4 In-Demand Jobs in Transport and Logistics
Transportation and logistics are fields that deal directly with consumers, both professional and private. The health crisis has had an impact with various consequences, but not in the way we think. The importance of transport and logistics in our daily lives is no longer in question because opportunities for careers are booming.
Discover in this article, 4 of the most in-demand jobs in the field to help you in your job search.
1. Forklift operator
In logistics, the forklift operator is the person who handles the loading and unloading of transport truck trailers. Their objective is to distribute weight well during loading to avoid overconsumption of gasoline and energy during the transportation of goods. The way a forklift operator fills the truck can allow the company to reduce its costs and invest them in other ways.
The forklift operator must also be able to handle and drive a forklift.
How to become a forklift operator
To become a forklift operator, 1 to 2 years of experience in the field of transportation and logistics is recommended.
It is also necessary to complete forklift operator training in order to drive forklifts. This training can be given by the Fédération des Chambres de Commerce du Québec or during your CEGEP, depending on your specialization.
At the end of this training, the future forklift operator receives a forklift operator card on which the expiry date of this permit is indicated.
What is the average salary of a forklift operator?
In Quebec, the average forklift operator earns $40,858 per year.
2. Transport truck mechanic
Transport truck mechanics play a key role in the logistics chain. They ensure the maintenance, upkeep and repair of transport trucks.
Road transport is a sector that requires a lot of attention since it is the most demanded when sending goods. The mechanic must ensure that the chain of shipments is not broken by guaranteeing the proper functioning of vehicles.
From a more technical point of view, they will carry out an additional circle check by taking care of the maintenance of the engines, inspecting the axles of the truck and carrying out the technical quality control as a whole.
How to become a transport truck mechanic
With a certain attraction to automotive mechanics, the truck mechanic has a curious and meticulous personality. It is preferable to obtain their DEP in heavy truck mechanics as well as the related certification to qualify for this position. Three to five years experience is also recommended, given the specific nature of trucks.
What is the average salary of a transport truck mechanic?
In Quebec, the average annual salary for a transport truck mechanic is $40,858.
3. Professional truck driver
Whether it’s shipping goods, delivering packages or transporting freight, the professional truck driver handles the transportation of goods. Their objective is to move merchandise from the loading dock to the destination without damaging or losing any goods in a given time frame.
How to become a professional truck driver
Just like the profession of forklift operator, becoming a professional driver does not require a prior degree. On the other hand, it is required to have an impeccable driving record, with a minimum of 2 years of driving experience, as well as a class 1 or 3 license.
What is the average salary of a professional truck driver?
The average annual salary for a professional driver is $39,520 in Canada.
4. Distribution logistics technician
The role of the distribution logistics technician is to supervise and coordinate the logistics and supply chain. Assuming the same role as a manager, they also handle the scheduling and coordination of the work of the teams in their charge. Duties include:
- Coordination and review of teams in shipping, receiving, storage and distribution
- Planning and organizing logistics operations, schedules, work procedures
- Conflict management and resolution
- Employee training
- Assisting in the work of the teams
How to become a distribution logistics technician
The technician must be a well-organized team player with project management skills. It is also possible to become a distribution logistics technician by going through a CEGEP offering a certification in logistics and transportation techniques.
What is the average salary of a distribution logistics technician?
The average salary for a Distribution Logistics Technician is $41,667, per year, and in Canada.
Transport Econo Nord, Quebec’s transportation and logistics specialist
Located in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, Transport Econo Nord is a transportation and logistics specialist. Founded in 2009, the mission of our trucking and LTL freight company is to offer transportation services that correspond to all infrastructures and needs.
Today, as the field of transportation and logistics is experiencing a particular boom, Transport Econo Nord is looking for its future employees. If you are looking for a job in transportation or logistics, do not hesitate to apply to join our dynamic and passionate team.