ABOUT THIS CAREER OPPORTUNITY
Black & McDonald’s Western Utilities team is growing! If you are committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.
The Backhoe Operator will work on projects for the scope of installing Street lighting including but not limited to trenching / backfilling, lifting pole base, placing pole base in excavated hole, and will include general labour duties .
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to :
Operate the backhoe and other 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 pole base in excavated hole.
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.
Operate other equipment and other construction related duties as required.
Must ensure a solid understanding of, and comply with the principles of the company’s Code of Ethics.
Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, sub- contractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.
Attend daily and weekly safety meetings and inspections.
Work with Safety Department to investigate damage, incidents or near misses in the worksite, and ensure proper procedures are carried out according to the Company’s Safety Program.
Work in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure oneself, or endanger the well being of others.
Holds Self and Others Accountable
Teamwork and Collaboration
Grade 12 Diploma
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Experience operating RBD (Digger Trucks).
SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Class 1 (or 3) Driver’s License with air brakes
Having RBD operation experience will be preferred
Willing and able to travel to sites around Calgary and Southern Alberta
Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.