Dartmouth, NS Wire Rope Industries: Warehouse Associate

Warehouse Associate

Dartmouth, NS

Full-time, Permanent

Our Wire Rope Industries/Hercules SLR Inc. branch is currently seeking a full-time Warehouse/Production Support worker in our Dartmouth, NS branch. Reporting to the Manager, this role is to assist with various functions in the warehouse including the production area to ensure customers’ needs are met.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Company Group Insurance Coverage
  • Pension Plan
  • Health and Wellness Incentive

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, package and schedule out-going shipments with transport companies
  • Ship customer orders and branch transfers ensuring all required paperwork is complete and accurate
  • Obtain rate and spot quotes for shipments
  • Track shipments as required
  • Receive, unload, sort orders and inter-company transfers accurately and in a timely manner
  • Maintains accurate bin locations for all goods in the warehouse

Qualifications:

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a warehouse environment
  • Computer experience and attention to detail
  • Previous training in forklift operation

If you would like to be part of a fast growing, national company, and are motivated by being a part of the growth that will take our organization to the next level, we want to hear from you!

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@herculesslr.com. Please indicate which position you are applying to.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Please note: Successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.


Hercules SLR is a privately-owned company with branches and offices located across Canada. While Hercules has grown into a multitude of industrial sectors, we specialize in equipment, products and services for securing, lifting and rigging applications. As an employer, we focus on continually enhancing the skills and capabilities of our employees and pride ourselves for building and improving upon our cultures of safety and dedicated customer service.

Truro, NS Hercules MMS: Machinist

Machinist

Truro, NS

Full-time, Permanent

We are looking for a strong self-starter to join us in the role of Machinist in Truro, NS. Reporting to the Branch Manager, the Machinist provides services both in our machine shop and on-site, using conventional machining equipment, CNC equipment and portable machining gear.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Company Group Insurance Coverage
  • Pension Plan
  • Health and Wellness Incentive

Key Responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret blue prints, sketches, drawings, manuals specifications or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work pieces
  • Operate conventional machining equipment such as lathes, mills, surface grinders, etc.
  • Verify dimensions of machined tools or parts for accuracy and conformance to specifications using instruments such as: micrometers, verniers, calipers, height gauges, depth micrometers, indicators, thread gauges, blank gauges and other specialized instruments
  • Creation and repair of jigs and fixtures for both onsite equipment and production purposes
  • Repair mechanical problems and problem solve
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment
  • Travel required when performing on-site machining

Qualifications:

  • Completion of high school or equivalent required
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of machining experience
  • Hold Journeyman inter-provincial Red Seal Machinist
  • Must provide own set of tools for machinist trade
  • A valid Nova Scotia driver’s license is required
  • Ability to obtain a passport as travelling maybe required

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@herculesslr.com. Please indicate which position you are applying to.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Please note: Successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.


Hercules SLR is a privately-owned company with branches and offices located across Canada. While Hercules has grown into a multitude of industrial sectors, we specialize in equipment, products and services for securing, lifting and rigging applications. As an employer, we focus on continually enhancing the skills and capabilities of our employees and pride ourselves for building and improving upon our cultures of safety and dedicated customer service.

Dartmouth, NS Hercules SLR: Inspector

Inspector

Dartmouth, NS

Full-time, Permanent

Hercules SLR is looking for a strong self-starter to join us in the role of Inspector in Dartmouth, NS. The Inspector performs inspections and testing of below the hook lifting gear, rigging and fall arrest gear to ensure safety certification is in accordance with provincial and federal regulations.

We provide training and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Company Group Insurance Coverage
  • Pension Plan
  • Health and Wellness Incentive

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs inspections on below the hook lifting gear, rigging gear and fall protection devices
  • Completes reports on inspected items neatly and accurately
  • Submits reports to administration upon completion or daily depending on job specifications
  • Maintains paperwork and records of used inventory for billing and certification purposes
  • Completes all inspections in accordance with appropriate regulations
  • Pick up and deliver of products to customers as required in company truck
  • Maintains company equipment used on a daily/weekly/monthly basis

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Basic technical/mechanical work-related experience or courses
  • Previous mechanical experience is an asset
  • Experience working at heights, Lifting Gear Inspection, Wire Rope Examiner and ASME/OSHA rigging fundamentals and requirements
  • Able to safely lift 50 lbs. from floor level to waist level
  • Previous experience working with wire rope is considered an asset
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@herculesslr.com. Please indicate which position you are applying to.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Please note: Successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.


Hercules SLR is a privately-owned company with branches and offices located across Canada. While Hercules has grown into a multitude of industrial sectors, we specialize in equipment, products and services for securing, lifting and rigging applications. As an employer, we focus on continually enhancing the skills and capabilities of our employees and pride ourselves for building and improving upon our cultures of safety and dedicated customer service.

Brampton, ON Hercules SLR: Inspector

Inspector

Brampton, ON

Full-time, Permanent

Hercules SLR is looking for a strong self-starter to join us in the role of Inspector in Brampton, ON. The Inspector performs inspections and testing of below the hook lifting gear, rigging and fall arrest gear to ensure safety certification is in accordance with provincial and federal regulations.

We provide training and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Company Group Insurance Coverage
  • Pension Plan
  • Health and Wellness Incentive

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs inspections on below the hook lifting gear, rigging gear and fall protection devices
  • Completes reports on inspected items neatly and accurately
  • Submits reports to administration upon completion or daily depending on job specifications
  • Maintains paperwork and records of used inventory for billing and certification purposes
  • Completes all inspections in accordance with appropriate regulations
  • Pick up and deliver of products to customers as required in company truck
  • Maintains company equipment used on a daily/weekly/monthly basis

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Basic technical/mechanical work-related experience or courses
  • Previous mechanical experience is an asset
  • Experience working at heights, Lifting Gear Inspection, Wire Rope Examiner and ASME/OSHA rigging fundamentals and requirements
  • Able to safely lift 50 lbs. from floor level to waist level
  • Previous experience working with wire rope is considered an asset
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@herculesslr.com. Please indicate which position you are applying to.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Please note: Successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.


Hercules SLR is a privately-owned company with branches and offices located across Canada. While Hercules has grown into a multitude of industrial sectors, we specialize in equipment, products and services for securing, lifting and rigging applications. As an employer, we focus on continually enhancing the skills and capabilities of our employees and pride ourselves for building and improving upon our cultures of safety and dedicated customer service.

Dartmouth, NS Hercules SLR: Distribution Centre Manager

Distribution Centre Manager

Dartmouth, NS

Full time, Permanent

We are seeking a motivated leader and problem solver to join us in the role of Distribution Center Manager in Dartmouth, NS. The Distribution Center Manager oversees all shipping and receiving activities and motivates and develops the warehouse team to ensure an efficient and effective warehouse operation for Spartan Industrial Marine.

We provide training and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Company Group Insurance Coverage
  • Pension Plan
  • Health and Wellness Incentive

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees all shipping, receiving activities, inventory control and daily operations
  • Oversees all Quality Assurance (QA) checks on incoming and outgoing orders
  • Reports and tracks department productivity, efficiency, and inventory control
  • Builds strong internal relationships with warehouse team, supporting departments and branch operations
  • Develops, implements and executes strategic plans to successfully mitigate inventory and shipment inaccuracies
  • Maintains a clean, safe, organized and positive work environment within the department

Qualifications:

  • High school education or equivalent
  • Previous warehouse experience
  • Previous supervisory or management experience (team of 6 or more preferred)
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable
  • Strong computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Ability to build strong internal relationships with team and supporting departments

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@herculesslr.com. Please indicate which position you are applying to.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Please note: Successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.


Hercules SLR is a privately-owned company with branches and offices located across Canada. While Hercules has grown into a multitude of industrial sectors, we specialize in equipment, products and services for securing, lifting and rigging applications. As an employer, we focus on continually enhancing the skills and capabilities of our employees and pride ourselves for building and improving upon our cultures of safety and dedicated customer service.

Saint John, NB Hercules SLR: Customer Service/Inside Sales Representative 

Customer Service/Inside Sales Representative

Saint John, NB

Full-time, Permanent

Our Hercules SLR Inc. branch is currently seeking a full-time Customer Service/Inside Sales Representative to join our team in Saint John, NB. Our ideal candidate will represent Hercules with a strong positive attitude and a solutions-based approach to their work; all in an effort to ensure optimal client satisfaction.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Company Group Insurance Coverage
  • Pension Plan
  • Health and Wellness Incentive

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day interactions and sales functions between clients, Territory Managers and the product supply functions within Hercules
  • Client service via telephone, in-person and electronic communications
  • Support Territory Managers with a focus on fulfilling quotations, orders and correspondence
  • Development of industry and product knowledge to enhance client service

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum 1 of year experience in industrial sales or related customer service field (counter sales experience preferred)
  • Experience in industrial settings preferred.
  • Customer Service training preferred
  • Ability to build client relationships through a solutions-based approach
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

If you would like to be part of a fast-growing, national company and would like to help expand our organization to the next level, we want to hear from you!

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@herculesslr.com. Please indicate which position you are applying to.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Please note: Successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.


Hercules SLR is a privately-owned company with branches and offices located across Canada. While Hercules has grown into a multitude of industrial sectors, we specialize in equipment, products and services for securing, lifting and rigging applications. As an employer, we focus on continually enhancing the skills and capabilities of our employees and pride ourselves for building and improving upon our cultures of safety and dedicated customer service.

Langley, BC Hercules SLR: Customer Service/Inside Sales Representative 

Customer Service/Inside Sales Representative

Langley, BC

Full-time, Permanent

Our Hercules SLR Inc. branch is currently seeking a full-time Customer Service/Inside Sales Representative to join our team in Langley, BC. Our ideal candidate will represent Hercules with a strong positive attitude and a solutions-based approach to their work; all in an effort to ensure optimal client satisfaction.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Company Group Insurance Coverage
  • Pension Plan
  • Health and Wellness Incentive

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day interactions and sales functions between clients, Territory Managers and the product supply functions within Hercules
  • Client service via telephone, in-person and electronic communications
  • Support Territory Managers with a focus on fulfilling quotations, orders and correspondence
  • Development of industry and product knowledge to enhance client service

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum 1 of year experience in industrial sales or related customer service field (counter sales experience preferred)
  • Experience in industrial settings preferred.
  • Customer Service training preferred
  • Ability to build client relationships through a solutions-based approach
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

If you would like to be part of a fast-growing, national company and would like to help expand our organization to the next level, we want to hear from you!

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@herculesslr.com. Please indicate which position you are applying to.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Please note: Successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.


Hercules SLR is a privately-owned company with branches and offices located across Canada. While Hercules has grown into a multitude of industrial sectors, we specialize in equipment, products and services for securing, lifting and rigging applications. As an employer, we focus on continually enhancing the skills and capabilities of our employees and pride ourselves for building and improving upon our cultures of safety and dedicated customer service.

Saint John, NB Hercules SLR: Branch Supervisor

Branch Supervisor

Saint John, NB

Full-time, Permanent

We are looking for a strong self-starter to join us in the role of Branch Supervisor in Saint John, NB. Reporting to the Area Manager, the Branch Supervisor is responsible for managing day-to-day operations at this dual brand (Hercules and Stellar) branch.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Company Group Insurance Coverage
  • Pension Plan
  • Health and Wellness Incentive

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees branch activities directly related to production and services; schedule jobs and lead projects to ensure their successful completion
  • Plan, directs and coordinates branch employees, preparing work schedules and assigning specific tasks
  • Chair daily/weekly tool box meetings and huddles
  • Monitors the functional teams to ensure the provision of effective and efficient services within budget
  • Coordinate and review branch financials and other KPIs and ensure branch profitability
  • Manage branch inventory: lead and participate physical inventory counts, ensure negative inventory is at $0, ensure inventory adjustment sheets are submitted and proper investigation has been completed
  • Open order review to ensure all orders are completed for shipping and billing

Qualifications:

  • A university/college degree preferably in Business Management or a related discipline, or a combination of a high school diploma and relevant work experience
  • Prior management or supervisory experience required
  • Previous experience in the related industry preferred
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@herculesslr.com. Please indicate which position you are applying to.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Please note: Successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.


Hercules SLR is a privately-owned company with branches and offices located across Canada. While Hercules has grown into a multitude of industrial sectors, we specialize in equipment, products and services for securing, lifting and rigging applications. As an employer, we focus on continually enhancing the skills and capabilities of our employees and pride ourselves for building and improving upon our cultures of safety and dedicated customer service.

Moncton NB, Hercules SLR: Branch Supervisor

Branch Supervisor

Moncton, NB

Full-time, Permanent

We are looking for a strong self-starter to join us in the role of Branch Supervisor in Moncton, NB. Reporting to the Area Manager, the Branch Supervisor is responsible for managing day-to-day operations at this dual brand (Hercules and Stellar) branch.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Company Group Insurance Coverage
  • Pension Plan
  • Health and Wellness Incentive

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees branch activities directly related to production and services; schedule jobs and lead projects to ensure their successful completion
  • Plan, directs and coordinates branch employees, preparing work schedules and assigning specific tasks
  • Chair daily/weekly tool box meetings and huddles
  • Monitors the functional teams to ensure the provision of effective and efficient services within budget
  • Coordinate and review branch financials and other KPIs and ensure branch profitability
  • Manage branch inventory: lead and participate physical inventory counts, ensure negative inventory is at $0, ensure inventory adjustment sheets are submitted and proper investigation has been completed
  • Open order review to ensure all orders are completed for shipping and billing

Qualifications:

  • A university/college degree preferably in Business Management or a related discipline, or a combination of a high school diploma and relevant work experience
  • Prior management or supervisory experience required
  • Previous experience in the related industry preferred
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@herculesslr.com. Please indicate which position you are applying to.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Please note: Successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.


Hercules SLR is a privately-owned company with branches and offices located across Canada. While Hercules has grown into a multitude of industrial sectors, we specialize in equipment, products and services for securing, lifting and rigging applications. As an employer, we focus on continually enhancing the skills and capabilities of our employees and pride ourselves for building and improving upon our cultures of safety and dedicated customer service.

Your Hard Hat has an Expiration Date

Yes, Your Hard Hat has an Expiration Date

What do a carton of milk, bread, paint, and your hardhat all have in common? Expiration dates.

Your hard hat is a very important part of your personal protective equipment. They’re the only piece of equipment made to protect you from blows to the head, and shouldn’t just be used in hazardous workplaces with lots of imminent danger—But any job that presents a risk for head injury.

Which injuries are you at risk for when you don’t wear your helmet? Some of the possible injuries that might not cross your mind right away include:

  • Bruises, bumps & cuts that cause physical impact
  • Heatstroke, caused by overexposure UV rays
  • Burns: Nobody wants their hair to catch fire. Your head can get burnt when in contact with molten metal, cutting oxyacetylene, manufacturing metal, machining, welding, or any type of work involving fire or high-heat.
  • Burns, electric shock and electrocution caused by active conductors or electrical loads.

 

HARD HATS: DO’S AND DON’TS 

What are the do’s and don’ts of hard hats?

DO   

  • Wear the right type of hard hat for the type of work being done.
  • Be mindful of potential electrical issues onsite, and choose your headwear accordingly.
  • If possible, choose a hard hat with a smooth shell as objects will deflect, or slide off them easily—Hard hats with ridges can actually cause your headwear to be knocked over more easily.
  • Select a thick shell (at least 2mm), especially if performing heavy work.
  • Use an adjustable chinstrap, especially if there is a risk of your hard hat falling.
  • Replace your hard hat when signs of scratches, gouges or wear emerge, and if the hard hat has been struck—Even if no signs of wear appear.

DON’T

  • Wear just any hardhat—They are not created equal.
  • Modify your hard hat (ex. drilling holes). Try to purchase hard hats that have available attachments or accessories for the type of work to be done.
  • Paint the hard hat shell—Paint solvents can make plastic headwear brittle & more likely to crack, and it can even hide cracks that might have developed. Check manufacturer recommendations, which will tell you if and which parts of the helmet you may be able to paint.
  • Use metal labels on G or E class headwear – Metal labels can negatively impact the voltage protection these hard hats provide (learn more about hard hat classes below).

ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HARD HATS? 

The short answer? Yes. The long answer? Read on…

In Canada, most personal protective equipment (PPE) follows the standards (standard Z94.1, to be exact) set by the CSA (The Canadian Standards Association)—This includes hard hats. There are two types, and three classes for hard hats.

Two hard hat types are:

  • Type 1: Reduces the impact of dropped objects & piercing to head.
  • Type 2: Protects from impact, penetration at the crown (top) and laterally (sides and back).

The CSA identifies three different types of hard hats, which are based on their level of protection and the type of work each is best suited for. These three categories are:

  1. G—General usage: Recommended for nearly every workplace. G-class hard hats protect against impacts and blows, resist voltages up to 2,200 volts.
  2. E—Electrical trades: Designed to resist impact, penetration, and protection against electric shock from high-voltage electrical conductors. In experiments, E-class hard hats resisted up to 20,000 volts from a ground connection. E-class helmets contain no metal and are typically made of high-density polyethylene and polycarbonate, with no holes, fasteners or metal. The E-class helmets’ suspension is made of vinyl, leather and/or nylon and resists electrical shocks. These are suitable for people who work in: transportation (railways, specifically), mining, forestry, manufacturing, construction & industrial trades. An E-class hard hat should be worn anytime work is done near an area that could expose you to active conductors or high-voltage electrical loads.
  3. C—Conducting headwear: Only C-class hard hats are ever made with aluminum, and they have no electrical rating. C-class hard hats aren’t meant to protect from electrical conductors, and may even have ventilation to provide extra comfort and breath-ability.

WHY DO HARD HATS EXPIRE?

The reason hard hats expire is pretty simple—They become less effective over time.

Since hard hat manufactures must meet safety standards, they are created to be extremely durable—However, they do not last forever. Depending on your work environment, your hard hat might need to be replaced at different rates.

Things that can affect how long your hard hat will last include:

  •  Sunlight exposure
  •  Temperature extremes
  •  Chemical exposure
  •  Sweat, liquids, and other substances coming in contact with your hard hat
  •  Daily vs. occasional use

The best way to determine if your hard had requires replacement is through daily inspections. These should be performed before each use.

Things to look for in daily inspections:

  •  Cracks, dents or cuts in the hat’s shell
  •  Cracks or tears in the hat’s suspension
  •  Cut or frayed suspension straps
  •  Chalky, dull or crazing pattern on the outer shell – This can be a sign of damage sustained by heat, sunlight or chemical exposer.

Remember, the suspension of your hard hat is actually just as important as the outside (known as the shell). Hard hats have an inner layer that provides shock absorption—Without this, your hard hat can actually do more to damage your head than save it.

If your hard hat is showing signs of any of these things, it should be replaced and disposed of, to avoid further use.

WHEN DO HARD HATS EXPIRE? 

Most hard hats will include manufacturer’s replacement recommendations. For example, 3M hard hats come with a suggestion to replace the hat’s suspension after 12 months of use and the shell every two to five years of use.

Be sure to take note of your hard hat’s replacement recommendations and ensure you are keeping on top of replacing the necessary parts in a timely manner. However, no matter how long in the future the replacement recommendation date is, you must continue to perform inspections before each use, as these recommendations should ONLY be followed if your hard hat shows no sign of expiry before then.

It is very important to remember that if your hard hat sustains an impact of any kind, dispose of it immediately, even if there is no visible damage. Impacts can cause the materials to become weakened, and even if there’s no visible damage, it may no longer be able to provide the same level of protection.


hard hat and safety gloves in toolbox


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