Shop Technician (No experience necessary!)

  • Employer: Vancouver Fire & Radius Security
  • Location: Richmond, BC
  • Job Type: Full
  • Job Status: Permanent Time
  • Category:
  • Sub Category: N/A
  • Job ID: 24
  • Posting Date: Mar 12, 2019
  • Posting Expiry: N/A
  • Contact Name: Roya Fadai
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 604-232-3498
  • Contact Fax: N/A

Job Details


Vancouver Fire is B.C.’s largest and oldest fire protection, fire safety and commercial security company. Whether you need a fire extinguisher inspection for your office or a fire safety plan for your manufacturing plants, you can trust us for all your fire protection needs. Since 1948, we’ve been protecting people and property from Whistler to Tsawwassen, from Vancouver to Hope. Our goal is to be B.C.’s most trusted fire safety and security provider, protecting what matters most to our customers and delivering unmatched service with passion each and every day.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Shop Lead, the Shop Technician will be responsible to learn & carry out  the following (training provided!):

  • Hydrostatic testing/drying of low pressure cylinders (up to 700 psi)
  • Hydrostatic testing/drying of high pressure cylinders (10,000 psi)
  • Maintenance of hydro test devices, clean agent & CO2 pumps
  • Refurbishing, hydro testing/drying, filling of Dry Chemical, CO2, clean agent extinguishers
  • Dispose of extinguishers as required
  • Documentation of all extinguishers & hoses coming in/out for servicing
  • Shipping & receiving of hoses to be tested/finished to/from vendor
  • Serve customers at the counter
  • Receive/process payment from customers
  • Forklift moves
  • All other shop duties as required


  • A high school diploma.
  • Some experience in warehouse, general labour, or any related field
  • Computer skills and familiarity with commonly used office programs.
  • Experience with use of hand tools
  • Good record keeping
  • Good mechanical ability
  • Physically fit
  • Repeatedly able to lift 50 lbs
  • Squatting, bending, standing, twisting on a daily basis
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license
  • Good communication skills, both verbal, written, emails
  • Fluent in English
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Forklift certification an asset but not required

Why Work for Us?

  • Company-sponsored education and job required training
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including MSP, extended medical (with vision care), dental, short-term disability, life insurance, AD&D, travel insurance, EAP (counselling) coverage after 3 months
  • Group RRSP, with an employer matching program after 1 year
  • Monthly opportunity for company-wide bonus
  • Regular company events

To Apply

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