Department: Public Works
Location: MILLER LAKE
Type of Employment: Year Round
Union Status: CUPE – NSPG
Closing Date: 22-Feb-24 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
Under Article 13 of the Collective Agreement between the Nova Scotia Department of Public Works and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1867, the following opportunity is being posted.
Please quote the competition number and the Zone you are applying for as noted above on your application.
The Department of Public Works supports Nova Scotia’s 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways, 4,100 bridges, and 9 provincial ferries. Our Fleet Services Division is pivotal to ensuring the safety of our provincial road network.
We’re recruiting for a Automotive Repair Apprentice to join our team. This is your opportunity to advance your professional development through hands on experience, training, and mentorship.
About Our Opportunity
You will develop your skills and experience as an Apprentice, working at one or more of our repair shops throughout the Region. The machinery and equipment that you will service is used for snow and ice removal, repairs, and maintenance for the provincial road network.
As the Automotive Repair Apprentice, under the general supervision of the Fleet Service Coordinator or Body Shop Supervisor (Miller Lake) you will complete automotive repairs and rebuild light vehicle modifications to a variety of government mobile machinery and equipment used to perform road maintenance activities for both summer and winter operations.
Qualifications And Experience
Successful completion of a recognized Automotive Repair Trade program is required.
As the ideal candidate, you are engaged, self-motivated, and an effective team player. You are professional and courteous with sound communication skills.
As a multi-tasker, you effectively problem solve and make sound decisions in fast-paced environments.
The Following Are Considered Assets
Based on the employment status and union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.
Work is performed in a mechanical repair environment occasioned by noise, smoke and gas fumes and at times adverse weather conditions while operating in a field environment. Considerable standing, lifting, carrying or moving about inside or outside is required.
There is one (1) opportunity available based out of Miller Lake.
Apprentices are required to supply their own tools. However, personal protective equipment as well as larger tools are provided.
Candidates are asked to include confirmation of current apprentice hours with their application. This documentation will also determine your hourly rate of pay.
Hourly rates are pro-rated (in accordance with the percentage scale prescribed in the Apprentice Agreement).
What We Offer
Pay Grade: MECH APR
Salary Range: 20.90 – 28.07
Employment Equity Statement
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.
This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current CUPE local 1867 employees with a date of seniority. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to perform duties as necessary within their zone. Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.
Current employees may apply to this position through the following link:
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected].