Requisition ID: 2858

Number of Vacancies: 2.00

Department: Subway Infrastructure (20001107) – Subway Track Maintenance (30000429)

Salary Information: $23.45 – $37.62

Pay Scale Group: AP24

Employment Type: Regular

Weekly Hours: 40, Off Days: Thurs/Fri Shift: Night

Posted On: December 1, 2020

Last Day to Apply: December 7, 2020

Reports to: Supervisor, Subway & SRT Track

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 Track Welder Trainees. These positions are on a 40-hour work-week. The work will normally be performed on night shifts with Thursday/Friday off-days; however, start-times and off-days may vary as directed by management. The primary work location will be (1) Greenwood Shop, and (2) Mc Cowan, however reporting locations will vary as dictated by work assignments. The 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.


  • 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
  • Required to work various shifts as part of the 3-year training period to allow exposure to various facets of the work and afford the opportunity to work with accomplished welders on various crews.
  • 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 Center’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
  • 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
  • Must have or rapidly acquire comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees

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 Human Resources – 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.