Parsec, Inc. is a leading provider of contract intermodal terminal management services throughout North America. Since our beginning in 1949, we have built an integrated network consisting of the industry’s most qualified people, state-of-the-art equipment, and comprehensive resources. We focus every day to be the most efficient leader in the transportation industry, while serving our customers and people with the utmost respect and integrity
Pitt Meadows, BC
Pay Rate- $20.00 hourly.
The Hostler Driver/Groundman at Parsec Inc.'s intermodal rail transportation department is responsible for directing the crane operators and safely and efficiently operating a hostler truck while loading and unloading cargo containers.
Container and Trailer Movement:
Yard Maintenance and Organization:
- Safely operate hostler trucks to move containers and trailers within the terminal yard, adhering to established safety protocols and traffic rules.
- Follow dispatch instructions and prioritize tasks to ensure timely movement of containers to and from designated locations.
- Conduct thorough pre-trip and post-trip inspections on hostler trucks to ensure proper functioning and report any maintenance issues or damages.
Documentation and Recordkeeping:
- Assist in maintaining a clean, organized, and safe terminal yard by removing debris, snow, or other obstacles that may hinder the movement of containers and trailers.
- Ensure proper storage and stacking of containers and trailers to maximize space utilization and efficiency.
- Perform basic maintenance tasks on trailers and containers, such as checking tire pressure, inspecting lights, and reporting any damages or malfunctions.
Safety and Compliance:
- Accurately record container and trailer movements in the terminal's computer system or logbooks.
- Update and maintain accurate records of hostler truck usage, fuel consumption, and maintenance activities.
- Complete required paperwork, such as equipment inspection reports and maintenance request forms.
Communication and Collaboration:
- Adhere to all safety regulations, company policies, and industry best practices while operating hostler trucks and performing yard duties.
- Conduct regular checks of safety equipment on hostler trucks, such as lights, horns, and seatbelts, to ensure functionality.
- Report any safety hazards or incidents promptly to the appropriate personnel.
- Comply with terminal rules and regulations regarding speed limits, parking areas, and designated routes.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Communicate effectively with dispatchers, gate clerks, and other terminal personnel to ensure the smooth flow of container and trailer movements.
- Collaborate with yard personnel to coordinate the placement and retrieval of containers and trailers for loading and unloading.
- Assist in resolving any operational issues or conflicts that may arise within the terminal yard.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Valid driver's license.
- Previous experience as a hostler driver or in a similar role within the intermodal rail transportation industry is preferred.
- Strong knowledge of safety regulations and best practices related to hostler truck operations.
- Ability to operate hostler trucks safely and efficiently in various weather conditions and tight spaces.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to follow instructions and work independently with minimal supervision.
- Attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate records and documentation.
- Physical stamina and ability to work in a physically demanding environment.
Parsec is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), genetic information, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical conditions, family care status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws.