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City of Toronto EQUIPMENT REPAIR TECHNICIAN in Toronto, Ontario


Job ID: 44792

Job Category: Emergency, Fire and Paramedics Services

Division & Section: Toronto Paramedic Services, PS Operational Support

Work Location: Emergency Services Headquarters, 4330 Dufferin St.

Job Type & Duration: Full-Time, Permanent Vacancy

Hourly Rate: $33.38

Hours & Shift Information: Rotating 10-hour shifts, 40 hours per week: 6:00am-4:00pm

Affiliation: L416 Outside

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 12-FEB-2024 to 27-FEB-2024

Major Responsibilities:

  • Conducts routine and non-routine repair and maintenance on specialized equipment, such as, but not limited to, stair chairs, stretchers, loaders, and other specialized ambulance and patient care equipment.

  • Maintains and records inventory of equipment, ensuring that equipment is rotated and serviced to maximize efficiency through reduced downtime and equipment availability and orders specialized equipment parts as required.

  • Prioritizes work to ensure efficiency and timely return of equipment for operations.

  • Conducts full decontamination on ambulance units as well as equipment. Cleans, disinfects and sanitizes ambulances and other patient care equipment. Safely contains and removes bio-hazardous waste and garbage.

  • Performs general housekeeping duties within the garage and work site.

  • Ensures equipment is in good working order and maintained according to the required maintenance schedules.

  • Retrieves patient care equipment for Toronto Paramedic Services as well as other Emergency Medical Services (i.e. backboards, stretchers, etc.) from hospitals, stations and other locations. Evaluates the condition of the equipment to ensure it is in good working order, is cleaned and meets required standards.

  • Makes recommendations to the Superintendent regarding the development and implementation of sound preventative maintenance programs, and changes required to improve efficiency and performance of the Division’s emergency patient care and patient carrying equipment.

  • Maintains appropriate records of preventative maintenance repairs and replacements for audit and control purposes, as required.

  • Stocks ambulances and response vehicles with required medical supplies and equipment. Replacing/removing old, expired, or broken packaging in vehicle inventory.

  • Performs replacement of certain equipment parts within ambulances such as power loader systems.

  • Tests, maintains and repairs other medical equipment, such as thermometers, glucometers, sphygmomanometers, laryngoscope handles, etc.

  • Inspects fire extinguishers, flares and other safety equipment.

  • Operates various motor vehicles and may be required to use various hand and power tools.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Experience in the safe operation of hand, pneumatic and power tools.

  2. Must possess a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License.

  3. High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  4. Experience performing a variety of semi-skilled/mechanical work.

You must also have:

  • Ability to perform general maintenance and repairs.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain any required certifications to conduct duties, such as but not limited to, maintenance and repair of stretchers, reconditioning of oxygen and suction delivery systems.

  • Ability to maintain fit-testing requirements (N-95 or higher) and wear personal protective equipment for extended periods of time.

  • Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the regulations that apply to this work.

  • Must be physically capable of performing required duties (i.e. including the ability to lift up to 23 kg independently).

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, and Outlook Mail).

  • Ability to read and interpret sketches, flow charts, schedules, equipment manuals.

  • Ability to tolerate working around equipment, devices / tools and vehicles that have been contaminated with blood and body fluids, parasites, pests, micro-organisms and bio-hazards.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment toemployment equity ( .


The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request . Learn more about the City’sHiring Policies and Accommodation Process ( .