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Backup Driver - DZ

New Hamburg, ON
Do you have 1-2 years experience or newly licensed and want experience with both Driving and Helping with the opportunity to move into a Full-time Driver role? This is your place to start and grow within a well-known, reputable company. Maple Leaf Foods puts a strong focus on growing and developing our team and we are looking for 3 Backup Drivers who have their DZ class license to join us.

SHIFT: Full-time Days
Rate of Pay: $18.87 + 3 & 6 month progression

The Driver Helper is responsible for attending the customer locations to assist with the delivery of the desired shipment. This role is also responsible for acting a back-up to the Driver as needed which includes instructing a Driver Helper while in that role and ensuring on-time deliveries.
  • Able to work in different departments in the facility in between loads or on an as needed basis
  • Loading of product
  • Assisting with delivery to customer locations
  • Assist Drivers and Backup Drivers with daily responsibilities
  • Unloading of product at customer locations
  • Able to do physical labour
  • Commitment to working as part of a team 
  • Provide direction and guidance to Driver Helper to meet  customer requirements
  • Responsible for daily truck checks and ensuring proper maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Must have valid minimum DZ license with clean driver’s abstract
  • 1-2 years of DZ or related experience
  • Must be insurable (age 25+)
  • Ability to keep up with a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to work in a wet/humid environment
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Backup driver for different departments as needed
  • Must be in good physical condition - able to lift up to 50 lb. overhead repetitively
  • Delivery experience an asset
  • Farm/Agricultural operations an asset
  • Delivering fragile product an asset
  • Must be able to follow SOP’S, schedules, and other company & facility requirements/programs
  • Able to work varying & flexible hours until job complete (including statutory holidays)
  • Good communication and business relationship building skills for interaction with customers
  • Must adhere to HACCP & Biosecurity requirements
WHY Maple Leaf Foods, New Hamburg?
  • Training provided if needed
  • Opportunity for growth
  • Reputable company
  • Competitive wages
  • Benefits & Pension
  • Great team environment
  • Strong focus on internal advancement
Please email or fax 519-662-3637 with a copy of your resume to be considered or apply here.
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