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Senior Principles Tester (J.O#10280ie)

Job Opportunity Program
Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: June 23, 2017
Employment Type: Full Time




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 Senior Principles Tester.


  • Testing and commissioning wayside and on board signalling and train control systems
  • Assisting with the development of project test strategies and plans
  • Reviewing contract specifications/requirements for clarity, conciseness and testability
  • Performing tests, preparing test results and ensuring pass/fail criteria is correctly assigned
  • Facilitating testing and commissioning programmes to assist with the timely completion of design and installation activities
  • Preparing and processing defect notifications for anomalies observed during testing
  • Reviewing all changes prior to service for conformance to accepted department and industry standards
  • Liaising and coordinating technical aspects of the Testing and Commissioning process with customers
  • Reviewing project testing and commissioning objectives and scope for clarity
  • Reviewing testing documentation with customers to reinforce formal submissions
  • Coordinating and liaising with customers to ensure all interfaces are fully tested
  • Motivating subordinates, assigning, coordinating, and reviewing work, evaluating performance and providing training
  • Coordinating work with external contractors and consultants as required
  • Ensuring safety of site personnel and security of TTC property during field test activities
  • Participation in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program
  • 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 University Degree or a three year Community College Diploma in a relevant discipline such as Electrical Engineering or the equivalent with several years of signalling experience
  • In depth knowledge of wayside and onboard signalling and train control systems including; Relay-based vital circuitry, Relay-based non-vital circuitry, Computer Based Interlocking (CBI), Communication Based Train Control Systems (CBTC), Central Signalling Systems (e.g. CSS), and Subway, SRT
  • Comprehensive knowledge of conventional signalling and train control engineering principles, methodologies, commissioning principles and best practices
  • Knowledge of testing and commissioning management principles and practices, construction methods and processes, construction inspection, and knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
  • Must possess sound judgement; highly developed organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage work of multi-disciplined teams and deal with complex issues
  • Familiarity with computers and computer based techniques and applications related to the work
  • Ability to prepare and interpret complex reports, recognize problems and evaluate solutions
  • A valid Province of Ontario class ‘G’ driver's licence is required
  • Must attend and successfully complete the Training Departments program for Subway/SRT Rule Book certification, and any other courses as directed by management (including recertification as appropriate)
  • 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: $92,164.80 – $115,260.60 (Level 10SA) - 35 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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