Mechanical Supervisor

Mechanical Supervisor



6 months

Department of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services

VEMA – Vehicle and Equipment Management Agency, Procurement and Supply Chain

Dauphin MB

Advertisement Number: 38751

Salary(s):   MSR $57,224.00 – $68,619.00 per year

Closing Date:   April 15, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Direct the operations and daily activities of the VEMA equipment repair shop to ensure safe, timely, and cost-effective repair, mobilization and servicing of equipment and materials. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic license OR Truck Transport Mechanic Certification
  • Ability to Obtain a Class 3 with air endorsement license
  • Ability to obtain truck/tractor and trailer/semi-trailer signing officer certificate
  • WHMIS certification
  • Physically able to perform all duties of the job


  • Several years of supervisory or administration experience, including evaluating work of subordinates, providing formal and informal feedback, coaching and mentoring.
  • Extensive experience as a heavy duty and or truck/trailer mechanic, in the areas of diagnostic, repair and maintenance of highway construction and maintenance equipment, including hydraulic and air brake systems, power trains, electrical and hydraulic systems
  • Experience using a computerized equipment management system to manage preventive maintenance program and vehicle safety certification program.
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Experience with software programs such Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Mitchell Labour Estimating
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work co-operatively and constructively as part of a team    
  • Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate professionally
  • Strong written communication skills   
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to balance conflicting priorities and tight deadlines


  • Knowledge of VEMA’s products and services     

Establishes work priorities, schedules and assign work to ensure continuity of work flow. Directs and schedules operators in a prioritized manner to mobilize equipment and materials across the province of Manitoba in support of client’s programs.  Assist employees on how to complete tasks and ensure quality and quantity standards are met.  Provides technical assistance to Senior Tradesmen and shop staff regarding methods and details of repair, operating, servicing, and repair techniques.  Ensuring Work Orders are properly prepared for all shop activities and that they are properly logged and filed, ensuring data is correctly compiled and entered.  Ensures proper implementation of preventative maintenance programs by monitoring equipment operations and having inspections performed at appropriate intervals.  Ensures safe & healthy work practises are followed by all personnel and discusses employee’s work performance with them.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 38751

Service Centre 3

Human Resource Services

600-155 Carlton Street

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3H8

Phone:  204-945-8819

Fax: 204-948-3382


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed by internal applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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