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Garage Forepersons (2) (J.O. #8566e)

Job Opportunity Program
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted On: August 08, 2013
Last Day to Apply: August 22, 2013
Employment Type: Full Time

Garage Forepersons (2)

Bus Maintenance & Shops Department

Guided by a new and ambitious Corporate Plan, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), North America’s 3rd largest transit system, has embarked on a 5-year journey to transform into a transit system that makes Toronto proud. Our ongoing recruitment efforts are strategically aligned with the TTC’s corporate mission “to provide a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar, and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy.”

We are currently seeking Garage Forepersons. This job is a 40-hour work week with various shifts and off days.


  • Supervise and coordinate the daily work activities of a unionized and non-unionized workforce with an emphasis on safety, operational efficiency and cost effectiveness;
  • Manage the cleaning, servicing, inspection, maintenance, repair and emergency road service functions for both revenue and non-revenue vehicles in order to ensure safe, clean and mechanically reliable vehicles;
  • Conduct training, technical investigations and procedural quality audits, as required;
  • 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 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.


  • Thorough knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and air conditioning systems utilized on urban transit vehicles combined with a sound knowledge of diagnostic, inspection, repair, and maintenance procedures for these components and vehicle body structure;
  • Requires an understanding of how the skills associated with the maintenance of urban transit vehicles (mechanical, body/paint repair, wheel/tire installation) are used in a major automotive repair environment;
  • Requires a good understanding of the applicable regulations governing the maintenance of commercial vehicles (e.g. Bill 55, MTO Certification) and applicable environmental regulations such as WHMIS, Gasoline Handling Act, etc.);
  • Sound judgement plus well-developed problem solving, organizational, supervisory, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Possession of a valid Truck and Coach Technician Certification (310-T);
  • Possession of an Automotive Service Technician Certificate (310-S) is an asset;
  • Possession of a valid, non-probationary, Province of Ontario, class “G” driver’s license is required with the ability to obtain a class “CZ” license;
  • These abilities would normally be obtained through the equivalency of technical school graduation plus directly related work experience in an environment where diesel and hybrid automotive components and vehicle bodies specific to large commercial vehicles would be inspected, maintained and repaired to safety critical standards and prepared for service.
  • Required to complete training courses, as determined by management, in effective supervision, safety and the environment, and technical training in matters such as mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulics;
  • 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;
  • This position provides training and experience opportunities that prepare incumbents for a Senior Foreperson position;

Annual Salary Range: $78,644.80 - $98,280.00 (Level 8SA)

At the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), we place a high value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day, and we keep Toronto moving with a dedication to service, safety and convenience that is unparalleled in our industry. We invite you to join our team in delivering on our commitment to creating a transit system that makes Toronto proud.

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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