Truck and Transport Mechanic
Truck and Transport Mechanics inspect, repair and maintain commercial trucks, emergency vehicles, buses and road transport vehicles. They work for commercial transport vehicle dealers, garages and service stations. These mechanics work on the mechanical, electrical and electronic components of vehicles, including fuel, brake, steering and suspension, transmission, emission control and exhaust, and cooling and climate control systems. Truck and Transport Mechanics are required to use computerized diagnostic equipment to do preventive maintenance and test vehicle performance.
This trade shares common Levels 1 and 2 training with other Heavy Equipment Service trades, and thus, may be referred to as “Heavy Mechanical Trades” in our schedules. Refer to this trade’s ‘Program Profile’ via SkilledTradesBC for specific details.
A Truck and Transport Mechanic is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal program. The trade is also known as “Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanic.”
The following education is recommended: Grade 10 equivalent (Grade 12 preferred), including English 10, Math 10, and Science 10.
The Apprenticeship Program comprises Levels 1-to-4 of progressive technical training, with Level 1 taking ten weeks (300 hours) to complete. Levels 2 through 4 take eight weeks (240 hours), six weeks (180 hours), and four weeks (120 hours), respectively. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 6,360 hours of work-based training.
A Heavy Mechanical Foundation program can jump-start your career without employer sponsorship by supplying the knowledge and skills to enter directly at Apprenticeship Level 2, after 36 weeks of training.
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