Side Load Driver

FERO Waste & Recycling

Truro, Nova Scotia

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Fero Waste and Recycling Inc, a division of The Municipal Group of Companies, is a solid waste company that services New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and is currently seeking the knowledge and expertise of a Side Load Operator based out of our Truro, NS location

Job Summary: The Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of Class 3, Sideloader Refuse vehicle. The operator is also responsible for inspecting, cleaning, and maintaining the equipment.


  • Day shifts, Monday to Friday (with an early morning start time);
  • Additional hours and occasional variations from the schedule may be required to meet business demand;
  • Competitive compensation, and benefits package available after three months of continuous employment;
  • The chance to work with a stable, growing company with numerous divisions across Eastern Canada.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive Side Load tandem truck in a safe and efficient manner on assigned routes to fill contractual requirements; Ensure assigned routes are completed in a timely and safe manner;
  • Responsible for daily pre-and post-trip inspections of trucks posted;
  • Check-in with Dispatcher to determine what time to leave and return;
  • Load and unload heavy materials, tools, and equipment under varying traffic and road conditions;
  • Maintain telephone or radio contact with the appropriate supervisor to receive delivery instructions;
  • Advise Supervisor of any requirements for maintenance or repairs;
  • Report any driving infractions and/or suspensions;
  • Perform end-of-day driver check-ins to ensure complete and accurate paperwork completion;
  • Be aware of surroundings at all times; ensure the safety of fellow employees;
  • Ensure a safe work environment in compliance with all safety policies and procedures using the appropriate tools and equipment for the task;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, and Experience:

  • Valid commercial driver’s license with clean driver abstract;
  • Class 3 driver’s license, with air brake in good standing;
  • Ability to follow a firm work schedule as directed by supervisor;
  • Willingness to work in a team environment; comply with procedures
  • Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and supervisors to ensure that projects are correctly completed;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; strong customer focus;
  • Good Coordination, lifting 20-75 pounds on regular basis;
  • Proven ability to multi-task & ability to prioritize tasks;
  • Previous waste and or recycling experience preferred;
  • Residential curbside collection experience preferred;
  • Working safely is a condition of employment.
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