Foreperson, Subway And Scarborough Rapid Transit Track (pool)
JOB INFORMATION Requisition ID: 7469 Number of Vacancies: Various Department: Track & Structures (20001107) – Subway Track Supervision (30000428) Salary Information: $91,644.80 – $114,566.40 Pay Scale Group: 8SA Employment Type: Regular Weekly Hours: 40 Off Days: Various Shift: 1. Days 2. Nights Posted On: May 27, 2023 Last Day to Apply: June 11, 2023 Reports to: Senior Foreperson 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." General Accountability This posting is for current and upcoming opportunities which may involve working various shifts/off days and various work reporting locations. These positions are responsible for supervising the work performed by hourly-rated employees in the Subway and SRT Track section that involves the rehabilitation, maintenance, and construction of all subway and SRT track-related work. The incumbent also supervises the work performed by external contractors. The incumbent assists the Senior Foreperson in the co-ordination, planning and scheduling of the track work. They may conduct training sessions, investigations, inspections and quality audits. The role also entails administrative tasks such as timekeeping, preparing and maintaining records, generating reports, summaries, etc. related to the work. Key Job Functions Inspecting and maintaining track switches, lubrication of rails and switch cleaning Maintaining the general cleanliness and/or weed control right-of-way Maintaining signs, rail lubricators, rail joint slotting, etc. Inspecting and repairing reaction rails and power rails Bonding/welding of subway rail Removing snow, salting and sanding TTC properties Placing rail and track accessories on site, and placing rails in position for welding Visually inspecting passing rolling stock for dragging or defective equipment Scheduling refuse collection from Commission properties Making traction power cuts as required Ensuring that switches are free of ice and snow and lubricated with anti-freeze during the cold months Monitoring and reporting project budgets to enable corrective action to be taken Supervising external suppliers of haulage services to ensure compliance with TTC guidelines Assigning and scheduling various pieces of equipment including locomotives, rail grinding cars, tamping cars, trucks, flat cars, cranes, front end loaders, and other specialized track maintenance equipment; ensuring that Commission vehicles are available for servicing Ensuring that the schedules developed by the Senior Foreperson are maintained and that the work carried out safely and in accordance with standard practice, and that material is on site as required Recommending and implementing new improvements to equipment and/or methods of work Completing written reports, or reporting verbally, concerning employees, activities, equipment, etc. Reviewing the section’s immediate and projected manpower and equipment requirements with the Senior Foreperson; developing annual vacation schedules Administering discipline and promoting harmony in the section Ensuring that employees are familiar and comply with the policies and practices of the TTC with regard to rules, regulations and safe working practices Ensuring that subordinate staff are appropriately trained in all aspects of the work and in the operation of any new or modified equipment Participating in the on-going development of the Track Maintenance Training program Investigating various injuries, accidents, incidents or other problems which may arise, and initiating corrective action or making recommendations Ensuring that rules and regulations in the Union Agreement, Commission and departmental policies, and Government legislation (Human Rights, Labour Relations, Occupational Health and Safety Act, etc.) are satisfied and applied fairly and consistently; Recommending the upgrading or progression of probationary employees and the regrading or dismissal of unsuitable employees Participation in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program Promotes a respectful work and service environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and is free from harassment and discrimination. Helps to build an inclusive and accessible work and service environment for all employees and customers. Ensures the needs of employees and customers are accommodated 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. Skills Understand and apply relevant laws and regulations Apply the principles and practices of quality assurance Apply analytical skills Audit systems, processes, and products Communicate in a variety of mediums Understand and apply administrative policies, processes, and procedures Maintain documentation and historical records Use office technology, software and applications 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 Requires an understanding of engineering principles Specialized knowledge of track, construction, maintenance and repair standards, procedures and practices combined with working knowledge of related trades Ability to direct and motivate a unionized workforce to accomplish objectives Working knowledge of computers and relevant computerized applications such as word processing, database and scheduling software is a strong asset Demonstrated ability to read blueprints, drawings, etc. Ability to assist in the preparation of budgets, estimates and schedules related to the work. Working knowledge of relevant government legislation such as Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations (Industrial and Construction); Knowledge of collective agreement, seniority regulations and relevant letters of agreement Sound judgment, good organizational, mathematical, interpersonal, and communication skills, strong planning skills to effectively schedule and monitor work programs Must possess a valid Class “G” Ontario Driver’s license and may be required to upgrade to an Ontario Class 'D' license with a 'Z' endorsement; may be required to use own vehicle when inspecting work locations The successful candidate will be required to complete various courses in supervision and other technical courses related to the work The TTC is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, anti-racism and inclusion in the delivery of its services and in its workplaces. The TTC is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities it serves at all levels of the organization, and supports an inclusive environment where diverse employee and community perspectives and experiences bring value to the organization. The TTC encourages applications from all applicants, including members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ(IA+) community. The TTC values and supports an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Accommodations for applicants are available upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process, including for those who identify as having a disability. Please contact Talent Management at (416) 393-4570. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially. The TTC’s policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to a relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee. We thank all applicants for their interest but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.