Apprentice - Overhead Lines Person Job at TTC

Job Overview

Toronto, Ontario
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
1 year ago

Additional Details

Some Exp. Required (2 - 5 Years)

Job Description

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 an Apprentice – Overhead Linesperson.  This position is on a 40-hour work-week, involving various shifts and various off-days.  Upon successful completion of the training program, a candidate will be classified as an Overhead Lineperson (Grade 1) in Wage Group 11.


Actively partake in a training program involving progressively more complex work involving the installation, inspection, maintenance and repair work performed on traction power lines, overhead infrastructure and associated equipment, such as feeder cables, electrical track switches, span wires, cross arms and related fittings and fixtures

Learn and perform emergency repair work to power lines, overhead infrastructure and poles, and safety beacons

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 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


Training normally obtained through completion of Grade 12 education technical programs, or the equivalent, as defined by the TTC’s Training Department’s guidelines for the assessment of Grade 12 technical program

Basic electrical knowledge

  • Must be able to sign into the apprenticeship program through the Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities
  • Must be able to successfully pass the TTC electrical entrance test
  • Must be able to attend and successfully complete the TTC Training & Development Department’s program for platform lift, bucket lift, and truck driving operations, as well as training programs for C.P.R., Power Cut, W.H.M.I.S., Safe Practices for Overhead Rule Book, and Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7
  • Must have a valid class “G” province of Ontario Driver’s licence with the ability to upgrade to a Class “DZ”
  • Possession of a valid Class “DZ” province of Ontario Driver’s licence is considered an asset
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and published operating/safety rules and regulations
  • 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

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.

Note: All TTC Employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a precondition of employment in accordance with TTC's Mandatory Vaccination Policy

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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