Careers at Dowler-Karn

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Years Experience: 3-5 Years
Licence Required: DZ License or AZ License

Job Description

Packaged Goods & Bulk Lube Delivery Driver - LDC

Dowler-Karn Limited, a leading Southwestern Ontario propane, fuel and lubricant distributor, has an immediate opening for a permanent, fulltime Tandem Delivery Driver for its St. Thomas Lubrication Distribution Centre.

Reporting to the Warehouse & Distribution Manager, the successful candidate is responsible for the safe and timely delivery of lubricants to our customers. As this is a utility driver role, the successful incumbent will be responsible for the delivery of both packaged goods and bulk lubricants, rotating their time with both the packaged goods and tandem lube trucks. 

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, preferably with a tandem truck. Liquids experience is preferred.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills with customers, peers, dispatchers and supervisors.
  • Able to work alone and unsupervised, possessing ability to attend work regularly and on time.
  • Physically fit. Ability to lift, carry and push items weighing up to 50lbs.
  • May be subjected to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment.
  • Ability to work variable hours, including weekends; may occasionally be required to perform a call out.
  • Minimum Grade 12 diploma and basic math, reading, and legible writing skills in completing driver documentation.
  • Familiar and comfortable with use of mobile devices.
  • Ability to accurately draft and submit reports such as delivery reports, log sheets and daily inspection reports in a timely manner.
  • General mechanical ability for truck inspections and attentiveness to truck / equipment cleanliness.
  • Clean and neat in appearance with strong customer service skills and team player.

*** An AZ license would be considered a benefit but is not required ***

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 including cross-training on other branch operations.  This position requires an individual who is able to be flexible to the daily work demands and able to perform tasks in all weather conditions. 

Dowler-Karn Limited places great importance in serving our employees and does so by offering competitive pay and incentive potential and a comprehensive benefits package. Driver pay starts at $24.00 per hour.

To Apply:

Interested applicants are directed to submit their resume and covering letter via email to Please reference “DZ Lube Driver – Your Name”.  Applicants are required to possess a clean abstract. The deadline for consideration is 9:00 am, Monday, January 20, 2020.

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.