Excavator Operator

Location: Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Date Posted: 03-29-2018
We are looking for professional and enthusiastic, seasonal EXCAVATOR OPERATORS, to work full-time in our Yellowknife location.
 
SUMMARY
Reporting to the Foreman, 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.
  • 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.
  • Conduct trench work, which meets OH&S requirements.
  • Operate Excavator/Hoe on public roadways, maintaining proper awareness of ones surroundings.
  • Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, sub-contractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.
  • Operate other heavy equipment and other construction related duties as required.
 
REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred.
  • Class 5 Drivers License.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience within the road construction industry
  • 2 to 3 years’ experience operating an Excavator/Hoe is required.
  • Knowledge road construction materials, road construction processes and industry requirements.
  • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 LBS on a regular basis.
  • Use of Personal Protection Equipment is required.
  • Use of sunscreen, long sleeves, and appropriate headgear is recommended.
  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.
  • Willing to work out of town and in remote locations, as required.
  • Willing to work overtime, as required.
 
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
We are pleased to offer the successful candidate an attractive wage, comprehensive benefits, including a pension plan, educational assistance, excellent opportunities for professional growth, and more. 
 
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit our website at http://www.ecltd.ca, apply online, or email your resume to hrecl@ecltd.ca.
 
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