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DZ/AZ Delivery Driver

CONDITION OF EMPLOYEMENT

  • This position requires the employee to have a valid “DZ” or “AZ” class drivers licence.
  • Suspension or cancellation of licence for any reason is just cause for immediate termination without notice.

RESPONSIBILITIES

DELIVERY/PICKUP OF LOADS

  • Local deliveries within the Norfolk, Oxford and Elgin county areas
  • Arrive at customer location at specified time
  • Load and unload contents in a safe manner following required procedures
  • Hand bomb inventory as required

TRANSPORTATION REGULATIONS

  • Comply with all legislation dealing with hours of work and maximum hours worked between breaks at all times
  • Immediately report any offences for which the employee or the company is charged in relation to any Federal Motor Carrier Safety Standards or Highway Traffic Act legislation
  • Adhere to all laws, Federal, Regional and Jurisdictional as outlined in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Standards

 DISPATCH REPORTING

  • Report to office on a daily basis for dispatch instructions
  • Notify dispatcher of delays in excess of ½ hour
  • Use two-way radio as needed to send or receive communications from dispatch

DOCUMENTATION

  • Driver envelopes are to include – Bills of Lading and equipment inspections and all other customer and Sylvite documents that may be required for invoicing, or for safety and compliance
  • All documents must be completed in full and must reflect correct and accurate information
  • Provide driver’s license when renewed/updated (including renewal within 30 days of address change)

INSPECTIONS

  • Conduct pre- and post- trip inspections as outlined in the Highway Traffic Act
  • Report all vehicle damage as immediately as possible to the dispatcher

COMPANY KNOWLEDGE AND MUTUAL SUPPORT

  • Become knowledgeable about all Sylvite divisions and the products and services they provide to customers
  • Demonstrate adherence to ISO standards and other best practices
  • Documentation of all processes and tasks for which a function is responsible 
  • Demonstrate a high degree of service to and in collaboration with other business units
  • Provide support to other department members maintaining a sense of teamwork
  • Provide positive feedback to others when possible; coach others for success
  • Recommend opportunities for improvement of processes and systems as a result of the function performed or based on observations
  • Recommend opportunities for reducing costs

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

KEY PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION

  • Ability to follow directions and procedures
  • Timeliness
  • Organizational Skills
  •  Flexibility, particularly with scheduling changes
  • Ability to resolve discrepancies and maintain composure
  • Good oral and written communication skills required for interaction with customers and dispatch 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 6 months verifiable experience as a DZ Driver or AZ Driver
  •  Good CVOR and abstract
  • Clean Police Clearance Certificate

TRAINING

  • General Health & Safety Orientation
  • WHMIS Training
  • General Employee Orientation
  • On-the-Job Training specific to function
  • Hours of Service
  • Paperwork Procedures
  • Airbrakes
  • Loss Prevention
  • Customer Service training

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Physical Effort (physical activity - lifting, carrying, physical motion): Hand bombing – up to 75 lbs Extended periods of sitting while driving
  • Physical Environment (temperature, noise, other environmental or hazardous conditions): Highway and road traffic conditions – moderately hazardous
  • Sensory Attention (effect of the job on one or more of the senses): Attentiveness required while driving
  • Mental Stress (social disruption, increased anxiety/stress): Normal