Driver Trainer - Hourly - Ottawa
Job Description

Do you love to teach?  Does helping someone succeed at a new task get you excited?  Then you will love being a driver trainer!  What does a Driver trainer do? The driver trainer has the important responsibility of teaching material handling workers how to safely operate a variety of lift trucks and ensure licensed operators are working at a maximum level of safety.   This means that you work with our clients in a teaching capacity to deliver the necessary theoretical knowledge in class as well as the hands-on portion on the lift truck.  Johnston equipment offers a hands-on, in-depth and renowned forklift driver training program which involves theory and practical orientation and testing.

If people recognize your operational and technical skill in handling lift trucks you will find this job very interesting.  The ideal driver trainer is a natural born problem solver with excellent people skills, and a passion for teaching and safety.  Not to mention you pride yourself on your ability to make people feel at ease while learning to use complex equipment.  This is not a position for someone who likes to sit at a desk.  You will be on the go traveling within your territory to customer sites training employees in their own work environment all the while building strong working relationships with your customer base. Not only are you dedicated to getting a job well done and maintaining the reputation of high standards that comes along with the name of Johnston Equipment but organization comes naturally!  The driver trainer will manage a record of their students and their marks as well as submit customer invoices for processing. 

Johnston Equipment is a dynamic team working together for a common goal: client satisfaction.  At GNJ every client and employee is valued and important.  

We offer our employees:

  • A stable company who stands behind 60 years of business excellence

  • Competitive compensation
  • Work/Life balance
  • The chance to expand your professional and personal skills
  • Learning with a national leader in a most critical industry, material handling

Here at Johnston we believe that attitude is everything so bring your “make a difference” personality and strong work ethic and be ready to succeed!

You can make a difference: the driver trainer has the responsibility of delivering an accessible and thorough training session for forklift users which ensures the safety of our client’s workers, and allows them to work at optimal efficiency.

Johnston Equipment is working together for continuous improvement, sustainable outcomes and outstanding customer care.  Live the values.  Reap the rewards.

Additional Qualifications


  • At least 1 year of Community College Certificate/Diploma
  • Adult Instructor or Trainer - Health and Safety, Power Equipment - Theory and Practical
  • Forklift Certification an asset
  • Certificates & Designations
    • High School
    • Post secondary education


  • Hourly pay, variable hours (under or over 40 hrs per week)
  • Shift: Ability to work occassional weekends with advanced notice
  • Achieves Results, Ability to evaluate alternatives in order to make the right decision
  • Bona fide job requirement, Valid Drivers Licence
  • Business Knowledge and Improvement, Mechanical Aptitude
  • Collaborates with Others, Works Effectively with Others
  • Committed to Customers, Develops and Maintains Relationships
  • Communicates Effectively
    • Clear and Concise (oral and written communication)
    • Presentation Skills
    • Communicates with Confidence
    • Courteous and Professional Manner
    • Patience and Tact
  • Leads People and Teams
    • Performance Coaching
    • Strong Interpersonal Skills

Job Requirements


Company Overview

Since 1954, Johnston’s mission has been to develop valued customer partnerships by providing precision, cost-effective material handling equipment to move product in, out and throughout your warehouse; service solutions and tools to better manage your productivity; racking, storage and system solutions to optimize storage of your goods; and programs to enhance your ability to protect both your assets and your people.

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