Ambassatours - Truck & Transport Mechanic

Truck & Transport Mechanic job - Ambassatours Gray Line - Murphy's - Halifax, NS |

Nova Scotia's busiest motor coach tour company is HIRING Red Seal or Journeyman mechanic/technicians for its Halifax operating location.

We are looking for:

That right individual with the desire to move their career forward. This person would posses a balance of technical, people and record keeping skills, coupled with above average computer diagnostic knowledge!

Here’s what we are offering:

This is a full time year round career position, with great opportunity for advancement. Ambassatours is one of Canadas largest/premier tourism operators, with a diverse fleet of new and speciality vehicles. Ambassatours provides a great benefits package and a strong shared RRSP program.

We are based out of beautiful Halifax N.S., simply a great place to live, work and enjoy a comfortable life style.


  • Ensure the Safety & Security of all team members, by following our Safety Management System (SMS)

  • Quality of work is completed according to company and regulatory standards (nothing leaves the shop until its safe)

  • Ability to work closely with and take directions from the General Foreman (GF) or Lead-hand

  • Follow the duty roster that works for all team members

  • Notify the GF immediately when finding major mechanical/safety issue

  • Ensure productivity level, meets or exceeds 90% billed vs. productive time

  • Diagnoses heavy-duty Motor Coach problems by visually inspecting, listening, road testing or using various diagnostic tools to determine repairs needed.

  • Effectively deal with emergency break-downs when coaches are away from home base. (remote diagnoses by telephone & computer)

  • Ability to direct and interact with the other technician’s in positive/professional manner.

  • Ensure that all Material Requisitions and Purchase Orders, adhere to company policy

  • Ensure your daily Work Order sheets are 100% accurate, before submitting to Service Writer

  • Continually upgrading trade skills and knowledge, through the company provided learning management system (LMS)

  • Project a well organized, proactive and positive approach in the work place (be a leader that the team looks up to)


  • Must be a positive team player

  • Must hold Red Seal or Journeymen Truck & Transport Certification

  • 5 years’ experience as a motor coach mechanic / will consider training a highly skilled truck mechanic

  • Valid Class 2 Driver’s License air endorsement an asset (for road testing)

  • Ability to identified multiplex/electronic issues quickly, using computer diagnoses

  • Have own hand tools

  • Experience and/or training on new MCI J4500 is a great asset

  • Good HVAC/AC trouble shooting skills

  • Cummins recognized training certification/accreditation is a very big asset

  • Experience trouble shooting on late model Detroit Diesel, Cummins and Cat engines.

  • Excellent organization and communication skills

  • Flexibility to work shifts, including evenings and weekends, if required (over time rates do apply)

  • Physically able to move around a lager shop and yard areas

  • Physically able to work in and under motor-coaches and other equipment

  • Self-starter and highly motivated to make proactive changes

  • Proactive, can-do attitude, with the ability to engage and mentor other team members.

  • Effective time management skills, able to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently and harmoniously within in a team environment

  • Perform routine maintenance services on motor coaches

We have a commitment to safety, strong focus on training, and a competitive compensation package .

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $0.00 /year

Job Location:

  • Halifax, NS

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • red seal or journeyman: 5 years

  • motorcoach servicing: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Red Seal Journeyman Truck & Transport


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