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Foreperson- Rail Vehicles (J.O#10203ier) - Repost

Job Opportunity Program
Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: December 07, 2017
Employment Type: Full Time




*If you previously applied during the original posting period of May 3-9, 2017 no need to reapply as all applications will still be considered. Thank you.

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 – Rail Vehicles.

This Foreperson - Rail Vehicles position is in the Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) Group. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the Rail Apprentices. In addition, the incumbent may be required to work at other Rail Cars & Shops facilities based on operational needs.

This is a 40 hour work week involving rotating shifts and various off days.

This position provides training and experience opportunities that would prepare you for a Supervisor position within the Rail Cars & Shops Department. These development opportunities may require you to transfer to other Foreperson positions within the Department.


  • Providing day-to-day supervision of the on-the-job training activities for the Subway Vehicle Technician and the Rail Transit Car Mechanic Apprenticeship Programs in the Rail Cars & Shops (RCS) Department. This includes:
    • Planning and scheduling the on-the-job (OTJ) training modules in conjunction with the Training & Development Department
    • Monitoring and supervising all OTJ training assignments to ensure optimal use of resources and alignment with the RCS shop/carhouse schedules, including responsibility for inventory and basic asset management e.g. PPE, tools, instrument calibration, etc.
    • Monitoring the Trainees’ performance progression against Program requirements
    • Administering attendance management  
    • Ensuring that applicable rules, regulations, policies and established practices are adhered to and/or applied fairly and consistently
    • Preparing a variety of reports and correspondence, and handling related issues as pertaining to the Apprenticeship Programs e.g. workforce, budgets, etc.  
  • Planning, scheduling, directing, controlling and generally supervising all aspects of the maintenance operations within the assigned RCS section;
  • Supervising the preventive and corrective maintenance and program work conducted on revenue and non-revenue vehicles;
  • Scheduling and supervising inspection, maintenance, overhaul, repair and installation activities of a primarily skilled workforce in order to adequately provide safe, clean and reliable components, equipment and/or vehicles for revenue and non-revenue transit operations
  • May be required to conduct training sessions, technical investigations, and undertake procedural quality audits
  • May be required to substitute for other Forepersons during periods of absences
  • 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 the 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
  • Participation in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program


  • Thorough knowledge of the body, mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and air conditioning systems utilized on rail transit vehicles (revenue and non-revenue), combined with a sound knowledge of the diagnostic, inspection, repair and maintenance procedures for these components and vehicles
  • Understanding of how the various skills associated with the maintenance of rail transit vehicles are utilized in a major repair and component overhaul facility
  • Ability to supervise the activities of a unionized workforce
  • Experience working with Apprentices in a formal training environment is an asset
  • A good understanding of the applicable regulations governing the maintenance and repair of rail vehicles and applicable environmental regulations, (WHMIS, etc.)
  • Sound judgement plus well-developed problem solving, organizational, supervisory, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills including technical report writing skills
  • Strong scheduling skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Completion of a secondary school technical program plus community college level courses in electrical or mechanical engineering technology combined with directly related work experience in an environment where rail vehicle components and vehicle bodies would be inspected, maintained, and repaired to safety critical standards, and prepared for service
  • Must possess a valid Province of Ontario non-probationary Class “G” driver’s licence
  • The successful applicant will be required to complete various courses defined by Management in effective supervision, safety, environmental regulations, and other mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and technical courses related to the work
  • 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: $83,054.40 to $103,792.00 (Level 8SA) – 40 Hour Work Week

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.

Hiring and selection preferences are not given in the employment of an employee’s relatives. Relatives of current TTC employees cannot be hired, assigned transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a potential conflict of interest due to relationship. If you are qualified for the position for which you are applying, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship, and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee at the employment interview.

The TTC is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. Committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, the TTC encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation is available for applicants, including those with disabilities, throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resource- Employment Services at (416) 393-4570.


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