Trades and Tech-Driver/Program Staff - Skills Ontario

Jul 02, 2024
Various Locations, Ontario
Trades and Tech-Driver/Program Staff
Contact Position (35 hours/week) End Date June 30th, 2026, with the possibility of extension.
Skills Ontario is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting careers in the skilled trades and technologies to Ontario youth through a variety of programs and competitions across the province.

We are adding two new members to the team, the Trades and Tech drivers/program staff. Our employees enjoy a casual work environment, flexible schedules, and have a real opportunity to make a difference! The successful candidate can be based anywhere in Ontario, but preference will be given to applicants in Northern and Eastern Ontario.

Skills Ontario is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our organization and is an equal opportunity employer. Representation throughout all programs is essential to Skills Ontario. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Trades and Tech Truck Driver/Program Staff (Contract Position)
Salary: $60,000
Expected start date: July 15th, 2024 (or sooner)        
Pension Plan

Skills Ontario is growing our current Trades and Tech Truck program by adding 3 new trailers to the program and we are looking for drivers! The Skills Ontario Trades and Tech Truck programs bring the trades and technologies careers directly to students, teachers, and guardians/parents. The Truck and new Trailers are custom builds and have on board industry training equipment and activities to allow people to experience the trades and technologies in a hands-on environment.

Under the guidance of the Trades and Tech Truck Program Manager, the successful candidates will be responsible for driving a Dodge 5500 pulling a 45-foot custom trailer to and from events as well as setting up trailer and on-board activities. The drivers will work alongside the program staff to create a schedule and handle all logistics with booking contacts as well as delivering the program to participants.

Main Responsibilities
  • Driving truck and setting up and taking down trailer in event location
  • Staffing all trailer events
  • Maintain and set up all activities in trailer.
  • Ensuring all documentation for Truck/Trailer is up to date (License plate stickers. CVOR)
  • Schedule all repairs and maintenance for the vehicle
  • Coordinating with teachers/organizers for all logistics of trailer visits
  • Leading participants through truck activities
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders
  • Assist with any other Skills Ontario Program when required.
  • Secondary Education: any post-secondary education would be considered an asset.
  • Possess minimum “AR” class license or willingness to get “AR” class license is mandatory.
  • Driving a 2023 Dodge Ram 5500 and pulling a highly customized 45ft Gooseneck trailer
  • Ability to maneuver unit in smaller areas/comfortable driving in high traffic times.
  • Must have/maintain a clean driving record.
  • AZ/DZ license would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of skilled trades and technology careers will be considered an asset.
  • Ability to work with external stakeholders.
  • Be highly organized and self-motivated.
  • Ability to maneuver a truck/trailer in small area.
  • Ability to work from home but travel will be required to deliver program.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of computers and of basic software, including Outlook and Microsoft Suite.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Provide a clean Criminal Record Check/ Vulnerable Screening Check
  • Must be willing to travel and spends nights away from home when required,
  • Early morning travel to events is a regular occurrence.
  • Be fluent in English, both oral and written. Fluency in French is an asset, but not required
  • All other duties that may be assigned.
Applicants should send one document which includes a resume and cover letter in PDF format to the positions of the Director of Programs, Emily Collard & Trades & Tech Truck Manager, Hayley Mackay no later than July 2nd 2024.

Skills Ontario is committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for all youth. As such, the selected candidate will be required to submit references and a vulnerable sector–criminal records check.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted come July 2024. Please note resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the advertisement will be removed once a candidate has been identified.  We are only able to consider candidates who currently have the right to work in Canada.


Skills Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or status. Skills Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with exceptionalities. Skills Ontario is committed to accommodating applicants with exceptionalities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Candidates who require accommodations in the interview process may contact Ashley Cuglietta at and all information received will be addressed confidentially.
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