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Engineering Technologist (up to 4)

Job Opportunity Program
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted On: June 20, 2013
Last Day to Apply: July 20, 2013
Employment Type: Full Time

Engineering Technologist (up to 4)

Technical Support Services, Bus Maintenance Department

Reporting to senior Bus Maintenance staff, you are responsible for providing technical support to those involved in the procurement, inspection, maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of the transit bus fleet. The duties include developing in-depth specialized expertise in specifically assigned technology areas; investigating and resolving component problems and failures; researching, developing and testing product improvements and modifications; locating and approving alternative suppliers; researching and submitting parts requirements for inventory; researching and purchasing tooling and facility equipment requirements for the test, operation and maintenance of buses and performing maintenance cost estimates and time studies. Duties may also include investigating significant occurrences with vehicles in service and making recommendations; following up on safety critical incidents, assessing vehicles and reporting technical opinions; reviewing opportunities and eligibility for warranty claims; detecting and assessing trends in maintenance and parts use, and taking appropriate action. One position in particular will focus on researching, developing and writing technical bulletins and standard operating procedures, providing related employee training and evaluating the effectiveness of how well SOP’s are being followed. Responsible for treating passengers and employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of passengers and employees with disabilities are accommodated and/or addressed (if applicable and within their area of responsibility) in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders so that they can fully benefit from the TTC as a service-provider and an employer. This is a 40 hour work week. Annual Salary Range: $78,644.80 - $98,280.00 (Level 8).


You require sound knowledge of the technologies used in modern transit vehicles and installed accessory systems, and how to diagnose and maintain them. You must be able to independently identify root and ancillary causes of failure and the misapplication and under-performance of components and systems. You must possess sound judgment coupled with strong design, technical, analytical and problem solving skills. You must be well organized, able to multi-task and meet deadlines, perform effectively in groups and be able to apply project management concepts and practices in coordinating the efforts of others to accomplish objectives. Well-developed verbal/written communication skills are required to prepare specifications, interpret contractual language and write SOP’s, reports and procedures. This position requires the use of desktop computer software such as MS Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Internet Explorer etc., as well as automotive diagnostic software on laptops. You require basic knowledge of relevant labour, safety and environmental legislation.

These abilities are supplemented by several years of directly related work experience diagnosing and repairing transit buses. A Certificate of Qualification as a 310T Truck Coach is required. Must possess or be able to upgrade to a CZ driver’s licence. Consideration will also be given to candidates with a Community College Diploma (3-year) in Mechanical or Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology or an Engineering Degree in a relevant discipline, if appropriate work experience relates to transit buses. Must have or rapidly acquire knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees.

Committed to the principles of employment equity, the TTC encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, racial minorities, and women. We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posting ends: July 19, 2013 (11:59 p.m. ET)

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