Shovel Operator
Tomlinson Group.
7d ago

Shovel Operator

This position is responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner. This position reports to and works under the guidance of the Site Foreman.


  • Practice workplace safety to ensure the safety of fellow employees and public.
  • Works under the direction of the site foreman, to complete daily schedule of work
  • Performs daily safety and maintenance checks
  • Clean equipment as scheduled and / or required
  • Ensure equipment is safely and securely stored
  • Advise Foreman of any required maintenance or repairs
  • Participate in routine maintenance

  • Experience with water and sewer installations
  • 5 + years experience in the operation of heavy equipment in a high traffic environment
  • Knowledge reading locate sheets and possible underground and / or overhead utilities
  • Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures including but not limited to backing up procedures, use of flagmen and spotters, signage, incident reporting, required personal safety equipment and lifting of heavy loads.
  • Knowledge of equipment operation, cleaning and maintenance requirements
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective communication skills (both listening and verbal)

  • Must work in all weather conditions and be prepared for both extreme heat and cold
  • May at times be exposed to dangerous and / or toxic substances and must take necessary precautions to protect eyes, nose and skin from irritation and infection
  • Physically strenuous and demanding
  • Must be able to work independently and maintain a schedule of work
  • The Tomlinson Group of Companies encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Please contact Human Resources if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.

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