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Shop Mechanic 2 (Prefab)


Burnaby, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: IBEW
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary: $39.26

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,500 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.

You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together.


A Shop Mechanic 2 shall be required to construct, fabricate, assemble, disassemble, alter, test and repair all types of Industrial/Commercial/Residential meter sets, manifolds, and piping assemblies and shall bench test and adjust regulators and confirm function. Shall use manual and power operated tools, equipment and machinery. Shall use oxyacetylene equipment to heat pipe and fittings for alignment during the assembly of meter sets.

The Shop Mechanic 2 (Prefab) will be conditionally promoted to Shop Mechanic 1 (Prefab) upon writing and passing the Provincial Grade B Gas Fitters Licence exam and upon completion of the twelve months period of probation for the Shop Mechanic 2 (Prefab). Failure to write and pass the Class B license exam within the twelve (12) month period shall result in the employee being returned to his previously held classification.  Provided such licenses remain lawfully available, failure to obtain their Provincial Grade B Gas Fitters License within twelve (12 months) of being conditionally promoted shall result in the employee being returned to his previously held classification.  


  • Good mechanical aptitude and the ability to acquire pipe fitting skills.
  • Capable of acquiring a thorough knowledge of meter sets, piping assemblies and industrial regulators and become proficient in the use of hand and power operated tools, equipment and machinery, including oxyacetylene equipment.
  • Capable of becoming proficient in interpreting work orders, mechanical drawings, sketches and written instructions and be able to accurately record work done.
  • Initiative and sense of responsibility.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and maintain a high level and quality of performance.
  • Ability to direct the work of Shop Assistants.
  • Demonstrated safe work habits and efficient work history.

Additional Information

  • Basic MS Office knowledge an asset
  • SAP knowledge an asset
  • On feet most of the day
  • Considerable bending and lifting

Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.


Safety is our number one priority, and to maintain the health and safety of our employees and broader communities, we have a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place. This includes a requirement for all new employees to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their first day of work or the start of their employment. And of course, we will consider an accommodation for anyone who’s unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined by the Human Rights Code.


To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information. 

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