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Reliability Engineer (J.O. #8615ie)


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Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted On: October 11, 2013
Last Day to Apply: October 25, 2013
Employment Type: Full Time

Reliability Engineer

Technical Support Services

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 a RELIABILITY ENGINEER.

Key Accountabilities

  • Performing a variety of duties relating to assessing and improving the reliability of TTC bus fleets
  • Conducting data analyses, identifying trends, recommending fleet configuration changes, and refining bus maintenance procedures
  • Providing direction to Materials & Procurement regarding required component reliability of repair parts
  • Working with Garage Engineering Technologists to identify causes of failure and appropriate maintenance actions
  • Determining the statistical life expectancy of all components, and establishing optimum replacement intervals
  • Recommending reliability requirements for inclusion in purchase contracts
  • Developing and refining standard operating procedures with an emphasis on identifying component failures
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of a quality assurance program to measure and improve the quality of maintenance routines, quality of workmanship and vehicle reliability
  • Developing specifications for inclusion in preventative or corrective maintenance programs, overhaul/replacement decisions, or for inclusion in new vehicle procurement standards
  • 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

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of heavy duty vehicle automotive technology, and mechanical/electrical engineering principles and practices
  • Technical expertise with regards to failure mode analysis, probability theory and various practices related to reliability engineering
  • Sound judgement, demonstrated analytical, problem solving, organizational and strategic planning abilities
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal, written communication and technical report writing skills
  • Very strong computer skills, and proficiency with programs used to gather, analyse and report data, as well as all Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to co-ordinate the efforts of others to accomplish objectives
  • Must have or acquire comprehensive knowledge of TTC organizational structure, operations, policies and practices applicable to the work performed
  • University Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, or other relevant discipline
  • Several years of experience in urban transit vehicle reliability or vehicle system design, testing or maintenance or experience in automotive quality assurance and statistical process control
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario is required
  • 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

Annual Salary Range: $75,748.40 - $94,731.00 (Level 9)

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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