Careers at Dowler-Karn

Current career opportunities.

Years Experience: 3-5 years of DZ driving experience
Licence Required: Secondary School, DZ or AZ drivers license

Job Description


Windsor Branch

Dowler-Karn Limited, a leading Southwestern Ontario propane and fuel distributor, has an immediate opening for a permanent, fulltime Utility Driver for its Windsor branch.

Reporting to the Branch Manager, the successful candidate is responsible for the safe and timely delivery of product to our customers including delivery of propane cylinders as well as bulk propane.  This position will not only support customer deliveries but will also assist with yard support functions including filling and the requalification of cylinders as well as use of the lift truck and other equipment. 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Must have a valid, clean and current Ontario DZ driver’s license with Air Brake endorsement.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years driving experience is required, liquids experience an asset.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills with customers, peers, administration and Branch Manager.
  • Able to work alone and unsupervised, possessing ability to attend work regularly and on time.
  • Physically fit. Able to lift, carry and push items weighing up to 65 lbs.
  • Able to work variable hours, including overtime and perform call-outs as required (rotating on-call duties).
  • Minimum Grade 12 diploma and basic math, reading, and legible writing skills for record-keeping and administrative reporting requirements, including daily driver reports.
  • Lift truck experience an asset.
  • General mechanical ability for truck inspections.
  • Clean and neat in appearance with strong customer service skills and team player.

A self-directed and safety conscious attitude is a must, as is a willingness to participate in all training programs as directed by the company.  This position requires work to be completed in a variety of weather conditions. 

Hours of work will fluctuate with seasonal or branch demands as well as the specific driver function being performed.  Overtime will be required at times and is processed after 44 hours worked.

Dowler-Karn Limited places great importance in serving our employees and does so by offering competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including a retirement savings program. Driver pay starts at $24.25 per hour.

To Apply:

Interested applicants are directed to submit a resume and covering letter to Please reference “Your Name – Windsor Driver”.  Applicants are required to provide a current CVOR and driver’s abstract prior to consideration.  The deadline for consideration is 9:00 am, Monday, March 1, 2021.

If you want to learn more about Dowler-Karn, please visit our website at or connect with us: 



As a successful family run business that has been in operation for over 75 years, Dowler-Karn operates based on its core values of service, integrity, and community responsibility.

Dowler-Karn is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs throughout all parts of the hiring process. 

Please note that only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Find Out More About Dowler-Karn

We thrive on collaboration, shared values and mutual trust. This means you’ll have the opportunity to dive into a range of experiences, allowing you to take leadership and accountability for your own work. You’ll be working with and learning from great people and continually adding to your skills and knowledge base.

Among the many positions that we have within the company are the following:

  • Tandem delivery drivers (Fuels and Propane) – DZ
  • Tractor Trailer Drivers (Fuels and Propane) – AZ
  • Licensed Service Technicians
  • Customer Service and Office Administration Staff
  • Customer Account Representatives
  • Yard Support Staff
  • Truck Mechanics
  • No matter where you choose to join us, you’ll feel challenged and supported, valued and rewarded, because we know mutual growth is the key to long term success.

When vacancies are available, we utilize a number of different tools to communicate the opportunity. This will include our Facebook page, Linked-in, and a variety of online job boards in addition to this website. Details on the open position will be provided along with an explanation of the minimum qualifications and any applicable deadline for applying.

As an interested candidate, you are encouraged to check back often to see if we have a position of interest for you. Maybe you should join our Facebook page too! You can also submit a resume and covering letter at any time to Please detail what type of position you are interested in.

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted when we are recruiting to fill a position.

As a third generation company, family has always been at the core of how we do business. A tradition of giving within the communities that we serve is a source of pride for all employees of Dowler-Karn. While we have been fortunate as a company to have enjoyed recognition and success through awards and accolades from our peers, it is the culture of teamwork that is evident amongst our great staff that brings the most satisfaction. That high level of employee satisfaction is evidenced in the high average length of service in our staff and the resulting low turnover rate. It is only through our continued success that we are experiencing growth and as a result, opportunities for new employees to join our organization.

As a company, we are fortunate to be able to continue to grow and invest in our future. This has allowed us to make investments in improved facilities while ensuring that we are able to provide industry leading service to our valued customers. We have always worked hard to be seen as leaders in terms of safety, equipment and technology. We are focused on achieving a leadership position within our industry both in terms of our customer service but also in terms of our commitment to the environment. We continue to strive for environmental leadership in safety, product handling and storage. This is re-enforced in our strong belief and commitment to training and education. This is evidenced by the partnerships that we have forged with our local emergency services personnel.

We recognize that Dowler-Karn would not be where it is today without the efforts of a great team of dedicated employees. While we may be separated by geography across our many branch locations, we are collectively connected by a sense of family and community within the company. From a one man, one truck operation to today, the Karn family has never forgotten its core values of honesty, integrity, and community responsibility.

Dowler-Karn is here to serve our customers. That attention to detail and knowledge of the needs of our many valued customers is what sets us apart. Neighbourly service from our drivers and service staff right through to the customer service staff and our Managers and Owners is what we strive for. When you call Dowler-Karn, you will get a live voice not a menu of choices. It is that personal touch and connection to our customers that we thrive on. With branch locations throughout Southwestern Ontario along with a network of 24 hour key lock locations, Dowler-Karn can meet your personalized needs in achieving excellent customer service and value for your hard earned dollar.

Dowler-Karn offers a great working environment and a competitive compensation and benefits package, including an RRSP match program. Within our industry, we strive to be an employer of choice. We are proud to offer great equipment, training and development opportunities, a safe and healthy working environment, an open door approach to management, personally rewarding work, and job security. When we hire, we do so for the long term. In order to achieve that goal, we have to ensure that the work environment promotes it.