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Foreperson Surface Track (2) (Perm/Temp) (J.O#10966ie)

Job Opportunity Program
Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: October 15, 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.

*We are currently seeking two (2) Forepersons – Surface Track. One position is a temporary opportunity for approximately 1 year and the second opportunity is a permanent position. Both positions involve various shifts and off-days.


  • Supervising the rehabilitation, maintenance, and construction of all streetcar track-related work performed by hourly staff in the Streetcar Way Maintenance Section
  • Providing technical guidance, direction, coordination and supervision of employees assigned to streetcar track-related programs, including but not limited to: constructing and maintaining special and tangent trackwork, preparing and laying out special trackwork, and ensuring all switches are free of ice and snow and lubricated with anti-freeze during the cold-weather months
  • Preparing the daily journal, identifying materials for order, and monitoring and reporting against project schedules to enable corrective action to be taken
  • Assigning, scheduling, and coordinating various services, Pay Duty Officers, pieces of equipment, trucks, cranes, front-end loaders and other specialized track maintenance equipment
  • Ensuring that the schedules developed by the Supervisor are maintained, that the work is carried out safely and in accordance with standard practices, and that material is on-site as required
  • Fostering and promoting a safe working environment through the administration of work-site safety binders, regular reviews of worksite safety compliance and effective supervisory leadership
  • Creating and delivering job briefings, traffic management plans and hazard identification matrices, recommending and implementing new improvements to equipment and/or methods of work to mitigate risks
  • Ensuring that rules and regulations in the union Collective Agreement, TTC and department policies, and relevant government legislation are satisfied and applied fairly and consistently
  • 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 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 skills and knowledge would normally be acquired by obtaining a technical high school diploma combined with directly related experience working in a leadhand capacity related to track maintenance, repair, replacement and construction
  • Post-secondary education in Civil Engineering or Civil Technology plus supervisory experience in a related field would be an asset
  • A valid Province of Ontario class ‘G’ driver’s licence with the ability to upgrade to a class ‘DZ’ licence; may be required to use own automobile when inspecting work locations
  • Specialized knowledge of track and road inspection, construction, maintenance and repair standards, procedures and practices combined with working knowledge of related trades
  • Working knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, relevant government legislation
  • Ability to make decisions supported by sound judgement, critical-thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Managing and motivating a unionized workforce through good people skills, and demonstrated ability to work with unionized workforces in a leadership role
  • Innovative thinking and committed to driving change within the team
  • Familiarity with fundamental budgeting principles with working knowledge of computers and relevant applications
  • 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 – $103,792.00 (Level 8SA) – 40 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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