Truck Driver (Day Shift – Temporary)


Montreal, QC (Canada)

Job Description

Velan is looking for a candidate to fill a Truck Driver position (day shift, temporary position) at its Montreal plant.

Reporting to the Shipping Foreman, the incumbent will be responsible for deliveries, pick-up and transportation to, from and between Velan's plants, customers, docks, suppliers and carry the company's mail.

Key Responsibilities

-          Handle materials, including the loading and unloading of platforms, containers and trucks, manually and by using appropriate mechanized lifting and transport equipment;

-          Obtain and identify merchandise;

-          Verify their compliance with transport documents and packing slips;

-          Follow and comply with all customs rules and procedures and assist customs officers in the verification of the merchandise;

-          Report any deviations in the material being transported to the supervisor;

-          Ensure protection of goods against damage during transport or handling;

-          Report any vehicle or component malfunctions to the supervisor and arrange for immediate repair if required;

-          Performs normal truck maintenance such as cleaning and servicing and maintains appropriate workbook;

-          Maintain vehicle in good repair and operating condition and perform other simple and related duties as directed;

-          Act as an ambassador for safety in the workplace by complying with the measures in force at the plants.


Qualifications and skills

-          High School Diploma;

-          Minimum five (5) years recent varied experience in the operation of a tractor-trailer unit and valid driver's license as required by Law or other certifying agencies;

-          Minimum classes: 1 - 2 – 3 - 4-A - 4-B - 4-C;

-          Must have clean driving record for past five (5) years and be capable of being bonded;

-          Must be capable to work with export, import and other customs paperwork.

Note: A practical or theoretical test could be required.

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