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GIS and Route Planning Coordinator (Summer/ Co-Op Contract)

Burlington or Mississauga, Ontario
The newly created position of GIS and Route Planning Coordinator will work with Emterra’s operations teams, to enhance current and future fleet/hauling operations, focusing on route optimization and asset utilization. This is a full-time summer/co-op contract that could potentially be extended.

What will you do?
  • Source, implement, and utilize Geographic Information System (GIS) software to create and optimize collection routes for maximum productivity;
  • Analyze fleet/hauling operations including driver and routing efficiency, time and motion studies, and cost saving improvements;
  • Ensure routes are ‘driver-friendly’, efficient, and safe;
  • Create digital and hard copy route maps that are ‘driver-friendly’;
  • Maintain current and accurate route files, maps, and statistics;
  • Review and report on KPIs; and
  • Other special projects as assigned.
What will you bring?
  • Current third- or fourth-year student in a post-secondary GIS, Geography, Planning, or related program OR recent graduate from a post-secondary GIS, Geography, Planning, or related program;
  • Minimum of 2 year’s practical experience using GIS software;
  • Strong understanding of and experience using routing, mapping, and GIS principles;
  • Experience in a technical position or work experience in the transportation industry is preferred;
  • Strong computer skills and advanced understanding of MS Office Suite and GIS software;
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle;
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work well with teams as well as independently; and
  • Ability and desire to think outside of the box.

Working Environment: 
  • Primarily office but will require regular field work and occasional travel.

What do we have to offer you?
  • A rewarding career in a Company with a mission to create environmentally sustainable communities;
  • A solid organization within which you are able to develop your competencies for future growth;
  • As part of a small team, ongoing support and resources to ensure your success in this role;
  • A family-oriented culture with an entrepreneurial mind-set that encourages you to take ownership of your role and effect change.
No agencies. No phone calls please. Emterra thanks all applicants for their interest however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Emterra Group is a leader in providing integrated recycling resource management and waste disposal solutions to the industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors and municipalities throughout Canada. Our view of waste management means maximizing recycling and waste diversion. Whether you see it as garbage, waste, trash, rubbish or junk, we see waste another way – as a resource to be collected and recycled into new, usable products. From tire recycling to liquid waste – we turn waste into resources. 

Emterra Group is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all individuals in accordance with legislation and Human Rights in all provinces.  Should you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources in any of the following ways:  send an email to; by phone 905-336-9084, Extension 1103 or by mail to 1122 Pioneer Road, Burlington, ON L7M 1K4.
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