Equipment Operator

Job Number: 006
Term: full-time
Closing Date: January 31, 2020

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for the operating of heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

All Levels (1, 2, 3 and 4):

  • Be familiar and comply with company policies, rules, procedures and guidelines, as per company Health and Safety manual and other applicable legislation.
  • Perform all tasks assigned by Supervision (foreman/supervisor). Only right to refuse UNSAFE work.
  • Comply with applicable safe work practices and procedures.
  • Complete hazard identification cards when hazards are identified.
  • Refuel equipment at end of each day.
  • Ensure FLHA’s are updated throughout the day.
  • Complete ground disturbance checklist.
  • Complete general maintenance daily:
  • Fuel machine,
  • Grease,
  • Shovel tracks,
  • Change attachments,
  • Check all fluid levels.
  • Report all mechanical problems immediately.
  • Keep machinery cabs clean (free of garbage and dust).
  • Follow and abide by the spotter’s direction.
  • Work with others and assist as necessary or requested.
  • Ensure using the proper attachment for the job.
  • Know the limits and capabilities of the machine according to manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Complete equipment checklists prior to use of equipment.
  • Ensure safe work permit prior to starting work.
  • Other duties as may be assigned and as work level requires. This includes assisting other operators or laborers with medium-level physical work tasks including lifting, carrying, shoveling, etc. within GCS safe work practices.
  • Check hoses on equipment frequently.

Level 1 additional responsibilities:

  • Competent and capable in the operation of a dozer, track hoe, or motor grader.
  • Read grade plans and use grade stakes in measuring the amount of earth to be moved (if required).

Level 2 additional responsibilities:

  • Apprentice track-hoe, dozer, or grader operator until deemed competent as a finisher by the supervisor.
  • Read grade plans and use grade stakes in measuring the amount of earth to be moved (if required).

Level 3 additional responsibilities:

  • Competent and capable in the operation of a mini track hoe, and loader.

Level 4 additional responsibilities:

  • Competent and capable in the operation of a skid steer, water truck and rock truck.

KEY COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • Maintain a professional appearance, behavior and manner (demeanor).
  • Be punctual, dependable and competent in one’s job.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to think logically.
  • Willingness to learn and follow orders.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and as part of a team.
  • Respect for the machinery and fellow workers.
  • Finishing operator as deemed by supervisor. If not deemed competent within first week, the rate will be reduced to the appropriate amount.

AUTHORITY LEVELS:

  • To stop unsafe work.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Manage own work with full accountability for ensuring quality, timeliness and safety.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proof of valid driver’s license required to receive truck allowance if offered for position.
  • Previous knowledge and experience in civil works construction an asset.
  • Must be deemed competent to operate equipment (competency card will be issued).

Valid certifications including (but not limited to):

  • H2S Alive
  • Standard First Aid
  • Ground Disturbance, 201 Standard
  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS-0 9)
  • GCS yearly orientation
  • Spotter Training
  • WHMIS


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