About TSSA: Since 1997, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) has delivered public safety services on behalf of the government of Ontario. With headquarters in west Toronto, the TSSA is a self-funded, not-for-profit organization that employs approximately 400 staff across Ontario. The TSSA is currently in the process of transitioning to an Outcome Based Regulator. We are in the process of updating our data systems, improving customer services, and improving our billing processes. The roles within the TSSA are as diverse as the Province we serve. It takes all kinds of people with varied skillsets and backgrounds to meet our organizational goals, but our employees share a few key traits:
• We are passionate about public safety.
• We are highly skilled, problem-solvers.
• We are collaborators who are invested in the communities we work in.
• We are more than employees; we are serving the greater good.
• We are committed to life-long learning and development.
• We operate with the highest integrity.
TSSA provides our employees with competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and — most importantly — a sense of purpose. Our work is vital to the success and safety of the Province, and it’s our people who make it possible.
Inspector employees are represented by the Ontario Public Service Employee Union - OPSEU/SEFPO, Local 546. As an Inspector, you will provide consultative and safety management services to our industry customers and the public through on-site initial and periodic inspection of elevating devices to ensure compliance to codes, standards, safety bulletins, and the TSS Act and Regulations. Depending on assigned territory, you may be required to inspect amusement devices.
You will proactively educate the public and industry on existing and emerging safety priorities. You must possess a passion for safety in order to work towards our vision to build a safer Ontario.
What you will do?
• Conduct inspections (initial, periodic, follow-up, etc..) of elevating, amusement and ski lift devices to ensure that the design, fabrication, installation, repairs and alterations are in compliance with the TSSA Act, regulations, codes and standards;
• Resolve/reduce non-compliance to the TSS Act, regulations and codes by carrying out investigations, assisting in the preparation of prosecution cases and providing expert witness testimony;
• Conduct on-site reviews of incidents, equipment failures and respond to public inquiries relating to potentially unsafe operating conditions; and,
• Work closely with colleagues to enhance team performance and identify customer service delivery improvements.
• Provide feedback and constructive input regarding investigations
• Write reports, directions and general correspondence simply, clearly and logically
• Document and analyse patterns of non-compliance identified through inspections
• Identify and develop solutions for recurring inspection issues that conflict with TSSA’s standards, i.e., structural, maintenance
• Manage individual targets to meet program area budget
What will you need to succeed?
• Successful completion of a mechanical, electrical, engineering, or millwright certification
• Demonstrated experience in mechanical, electrical, millwright, or engineering backgrounds
• Knowledge and application of Occupational Health and Safety Act
• knowledge of the Technical Standards & Safety Act and related elevating devices
• Intermediate computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook).
• Self-starter, establishes own schedules, plans and priorities and delivers on time
• A valid Ontario driver’s license is required, as this position requires daily travel.
• Elevating Device Mechanic certificate holder or equivalent would be an asset
• Current Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) would be an asset
• Practical field experience in the elevating industry.