• Transportation Training Specialist

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  • We're a company with integrity at its core.  We believe in treating each other with respect and working as a team to get things done right.  And because of this collaboration, we've created an atmosphere that's fun, supportive, and alive with energy!


    At Gordon Food Service British Columbia Division Ltd., our continued focus on quality and exceptional service has made us one of Canada’s largest food service distributors for over 40 years.  Based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan and founded in 1897 Gordon Food Service is a successful, family-oriented company.  We are proud to offer our employees career advancement with training and comprehensive benefits.





    Division:  British Columbia

    Transportation Training Specialist


    Location: Delta



    Position Overview


    Reporting to the Fleet Transportation Manager, the Transportation Training Coordinator will play a key role in the execution, creation and implementation of our in-house training program for new and existing transportation team members.  We are seeking a driven and passionate trainer with a solid background in Transportation. The Transportation Trainer will be accountable for on-boarding and training of new delivery service representatives, identifying training gaps and needs as well as the continued training and development of all delivery service representatives on an ongoing basis.


    Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


    • Facilitate training of new Delivery Service Representatives in accordance with defined Training Program
    • Certify new Delivery Service Representatives in specific courses (i.e. Pallet Jack, Dangerous Goods, WHMIS, safe machine operation, Policies)
    • Conduct and document driving and delivery assessments with new Delivery Service Representatives to ensure training targets are met around accuracy and performance.
    • Conduct and certify Drivers on safe Driving practices
    • Responsible for scheduling internal and external training.
    • Work with external training providers on training opportunities
    • Liaise with Health and Safety Manager, Transportation Leadership on all Health and Safety matters as it relates to training
    • Routinely evaluate and monitor progress on all new Drivers
    • Collaborate with other departments (Warehouse, HR, Routing, etc)  as it relates to training
    • Review and enhance all aspects of the Driver in Training program
    • Update and maintain training manual and program as required


    Preferred Skills and Qualifications


    • 3+ years of experience in Transportation at Gordon Food Service
    • Previous training experience is desirable
    • Computer literate  - Google Suite experience is desirable
    • Flexible work schedule – able to work weeknights, weekends and statutory holidays based on business needs
    • Strong organizational skills with ability to identify and set priorities on daily, weekly and monthly basis.
    • Ability to build relationships and interact effectively with all levels and departments within the organization, most importantly new Transportation employees coming to GFS
    • Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent organization and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize
    • Excellent judgment, diplomacy and discretion
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to create and measure Key Performance Indicators
    • Ability to implement strategies and key initiatives as related to training
    • Ability to create a great team environment with strong coaching skills and leading by example


    Next Steps


    To apply for this opportunity, please submit your applicaton by 4:00 pm on January 31, 2019. 




    *We thank all interested applicants, however, only those under consideration shall be contacted*


    Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer.



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