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Foreperson - Rail Vehicles (Qualified Pool Up to 6) (J.O#10614ie)

Job Opportunity Program
Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: March 15, 2018
Employment Type: Full Time

FOREPERSON – RAIL VEHICLES (Qualified Pool Up to 6)



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 qualified Pool of up to six (6) Forepersons – Rail Vehicles. These positions are on a 40-hour work-week, and may be assigned various shifts and various off-days, and required to work at various Streetcar Carhouses.


  • Planning, scheduling, directing and controlling the maintenance operations in a shop, carhouse, equipment control desk or any other facility of the Streetcar Maintenance & Infrastructure Department
  • Supervising unionized employees involved with the diagnosis, maintenance, repair, servicing and cleaning of streetcar rail vehicles and various pieces of carhouse/shop equipment and components
  • Managing the cleaning, servicing, inspection, maintenance, repair and emergency line calls for both revenue and non-revenue vehicles in order to provide safe, clean and mechanically reliable vehicles to the Rail Transportation Department
  • Participation in the TTC customer service Ambassador Program
  • Treating passengers and employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of passengers and 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.


  • These abilities would normally be obtained through the equivalency of technical school graduation plus community college level courses in electrical or mechanical engineering technology
  • Directly-related work-experience in an environment where vehicle components and vehicle bodies would be inspected, maintained and repaired to safety critical standards, and prepared for service
  • Thorough knowledge of the mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and air-conditioning systems utilized on revenue and service vehicles, combined with a sound knowledge of diagnostic, inspection, repair and maintenance procedures for these components and vehicle structures
  • Understanding of how the various skills associated with the maintenance of revenue and non-revenue transit vehicles are utilized in a vehicle repair environment
  • Ability to supervise the activities of a group of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled unionized employees
  • Good understanding of the applicable regulations governing the maintenance of transit vehicles and applicable environmental regulations
  • Sound judgement that is supported by well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the ability to create and interpret technical reports
  • Ability to supervise, motivate and train others
  • Strong scheduling and organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Must have a valid Ontario class “G” driver’s licence
  • A valid 310S and/or 310T license or applicable trade license is preferred
  • The successful candidate 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 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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