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General Body Repairperson/Painter (J.O. #8584er) (For Future Requirements)

Job Opportunity Program
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted On: October 23, 2013
Last Day to Apply: November 13, 2013
Employment Type: Full Time

General Body Repairperson/Painter

Operations Group (Various Locations)

A.T.U. Local 113


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 GENERAL BODY REPAIRPERSON/PAINTER.  This position will be on a 40-hour work-week with various shifts and off days.


  • Performing diverse and complex vehicle body work in the maintenance, repairing, rebuilding, painting and modification of TTC, rail or rubber-tired vehicles, trucks, cabs, light, heavy, and/or special service vehicles
  • Hammering-out dents, filling, filing, grinding, sanding, and glazing
  • Preparing and applying primer and finishing paint to dented, welded or pieced areas
  • Straightening, bending, realigning and forming body sheathing and framing
  • Riveting, welding and brazing joints or breaks
  • Removing and installing body parts
  • Fabricating or repairing sheet metal parts of equipment, working with plastic body panels, and repairing couplers and related fixtures
  • 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 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


  • A valid Auto Body and Collision Damage Repair Certificate (310-B), as issued by the Ontario Ministry of Skills and Development and normally obtained through Grade 12 education; plus the successful completion of the apprenticeship training program or its equivalent
  • A valid class “G” driver’s licence for the Province of Ontario
  • Ability to pass tests set by the Operations Branch which correspond in content to the knowledge, theory and/or practical requirements of the job
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Knowledge of, and experience using, computers in order to input and retrieve vehicle repair and labour reporting information
  • Required to provide a set of hand tools as per the tool list established by the TTC
  • 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

Note:  A copy of your valid Auto Body and Collision Damage Repair Certificate (310-B) must be made available upon request.

Hourly Range: $27.40 - $35.55 (Wage Group 10). Plus a skilled trade premium of $0.35 per hour for all regular hours worked.

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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