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Foreperson - Streetcar Maintenance (J.O. #8573e)

Job Opportunity Program
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted On: August 14, 2013
Last Day to Apply: August 28, 2013
Employment Type: Full Time

Foreperson – Streetcar Maintenance

Roncesvalles Carhouse – Streetcar Maintenance 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 a Foreperson. This job is a 40-hour work week with various shifts and off days.


  • Supervise and coordinate the daily work activities of a unionized workforce with an emphasis on safety, operational efficiency and cost effectiveness;
  • Manage the diagnosis, maintenance, repair, servicing and cleaning of rail vehicles and various pieces of carhouse equipment and components and emergency call lines for both revenue and non-revenue vehicles in order to ensure safety, cleanliness and mechanical reliability;
  • 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, electronic, electrical and air conditioning systems utilized on streetcar / subway revenue and service 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 streetcar / subway revenue  and service vehicles are used in a rail vehicle repair environment;
  • Requires the ability to supervise the activities of unionized employees;
  • Requires a good understanding of the applicable regulations governing the maintenance of rail vehicles and applicable environmental regulations such as WHMIS, etc.);
  • Sound judgement plus well-developed problem solving, organizational, supervisory, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Requires strong scheduling skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines;
  • Possession of a valid, non-probationary, Province of Ontario, class “G” driver’s license is required;
  • These abilities would normally be obtained through the equivalency of technical school graduation plus community college level courses in electrical or mechanical engineering technology combined with directly related work experience in an environment where streetcar or subway vehicle components and vehicle bodies 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 development opportunities that may require the incumbent to transfer to other Foreperson positions within the Streetcar Maintenance Department.

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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