Date Posted

January 31, 2024

About training-on-the-job and employer benefits

WCB’s training-on-the-job (TOJ) program is a win-win situation for employers and workers—you’ll receive financial assistance and support from WCB during a worker’s training period while injured Albertans get the chance to build on their work experience. develop new skills and regain confidence and purpose.

As a valued partner, you’ll get:

  • Cost savings on training/wages during the training period
  • Cost protection for any injury or re-injury that might occur during a TOJ program
  • Access to a vetted, skilled and motivated talent pool
  • Coordination and support associated with ergonomic assessments and workplace modifications (if applicable)
  • A fully trained employee (by the end of the program) who can contribute positively to your company!

Ready to learn more about our job seekers?

Meet Terry, he has over 40 years’ experience in the transportation industry as a Class 1 truck owner/operator/driver. He has cultivated leadership and communication skills that would transfer well to a new position. As a seasoned customer service representative, he also has skills in communication, conflict management and problem-solving and proven administrative skills including purchasing, invoicing, record keeping and scheduling. Terry would be a great asset to your team as he’s a dedicated and team-oriented employee that has a desire to learn and go above and beyond.

Job Seeker profile: Terry Zaychuk

Location: Edmonton

Positions of interest: Transit bus, coach bus or crew bus operator/driver

Potential to return to driving with truck modifications. Not likely for Class 1

Type of employment desired: All – FT / PT / seasonal, open to evenings & weekends (preferred)

Availability: Open to all (within Edmonton, Alberta and out of province)

English level: Fluent

Class of license: 16 (grandfathered in with “Q” Airbrakes)

Years of truck driving experience: 42

Able to pass a motor vehicle records check: Yes

Industry training:

  • Valid Class 1 Truck Drivers’ License

Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) training and certification:

  • Certificate of Recognition (COR) Auditor
  • Collision Investigation
  • Fundamentals
  • Health and Safety System Building
  • Fundamentals of Investigations
  • Instructional Design and Delivery
  • Legislations, Standards and Policy
  • Managing Injuries in the Workplace
  • National Safety Code (NSC) Program Administration
  • National Safety Code (NSC) Program Management
  • Self-Evaluator Certification
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
  • Leadership in Transportation

Worker experience:

  • Over 40 years of experience in the transportation industry as a Class 1 truck operator/owner/driver.
  • Proven safety record and experience completing pre- and post-trip inspections and demonstrated compliance with government safety regulations.

Skills and strengths:

  • Administrative: Invoicing, purchase orders and record keeping (maintained logbook to record daily vehicle inspections, incident reports, daily activity, departure times, mileage, hours of service and loads delivered).
  • Customer service: Works professionally with customers, responds to customer inquiries or concerns in a friendly, courteous and timely manner.
  • Communication: Proficient dispatching and strong active listening skills.
  • Interpersonal: Team-oriented individual that contributes to a positive work culture.
  • Time management: Self-directed and highly organized with a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Management and supervision: Hiring, training and supervision. Oversaw 25 trucks and 14 lease operators.
  • Problem-solving: Applies critical thinking for resolving issues and developing solutions.
  • Attitude: Dedicated employee with a willingness to learn new skills and competently and responsibly apply them.

Physical abilities and work restrictions:

  • Floor-to-waist-level lifting up to 20 lbs. on an occasional basis and no overhead lifting
  • Front carry up to 20 lbs. rare basis/right-side carry up to 30 lbs./rare basis/left-side carry up to 20 lbs. rare basis
  • Push/pull heavy level on a rare basis
  • No elevated work and crouching and kneeling should be avoided
  • Unloaded stair climbing on an occasional basis
  • Regular left-hand resting and stretching while driving – short, microbreaks (30 – 60 seconds) to relieve fatigue and increase comfort.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Terry’s profile and for considering him for a role within your organization. With a little guidance and training, he’ll be well on his way to becoming a valuable addition to your team!

Ready for next steps?

Please call WCB at 1-866-498-4694 or email TOJ@wcb.ab.ca  as we’re here to help answer your questions, provide a resume or set up an interview. Please let us know you’re responding to a job seeker article.

 

Alberta Motor Transport Authority (AMTA) is also available to answer your questions via email to wss@amta.ca.