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General Welder (J.O#11001ie)

Job Opportunity Program
Toronto, Ontario

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




ATU LOCAL 113                            

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”.

This position is day shift with Saturday/Sunday off days.


  • Perform varied and moderately complex welding and cutting work performed in the shop, various yards, subways and other TTC facilities
  • Apply a variety of welding processes (e.g. MIG, TIG, electric arc, stick, flux core, etc.) to fabricate, repair, modify, install and maintain a wide range of shop equipment, machinery, track components, building fixtures and related structural components
  • Drive a TTC vehicle or truck to and from work sites, transport crew, deliver tools and materials; assist other trades, as required
  • Operate a forklift, various lifting devices and overhead hoists to carry out assigned duties
  • May be required to utilize an information terminal and/or hand held device to input data regarding work completed or to receive work assignments
  • 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


  • Requires a valid Welder's Certificate of Apprenticeship normally obtained through Grade 12 education combined with the successful completion of the apprenticeship training and instruction, or its equivalent through considerable practical welding experience and demonstrated ability
  • Requires a valid, non-probationary Province of Ontario Class “G” Driver’s license
  • A valid transferrable Shielded Metal Arc Welding (S.M.A.W.) all positions welding certificate (C.S.A. W47.1-09) as set by the Canadian Welding Bureau, a division of the Canadian Standards Association. In order to qualify for the position, you must be currently employed (or employed in the last 3 months) by a W47.1 certified shop which complies with strict government regulations regarding the welding of structural steel
  • Required to retain this certification by passing subsequent skill tests (currently every 2 years) as set by the Bureau
  • The successful candidate must attend and successfully complete the TTC’s in-house training programs for various safety courses such as: Defensive Driving, Emergency First Aid, Propane Tank Handling Certification, Confined Space Entry, Fall Protection Awareness, Scaffold Safety, Forklift Operation, and Overhead Crane Operations
  • 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

Hourly Wage Range: $28.11 - $36.47 (wage group 9) 40 Hour Work Week

Plus a skilled trade premium of $0.75 per hour for all regular hours worked.

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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