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Assistant Designer/Design Engineer - Communications (In Training)

Job Opportunity Program
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted On: July 09, 2013
Last Day to Apply: July 23, 2013
Employment Type: Full Time

Assistant Designer/Design Engineer – Communications (In Training)

Communications Engineering

Plant Maintenance Department

Reporting to the Senior Designer – Communications, you will follow a program of on-the-job training leading to a prescribed level of competence at the Assistant Designer/Design Engineer level. During the training period you will receive instruction and guidance allowing you to provide technical support in the preparation, analysis, monitoring and co-ordination of new projects or modifications to existing equipment as related to the design and testing of the TTC’s communication systems. You will assist with the maintenance and administration of communications systems and networks. You will also become more progressively involved with duties such as: assisting with the preparation of estimates, material lists, specifications, standards, policies, work methods, test procedures, and drawings. You will assist with conducting engineering analyses/evaluations/tests and formulating conclusions. You will also conduct investigations into communications systems problems; detecting new areas needing design attention to improve safety, productivity and cost effectiveness; and performing related duties as assigned. You may be required to work outside of the standard work week to assist in responding to trouble calls and other requirements. Responsible for treating passengers and/or employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of passengers or 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. Annual Salary Range: $60,697.00 - $85,995.00 (7SA – 8SA) (Actual salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications).


You require sound knowledge of electrical engineering principles, methods and practices; good working knowledge of radio communications equipment, data networks, cable plant design, electronic testing equipment, computers, real-time networks and vital on-line applications and other associated equipment utilized, maintained and rehabilitated by the section. Experience working in a transit environment would be an asset. You must possess sound knowledge of mathematics, research procedures and standard/code regulations applicable to electrical engineering technology. You must possess sound judgment, proven technical design skills; well-developed organizational, analytical and problem solving skills; effective verbal communication and technical report writing skills. You must be proficient in the use of word processing, estimating and CADD software, and well versed with Microsoft operating systems. You must have the ability to rapidly become familiar with the TTC’s communication systems and equipment as well as the various departmental functions. These abilities would normally be acquired by obtaining a Community College Diploma (3 years) in the field of Electrical Engineering Technology, or the equivalent, combined with several years of directly related work experience. Certification through O.A.C.E.T.T. is normally expected for the Assistant Designer position. A University Degree in Electrical Engineering, or the equivalent, combined with several years of directly related experience. Registration with the Professional Engineers Ontario is mandatory for the position of Assistant Design Engineer. Must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive 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.

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