Excavator Operator- Pipeline
Kamloops, BC, Canada
2h ago

Job Summary

We have several openings for experienced Excavator Operators for our pipeline project in Valemount, BC. The successful candidates will be responsible for operating in accordance with quality, safety and efficiency standards.

Essential Responsibilities :

  • Effectively and safely operates excavators, utilizing machine specific controls and machine attachments to complete all necessary tasks related to pipeline construction.
  • This includes operating on adverse terrain, in winter operations, and / or near other equipment and power lines.

  • Operates in crowded, fast-paced working environments, and exercises extreme caution with awareness of potential situational hazards to ensure site safety.
  • Interprets verbal and non-verbal communication (including hand signals) from operators, ground personnel and swampers, and acts accordingly.
  • Performs mechanical inspections and servicing including controls and operations, completing logbooks, performs maintenance and adjustments, ensures good housekeeping, and performs machine lubrication.
  • Performs effective operation of equipment by recognizing unusual machine movements and sounds.
  • Recognizes existing and potential hazards and knows how to identify these through conducting a field level pre-job hazard analysis, checking the machine for hazards and assessing any tasks before start.
  • Qualifications :

  • Some secondary school education is required.
  • Completion of a one- to two-year apprenticeship program or some high school, college or industry courses in heavy equipment operating combined with on-the-job training are required.
  • Minimum three years of experience operating excavators and other heavy equipment on a mainline pipeline job or similar heavy civil construction experience is required.
  • Minimum one year of previous excavator operating experience performing tasks such as building access roads, stripping, shading, grading, trenching, bore support, creek crossings, backfill and / or cleanup required.
  • Experience operating an Excavator on steep slopes and mountainous terrain greater than 21 degrees is preferred.
  • Experience operating an Excavator on slopes requiring winch assistance preferred.
  • As a condition of employment, must successfully complete pre-access drug and alcohol testing.
  • As a condition of employment, must be willing and able to obtain valid First Aid, PCST (Pipeline Construction Safety Training), Standard Basic Rigging and Ground Disturbance Lvl 2 certificates. Training provided.
  • As a condition of employment, must hold a valid driver's license and provide an abstract
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Work Conditions :

  • Camp based accommodation provided (eligible for camp allowance and camp retention bonus upon project lay off)
  • 6 days on, 1 day off shift equivalent to a 3 / 1 schedule
  • 12 hour work days
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