Job type: Full Time

Bus Mechanic

Bus Mechanic

St. Thomas, ON
Salary: $23.00 to $30.00 /hour

Job purpose

This position is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the company’s fleet of vehicles (primarily diesel engine buses) and equipment, using hand tools, precision measuring instruments and power tools. Diagnose engine and powertrain issues, disassemble/repair engines and examine parts for defects and excessive wear. Understand and identify parts required for repair and/or replacement, to maintain efficient operating condition.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repairs to vehicles in order to ensure the equipment is available, reliable and safe to operate
  • Perform diagnosis of engine, break, electrical components on vehicles using various diagnostic tools
  • Installation of new and added on equipment
  • Recondition and replace parts, such as pistons, bearings, gears, valves and bushings, using engine lathes, boring machines, hand tools and precision measuring tools
  • Review and complete repairs identified in Inspection Reports
  • Keep detailed and accurate maintenance reports and documentation
  • Maintain a working knowledge of changes in technology and repair techniques
  • Assist in preparing preventative and predictive maintenance schedules
  • May weld and cut parts using arc-welding and flame cutting equipment
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant policies, procedures and government regulations
  • Perform in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Performing other duties as required


Completion of one of the following Ontario College of Trades Programs:

o Truck and Coach Technician (310T) or Provincial/Territorial equivalent with Red Seal Endorsement (RSE)

o Automotive Service Technician Program (310S) or Provincial/Territorial equivalent with Red Seal Endorsement (RSE)

  • Possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License
  • 3-5 years of experience in a Mechanic role required; background in transportation industry preferred
  • Ability to work on different manufactured engines (mainly Cummins and Detroit)
  • Communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Basic Computer knowledge in MS Office and maintenance software programs
  • A thorough understanding of relevant government and transportation legislation, policies and procedures
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills
  • Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • Strong knowledge of and dedication to safety regulations and best practices

Working conditions

Fast-paced environment; travel to off-site locations may be required; ability to attend meetings; insert hand(s) into confined areas to repair vehicles and equipment; work under vehicles and equipment while they are on a hoist or the shop floor; overtime/shift work/on-call hours may be required; work both indoors and outdoors; hazards associated with the trade

Physical requirements

Walking and standing on concrete or asphalt; bend, stoop, crouch, kneel and crawl to repair vehicles and equipment; reach below, at and above shoulder height to repair vehicles and equipment from awkward positions; hand, power and air tool use is required; climb, stand and balance on ladders or the vehicles and equipment to perform repair; ability to lift 50lbs

Charter Bus Driver Jobs – Essex

Badder has been providing Charter and School Bus Services in Ontario for over 68 years. We take pride in providing care and concern for every passenger on a Badder bus. We also deeply appreciate our employees who are with us for the long haul. We’re committed to the well-being and development of our valued team. Because we care for you, we know you will care for them.

We are looking for a positive and caring individual to fill the position of

Charter Bus Driver


  • Ability to remain attentive when faced with distractions
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain CZ License (we provide FREE license upgrade; Preference given to B License)
  • Meet the minimum age requirement to hold a bus driver’s license  (21 years of age)
  • Hold a valid (non-probationary) driver’s license with a very good driving record
  • Display safe and defensive driving techniques
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to cross border points (Canada into US)
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Undergo & Pass a Ministry prescribed medical examination, criminal record search, vulnerable sector clearance, driver’s abstract and other background checks
  • First Aid certificate is considered an asset


  • Safely drive passengers to and from their respective pick up locations and destinations
  • Follow the assigned time schedules and ensure the tour stays on schedule (knowledge of the assigned route and surrounding areas)
  • Read and interpret maps as required
  • Assist passengers with boarding/exiting the bus and loading/unloading luggage
  • Listen to and address passenger complaints
  • Rely on Trip Organizer to account for all passengers before leaving a location
  • Communicate clearly and interact with passengers, co-workers and the public in a courteous and professional manner
  • Follow company policies and procedures
  • Complete required paperwork, such as, trip and mileage logs
  • Adhere to and enforce bus safety rules and standards
  • Maintain thorough working knowledge of all rules of the road and comply with traffic regulations to operate the vehicle in a safe manner
  • Report any bus malfunctions or needed repairs
  • Report any injuries, collisions or property damage that occurs immediately
  • Perform daily pre-trip/post-trip vehicle safety inspections
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Working Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced environment; Interacts with public, various ages; Hours of work require flexibility of weekends, holidays, nights (with the expectation of out of town overnight stays when operationally necessary); Ability to attend meetings; Sitting for extended periods of time; Manual Dexterity to operate a large motor vehicle; Exposure to all weather conditions, Repetitive work;

Some of the Extras

Competitive Wages; Automatic Buses; FREE License Upgrade; Extra assignments may be available at other locations; We Will Train;

Ideal for retirees, self-employed people with flexible schedules

NOTE: We thank all applicants for applying; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.