Heavy Equipment Operator

 The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating a variety of equipment which may include: backhoe excavator, loader, bulldozer, front end loader, skid steer, dump truck, concrete spreader, compactor, concrete pumping equipment, and roller.  Operator will use heavy equipment to perform a variety of tasks which may include: fine grading and finishing; landscaping; sloping and banking; backfilling; ditching; excavating; rough grading; stumping; sub-grade excavating; sub-grade rolling; trenching; material handling; slope grooming and; snow removal. 
  • Customer  and quality focus.
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Team work
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Responsibility and dependability
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Operate heavy equipment to complete a variety of job tasks to assist with landscape construction projects.
  • Clean, lubricate, and maintain equipment.
  • Conduct daily equipment inspections reports on equipment before use.
  • Report any repair issues or equipment hazards immediately.
  • Secure special attachments to equipment.
  • Assist with general labor duties when needed, in order to complete landscape construction projects.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times.
  • Complete daily paperwork detailing job hours and costs.
    Comply with all company policies and procedures.
  • Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations.
 
  • Some college, CEGEP, vocational or technical training.
  • Heavy Equipment Operator Trade Certification, valid driver’s license [Class A or 1], air brake [Z] endorsement.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience operating heavy equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings, and specifications.
  • Physically fit with strong stamina.
  • Basic measurement and calculation skills.
  • Ability to follow safe working procedures.
  • Excellent observation skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
    Effective communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision, and as part of a team.
  • Speak, read, and write English.
  • Computer skills an asset.
  • Various locations including both residential and commercial landscape construction sites.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. repeatedly through an entire work shift.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Work near heavy equipment and other vehicles on a regular basis.
  • Work outdoors in various conditions including heat and humidity, rain, dust, noise, and cold.
  • Work flexible hours including occasional weekend work.