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Garage Forepersons (Up to 5 For Future Requirements) (J.O#10875ie)

Job Opportunity Program
Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: November 09, 2018
Employment Type: Full Time




Annual Salary Range: $83,054.40 - $103,792.00 (Level 8SA) – 40 Hour Work Week

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.”

Incumbents will be placed at various Bus Garages, and are subject to be moved to another Bus Maintenance & Shops facility in accordance with operational needs. The Garage Foreperson position provides training and experience opportunities that prepare incumbents for a Senior Foreperson position. These positions are a 40-hour work week involving various shifts with various off-days.


  • Supervise and coordinate the daily work activities of a unionized and non-unionized workforce with an emphasis on safety, operational efficiency and cost effectiveness
  • Planning, scheduling, directing and controlling of maintenance operations at the Bus Garage
  • Manage the cleaning, servicing, inspection, maintenance, repair and emergency road service functions for both revenue and non-revenue vehicles in order to ensure safe, clean and mechanically reliable vehicles
  • Conduct training, technical investigations and procedural quality audits, as required
  • Substituting for the Senior Foreperson or other Forepersons during periods of absence
  • 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 (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


  • Thorough knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and air conditioning systems utilized on urban transit vehicles combined with a sound knowledge of diagnostic, inspection, repair, and maintenance procedures for these components and vehicle body structure
  • Requires an understanding of how the skills associated with the maintenance of urban transit vehicles (mechanical, body/paint repair, wheel/tire installation) are used in a major automotive repair environment
  • Requires a good understanding of the applicable regulations governing the maintenance of commercial vehicles (e.g. Restricted Skill Sets, MTO Certification and applicable environmental regulations such as WHMIS, Gasoline Handling Act, etc.)
  • Sound judgment plus well-developed problem solving, organizational, supervisory, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Possession of a valid Truck and Coach Technician Certification (310-T)
  • Possession of an Automotive Service Technician Certificate (310-S) is an asset
  • Must have, or possess the ability to acquire, a TSSA Site Operators Certificate
  • Possession of a valid, non-probationary, Province of Ontario, class “G” driver’s license is required with the ability to obtain a class “CZ” license
  • These abilities would normally be obtained through the equivalency of technical school graduation plus directly related work experience in an environment where diesel and hybrid automotive components and vehicle bodies specific to large commercial vehicles would be inspected, maintained and repaired to safety critical standards and prepared for service
  • Required to complete training courses, as determined by management, in effective supervision, safety and the environment, and technical training in matters such as mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulics
  • 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

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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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