TransLink BCRTC Plant Tradesperson – FTT (Approx 12 months) Full Time in Lower Mainland, BC


Branch Lower Mainland BC CA

BCRTC Plant Tradesperson – FTT (Approx 12 months)
Lower Mainland, BC

Demonstrated experience and knowledge of materials, methods and equipment used in painting, plumbing, carpentry, air conditioning and heating systems, as well…

Marketing Statement

British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd. (BCRTC) maintains and operates two of Metro Vancouver’s three SkyTrain lines on behalf of TransLink, the regional transportation authority. Launched in 1986, SkyTrain is the first and one of the longest, fully-automated, driverless, rapid transit systems in the world. It boasts an average on-time service performance rating of 95 per cent and moves on average 250,000 passengers per weekday.


Reporting to the Plant Supervisor, the Plant Tradesperson is responsible for carrying out regular fixed facilities maintenance duties according to schedule and ensuring the work carried out is done according to specifications, meets building codes and quality requirements. This position provides building maintenance service in a variety of trades areas, including specialties such as sprinkler, fire alarm and ventilation systems. The general upgrading activities would include painting, plumbing and carpentry in all fixed facilities, stations, substations and the Operations and Maintenance Center. The Tradesperson also monitors the activity of various contracted services personnel as required.


High school graduation or equivalent;
Journeyperson Trades Qualification in one of the Building Trades (for example, Carpentry, Plumber/Pipe Fitter, HVAC, Millwright), with training and experience in one or more of the other Building Trades;
Minimum of five (5) years direct related experience at the Journeyperson level or equivalent;
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of materials, methods and equipment used in painting, plumbing, carpentry, air conditioning and heating systems, as well as general building maintenance and janitorial work;
Demonstrated ability to function as part of a maintenance team; and
Class 5 Driver’s License.

Other Information

Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.

Work Schedule

40 hours per week.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button at the bottom of the page or go to http://www.translink.ca/careers to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.

INSTRUCTIONS: Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.

Posting Date: August 14, 2015
Closing Date: August 29, 2015

Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

British Columbia Rapid Transit Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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