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Job Title:  Postal Systems Mechanic (Maintenance)


Richmond, BC, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  8367
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 8367 
Business Function: Engineering 
Primary City: Richmond 
Other Location(s): 
Province: British Columbia (CA-BC) 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Number of Vacancies 5 
Job Closing Date (dd/mm/yyyy):17/12/2018

Job Description

Work in a clean, modern plant environment where safety is a top priority!

We're investing in state-of-the art equipment while transforming our company and we're looking for skilled and innovative people to help us get there. Because of our rapid parcel growth, we've recently opened a new plant and require more maintenance support.


As a Postal Systems Mechanic working either day, afternoon or midnight shifts, you will use your hands-on experience in the maintenance and repair of industrial equipment to keep Canada Post's deliveries moving efficiently as you maintain and repair automated processing lines and systems as well as mail and parcel sorting equipment. If you're a skilled multi-tasker and analytical troubleshooter with a desire to keep learning and improving your skills, this is an opportunity to be part of our transformation, use the latest technology and work for a world leader in the postal industry.

Job Responsibilities

Perform preventive and system maintenance to ensure equipment is operating effectively and efficiently. This will involve trouble-shooting, repair and overhaul work as well as equipment installation/removal. We'll require you to:


•    read and interpret basic schematics, blueprints and specifications
•    perform adjusting, repair and overhaul work as breakdowns occur, including some welding
•    complete documentation
•    plan and organize your daily activities
•    communicate effectively
•    any other duties as required

Job Responsibilities (continued)

The work may entail heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs) and performing maintenance routines in a variety of environments and positions (some of them awkward) including cramped spaces and heights.


• Completion at minimum of a 2 year post-secondary program in either a mechanical or electro-mechanical field. DEC in Quebec. (These trades/programs could include Industrial Mechanic, Millwright, Mechanical Technician/Technologist, Mechanical Engineering Technologist, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Mechanic)

• Two years experience within the last five years in the maintenance and repair of a variety of mechanical or electro-mechanical systems and equipment, or a diploma per educational requirements above funded by Canada Post in the last five years. 

Knowledge of:
• Testing, diagnosis and adjusting of mechanical or electro-mechanical systems and equipment
• Understanding of mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems and principles
• Basic understanding of electronics and electrical systems and principles

Physical Abilities:
• Must be able to safely lift items that weigh less than 22.7 kilograms (50 pounds) in lifting heavy equipment and tools and perform maintenance routines under a variety of conditions including cramped spaces, heights and other awkward positions

Skills & Abilities:
• Operate a computer and use programs such as Windows, MS Office
• Recommend changes in prevention maintenance procedures and practices
• Conduct investigations to determine cause of breakdowns and recommend remedial action to prevent recurrences
• Troubleshoot
• Initiate work orders requesting corrective actions
• Report on circumstances surrounding equipment failures, and recommends measures for corrective actions
• Educate other personnel on safe and effective operating procedures for the equipment/systems in use

Other Information

You will be required to pass a pre-employment test and an interview. 


Canada Post offers a generous benefits package including a rare Defined Pension Plan, 3-weeks vacation, 7 personal days, extended health care, dental, vision and hearing care as well as disability insurance.



Employment Equity
Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.


Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.


If you are contacted by Canada Post regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation.


Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Our Values
Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.

Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.


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