Garage Foreperson
Toronto Transit Commission
Toronto, CA
2d ago

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.

General Accountability

Plans, schedules, directs and controls the maintenance operations at the assigned Bus Garage. Required to supervisor and coordinate the daily work activities of a unionized and non-unionized workforce with an emphasis on safety, operational efficiency and cost effectiveness to ensure budget objectives and Department schedules are met.

Manages cleaning, servicing, inspection, maintenance, repair and emergency road services functions for both revenue and non-revenue vehicles in order to provide safe, clean and mechanically reliable vehicles and ensures the workforce are updated on approved practices and procedures pertaining to their work.

Key Job Functions

  • Monitor and track information, data, records, and / or equipment inventory, following up, and updating as required.
  • Conduct technical investigations and procedural quality audits, as required.
  • Assist or prepare reports, estimates, employee related documents, schedules, inventory, etc., and distribute to appropriate parties in accordance with established standards.
  • Provide assistance in the preparation, development, monitoring, or other needs for a given project or organizational unit.
  • Ensure employees are appropriately trained on aspects of work, policies, and safety.
  • Liaise with other colleagues, support staff, other departments, and potentially external customers or stakeholders concerning routine matters related to the work assigned.
  • Planning, adjusting, and projecting work, schedules, costs, and systems as needed.
  • Verify the accuracy, quality, reliability, functionality, system requirements, and / or specifications are met in a given process, document, piece of equipment, system, or work method.
  • Review data for discrepancies, errors, trends, or potential cost savings, report and provide suggested solutions as necessary.
  • Evaluate the impact and implications of findings.

  • Complete tasks required to manage employees (administrative duties) along with approving or authorizing requests which are standard and meet related policy expectations and compliance regulations.
  • Promotes a respectful work and service environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and is free from harassment and discrimination.
  • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of inclusive and accessible policies, program and / or services for employees and customers in accordance with TTC's commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and TTC's policies.

  • Candidate will be required to participate in the TTC's Customer Service Ambassador Program.
  • Skills

  • Understand and apply relevant laws and regulations
  • Maintain documentation and historical records
  • Use office technology, software and applications
  • Apply the principles and practices of quality assurance
  • Audit systems, processes, and products
  • Understand and apply administrative policies, processes, and procedures
  • Apply analytical skills
  • Communicate in a variety of mediums
  • Education and Experience

    Completion of a post-secondary college diploma or university degree in a related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.

    Additional Requirements

  • 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 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
  • Possession of a valid, non-probationary, Province of Ontario, class G driver's license with the ability to obtain a class CZ license.
  • Possession of a valid Truck and Coach Technician Certificate (310-T)
  • Possession of a valid Automotive Service Technician Certificate (310-S) is an asset
  • Must have, or possess the ability to acquire, a TSSA Site Operators Certificate
  • 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
  • We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    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.

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