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JOB POSTING – DRIVER RECRUITING & RETENTION OFFICER

Position Reports to: Human Resources Manager & Management Team

The Driver Recruiter leads the driver recruiting practices and objectives for the company and creates thorough hiring standards, policies and programs to achieve our dynamic fleet growth goals and objectives.  You will also be responsible for forecasting for current hiring trends, fleet size-changes, etc. to ensure our fleet of trucks is equipped with a sufficient number of drivers.

This position is a full-time, permanent position based on 40 hours a week. Our company offers a full benefit program, an RSP program and 2 weeks vacation as a start.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement strategic recruiting plans;
  • Develop and retain an appropriate pool of drivers and convert high volume leads into fleet drivers;
  • Ensure that communication between different departments regarding driver staffing is timely and effective in order to capitalize on current prospects and potentials;
  • Determine proper qualification of applicants based on our contract criteria and company safety policies;
  • Review ongoing hiring goals by recruiting safe, professional drivers;
  • Effectively inform candidates and potential candidates about what our company can offer them as a company driver through interviews, phone calls, job/recruiting fairs, etc.;
  • Continuously improve recruiting work processes to ensure driver applicants meet all company requirements and have a best-in-class recruiting experience;
  • Develop job descriptions and job duties for all new driver hires that are accurate and compliant per company safety polices and applicable regulations and laws;
  • Work with other internal departments to ensure that the company is retaining new driver hires;
  • Ensure that new drivers arrive for orientation fully prepared and ready to start their job as a new company driver (introductions to staff, tour of facility, etc.);
  • Train and review with drivers as needed on all current and new compliance regulations and company policies & procedures;
  • Review driver pay scale and bonus program and make appropriate changes to driver pay, driver bonus program, etc.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma or equivalent certification;
  • University degree is an asset, but not required;
  • Recruitment and selection skills;
  • Proven ability to meet or exceed the staffing goals for the driver department;
  • Experience in performance management;
  • Team player, Highly organized, Time management;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • 2 + years experience is an asset, but not required.

If you feel you are the successful candidate for this position, please email your resume and cover letter (in PDF form) to careers@seafoodexpress.pe.ca, with the subject line stating “Driver Recruitment Application”.

JOB POSTING – Human Resources Manager

Position Reports to: Management Team

Salary Range: Is based on experience, etc. Can be negotiated.

The Human Resources Manager leads the Human Resources practices and objectives for the company and creates a high-performance culture through strategic HR policies and programs.

You will be responsible for developing and executing HR services that drive performance and boost morale for all staff within the company. You are required to have a comprehensive knowledge of leading human resource processes & systems/programs as well as the ability to clearly articulate and promote our company policies & procedures, as well as our company culture & values.

This position is a full-time, permanent position based on 40 hours a week. Our company offers a full benefits program, an RSP program and 2 weeks vacation as a start.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead all Human Resources functions including employee relations, leadership development, employee engagement, performance management, training and development, compensation and retention.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for the development and implementation of new HR programs, policies and procedures introduced to the company.
  • Ensure HR fundamentals and processes are delivered on time and within company standards.
  • Implement and execute initiatives with a focus on continuous improvement, boosting company moral/culture, staff retention, etc.
  • Manage change and communication internally to all staff and drivers.
  • Develop processes to ensure that all staff are meeting performance expectations, professional development expectations, etc. on an ongoing basis throughout each year.

Job Descriptions:

Develop job descriptions and duties for all current and new hires that are accurate and compliant per applicable regulations.

Internal Staff Applications & Hiring:

  • Develop internal staff applications for new hires, to ensure they are up to date with current labour laws, and company policies & procedures.
  • Seek out, interview and screen applicants to fill existing openings while maintaining a current knowledge of company hiring criteria.
  • Gather, and analyze information skillfully to obtain a complete application and pre-qualify applicants.
  • Inform potential applicants about facilities, operations, benefits, pay, and specialty and dedicated opportunities.

Policies & Procedures:

Administer various human resources plans and procedures for company personnel; assist in development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepare and maintain employee handbook and policies and procedures manual.

Benefits Administration:

Administer the Company’s benefits program to include employee/driver setup, claims resolution, change reporting and communicating benefit information to employees.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma or equivalent certification;
  • University degree is an asset, but not required;
  • CHRP certification is an asset, but not required;
  • Recruitment and selection skills;
  • Proven ability to meet or exceed the staffing goals for the driver department;
  • Experience in performance management;
  • Team player, Highly organized, Time management;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • 3+ years experience is an asset, but not required.

If you feel you are the successful candidate for this position, please email your resume and cover letter (in PDF form) to careers@seafoodexpress.pe.ca, with the subject line stating “HR Manager Application”.

Trucks for Change newest member!

We are so happy to announce that we are now members of the Trucks for Change network, which is a non-profit group of leading highway carriers across Canada who believe in supporting communities with in-kind transportation services.

New Phone System

Seafood Express has recently updated their phone system!

Now, before you dial the extension, you must dial 9. For example, if you’d like to reach Fleet Maintenance, you must dial 9, and then 228.

Iron Apple Certified!

Seafood Express is very excited to say we are now Iron Apple certified! We are now recognized in both Canada and United States as an approved Preventive Controls Plan HACCP based food safety program for transportation and storage. Seafood Express also met all the minimum training requirements for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Regulation requirements. Food Safety and Sanitary Food Handling is at the top of our list when it comes to transporting products between pick up and delivery.

Drivers Lounge now Open 24/7!

Over the last few months we’ve been working hard at building up our new drivers lounge. Located next door to our main terminal, the newly renovated drivers lounge features 24/7 access for all of our company drivers. Along with free wi-fi, cable TV, the new lounge has a kitchenette equipped with a fridge, microwave and coffee machine, a small gym/workout room, and a full bathroom with a shower.

So whether you are laid over for a night in town, or are waiting for your load paperwork, the drivers lounge is for all our company drivers to relax in a comfortable, safe setting. Enjoy!

Drivers Lounge open 24/7

Drivers Lounge open 24/7

Welcome!

Welcome!

Drivers Lounge

Drivers Lounge

 

Drivers Lounge Kitchenette

Drivers Lounge Kitchenette

Drivers Lounge Bathroom

Drivers Lounge Bathroom

Drivers Lounge Shower

Drivers Lounge Shower

Drivers Lounge Gym

Drivers Lounge Gym

Philip Ramsay named APTA’s Driver of the Month: June 2016

We would like to congratulate Philip Ramsay (Unit #375) on being named the APTA’s Driver of the Month for June 2016. Philip has been driving with us for 30 years and he’s showed his professionalism and dedication to this industry by his safe driving record and the 3,000,000 miles he’s put on the road as a  Seafood Express driver.

From all of us at Seafood Express (PEI) Ltd., congratulations Philip!

APTA_Atlantic Road of Fame_JUNE

2015 Driver of the Year – Dale Scott

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On behalf of all of the staff and drivers at Seafood Express (PEI) Ltd., we would like to congratulate Dale Scott (Unit #383) on receiving the 2015 Driver of the Year Award! Dale came to Seafood Express after he graduated JVI Driving School in 2012. In his first year, he received our Rookie of the Year award and he’s kept up the great work ever since. Through Dale’s positive attitude, hard work ethic and professional driving experience/skills he’s become a true role model and a leading example for all young drivers getting involved in the trucking industry.

Keep up the great work Dale, and from all of us at Seafood Express (PEI) Ltd. – Congratulations!

2016 Freightliner Cascadia Evolutions!

cascadia-evolutionWe are pleased to announce that we are now a fleet consisting of automatic power units! As of Feburary 8th, 2016 we are happy to say that we are the proud owner of three new automatic DT-12 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution power units!

With the emergence of these new automatic rigs, we are helping our fleet lower our overall fuel economy, tire wear and emissions. So far, our drivers are enjoying the new automatic gear box and are seeing the benefits of not having to shift gears. They are reporting back that they feel less-tired at the end of their full driving day and find it easier to focus on the road ahead of them.

All of us at Seafood Express (P.E.I.) Ltd. are happy to have some automatic power units in our fleet and definitely see them as a way of the future.

PEITSC Employee of the Month – Freddie Affleck

freddieThe drivers and staff of Seafood Express (P.E.I.) Ltd. would like to congratulate Freddie Affleck (truck #382) on becoming the PEI Trucking Sector Council’s Employee of the Month for December, 2015.

Freddie is growing as one of our young drivers and is quickly gaining a name for himself and the respect of his peers and colleagues within our industry. Be sure to congratulate him if and when you see him on the road!

You can view the entire article on the PEITSC website by clicking here.

From all of us at Seafood Express (P.E.I.) Ltd., congratulations Freddie, on being named PEITSC’s Employee of the Month!