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Reliability Engineer (J.O#10965ie)

Job Opportunity Program
Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: October 19, 2018
Employment Type: Full Time




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.


  • Responsible for performing a variety of engineering duties relating to the reliability of the vehicles, sub-systems, components, infrastructure and assists in the development of effective maintenance programs for the Department
  • Establishing methodology for specifying reliability and vehicle availability targets for vehicles, major vehicle systems and subsystems and applicable infrastructure
  • Developing reliability monitoring processes for vehicle systems, sub-systems and applicable infrastructure
  • Working with suppliers, operations and maintenance departments to capture service data for systems and components for reliability analysis
  • Conducting data analysis to identify areas for reliability improvement as related to design, maintenance practices, overhaul standards, materials selection, inspection standards and quality control
  • Assisting in the development of multi-year plans for improving the reliability of vehicle sub-systems over the design life of the fleet
  • Developing specifications for inclusion in preventative or corrective maintenance programs, overhaul/replacement decisions, or for inclusion in new vehicle procurement standards
  • Recommending fleet configuration changes to enhance reliability and improve cost effectiveness
  • Developing processes to improve vehicle sub-system reliability with emphasis on preventive and corrective processes in the carhouses, and repair and overhaul processes in the shops
  • Conducting detailed statistical analysis of operational and maintenance data, identifying trends and monitoring performance over the life-cycle of the sub-system; and identifying problem areas for resolution
  • Taking professional responsibility for engineering work performed as required by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • Participation in the TTC customer service Ambassador Program
  • Responsible for treating passengers and employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of those 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 employer


  • Comprehensive knowledge of mechanical/electrical engineering principles, methods and practices
  • Technical expertise with regards to failure mode analysis, probability theory and various standards and practices, including Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) related to reliability engineering
  • Sound judgment; demonstrated analytical, problem solving, organizational and strategic planning abilities combined with effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication and technical report writing skills
  • Strong computer skills, in particular Microsoft Office packages, including Word, Excel, Access Database, PowerPoint and Project applications; Software Quality Management System packages and other programs to gather, analyze and report data
  • Ability to direct and co-ordinate activities of others to accomplish objectives and handle changing work conditions
  • Must attend and successfully complete the Training Department’s program for Subway and/or Surface Rule Book Certification (including recertification as appropriate)
  • Must have or acquire comprehensive knowledge of TTC organizational structure, operations, policies and practices applicable to the work performed
  • Must have or quickly become familiar with the TTC’s rail vehicle fleets at the assigned location/department and the associated equipment as well as the various maintenance/overhaul/rebuild functions carried out by the Department
  • These skills and knowledge would normally be acquired by obtaining a University Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, or its equivalent, combined with directly related work experience
  • Applicants must hold a licence or be eligible for licensure by PEO.   Consideration will be given to those who are registered with the PEO as Interns
  • Specific knowledge in Maximo, SolidWorks and/or AutoCAD software would be an asset
  • 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: $80,007.20 to $100,027.20 (Level 9SA) – 35 Hour Work Week

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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