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At Day & Ross, you’ll go far.

From a single truckload of potatoes in the 1950s to a fleet of thousands, Day & Ross has become one of the largest transportation companies in Canada. With more than 8,000 employees, drivers, and owner operators, we’re a major player in cross-border and LTL/TL transportation, offering a diverse portfolio of transport and logistics solutions across North America.

 

For over a decade, we’ve been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, and we were named a Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation in 2018 and 2019. Our industry recognition is a testament to the family values we share with our parent company, McCain Foods Limited.

 

About the Role

Trailer Technician

Full-time

Woodstock, ON

 

As a Trailer Technician at Day & Ross, you will be responsible for repairing and inspecting trailers, and be a key member of our maintenance team. We offer competitive compensation, extensive medical coverage, pension plan and a tool and boot allowance.

 

How You’ll Help

  • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of trailers according to work orders and in keeping with level of training/apprenticeship (see below)
  • Maintaining shop equipment as required. 
  • Other duties as may be required.
  • Apprentice Trailer Technicians provide support to journeypersons and to apprentices under the leadership of a journeyperson in all aspects of the maintenance and repair of trailers, including but not limited to brakes, suspension systems, surelok, tires (including psi), trailer axles, lighting systems, rear walls and doors, frame and support, chassis, lighting, wiring, hydraulics, heating & refrigeration systems.
  • under the leadership of a journeyperson, are involved in all aspects of the repair and maintenance of trailers (see above) and may provide general direction and guidance to Pre-Apprentice Technicians.  Apprentice Technicians are expected to work more independently and exercise greater judgment through the various stages of the apprenticeship, obtaining final verification of work from a Journeyperson Technician.
  • Journeyperson Technicians independently repair and maintain trailers (see above) and provide general direction, guidance, mentoring and training to Pre-Apprentice and Apprentice Technicians.  
  • Maintenance and repair of trailer bodies, including miscellaneous accessories such as hub caps, decals, reflective tape, painting, etc. 
  • Electronic Documentation of all findings and work done.

 

Your Skills & Experience

  • Post secondary training in trailer repair and/or completion of trailer technician certificate course
  • Preference given to applicants with Red Seal journeyperson certification
  • Additional training in tire repairs and/or refrigeration will be considered an asset 
  • CVIP, an asset
  • Candidates enrolled in trailer repair apprenticeship may also be considered.
  • Valid Class AZ license also considered an asset
  • Previous work experience in an industrial environment, preferably in the transportation industry
  • Previous experience and qualification to perform Safety inspections are considered an asset in this position, 
  •  Ability to lift 75lbs, move, reach, bend, walk, stand, grasp, balance, climb, kneel and crouch for extended period of time
  • Ability to work in tight spaces
  • Strong knowledge of transportation industry rules and regulations regarding transport trailers and components
  • Knowledge of and ability to use safe work practices, including safe lifting and bending, working in tight spaces, etc.  
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving abilities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Good communication skills –verbal and written
     

Please note that the successful candidate will be asked to provide reference and criminal background checks prior to employment. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

As a federally regulated employer, Day & Ross fully supports the principles of employment equity and encourages all qualified members of the designated groups to apply.

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