DZ Truck Driver

Maple Leaf Foods based in Hanover, Ontario is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of DZ Truck Driver who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. Maple Leaf Foods is looking for an experienced DZ driver who has worked with both automatic and standard transmissions. We are a carbon-neutral food company on a mission to Raise the Good in Food through better nutrition, safer food and workplaces, more humane animal care, and environmental sustainability efforts. We are committed to reducing food insecurity in Canada because we care about our communities.

We want to be the most sustainable protein company on the planet because we want to contribute to a better food industry. Our sustainability commitments are central to our business and guide us every step of the way – in the food we make, how we care for our animals, people, communities, and the environment. The candidate who got selected will be required to start work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to Permanent employment or Full time job (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) . If necessary, the candidate must be available on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Employer Name: Maple Leaf Foods
Position: DZ Truck Driver
No. of vacancies: 8
Salary: $25.61/hour
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Hanover, Ontario

Job Description

  • The candidate will be responsible for ensuring timely and safe product delivery to customer locations, as well as providing professional service in a team-oriented environment.
  • The candidate will be responsible for coordinating the unload and providing hands-on assistance in collaboration with a delivery helper.
  • The candidate will be in charge of ensuring the safe transportation of product to customer locations.
  • The candidate will be in charge of performing circle checks, log books, and other regulatory requirements such as truck maintenance.
  • The candidate will be in charge of manually loading and unloading product in accordance with plant and customer specifications.
  • The candidate will be responsible for collaborating with various teams throughout the day.
  • The candidate will be responsible for providing direction and guidance to the Delivery Helper in order to meet the needs of the customer.
  • As part of the overall team, the candidate will be responsible for supporting the training needs of new hires.
  • The candidate will be held accountable for adhering to all procedures (e.g. biosecurity, HACCP, CHEQ)
  • The candidate will be in charge of positive customer interactions.
  • The candidate will be required to perform other related duties as assigned.
  • The candidate will be in charge of receiving and paying for products.
  • The candidate will be in charge of keeping track of trip details such as vehicle miles, fuel prices, and any issues.
  • The candidate will be responsible for pre-trip, en route, and post-trip vehicle inspections, as well as overseeing all aspects of the vehicle.
  • The candidate will be expected to deliver orders to customers along predetermined routes.
  • The candidate will be expected to develop customer loyalty by delivering food in a timely and courteous manner.
  • The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that orders are delivered correctly and in good condition.
  • The candidate will be expected to communicate any issues or delays that arise and to resolve problems as quickly as possible.
  • The candidate must represent the company with excellence and professionalism by driving safely, exercising sound judgement, and treating customers with dignity.
  • At the same time, the candidate will be expected to manage several orders, delivery locations, and customers.
  • The candidate will be expected to deliver orders in a timely manner while maintaining food freshness and respecting customer preferences.
  • The candidate must be able to operate a vehicle safely in all weather conditions.
  • The candidate must be able to navigate local streets and highways using a GPS.
  • The candidate must verify orders prior to each delivery and keep a detailed, comprehensive delivery log.
  • The candidate will be responsible for order confirmation and payment collection at the time of delivery.
  • The candidate will be expected to inspect containers to ensure they are fit for delivery to customers.
  • The candidate will be responsible for listening to customer complaints and reporting them to the appropriate manager.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep the truck clean and organised both inside and out, while adhering to sanitation and safety principles when handling food and equipment.
  • The candidate will be expected to follow up on delivery difficulties and assist in the resolution of customer concerns.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep proper inventory for specific deliveries.
  • The candidate will be expected to log transportation details, order paperwork, and payment transactions.
  • The candidate will be expected to verify all food product amounts and cross-check with customer order documents.

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should be fluent in English or French languages
  • There are no standard education requirements such as a bachelor’s degree, a certificate, or a diploma.
  • The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of driving experience and a D licence or an equivalent.
  • The candidate must have a valid DZ licence.
  • The candidate should have clean driving record with no at-fault accidents or traffic citations
  • The candidate must have demonstrated a dedication to safe workplace practises.
  • The candidate must understand and adhere to all Animal Welfare/HACCP/Biosecurity procedures (Training will be provided)
  • The candidate must be willing and able to work flexible hours, including some Wednesdays and weekends as needed (e.g., early starts and/or late finishes).
  • The candidate should be able to complete work without supervision.
  • The candidate’s delivery experience is an asset.
  • The candidate should be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate should be organized and flexible in nature.
  • The candidate should be punctual.
  • The candidate should be dependable.
  • The candidate should be reliable.
  • The candidate should give importance to values and ethics.
  • The candidate should have excellent customer service skills.
  • The candidate should have good physical and healthy state to perform all tasks quickly, effectively, and efficiently.
  • The candidate should have excellent oral communication.
  • The candidate should be energetic with a positive attitude
  • The candidate should have excellent problem solving skills.
  • The candidate should maintain a professional and courteous demeanour toward coworkers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.
  • The candidate should be concerned about safety.
  • The candidate should have excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • The candidate should have strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • The candidate should be able to interpret maps and directions to customer locations with ease.
  • The candidate will be in charge of handling money and will be able to operate a cash register.
  • The candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and overhead on a regular basis.
  • The candidate should be proficient in Operating GPS (Global Positioning System) and other navigation equipment
  • The candidate should be well-versed in the use of Trip recorder (on-board computer)
  • The candidate must be adaptable and foresighted in order to deal with unexpected situations (traffic, weather conditions etc)
  • The candidate should be well-versed in motor vehicle laws.
  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate
  • The candidate must be willing to submit to regular background and drug checks reports
  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check.
  • The candidate must have a basic level of security clearance.
  • The candidate should be able to work in fast-paced busy environment.
  • The candidate should be willing to work under pressure.
  • The candidate should have an eye for details.
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in sitting position.
  • The candidate must finished the work with in the given time line.
  • The candidate should be required to perform repetitive tasks on frequent basis.
  • The candidate should ready to work overtime if needed.
  • The candidate should have good knowledge about Local and Provincial or territorial regions
  • The candidate must be able to work in extreme weather conditions, whether hot or cold.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, apply through the given options.

By email

[email protected]

By fax

519-364-4692

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