Escalator Mechanic-in-Training

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City : Toronto

Category : Other

Industry : Public Transportation

Employer : Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

Requisition ID: [[id]] 
Number of Vacancies: For future requirements
Department: Plant Maintenance (20000007) - Elevating Devices (30000438) 
Salary Information:  [[custJOAnnualizedSalary1]]  -  [[custJOAnnualizedSalary2]]
Pay Scale Group:  AP25
Employment Type:  Regular
Weekly Hours:  40, Off Days:  [[custOffDays]]   Shift:  [[custShift]]
Posted On:  March 8, 2019
Last Day to Apply:  September 8, 2019
Reports to: [[custReportsToTitle]] 


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."



  • Working under the direction of a licensed Escalator Mechanic, you will gain knowledge on a variety of elevating devices such as escalators and dumbwaiters
  • Exposed to all facets of repair, overhaul and service maintenance of equipment covered under the Elevating Devices Act & Regulations and within the standards of CSA/B44 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
  • The training period for this program is 8,000 hours; during the period of training, you will be required to attend and successfully complete the Elevating Device Mechanic – 636E course at a Community College which will total 720 hours of in-school training
  • Graduates will be required to accept the final resultant vacancy in the Elevating Devices section, with shifts and off-days set in accordance with the Seniority Regulations
  • 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.



  • As per guidelines set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities and the Technical Safety & Standards Authority, the minimum academic standard for entry into the Escalator Mechanic-in-Training program is the completion of Grade 12 or a Ministry approved equivalent
  • Relevant technical courses (e.g. automotive, electrical, millwright, machine shop etc.) may enhance an applicant’s opportunity for success
  • Must have an ability to understand and follow verbal and written instruction
  • Required to pass a series of proficiency tests as part of the selection process
  • Must have a valid non-probationary class “G” Driver’s license
  • As the successful candidate will be required to successfully complete in-house training/certification for the following: the operation of a TTC vehicle; WHMIS; Subway/SRT Rule Book
  • 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.

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. Please contact Human Resources - Employment Services at (416) 393-4570.


The TTC’s Employment 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 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.

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