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Field Service Technician

Vapor Rail, une division de Wabtec Canada

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted June 28, 2017.

Field Service Technician


In operations for more than 100 years, Faiveley Vapor Rail, a Wabtec company, is a worldwide leader in the design and the manufacturing of passenger doors, passenger door systems, electronic and electrical components, accessories for passenger rail vehicles and platform doors for station. The line of products also includes HVAC systems, floor and cab heaters, temperature sensors, temperature controls, electronic controllers, DC to AC Converters.  Their designs are recognized for their innovation and reliability.




We are currently looking for a Field Service Technician for our Toronto location. 


To succeed in this role, you must have:

Technical competence in both electrical & mechanical systems

Hands on type of person

Ability to lead temporary manpower is an asset

Integrity & honesty


Ability to work unsupervised in transit authority locations.

Valid driver’s license





 Develop a solid and thorough understanding of all FTNA systems on the TTC cars, namely the door system, the brake system, the HVAC system, and the pantograph system and their electrical and mechanical components. Be sure to thoroughly understand and be able to apply the FTNA door adjustment procedure.  Be FVR’s representative in front of the rail car builder (Bombardier).


Assist the rail car builder (and occasionally the transit authority) with debugging and troubleshooting the FTNA systems (as per contractual agreements between FTNA and the customer) – on an as required basis.


 Assist the rail car builder during the car commissioning and warranty phases of the project by providing support for the FTNA systems at the transit authority location in Toronto, Ontario and when required at the BT rail car assembly plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario and other locations as required.


Troubleshoot both mechanical and electrical problems on the FTNA systems. Confirm the problem identified by the rail car builder. Reproduce the identified problem before undertaking repairs or parts replacements. When possible, validate your findings using the « double swap » troubleshooting method.


Identify and isolate defective mechanical and electrical components of the FTNA systems.


Participate in Project Management and Engineering Conference Calls





Technical training in both electrical & mechanical systems

Requires at least 3 years of working as a technician or equivalent

Knowledge of the rail industry is an asset

Strong knowledge of PCs / laptops

Ability to troubleshoot using the laptop as a tool

Strong knowledge of MS excel

Ability to perform software downloads

Strong mechanical aptitudes




Do you have the right profile for this role?  Please send your application to careers@vaporrail.com

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): None


Salary: N/D