Automotive Mechanic
Job Description

Automotive Mechanic

Location: Calgary, AB

Why You Should Choose SOUTHLAND

SOUTHLAND Transportation offers an opportunity that is always exciting and allows for routine. We offer personalized training, competitive wages, and flexibility within your personal life.

  • Competitive wages
  • Benefits package
  • Day shift
  • Rewarding and positive work environment
  • Modern facilities with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Canada's largest fleet of alternative fuel vehicles
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Recognition as a community hero who helps to ensure everyone gets Safely Home

Key Responsibilities

The Automotive Mechanic is responsible for servicing/repairing SOUTHLAND school buses in a safe, efficient, and effective manner. This position is not confined to shop activities as the Automotive Mechanic may be required to perform field work on down buses.

  • Ongoing maintenance/repair of buses
  • Diagnose equipment problems
  • CVIP Inspections
  • Respond to breakdowns
  • Spring and winter maintenance
  • Complete all documentation associated with equipment repairs
  • Work with shop management to maintain schedules and priorities
  • Follow SOUTHLAND procedures and guidelines
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work environment


  • Journeyman Ticket
  • Own hand tools
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • 2 - 5 years of related experience
  • Valid Driver's Licence (Class 2 or 3 considered an asset)
  • CVIP (Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program) License considered an asset
  • Exposure to working on diesel engines
  • Analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to comprehend/operate diagnostic and manual measuring tools, including micrometers, brake drum gauge, Ohmmeters, and AVR (Amps, Volts & Resistors)
  • Computer proficiency


  • Commensurate with experience
  • Bi-weekly pay period (every second Friday)
  • Employee Benefits Plan (after 3 month probation)
  • Group Registered Retirement Savings (RRSP) Plan (available after 12 months)
  • Annual Tool and Boot Allowance (pro-rated from start date - available in last quarter of the year, and each subsequent year)

Job Requirements


Company Overview

SOUTHLAND Transportation Ltd. is committed to safety and service in the people transportation business. SOUTHLAND operates school, charter, commuter, and specialized transportation buses throughout Alberta and in Saskatchewan.

SOUTHLAND’S reputation for leadership and quality comes from the integrity and dedication of talented staff. We were the first school bus company in Canada to have our training program nationally recognized and certified by the Motor Carrier Passenger Council of Canada and are proud members of:

  • Student Transportation Association of Saskatchewan
  • Alberta Student Transportation Advisory Council
  • Alberta School Bus Contractors Association
  • Partners in Compliance
Safely Home is our deep conviction to safety, and it is the ultimate promise we make to each other, to our clients, and to the communities in which we operate. SOUTHLAND is driven by safety. It is our first Core Value and is at the heart of all we do.