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Job Number:
Job Title:
Truck Driver
Job Category:
Operational Support Services
Job Type:
Date Posted:
June 5, 2024
Closing Date:
June 26, 2024
Work Location:
Production Kitchen
Number of Positions:

Job Description

If you take pride in being compassionate, honest, professional and safe, consider an exciting and rewarding career at Shannex. Our communities offer more than a place to work – they welcome and celebrate Great People who inspire meaningful connections while Leading the Way to Better Living™.


We are searching for a Truck Driver to join our Parkstone Enhanced Care team based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Meaningful Benefits

You will be surrounded by supportive and talented team members who make our communities great places to live, work and visit. As an established and respected organization in the healthcare sector, Shannex offers opportunities for growth, development and advancement. And at the end of every day, you will know you’ve made a measured difference in the lives of our residents. Additional benefits include:

  • Approximate hourly wage: $22.09 - $22.47
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee discounts on select apparel, fitness, and retail partners through our Perks Program
  • Access to continuing education and training through Shannex’s Centre of Excellence
  • Opportunities to be part of sector innovation and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Recognition and Rewards for service excellence and safety

About the Opportunity

  • Loads truck with distribution carts for the appropriate sites in an efficient manner according to the approved schedule.
  • Documents and cross checks each load on Distribution Record to ensure that all destination serveries are accounted for.
  • Operates vehicle with due care to ensure timely, safe and consistent delivery. All issues are to be reported immediately to supervisors and logged in truck binder.
  • Packs green boxes appropriately before loading onto truck. Works with Panners to ensure all items are packed neatly and wrapped to avoid any food spillage.
  • Porters carts from trucks to each site’s receiver kitchen walk-in refrigerator/freezer and stores in an orderly manner.
  • Collects soiled carts for return to production kitchen; compiles requisition forms and QA forms for each servery as directed.
  • Uses best efforts to maintain distribution schedule for all sites on route in the time allotted. Deviation from the route must be approved through supervisor.
  • Delivers soiled carts from truck to cart wash holding area at central site as prescribed and back of truck washed out.
  • Maintains truck in peak operating condition and carries out all prescribed routine maintenance functions; schedules regular mechanical tune-up with authorized service shop.
  • Maintains truck and receiving area at central site clean, tidy and sanitary condition.
  • Takes every reasonable precaution to protect own health and safety and the health and safety of other persons at or near the workplace.
  • Follows safety, environmental and infection control practices as per facility policies.

About You

  • A minimum of Grade 12 education
  • Food Safety Training or equivalent,
  • Class 5 drivers license with Air Brakes
  • A clear driving abstract
  • Ability to competently operate an 5-ton truck.
  • Ability to carry out routine maintenance and general upkeep for a 5-ton truck.
  • Works and communicates with internal and external customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner.
  • Displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently. Works with minimal supervision. Demonstrates responsible behaviour and attention to detail

About Us

It all began in 1988 when our Founder, Joseph Shannon, purchased a single nursing home in his hometown of Sydney, Cape Breton. For more than three decades, Shannex has grown as a trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Our industry-leading services are inspired by residents and delivered by Parkland Retirement Living and Lifestyle Residences, Shannex Enhanced Care, Faubourg du Mascaret, Milestone Communities, and Care at Home team members who create an exceptional resident experience and a positive, fulfilling work environment where every voice matters.   

If you’re ready to join the Shannex team of Great People, apply today!

Great People is a core value at Shannex based on the belief that our team members are the spirit and foundation of the organization.  Shannex believes equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging is about creating a culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals, where every person is treated fairly and where racism and discrimination are not tolerated. At Shannex, every team member belongs.

All applications are kept in strict confidentiality.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.