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NEWS | MAY 09 2019

Indigenous Cook Pre Apprenticeship

ALGONQUIN COLLEGE

Develop culinary skills with an Indigenous flavour.


Supplies, books and tuition are free to eligible applicants.


This unique program prepares cook apprentices for employment by providing 15 weeks of skills-upgrading, followed by 13 weeks of in-school apprenticeship training – all in Algonquin’s world-class culinary labs. Topics covered include food theory, knife skills, classical kitchen language and practical food preparation.
The program ends with an 8-week work placement in the Ottawa food services industry where you will gain valuable experience and industry contacts.

algonquincollege.com/indigenous-cook-pre-app

NEWS | APR 23 2019

Gerrie Electric Hiring

Inside Sales -Concord

Job Description

Gerrie Electric, one of Ontario’s largest independent electrical distributors has an opening for a motivated individual to join our growing team. Inside Sales -Concord This position is responsible for servicing customer requirements, questions and concerns in a prompt and efficient manner while acting as a liaison between customers and Gerrie Electric. The incumbent of this role will also actively promote and drive business through the calling of customers. Duties and Responsibilities: -Promptly address customer needs with regards to sourcing, pricing, and availability of material -Promote and increase business through proactive calls -Receive, enter and generate customer orders in the system in an efficient manner -Work in conjunction with and provide support to Account Managers -Provide accurate quotations, pricing and availability to customers as required -Expedite and follow-up on orders and back orders -Process customer credits (defectives products, etc.) in a timely manner At Gerrie Electric, we offer a culture of inspiration and challenge, a full benefits package, and continual training. If you consider yourself to be a motivated team player and meet the requirements for this role, please visit us at www.gerrie.comOpens a New Window. to apply. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please. If you are selected for an interview and require accommodation due to a disability, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview. Gerrie is proud to be a Best Managed Gold Standard Winner.

Qualifications Required

Requirements: -Post-secondary education from an Electrical related discipline -3+ years experience in Sales (Electrical industry preferred) -Must have the personality and drive to sell and succeed -Strong communication and relationship building skills -Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines -Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

Years of Work Experience

2 - 4

Hours per Week

40

Benefits

Benefits (dental/medical/RRSP contribution matching), career growth opportunities, training & development, unique family culture

Send resume to mwill@gerrie.com

NEWS | APR 23 2019

Gerrie Electric Hiring

Wireroom Warehouse Associate

Job Description

Gerrie Electric, one of Ontario’s largest independent electrical distributors has an opening for a motivated individual to join our growing team. Wireroom Warehouse This position is responsible for carrying out the specific duties of the Wireroom. The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities within the Wireroom. Duties and Responsibilities: Take responsibility for the receipt and put away of all incoming wire products Accurately ship outbound product Organize the wireroom and assist in maintaining an orderly environment Conduct cycle counts and maintain accurate inventory Prioritize workload and work in an efficient manner Problem solve issues that arise in collaboration with others Interface with the Gerrie branches for rushes and special requests At Gerrie Electric, we offer a culture of inspiration and challenge, a full benefits package, and continual training. If you consider yourself to be a motivated team player and meet the requirements for this role, please visit us at www.gerrie.com to apply. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please. If you are selected for an interview and require accommodation due to a disability, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview. Gerrie is proud to be a Best Managed Gold Standard Winner

Qualifications Required

Requirements: Related experience with wire and cable is required Cable cutting proficiency required Must be a team player with exceptional organizational skills Excellent communication skills required Must be computer proficient

Years of Work Experience

0 - 2

Hours per Week

40

Benefits

Benefits (dental/medical/RRSP contribution matching), career growth opportunities, training & development, unique family culture

Others

Transportation Required

Send resumes to mwill@gerrie.com

NEWS | MAR 11 2019

Gerrie Electric Hiring

Counter Sales -Floater role for Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph

Gerrie Electric, one of Ontario’s largest independent electrical distributors has an opening for a motivated individual to join our growing team.

COUNTER SALES

Responsible for greeting customers and receiving and generating their orders efficiently and effectively. To, at all times, provide courteous, prompt, and efficient service to customers and give them the upmost of assistance with regards to product availability, pricing and sourcing of material. To display an ongoing commitment to understand, promote and believe in the Gerrie commitment of being a service quality organization and to strive to maintain and continue to seek ways to improve the overall service quality.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

-Direct sales services of the general public

-Maintain friendly service and a positive Company image

-Service customer needs promptly and efficiently, addressing customer questions or concerns.

-Provide pricing and availability

-Develop knowledge of substitutes

-Be able to source products and provide technical information

-Enter customer orders into the Business System as per Gerrie procedures.

-Select and pack orders

-When required, perform wire cuts as per Gerrie documented procedure

-Handle customer returns/defectives

-Responsible for preparation and balancing of cash sales

-Handle customer phone orders

-Provide assistance/backup in shipping and receiving when required .

-Continue to develop your skill set as it relates to The Gerrie Organization, the Electrical Industry and the field of Sales

-Ensure all shelves are stocked and material is put away in a timely fashion

-Ensure float is counted and all transactions are accurate and balanced.

-Ensure timely completion of any/all special tasks as assigned by management

Please note that this is a floater role between our Kitchener, Cambridge and Guelph branches and having access to a vehicle is required

EDUCATION REQUIRED

-High School Diploma

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED

-Some experience/knowledge in the electrical /industrial distribution field is an asset

-Previous customer service experience

-Math skills are essential (measurement conversions, pricing, etc.)

-Multi-tasking in a fast paced environment

-Excellent communication skills

-Organizational skills

Any electrical background (work experience, completed or partially completed school program in electrical related program)

$16/hour - $18/hour (depending on experience)

Dental/Medical/RRSP contribution matching

Investment in the training and professional development of our staff

Job stability and career advancement opportunities

If interested please email your resume to mwill@gerrie.com

NEWS | DEC 07 2018

Apprentice Search.Com Is Back – And Better Than Ever!

Welcome to the new ApprenticeSearch.com!

ApprenticeSearch.com was launched 17 years ago as a way to address the skilled trades shortage in Ontario. Over the past 17 years, we’ve built a website and a service that helps connect apprentices and employers across the province. This year, we decided to rethink ApprenticeSearch.com to make sure we were offering the best service possible. Since then, we’ve been busy updating our site and refreshing our look – and we’re excited to finally share it with the skilled trades’ world.


So, what’s new?

In addition to looking better than ever, the new ApprenticeSearch.com has several features that will make the site even easier to use. They include:


  • Mobile responsiveness: Employers and job seekers can now access ApprenticeSearch.com on any device – meaning they can search for jobs and candidates at their desk or on the go.
  • Job matching: Employers and job seekers will be matched with each other based on location and field of working, making job and applicant searching easier than ever.
  • Search management: Employers and job seekers can better manage their search - and their time - by saving candidates and jobs they’re interested in and returning to them at a later date.


We wouldn’t have been able to refresh this site without the support of our generous sponsors:


  • The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
  • The WB Family Foundation
  • Magna International
  • UNIFOR
  • Mohawk College
  • OYAP
  • The Woodbridge Group
  • Arcelor Mittal Dofasco
  • The Centre for Skills Development
  • Conestoga College
  • Sheridan College


We’d like to extend a big THANK-YOU to all the ApprenticeSearch.com partners who believe in what we do. This new site was only able to happen with their support.


What’s next?

This upgrade is just the next step in the evolution of ApprenticeSearch.com! We have some exciting plans to continue to build the site, and we’re always interested in hearing from our users about what they want from ApprenticeSearch.com. You can always send your suggestions to admin@apprenticesearch.com

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