Truck driver, heavy truck

Canadian Armed Forces based in Kentville, NS is inviting applications from suitable applicants for the position of Truck driver, heavy truck who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. The Canadian Armed Forces are Canada’s unified military, consisting of sea, land, and air elements known as the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The land component of the Canadian Armed Forces is the Canadian Army. We train and supply troops to protect and defend Canada. The Canadian Army is in charge of the operational readiness of the Canadian Armed Forces’ conventional ground forces.

The Royal Canadian Navy is Canada’s naval force. The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is one of three environmental commands in the Canadian Armed Forces. The RCN has 12 frigates, four attack submarines, 12 coastal defence vessels, eight patrol class training vessels, one offshore patrol vessel, and several auxiliary vessels as of 2021. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is a branch of the Canadian Armed Forces. It defends and protects Canadian and North American airspace in collaboration with the US. The RCAF also helps to maintain international peace and security. The candidate who got selected will be required to start work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to Permanent employment or Part time job. The shift timings include Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, Shift, On Call, Flexible Hours, To be determined, Early Morning and Morning

Employer Name: Canadian Armed Forces
Position: Truck driver, heavy truck
No. of vacancies: 5
Salary: $96.00 daily for 64 to 160 hours per month
Employment type: Permanent employment, Part time
Location: Kentville, NS

Job Description

  • The candidate will be expected to transport and handle hazardous materials.
  • The candidate will be required to inspect vehicles on a daily basis for cleanliness, mechanical items and safety issues and perform preventative maintenance.
  • The candidate will be required to load and unload goods
  • The candidate will be in charge of driving lighter, special-purpose trucks.
  • The candidate will be in charge of receiving and relaying information to central dispatch.
  • The candidate will be in charge of transport goods and materials by operating and driving straight or articulated trucks.
  • The candidate will be in charge of tarping and ensuring cargo safety and security.
  • The candidate must drive as part of a two-person team or convoy.
  • The candidate would be responsible for overseeing condition of vehicle and inspect tires, lights, brakes, cold storage and other equipment.
  • The candidate would be responsible for recording cargo information, hours of service, distance travelled and fuel consumption.
  • 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 required to perform roadside emergency repairs.
  • The candidate will be required to adjust brakes.
  • The candidate will be required to transport finished goods and raw materials over land to and from manufacturing plants or retail and distribution centers
  • The candidate will be required to plan routes and meet delivery schedules.
  • The candidate will be expected to deliver goods on time to the client.
  • The candidate will be required to transport all fragile and heavy items carefully.
  • The candidate will be required to monitor and refuel oil in the truck as and when needed.
  • The candidate will be required to follow accident procedures if an accident occurs.
  • The candidate will be required to drive with extreme caution.
  • The candidate must document and log work/rest periods, kilometres driven, and keep fuel/toll receipts.
  • The candidate must follow truck driving rules and regulations (size, weight, route designations, parking and break periods), as well as company policies and procedures.
  • The candidate will be expected to obey and follow all traffic laws.
  • The candidate will be expected to secure cargo as well as properly arrange and balance it within the vehicle.
  • Before driving, the candidate must ensure that any mechanical issues with the vehicle are corrected.
  • The candidate will be required to provide a high standard of Customer Service while delivering goods to customers.
  • The candidate will be responsible for responsible keeping their truck, and associated equipment, clean and in good working order.
  • The candidate will be responsible for responsible for counting and recording quantities and styles of product delivered and picked up to ensure accurate paperwork for customer transactions.
  • The candidate will be required to collect and verify delivery instructions.
  • The candidate will be required to notify the dispatcher of any road incidents.

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should be fluent in English language
  • There are no standard education requirements such as a bachelor’s degree, a certificate, or a diploma
  • Previous experience is not mandatory.
  • 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 have extensive knowledge of applicable truck driving rules and regulations.
  • The candidate must be able to handle weigh up to 13.5 kg (30 lbs)
  • The candidate must be able to drive for long periods of time and travel frequently.
  • The candidate must be adaptable and foresighted in order to deal with unexpected situations (traffic, weather conditions etc)
  • The candidate should have a strong understanding of safety regulations, including not only traffic laws but also rules governing how often they must rest, the maximum number of miles they can drive, and so on.
  • 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) and Citizens band (CB) radio
  • The candidate should have clean driving record with no at-fault accidents or traffic citations.

Documentation Knowledge

  • The candidate should have strong documentation knowledge in Accident or incident reports, Trip reports, Inspection report (pre-trip, en-route, post-trip) and Driver logbook

Security and Safety

  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate
  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check.
  • The candidate must have a basic level of security clearance.
  • The candidate must be willing to submit to regular background and drug checks.

Transportation/Travel Information

  • The candidate should be willing to travel for extended periods
  • The candidate should be willing to travel overnight.
  • The candidate should have valid driver’s licence.

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • 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 must have excellent hand eye coordination.
  • The candidate should be required to perform repetitive tasks on frequent basis.
  • The candidate should be required to handling heavy loads as part of routine work.
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in sitting position
  • The candidate should be physically fit.
  • The candidate should be prepared for doing physically challenging tasks as part of daily work.
  • The candidate should ready to work overtime if needed.

Work Location Information

  • The candidate will be required to work in remote and various locations.

Transportation/Travel Experience

  • The candidate should have good knowledge about Local and Provincial or territorial regions
  • The candidate should have experience in running short-haul trips.

How to Apply

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

By email

[email protected]

By phone

902-678-7930 extension 2121 Between 09:30 AM and 03:30 PM

 

 

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