes bus floors; cleans entire bus interior several time/year or according to detail cleaning schedule.
  • Removes fare boxes from buses nightly and empties contents into vault; returns and reinstalls empty fareboxes.
  • Performs minor repairs (e.g., replacing mirror glass, light bulbs, torn passenger seats). 
  • Adjusts oil, diesel exhaust fluid, and coolant levels, as required. 
  • Assists mechanics to start/push disabled vehicles to the repair area, as required.  
  • Lists buses for deployment. 
  • Exchanges information with other Fleet staff and stockkeepers.
  • Answers phone/radio and relays messages, as required.
  • Works with Transit operations to complete bus changes.
  • Performs related duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Reading, writing, math, and communication skills acquired through a grade 12 education, and 1 year of experience servicing various vehicles and equipment.
  • Ability to follow/knowledge of corporate policies/procedures and legislation related to vehicle servicing (e.g., Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS, Highway Traffic Act).
  • Ability to work independently (subject to review by supervisor) and refer to supervisor for changes in parking assignments and bus delays due to repairs, and to technicians for difficult repairs.
  • Must hold a valid Class DZ driver's license and acceptable driving record to operate Regional vehicles.
  • Must provide an acceptable Police Information Check (Level 2) for bondability.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other staff and participate as an effective team member.
  • Ability to read fuel and mileage cards and defect reports. Ability to document defects.
  • Ability to support and project the Region’s values.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. At the Region, we respect, encourage and celebrate our diversity. The Region of Waterloo is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Contact Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.