Learn to prep, paint and refinish BC Hydro's vehicles
As a Vehicle Tradesperson (Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician) you learn to prep, paint and refinish vehicles in BC Hydro's fleet.
It's a diverse fleet of 3,300 vehicles ranging from passenger vehicles to pick-up trucks, vans and heavy vehicles such as man lifts, digger derricks, crane trucks and trailers.
What you learn and experience
Working primarily in a main maintenance garage, but also in satellite workshops and mobile workshops, you'll learn :
Qualifications : What you bring
based entry level trades program entrance exam.
Program details & future job prospects
The Apprentice Vehicle Tradesperson (Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician) program is open for applications once per year, beginning in mid-
September. The program commences in mid-January.
As a successful apprentice applicant, you spend 24 months in on- the- job training, including 4 weeks per year of classroom training.
You successfully complete the automotive painter red seal examination before graduating.
Once you graduate, you can apply on any vacancies Vehicle Tradesperson (Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician) within BC Hydro (most vacancies will be in the Lower Mainland).
Where you train and work
As an apprentice, you're assigned to the Fleet Services headquarters at the Surrey Vehicle Garage. You may be asked to report to alternate locations across B.
c. for limited periods of time, and you are prepared to move from location to location as required by the program.
As a graduate, you can apply on any vacancies for Vehicle Tradespersons (Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician) in BC Hydro's Lower Mainland region.
You may be required to rotate between day shifts (7 : 30 a.m. to 3 : 30 p.m.) and afternoon shifts (4 p.m. to 12 a.m).
Pay and benefits
As an apprentice, you earn 75% of the full trade rate while you learn, with further increases during the apprenticeship.
The Vehicle Tradesperson (Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician) rate is $24.11.
You learn and work in a healthy and safe environment supported by a competitive benefit package that includes vacation (minimum of 3 weeks), overtime pay, designated day offs with pay, disability income, health and vision care, and dental benefits.