Excavator Operator

Location: Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
Date Posted: 01-30-2018
E Construction Ltd. is one of Western Canada’s largest paving contractors, with over 600 employees helping us provide our products and services throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories. Our equipment fleet and shops are among the most modern in our business. We take pride in our employees and place a high-value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day.
 
We are looking for a professional and enthusiastic, seasonal Excavator Operator, to work full-time in our Fort McMurray Division.
 
SUMMARY
Reporting to the Superintendent, the Excavator Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the construction excavator/hoe. The Excavator/Hoe Operator uses mechanical controls to operate the boom, arm and bucket to excavate, level off and work the ground.


RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Operate the excavator/hoe and other heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment.
  • Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment, and clean, lubricate and refill equipment as necessary.
  • Work with ground personnel in the excavation and installation process of laying pipe on line and grade.
  • Ensure trench is excavated to the proper depth/grade.
  • Responsible for placement of water, storm and sanitary sewer pipe in the excavation.
  • Follow directions of ground crew regarding craning, gravel placement and grading.
  • Cut grade with minimal time spent on excavating to ensure production is on schedule.
  • Conduct trench work, which meets OH&S requirements.
  • Operate Excavator/Hoe on public roadways, maintaining proper awareness of ones surroundings.
  • Ensure a sound understanding of the issues involving ground disturbance.
  • Be aware of proper rigging of pipe, manhole barrels, etc. and ensure safe work procedures are followed during the lowering of materials into the excavation.
  • Perform routine cleaning and maintenance to ensure smooth operation of the Excavator/Hoe.

REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred
  • Class 5 Drivers License or equivalent required.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience within the road construction industry required.
  • Minimum 2 to 3 years’ experience operating an Excavator.
  • Knowledge of base construction methods, road construction materials, heavy equipment operation and industry requirements.
  • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 LBS on a regular basis.
  • Willing to work out of town and in remote locations, as required.
  • Willing to work overtime, as required.
  • Must comply with the company's drug and alcohol policy, as well as fitness testing requirements.
 
What's in it for you?
We are pleased to offer the successful candidate an attractive wage, a comprehensive benefits package including pension plan, educational assistance, as well as excellent opportunities for professional growth.
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