General Upholsterer [LN720]

General Upholsterer [LN720]

10 Oct
Toronto Transit Commission

10 Oct

Toronto Transit Commission


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." JOB INFORMATION

We are currently seeking GENERAL UPHOLSTERERS. These positions are on a 40-hour work week, consisting of day shift with Saturday/Sunday off-days.

Employees are required to work at various locations to provide upholstery repairs on site to the various fleets and may be required to adjust work hours in accordance with the work location schedule.


- Performing routine and varied upholstery and repair work on vehicles, vehicle seating, pieces of furniture and miscellaneous articles such as coin bags, tarps, covers, etc. using various types of fabrics (e.g. rubber, vinyl, plastic, woven, linoleum, etc.)

- Setting up and operating computerized and industrial sewing machines

- Performing daily and weekly maintenance on various sewing machines and related equipment

- Laying out, measuring and cutting upholstery following design specifications or patterns

- Replacing worn springs and other parts on furniture, seat, etc.

- Installing and/or replacing padding and underlay

- Affixing fastening covering materials to frames

- Cutting and assembling hand-sewn articles such as bags, tool bags, etc.

- Preparing sketches complete with measurements and making upholstery patterns for new and replacement items, as required

- Treating passengers and/or employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of passengers and/or employees with disabilities are accommodated and/or addressed (within your 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.

- 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 obtained through the completion of Grade 10

- Must have completed college level courses related to upholstery that demonstrate the following: ability to operate various types of sewing machines and related equipment; the ability to read and interpret patterns and design specifications; adhere to safety practices relevant to the work; estimate, measure, layout and cut fabric; or possess a minimum of one year practical work experience as an upholsterer in the upholstery industry;

- Demonstrated ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions

- Must pass the Department’s test which corresponds in content to the knowledge, theory and/or practical requirements set out above

- Successful candidates must attend and successfully complete the Training Department’s programs for Safety Orientation/ Surface Maintenance

- Successful candidate must provide own tools as per the TTC’s established tool list

- 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.

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