Specialist, MHE & Safety Training
Brampton, Canada
14d ago

Company Description

Dedicated to telling stories and creating experiences, Indigo is always looking for bright, energetic and customer-focused people who can help bring our exciting mission to life in one of our more than 200 Indigo, Indigospirit, Chapters and Coles stores across Canada.

We offer a variety of exciting opportunities at our retail stores, distribution centres, and home office for people who share our passions and want to be part of a dynamic and enriching culture.


  • We love books and all things beautiful
  • We are Canada’s Cultural Department Store
  • Books are our heart and our soul and Great Books are JUST the Beginning
  • We play by the following rules :

  • We exist to add joy to our customers’ lives each and every time they interact with us and our products
  • Our job is to create joyful moments for our customers
  • We treat each other the way we’d treat a valued friend
  • We inspire each other to do our best work
  • We seek to ignite creativity and innovation every day
  • We give back to the communities in which we operate

    As the Material Handling Equipment (MHE) & Safety Training Specialist you will be a key technical resource in lift truck training and compliance with CSA standards and applicable legislation for the Retail Distribution Centre (RDC) and Online Distribution Centre (ODC).

    You will also deliver training on various safety topics and support the enforcement of occupational health & safety legislation, policies, procedures for the prevention and reduction of occupational incidents and illnesses.


  • Compliance with Lift Truck CSA standards
  • Number of new and existing drivers that are successfully trained and evaluated
  • Periodic ad hoc monitoring of drivers across shifts
  • Provide support for all Health & Safety initiatives that aim to reduce the number of workplace incidents, injuries, and illnesses.
  • Health & Safety risk assessments to recognize, assess, control, and evaluate hazards in the workplace
  • Compliance with Health & Safety legislation and applicable regulations
  • Partnership with RDC & ODC operations leadership team and employees to explore opportunities for continuous improvement in health & safety
  • Functional

  • Deliver Lift truck training on all Material Handling Equipment (MHE) across all shifts for new drivers and for re-certification of seasoned drivers.
  • Monitor compliance with MHE policies and practices across all shifts.
  • Audit Lift truck inspections and related documentation on an ad hoc basis.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in MHE-related incidents and accidents.
  • Manage and administer the iWarehouse system, database, and documentation to ensure all relevant information is current and compliant.
  • Generate reports on accident / incident statistics, iWarehouse compliance, among others.
  • Support and contribute to the development of Learning Management System (LMS) training administration.
  • Support the rollout and implementation of health and safety policies, procedures, and training.
  • Conduct regular workplace inspections and walkabouts to identify workplace hazards.
  • Support the incident / illness reporting system and documentation.
  • Support the Joint Health & Safety Committee with monthly inspections and follow up of corrective action for hazards identified.
  • Support Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) administration and maintenance program.
  • Support the First Aid Program including training and maintenance of first aid kits.
  • Act as an advocate for the customer by placing them at the forefront of all decision-making and design processes.
  • Proactively identify and anticipate customer expectations and needs.
  • Embrace and seek out technology that creates high tech and high touch solutions for Indigo’s customers.
  • Challenge the status quo by consistently identifying areas for improvement, diagnosing issues and working to resolve them.
  • People

  • Collaborate with others to drive flexible and iterative solutions, quickly and easily
  • Share technical knowledge with others and actively seek to learn from those more knowledgeable than yourself
  • Help others see the impacts of their efforts and proactively engage other functions to get input
  • Encourage others to freely share their point of view and be open to feedback
  • Cultural

  • Model Indigo’s beliefs and convey a positive image in everything you do
  • Celebrate diversity of thought and have an open mindset
  • Take an active role in fostering a culture of continual learning, taking risks without the fear of making mistakes
  • Embrace, champion and influence change through your team and / or the organization

    Reports to : Manager, Health & Safety, Training & Sustainability

    Manager once Removed (MOR) : Senior Manager, Maintenance Health & Safety / Sustainability

    Internal :
  • DC Operations
  • DC Operations
  • Maintenance Department
  • External :
  • Vendors
  • Suppliers
  • Other (travel, Bilingual, etc.)

  • Travel up to 10%
  • Availability across all shifts, including weekends
  • Qualifications

    Work Experience / Education / Certifications

  • Experience operating industrial trucks preferred
  • At least two (2) years previous experience as a trainer
  • Driver training certification obtained or working towards completion
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and regulations is an asset
  • Experience with Joint Health and Safety Committees is an asset
  • Competencies / Skills / Attributes

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others.
  • Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.
  • Focusing efforts on achieving high-quality results consistent with the organization’s standards.
  • Ability to manage time and competing priorities effectively in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a cohesive unit.
  • Additional Information

    Indigo Books & Music is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence.

    We believe in integration and equal opportunity. Accommodations are available upon request for all applicants with a disability throughout the recruitment process.

    Please contact Human Resources if you require accommodation. We will work with all applicants to accommodate their individual accessibility needs.

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