Auto Body and Collision Technician (General Tradesperson)

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Job Detail

  • Career Level Certification
  • Experience Previous Experience
  • Posting ID BCH-R-3853-220610E1
  • No. of Openings 2
  • Department Field
  • Union/Non Union Position

Job Description

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Providing clean electricity to 4 million customers takes a diverse workforce and that’s where you come in. We need your talent to help us build major projects to meet growing demand. To help our customers find clean energy solutions for their homes and businesses and to be ready to respond during storms and outages to keep our system reliable.

Working for BC Hydro is meaningful. And now, the stakes have been raised as we work towards a solution to climate change while safely providing clean, affordable electricity to our customers.

We offer a healthy work life balance, training opportunities and career progression. We’re proud to be ranked as one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Join us as we build an even cleaner B.C.


  • As per IBEW Collective Agreement.
  • As per IBEW Collective Agreement.


  • As per IBEW Collective Agreement.
  • BC Trade qualification or Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement as an Auto Body refinishing tech
    and/or Auto Body Collision Tech
  • Experience refinishing and repairing vehicles is required
  • Basic computer skills
  • Valid B.C. Class 5 driver’s license or ability to obtain one
  • Strong commitment to safety, WorkSafeBC requirements and safe working practices

Additional Information

This position is affiliated with the international Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union (IBEW local 258)

  • Fiberglass and structural fiberglass repair experience is an asset
  • Maintenance / repair and operational experience with digger derricks, cranes, material handling
    aerial devices and personnel lifts is essential.
  • Competency in PC operating systems and programs in use at BC Hydro is required.
  • Experience in an automotive Bodyshop with painting work and body repair would be a strong asset.
  • Compliance with BC Hydro Safety Rules and Regulations and a good attendance record is
  • This position requires effective interpersonal skills for interacting with co-workers, customers,
    vendors, and to support a positive team approach.
  • The position requires effective organizational, planning skills and recognized leadership skills.
  • This position will service vehicles at the Surrey Vehicle Garage and travel to various locations
    will be required.
  • You may be required to rotate between shifts in accordance with Article 62.3A of the IBEW
    Collective Agreement. Shifts are Day Shift: 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM; Afternoon Shift 4:00 PM to 12:00AM.
  • A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Driver’s License: Class 3 with air brake endorsement in Good Standing
  • Testing may be required as part of the selection process.
  • There are two (2) positions available.
  • This role specifically is located in an automotive Bodyshop with painting work and body repair.
  • Please be advised that this role has been assessed as safety sensitive and pre-qualification
    alcohol and drug testing will be required as a pre-condition to employment.

We’re always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It’s an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Our values guide our work. Want to join us?

We are safe.
We are here for our customers.
We are one team.
We include everyone.
We act with integrity and respect.
We are forward thinking.
BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

We include everyone. We welcome applications from anyone, including members of visible
minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual
orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively
engage with diverse communities. 

We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at BC Hydro. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at

All BC Hydro employees will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination.

Flexible work model role definitions

Our four role types identify the degree of flexibility an employee could have to work from home based on the type of work they do. The flexibility for an individual job is up to the manager for each position and the operational requirements. Employees also have the right to work full-time from the office if they prefer. All of our roles require at least some in-person time.

  • IBEW/Field – No option to work from home
  • Resident – Works primarily (4+ days per week) in the office.
  • Hybrid – May be able to work from home up to 3 days per week.
  • Remote – Works from home 4+ days per week

Don’t forget to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and copies of your certifications. If applicable, include your Trades Qualification. This will ensure we have all the necessary information to assess your application without any delays.

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