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Foreperson - Rail Vehicles (J.O#10338ie)

Job Opportunity Program
Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: August 15, 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 Foreperson – Rail Vehicles. The position involves working various shifts and off days. The incumbent may be required to work at various shops and carhouses based on operational needs.

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.


  • Planning, scheduling, directing and controlling various maintenance operations in a shop, carhouse, equipment control desk or any other facility of the Rail, Cars & Shops department
  • 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
  • Treating passengers and employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of passengers and 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 urban transit vehicles (revenue and non-revenue), combined with a sound knowledge of the diagnostic, inspection, repair and maintenance procedures for these components and vehicles
  • Sound knowledge of rail vehicle operation during service and an understanding of Transit Control Centre operations with the ability to perform within a “control centre” environment, including during emergency situations
  • Must have an understanding of how the various skills associated with the maintenance of urban transit vehicles are utilized in a major repair and component overhaul facility
  • Must be able to supervise the activities of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled unionized employees
  • Must possess 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
  • Strong scheduling skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • These abilities would normally be obtained through the equivalency of technical school graduation combined with directly related work experience in an environment where heavy duty vehicles and their components would be inspected, maintained and repaired to safety critical standards, and prepared for service.
  • Must possess a valid 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 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 8 SA) – 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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