Track Welder Trainee

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City : Toronto

Category : Other

Industry : Public Transportation

Employer : Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

Requisition ID: [[id]] 
Number of Vacancies: 2
Department: [[division]] - [[department]] 
Salary Information:  [[custJOAnnualizedSalary1]]  -  [[custJOAnnualizedSalary2]]
Pay Scale Group:  AP24
Employment Type:  [[jobGrade3]]
Weekly Hours:  [[custStandardHours]], Off Days:  Position 1; Various (Sun/Sat), Position 2; Various (Sun/Sat)   Shift:  Position 1; Various (Afternoon), Position 2; Various (Day)
Posted On:  September 11, 2019
Last Day to Apply:  September 19, 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."



We are currently seeking two Track Welder Trainees.  The primary work location will be Hillcrest Yard (note, temporary location is 21 Don Roadway), however work reporting locations will vary as dictated by work assignments.  Trainees will be required to work various shifts as part of the 3-year training period to allow exposure to various aspects of the work, and afford the opportunity to work with accomplished welders.


Upon successful completion of the appropriate training and work experience period, the candidate will be re-classified as a Track Welder (Wage Group 8).



  • Receive training and instruction for varied and moderately complex electric welding and acetylene cutting and the operations of various grinding equipment
  • Removing and replacing pavement around rail as required
  • Rebuilding worn rail heads, guard rail on curves, special trackwork, frogs, and switch points, etc.
  • Performing thermite welding of rail ends, monitoring of electric flash butt welding activities, cald welding and 500 MCM bonding
  • Welding ring bonds, equaliser bonds and cross bonds to tangent or special trackwork joints
  • Using various bonding processes
  • Performing acetylene cutting work as required
  • Performing general emergency work such as freeing frozen track, switches and mechanisms, and making temporary repairs to defective rail joints, etc.
  • Operating a truck in order to transport tools, materials and personnel to work sites
  • Demonstrates behaviours that support diversity, inclusion, and a respectful work and service environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. Helps to remove barriers and accommodate employees and customers (within their area of responsibility) 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.


  • Training normally obtained through completion of Grade 12 education, technical programs, or the equivalent, as defined by the TTC’s Operations Training Centre’s guidelines for the assessment of Grade 12 technical program
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and published operating/safety rules and regulations
  • Must have a valid class “G” province of Ontario driver’s licence, or better, and pass the written and practical tests required for a class “DZ” driver’s licence
  • Successful completion of the TTC's Track Maintainer training program
  • The successful candidate will be classified as a Track Welder Trainee for a period of up to 3 years, during which time the applicable training will be provided
  • Must be able to attend and successfully complete all portions of the training to sustain the trainee status
  • The successful candidate will be locked into the Track Welder Trainee position for a period of 3 years and will not be entitled to bid for job vacancies or participate in Master Sign-ups or Bumps until the completion of the 3-year training period
  • Upon successful completion of the classroom and the on-the-job training has been obtained, the candidate will be classified as a Track Welder in wage group 8 and must remain in the classification for a period of 18 months with the ability to bid to higher classifications during this period, as per the Maintenance Seniority Regulations

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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