Driver (5-Ton, Seasonal)

  • Bylands Nurseries Ltd
  • West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jan 13, 2022

Job Description

Company Description

Bylands Nurseries Ltd. is a producer of premium plants offering one of the most diverse and complete mixes of hardy plants available in North America. Over the past 60 years, Bylands has been recognized with numerous industry awards for outstanding business practices and environmental stewardship.

Our Culture of Excellence supports our Vision (Enhancing Lives With Plants). We are a cohesive team that communicates enthusiastically by brainstorming solutions and swiftly helping each other. We take ownership & accountability for decisions with integrity, approaching each day with empowerment to seek continuous growth. We prioritize the quality & service that we provide to our customers by adapting quickly to their needs.

This is a full-time, contract position earning $25.00/hr from April - October 2022.

Job Description

As our 5-Ton Driver, you will be a critical player in ensuring strong customer service by delivering plants between our main operation in West Kelowna, BC to the Lower Mainland.

You will be responsible for:
  • Safely delivering all products assigned by Logistics Coordinator and Shipping Department within scheduled timeframes.
  • Conducting daily truck inspections including fluid checks & coordinating timely maintenance with the Maintenance department.
  • Ensuring loads are secure and weight is distributed properly.
  • Ensuring plants being delivered are maintained properly throughout each trip.
  • Keeping to planned scheduled routes and contacting customers in advance of each delivery.
  • Assisting customers with loading and unloading.
  • Completing all paperwork properly & submitting it to the Shipping Dept.
  • Operating and maintaining various truck units as required, which includes keeping trucks clean and maintaining a regular cleaning schedule.
  • Representing Bylands professionally when interacting with customers.
  • Returning all carts and racks used in transporting materials to the Nursery and submitting the necessary paperwork to Shipping Department/Admin. Office for each shipment.
  • Maintaining and submitting detailed Expense Reports as required, including copies of all expense receipts.


Qualifications

Competencies:
  • Accuracy / Attention to Detail
  • Organization
  • Safety Conscious
  • Sense of Urgency

Education and Experience:
  • Valid B.C. Driver's License
  • Excellent driving record
  • A strong background in logistics and trucking
  • High School Diploma or GED


Additional Information

Our spring shipping season is fast-paced and best suited to someone who enjoys being busy. We are a diverse workforce with many Guest Workers from other countries.

We are a growing company so there are opportunities for increases and promotions based on qualifications and performance on the job.

We offer a comprehensive benefit plan including Extended Health and Dental, along with a Pension retirement savings plan - part of which Bylands matches!