Come grow with us! We are always on the lookout for potential employees who are looking for exciting careers and will strive to deliver great service to our customers, be a team player, and bring a positive attitude to our workplace. We offer:

    • Family/team atmosphere where staff are valued and appreciated
    • Excellent, well-maintained equipment and facilities
    • Competitive wages with annual review based on performance
    • Annual bonus incentive based on performance and annual evaluation
    • Blue Cross Benefits Plan
    • Pension Plan with increasing employer contributions with years of service
    • Health and Wellness spending accounts after 2 years of service
    • Many other benefits and perks!

HR Contact Information

  • To apply: click here or please submit your resume, cover letter, and drivers abstract (if applicable) to the Human Resources Department at careers@loraas.ca. All applications will be reviewed within ten business days of submission by a Human Resources employee.

Available Careers

Dispatch Planner (Term Position – August 2021)

May 13, 2020

Reporting to the Operations Supervisor, this position will facilitate timely pick-up and delivery of solid waste, recycling & organics within Saskatoon and surrounding area. The individual will facilitate movement according to established policies, customer requirements and targeted timelines, while completing all applicable paperwork.

Duties:

  • Provide professional customer support by addressing questions, problems, and specific requests for service; clarify customer location, service type & instructions
  • Analyze, route & relay incoming calls and service locations to drivers using the two-way radio or telephone
  • Effectively communicate all pertinent information to the customers and drivers
  • Maximize the volumes of work completed for all systems including seasonal & weather related adjustments
  • Optimize use of fleet resources by directly communicating with other dispatch planners and operations supervisors
  • Identify and evaluate any special needs for each load (burial, asbestos, etc.)
  • Prepare accurate routing schedules, assign drivers and trucks, and schedule call ins
  • Responsible for completing all paperwork for 1 Ton, Roll-Off, Front End and Residential trucks
  • Timely update of software information, notes, issues and routes
  • Cross system training & coverage for breaks, illness, training and holidays

Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer services skills conveyed with a positive attitude
  • Excellent planning and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to multi-task with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong, timely and appropriate decision making skills
  • Strong knowledge of Saskatoon and surrounding area
  • Proficient knowledge of routing software and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of trucking regulations and legislation
  • Assertive verbal communication skills
  • Team player with confidence to work independently
  • Experience in dispatch or transportation industry seen as asset
  • Required to be fluent in English, oral and written

Working Conditions:

  • Working hours are Monday to Friday with a rotational Saturday shift shared between dispatch team members
  • Work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ownership and responsibility for driver coordination and efficient work assignment
  • Proactive in upcoming schedule changes, re-organizations to improve customer service, route efficiency and maintain driver fairness