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Edmonton – Class 1 – Lowbed Driver

Title Edmonton – Class 1 – Lowbed Driver
LocationEdmonton
Job Information

Whissell Contracting Ltd has established a solid reputation for providing construction solutions in Alberta. We are built on strong core values and take pride in our Team, our dedication to Safety, and excellence in the work we do. For over 5 decades, Whissell’s expertise has focused on deep Underground Utility infrastructure and Earthwork construction services.

Whissell is looking for individuals that want to be part of an industry leader whose goals are to keep ahead of the curve on technology and innovative solutions. If you are committed to growing Whissell services, divisions, and innovating renewable energy solutions to the industry, Apply today! We look forward to you joining our Team.

Reporting to the Transportation Manager, The Class 1 low bed hauler will support Whissell’s vision, mission, S.P.I.R.I.T of values and three daily pillars of safety, quality, and efficiency. This position will effectively operate a tractor and trailer in a safe and efficient manner.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Completes a thorough pre-trip inspection of assigned vehicles and periodically throughout shift
  • Records deficiencies and reports to Transportation Manager and appropriate shop staff
  • Maintains an electronic daily log to record hours of service as per Commercial Motor Vehicle Act
  • Liaises with dispatch to determine daily work assignment(s)
  • Operates assigned unit in a safe and effective manner, carrying out assigned duties
  • Loads, transports and unloads equipment and materials according to known transportation best practices and as per legislative guidelines
  • Ensures vehicles and axle weights meet regulatory requirements
  • Secures cargo according to legislated requirements
  • Keeps assigned unit clean and presentable

Required Skills

  • Class 1 license with a minimum of 5 years tractor and trailer experience
  • Minor truck and trailer maintenance
  • Works with pilot vehicle drivers to ensure safe transportation of over-dimensional loads
  • Comply with Whissell and local OH&S regulations
  • Monitor employee compliance with OH&S rules and standards
  • Maintain and foster a clean and organized work environment
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Self-leadership, supervisory, interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail, fast paced
  • Completes other training as required

Essential Qualifications:

  • Must have previous heavy equipment hauling experience.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience pulling jeep and trailer combination,
  • Must have experience with Flat Deck trailers
  • Winch experience would be an asset.
  • Gravel hauling experience would be an asset
  • Mechanical aptitude and multiple field tickets an asset.
  • Must be able to work independently and demonstrate a strong customer service focus.
  • Must possess a valid class 1 driver’s license with a recent and clean abstract,
  • RSTS or CSTS training,
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs

What We Offer You:

  • Industry-leading wages
  • Excellent Health, Dental, and Vision benefit plan
  • Professional and Career development opportunities
  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Wonderful team, Whissell is Family owned and operated

PLEASE NOTE: All Whissell employees are required to pass a Pre-Employment Drug & Alcohol Test and provide a valid Driver’s Abstract (no more than three months old) prior to starting work.

Overtime may be required during peak months.

To apply, please submit your resume and driver’s abstract to careers@whissell.ca

At Whissell we value diversity of expertise, talent and opinion creating an innovative and collaborative environment. We are committed to a respectful and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

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