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Track Welder Trainee (4) (J.O#10513ier) - Repost

Job Opportunity Program
Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: March 16, 2018
Employment Type: Full Time





*If you previously applied during the original posting period of December 14-20, 2017 no need to reapply as all applications will still be considered. Thank you.

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America’s third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC’s vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC’s recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing “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 Track Welder Trainee (4).

The work will normally be performed on night shifts with Thursday/Friday off-days; however, start-times and off-days may vary as directed by management. The primary work location will be Greenwood, however reporting locations will vary as dictated by work assignments. The Trainees will be required to work various shifts as part of the 3-year training period to allow exposure to various aspects of the work, and afford the opportunity to work with accomplished welders.


  • Receive training and instruction for varied and moderately complex electric welding and acetylene cutting and the operations of various grinding equipment
  • Removing and replacing pavement around rail as required
  • Rebuilding worn rail heads, guard rail on curves, special track work, frogs, and switch points, etc.
  • Performing thermite welding of rail ends, monitoring of electric flash butt welding activities, cald welding and 500 MCM bonding
  • Welding ring bonds, equaliser bonds and cross bonds to tangent or special track work joints
  • Using various bonding processes
  • Performing acetylene cutting work as required
  • Performing general emergency work such as freeing frozen track, switches and mechanisms, and making temporary repairs to defective rail joints, etc.
  • Operating a truck in order to transport tools, materials and personnel to work sites
  • Required to work various shifts as part of the 3-year training period to allow exposure to various facets of the work and afford the opportunity to work with accomplished welders on various crews.


  • Training normally obtained through completion of Grade 12 education, technical programs, or the equivalent, as defined by the TTC’s Training Department’s guidelines for the assessment of Grade 12 technical program
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and published operating/safety rules and regulations
  • Must have a valid class “G” province of Ontario driver’s licence, or better, and pass the written and practical tests required for a class “DZ” driver’s licence
  • The successful candidate will be classified as a Track Welder Trainee for a period of up to 3 years, during which time the applicable training will be provided
  • Must be able to attend and successfully complete all portions of the training to sustain the trainee status
  • The successful candidate will be locked into the Track Welder Trainee position for a period of 3 years and will not be entitled to bid for job vacancies or participate in Master Sign-ups or Bumps until the completion of the 3-year training period
  • Upon successful completion of the classroom and the on-the-job training has been obtained, the candidate will be classified as a Track Welder in wage group 8 and must remain in the classification for a period of 18 months with the ability to bid to higher classifications during this period, as per the Maintenance Seniority Regulations
  • Must have or rapidly acquire comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees

Hourly Range: $22.10 - $35.45*

*Rate as a qualified Track Welder (AP24) – 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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