Military commercial driver offering 3.5 years experience delivering freight and transporting passengers throughout Canada on various tasks. Possesses a strong work ethic, excellent driving record and keen interest in Class 1 driving.
-Drove and maintained large armoured vehicles during all hours of the day, in both garrison and field environments.
-Worked as part of a small team in support of larger units in a Brigade scenario.
-Took part in dismounted patrols over great distances in all types of terrain and weather, while wearing heavy protective gear and carrying communications equipment.
-Utilized small arms and section sized weapons such as machine guns, grenade launchers and hand grenades in live fire training
-Cleaned and maintained a wide variety of kit and equipment essential to life in the field.
-Maintained a high level of both mental and physical fitness
Class 1 Experience: 2 years
-Drove a variety of trucks and trailers in support of operations and exercises, in both Canada and in Kuwait.
-Typically drove the Freightliner Cascadia, International Prostar, Mack Pinnacle and Western Star 4900.
-Experienced in the operation of 53ft van trailers, 53ft refer trailers, 53ft hiboys, 43 ft tridem water trailers, 33ft tilt deck trailers, 48ft drop deck and 57ft tridem lowboy/RGN trailers.
-Mountain driving experience through the Coquihalla and Frasier Canyon in dense fog and wet snow, as well as extreme grades on Highway 20 to Riske Creek, B.C.
-Navigated through Highway 17 in Ontario at night during winter, while avoiding both wrecked semis and a myriad of wildlife.
-Worked in all types of weather and adverse road conditions, both on and off road and in extreme heat or cold.
-Utilized winches to recover deadhead or grounded vehicles, often on the side of busy highways and on uneven and challenging terrain. Problem solved using other vehicles as push trucks while co-coordinating the use of the winch to recover anything from a half-ton to a 35 ton armoured vehicle.
-Confident and skilled in the use of straps, chains and binders to secure a wide variety of loads on various trailers.
-Typically chained down heavy equipment, light and heavy armoured vehicles, heavy field trucks weighing up to 16 tons, medium weight support vehicles and light vehicles under 3 tons
-Used straps on a range of loads such as 33ft and 6 ft steel shipping containers, small cargo trailers, side-by-side ATV's, snowmobiles, palletized loads and wooden floor boards.
-Familiar with loading and unloading water in camps and suburban areas. Understood and adapted quickly to the dynamic of hauling liquid on steep grades.
-Competent at navigating busy urban and downtown areas such as Mississauga, Winnipeg and Edmonton.
-Undaunted by offroad situations, regardless of the climate or ground.
-Completed detailed paperwork such as maintenance forms, claim itineraries, credit card sheets, waybills and log books (although not mandatory).
-Worked courteously with a broad group of both military and civilian personnel from various nations, in a timely and efficient manner.
-Drove pilot trucks and worked as a swamper, assisting in chaining down and securing Leopard 2 tanks for highway moves.
Class 2 Experience: 2.5 years
-Operated MCI J4500 52 pax Highway Coaches, as well as different types of 44 pax School Buses
-Drove throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, in both small towns and large, dense cities.
-Assisted in loading and unloading freight.
-Paid close attention to cleanliness of bus both inside and out, and always kept the washroom clean and serviceable (when applicable).
-Patient, calm and friendly demeanor at all times, even with uncooperative passengers or loud children.
-Proficient at tight maneuvers in cities.
Class 3 Experience: 3 years
-Ran an array of vehicles, ranging from single axle stake trucks, to 16 tonne tandem axle trucks in a broad assortment of situations.
-Worked in demanding field environments.
-Drove all hours of the day, fulfilling operational requirements
-Loaded, transported and unloaded shipping containers using hydraulic lifts.
-Delivered fuel to camp generators, light stands and heaters.
-Delivered supplies day after day for weeks on end.
Qualification Level 3 Covers:
-Operation of both standard and automatic shift vehicles including Standard Military Pattern vehicles
-Field operations, camouflage, re-supply techniques
-Tactical/Administrative Road moves
-Operation of vehicle systems and components
-Use of military maps
-Basic knowledge of Field Operations
Qualification Level 5 covers:
-Section Commander training
Developmental Phase 1 covers:
-Army physical fitness
-Mounted and dismounted reconnaissance patrolling
-Individual field craft
-Driving and maintaining tanks and reconnaissance vehicles
-Firing and maintaining weapon systems currently used in Canadian AFVs
-Operating surveillance equipment on the reconnaissance vehicle
-Identifying Canadian and foreign military vehicles, aircraft and equipment
-Using tactical command-and-control communications equipment
-Organization, roles, doctrine and tactics of armour and reconnaissance
-History and traditions of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps
-French Immersion Program
-Deployed to Kuwait on Op Impact in 2017.
-Received numerous coins and certificates from leadership for work performed while on and tasks and operations.
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