Autonomous Vehicle Operator (Toronto)


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Nov 8

Gatik is leading the way in autonomous middle-mile delivery by developing a safe, efficient, autonomous delivery solution that addresses real pain points for the retail industry. Operating on fixed, predetermined routes, we are the first company to develop and deploy light/medium duty autonomous box trucks.

Founded in 2017, we are building new concepts and groundbreaking solutions for autonomous vehicles to ensure goods are transported between business locations both efficiently and affordably in city environments.

What to Expect

  • We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter to help us test and improve the performance of our driverless 26-foot-long trucks in running routes to transport dry and refrigerated cargo, obtain data, and fix technical issues.  
  • You're a valuable contributor, providing necessary feedback to engineering teams aimed at improving our groundbreaking automated driving technology while meeting customer’s product delivery needs.

As an Autonomous Vehicle Operator, you will...Safely operate autonomous vehicles for on-time in route customer deliveries

  • Ensure operation of class 3-6 (less than 26,001 lb. GVWR, with or without air brakes) delivery vehicles, in both autonomous and manual modes, always keeping other drivers, the public, other members of the operating team, and the vehicle safe.
  • Manually drive the vehicles before moving toward autonomous operations.
  • Act as an ambassador for the company, their technology and staff, and the clients.
  • Ensure vehicles arrive at pick-up and drop-off locations on time and that the integrity of goods is retained on each journey.
  • Assist with loading and unloading of customer goods using company equipment including pallet jacks, carts, dollies, or other material handling equipment via docks and vehicle lift gates.

Support our Customers and Teams

  • Act as an ambassador for the company, their technology and staff, and the clients.
  • Use Slack to update the Dispatch team on the status of each step of your shift/route.
  • Record and/or review data via spreadsheets and other business-related applications.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and adopt new operating procedures when required.
  • Perform ad hoc projects as needed, including truck delivery to new locations, testing and/or installing new equipment and other initiatives or pilots.

Take care of our State-of-the Art Vehicle

  • Maintain vehicles and ensure they remain clean and presentable to the public.
  • Check the vehicle to ensure it is in proper and safe working order every day, and if not, notify the team for repair. (e.g., monitoring fluid levels, checking tire pressure and hose connections).

Complete route testing and vehicle performance feedback

  • As required, collaborate with both software and hardware engineers and other members of the Operations team to follow collection and drop-off procedures on each journey.
  • Provide feedback to Operations and Engineering teams on vehicle processes and performance.

What You’ll Bring

  • Valid driver's license, clean driving record and safe driving habits
  • Clean background check, drug screen and Motor Vehicle Record check
  • 5+ years of relevant driving experience preferred ability to operate straight trucks with up to 26’ long bodies (boxes); up to and above 35’ total vehicle length
  • Customer relationship management experience
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours on both weekdays and weekends
  • Ability to be meticulous, organized, and proactive
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Good mechanical aptitude and basic mechanical skills
  • Basic computer skills including the ability to learn and successfully use applications
  • Previous relevant experience is a plus (auto, technology, engineering, technician, etc.)

Working Conditions

Due to the nature of the position and daily inspections of the vehicle, this job often requires physical work including, but not limited to, bending, stooping, and various operation tasks that may require lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs., and climbing a ladder.

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