Job # 1002428, Side Load Driver

Title: Side Load Driver
Location: Nanaimo , British Columbia
Expires on: 9/10/2018
Reports to: Route Supervisor

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Welcome to GFL Nanaimo!

We are a dynamic, growth-oriented and safety-focused company. Providing collection and processing for Waste, Recycling and Organics, GFL stretches from coast to coast with nearly 6,000 employees. With customer service and safety as our focus, we are looking for full time energetic and driven Side Load Driver to support our growing company.


With an eye to continued growth and steady employment, we offer the following:

  • A healthy workplace culture
  • Competitive wages with a RRSP matching programs (after 1 year of employment)
  • Flexible working environment and hours
  • Comprehensive benefits package


Career stability and advancement is well-within the reach of driven and motivated employees!


Drivers are responsible for providing the pick-up service of containers filled with waste or recyclable material using an automated side loader. You will provide services to a variety of multi-family residential and commercial routes removing and transporting waste or recyclables in fulfillment of customer contracts. This position will service multiple customers per day according to assigned routes. The waste will then need to be transferred to the appropriate station, landfill or drop-off location. Skill and ability to navigate through and backing up in high traffic and congested roadways, driveways, alleyways, and lots.

 Job Duties

  • Satisfy customer needs for service.  Ensure that service is completed in accordance with established policies.

  • Responsible for daily pre and post trip inspections.

  • Complete an assigned daily route as assigned

  • Daily route consists of driving to specified routes to mechanically collect solid waste or recyclable material and transport it to appropriate disposal sites. 

  • Perform driver check-ins at day’s end to ensure complete and accurate paperwork completion.

  • Ensure assigned routes are completed in a timely and safe manner.

  • Ensure that all protocols are followed while dumping loads at municipal recycling/waste facilities.

  • May be required to climb up ladder on truck to inspect loads.

  • Attending regular safety meetings and tailboard meetings, and comply with all of GFL’s safe driving procedures and policies

  • Immediately reports all unsafe situations, incidents, accidents or service related issues to Dispatch/Operations manager pertaining to sites, equipment, and truck or otherwise.

  • May perform some additional responsibilities as assigned by the Operations Manager.


  • Class 5 with air endorsement.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong customer focus.

  • Knowledge of the City of Nanaimo and area

  • Proven ability to multi-task & ability to prioritize tasks.

  • Knowledge of industry an asset.



  • 2 years of driving experience in a Side Load Truck


GFL Environmental is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


If you would like to learn more about this position, please email your questions to GFL Human Resources.


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