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General Production Labourer - Day Shift / Night Shift / Weekend Shift 

Are you looking for a position with a growing company offering stability in an industry that supplies, Mining, Construction, and Marine, then A-1 Blasting Mats, is the place you want to be. 

A-1 Blasting Mats, located in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, is hiring General Production Labourers at our Sturgeon Falls location for various shifts. The right candidates are hardworking, self-motivated, and dependable. 

Our Company

We are an independently owned, Ontario based company in the Blasting MAT Manufacturing business, serving different industries throughout North America.

Duties and Responsibilities

A-1 is looking for General Production Labourers in our Production Area.
The right candidates must have a strong desire to work hard and will be recognized and rewarded for their achievements. 

You have the ability to read and write in English, Bilingualism is an Asset, and communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors, follow procedures, and meet production standards. This job includes repetitive tasks and lifting up to 44 pounds. 
We offer a positive work environment with a fair base wage plus an incentive bonus to reward you for efficient production work, team effort and results.

Experience, Education, and additional Qualifications

• Industry Experience is an asset.

• Excellent communication skills, written and oral.

• MUST be able to successfully pass all required training, background check, drug & alcohol testing.

• All Personal Protective Equipment Required.

• Must ensure Own transportation to and from work.

How to Apply

If you have the attributes to succeed in this position, please submit your application to us. We will only be accepting applications online and by mail.


Starting at $14.00/hr. - $17.00/hr.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send your resume to

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TIRE PICKUP Truck Driver / Tire Loader

The Main duties of the TIRE PICKUP Driver is to operate the truck efficiently, safely and at the lowest feasible cost to the company. A Tire Pickup Driver is responsible for ensuring the vehicle assigned to him/her is in compliance with the company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ensures that all company regulations are adhered to at all times while operating the vehicle and ensures that any vehicle defects are repaired in a timely manner, by working with Management to do so.

He/She performs regular maintenance inspections on the company truck in an effort to keep the truck in peak operating condition. The Tire Pickup Driver reports to and is fully accountable to the Site Supervisor however, at the discretion of the Site Supervisor, may from time to time be assigned to a Lead Hand who will provide work instructions and on-the-job training.

The TIRE PICKUP Truck Driver, is also responsible for Loading Tires into the Truck, with a helper, along the daily Routes that are provided or the locations that the trucks are assigned too.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Acts in a professional, courteous and cooperative manner toward customers and co-workers; works with a sense of honesty and trustworthiness.

• Good time management skills to ensure assigned responsibilities are completed in an efficient and safe manner.

• Good follow-through ability; adheres to work schedule and follows through on challenges as they arise.

• Ability to adhere to company policies and rules set forth; promotes the company’s safety standards; does not take inappropriate risks.

• Maintains a feeling of pride in work; strives to achieve all goals.

• Must speak English well enough to communicate with other employees, Bilingual person is an asset.

• Must be in sound physical condition and able to perform a physically demanding job. This physically strenuous position involves mounting and dismounting a cube truck many times each day. In addition, the position involves lifting (up to 44lb tires), pushing, pulling and bending.

• Must be willing to work 5 or 6 days a week with the normal workday being eight to ten hours. Hours may be shorter or longer depending upon commitments to customers and the prevailing weather. Weekend work is required at times. The hours of the TIRE PICKUP Driver are subject to change at the discretion of the Site Supervisor.

Required Qualifications

• 3 years of prior experience driving commercial/heavy trucks similar trucks

• Valid AZ/DZ Licence or Equivalent.

• Demonstrated mechanical aptitude to be able to spot potential mechanical issues with the truck.

• High school diploma or equivalent experience.

• Ability to complete tasks in an efficient manner

• Ability to read and write English, at a grade 12 level.Ability to use GPS and Mapping programs, Ability to use a smart phone.

•MUST be able to successfully pass all required training, background check, drug & alcohol testing.

Principal Responsibilities

• Perform inspection and general maintenance of the vehicle in accordance with company policy to ensure tire pressure, fluid levels, safety equipment, gauges, and controls are in proper working order

• Report any truck or equipment related problems to the Site Supervisor as soon as possible

• Operate manual and/or automatic controls in accordance with company safety policies and procedures to lift and load tires and delivery of collected tires at the designated locations.

• Keep the Site Supervisor informed of any potential concerns/issues with clients, or vehicle.

• Continuously monitor the condition of the vehicle to ensure it is operationally ready at all times to minimize down time.

• Follow all required safety policies and procedures

• Ensure that work is completed as scheduled

• Work well with minimal supervision.

• Readily follow work instructions as specified by immediate Supervisor

• Adhere to all company policies and procedures

• Exhibit professional behavior and maintain good working relationships with customers and fellow employees at all times

•Perform other job-related duties as assigned. The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the company.


• Class AZ, DZ Driver’s license or Equivalent, with Clean Drivers abstract.

• Potentially can accept a lower Class licence.

• All Personal Protective Equipment Required to be provided by the employee.

• Must ensure Own transportation to and from work.


How to Apply

If you have the attributes to succeed in this position, please submit your application to us. We will only be accepting applications online and by mail.


Starting at $17.00/hr. - Anticipated hours per week – 36 – 44h

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send your resume to

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A-1 Blasting Mats / 808274 Ontario Inc. Position Description: Driver Full Time

Job Title

DRIVER – FULL TIME after a successful probationary period of 90 days of work.

Rate of Pay: Dependent on Experience and Skills as assessed by the company –Starting hourly rate - $18.00/hour.

Main Purpose of the Position

A-1 Blasting Mats / 808274 Ontario Inc. is looking for honest, trainable, dependable, punctual and hard-working people who are interested in starting a meaningful career at A-1 Blasting Mats / 808274 Ontario Inc., as full-time DRIVERS. This position may also lead to advancement or promotion within the company.

The DRIVER Position is to help support the daily activities of plant production and support, asked of by the Plant supervisor. The job requirements may change daily depending on the production demands at any time of the day and where the resources are required and most needed.

Reports directly to

The Plant Supervisor. All paperwork completed by the employee, will be reviewed by the Supervisor / Plant Manager whom the employee is reporting too and will be sent to an administration.

Training to be provided on

Route Training, iPad Reporting Training, Operations and other training as may be required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Following direction from the Supervisor Primarily and Company Directors if needed.

Must be at work every day, on-time according to the published weekly schedule.

Duties to be performed

As a Driver and Tire Hauler at A-1 Blasting Mats, you will be asked to perform the following job functions:

1. Following direction from supervisors and managers

2. Perform daily circle check of the vehicle you will be driving

3. Fill out daily Driver Logs

4. Driving cube vans to pick up tires and other supplies/materials

5. Interacting with customers

6. Finding new customers

7. Loading and unloading tires from our trucks and trailers

8. Using technology (iPads) to track the number of tires picked up

9. Following directions, and maps to collect from specific tire pick-up routes

Drivers may be asked from time to time to work in the shop as a general labourer.

• Cut Tires in half on the Slayer

• Cut the tire halves with the Shier

• Punch holes in the tire pieces in preparation of the assembling of a Blasting mat

• Cut Sidewalls off of Tractor Trailer Tires

• Cut the tread of the tire to the length required

• Punch holes in the treads as requested by the supervisor

• Assemble Mats by putting tire pieces on cables

• Loading and off-loading tires from trucks

• Sorting Tires

• Counting Inventory

• Maintaining a clean workstation and Plant environment

• Cleaning the yard

• Assist with tire collections as needed.

• If qualified, the General Labourer position may be asked to help welding, cutting cables to the proper length, help repair equipment, operate loader/forklift only after training, load and unload trucks with tires, tire rims, assist with paperwork, all after being trained.

Minimum Qualifications

• Must be honest, trainable, punctual, dependable and hard working.

• Must have good driving record and provide your Driver’s Abstract.

• Must have a clean record and provide Criminal Background Check (Within 30 days)

• Experience in operating heavy equipment would be beneficial but not mandatory.

• Experience in welding would be beneficial but not mandatory.

• Experience using tire and rim removal equipment would be beneficial but not mandatory.

Working Conditions

All work will be performed at 325 Quesnel Road, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, unless, you are asked to assist with Tire pickups. At that point, you may be asked to attend locations with a driver of one of A-1 Blasting Mats trucks.

Work utilizing equipment will be performed indoors. You may be asked to work outside in the elements, when there is a requirement to unload tires or load tires, move tires into the plant or remove mats from the plant.

Work hours are generally from Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm. You must be at the plant and ready to work for 7:00am. You may need to arrive at 6:45AM to ensure you are ready.

On occasion, you may be required to work later, afternoon shift or weekends. This work would be scheduled generally in advance.

Physical Requirements

• Must be in good physical shape

• Strength Guidelines.

• Most of the lifting done is between 15 and 40lbs.

• On occasion, you will be required to lift up to 50lbs.

Motion Parameters

Most of the time you will be driving, standing up, and handling tires.

Vision and Hearing Requirements

Certified Clear Safety glasses are to be worn at all times while on the property as well as Certified Safety Boots. Must be able to hear and see.

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

The first set of Personal Protective Equipment required to be supplied by the company, will be supplied. Welding shield to be used at all times if welding. Gloves to be worn at all times.

Psychological Demands

The successful candidate is expected to have the ability to make sound decisions in working within a plant environment, so as to not place anyone at risk of injury. The Job requires that the general Labourer be flexible in learning and have an ability to adapt to the demands of the job.

Acknowledgement & Agreement

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organization and the overall business objectives of the organization.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send your resume to