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Lead Driver (Burnaby, BC) in Burnaby at PODS

Date Posted: 8/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Pay Rate: $21.00



Responsible for approximately 80% delivery driver/warehouse/forklift duties and 20% administrative duties.  Driving responsibilities include pickup of containers to and/or from customer locations; providing an effective and incident free delivery or pickup of a container while maintaining excellent rapport with the customer.  Administrative duties include storage center operations, distribution of communications to staff, and route review when applicable.


This position offers Health/Dental Benefits and RRSP/DPSP Plan with company matching contributions after 3 months of service.

*Please note, this position requires working most Saturdays.



  • Drive and operate a truck with a patented lift mechanism to load and unload containers at customer sites
  • Accept add-on deliveries as required to meet business needs
  • Use company handheld computer for delivery verification and navigation
  • Operate a forklift and/or an overhead crane
  • Clean and inspect containers to ensure they are presentable for delivery to customer
  • Coordinate rental paperwork and payment with the customer
  • Communicate with the Driver Supervisor or Storage Center Supervisor or Manager on customer questions and/or issues; Prepare driver notes as needed
  • Perform repairs of containers and lifts in the field and at the storage center
  • Provide backup for storage center functions when needed
  • Maintain cleanliness of truck cab (keep free from debris inside and outside)
  • Review routes prior to daily deliveries
  • Distribute and/or Facilitate staff communication; Ensure communications reach all associates in the storage center
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Commercial license - Class 1 through 5 acceptable but must have air brake endorsement (code 15) required to drive 5 ton truck.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience employed as driver performing delivery functions
  • Must maintain a current/valid driver license from the province in which position is assigned
  • Must have no moving violations during the past three (3) years (insurance requirement)
  • Must be at least 21 years of age (insurance requirement)
  • Previous computer or hand held device experience desired
  • Possess math skills sufficient to perform required duties
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience

Job Requirements



  • Ability frequently remain in stationary position for driving or operating forklift.
  • Ability to frequently ascend/descend cab of truck and forklift using three points of contact
  • Ability to frequently move about and position self frequently to operate equipment and deliver containers
  • Ability to occasionally move boxes weighing up to 50 lbs (22 kg)
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus; strong sense of spatial relations to park vehicle and negotiate tight spaces.
  • Ability to frequently use hands to write, use computer, operate a motor vehicle, operate equipment, use a handheld device, and manipulate documents
  • Ability to regularly apply up to 40 pounds (18kg) of pressure using a variety of motions including, but not limited to, pushing, pulling and lifting
  • Frequently required to read documents and write neatly, legibly and transcribe accurate information.
  • Ability to frequently communicate and exchange information with manager, co-workers and customers



  • Shift start times may vary; Some additional hours may be required including Saturdays/Sundays; Required to work overtime as needed.
  • Travel requirements: Within Location Territory
  • Storage centers are climate controlled. Deliveries made in all weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high. 
  • Regular attendance and punctuality required

Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Portable Storage Canada is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We will not discriminate unlawfully against qualified applicants or employees with respect to any term or condition of employment based on race, colour, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, place of birth, military service status, or other basis protected by law.