CANADA

Heavy Equipment Operator

Halifax - Nova Scotia (NS),

Mercer Excavation

Job Description:

We are seeking Heavy Equipment Operators for a variety of projects throughout Eastcoast Canada with a specific focus on, Remediation/Reclamation, Environmental & Civil Construction, and Demolition & Decommissioning. The successful candidate is responsible for the day to day operation of equipment, general maintenance of equipment, and general labouring tasks as required.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Safe and effective operation of heavy equipment including excavators, Hydraulic shears and dozers
  • Perform preventative maintenance, and daily operation checks
  • Execute a variety of projects to the specifications of the customer, under the guidance of the site supervisor and project manager
  • Effectively collaborates with crew and customer to ensure mutually agreeable outcomes and resolve any potential conflicts
  • Acts independently with minimal supervision
  • Perform general labourer tasks as required
  • Safely Work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation
  • Commitment to working safely and following safety protocol

Qualifications and Education Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  • Direct experience in earthworks projects, oilfield waste management, reclamation/remediation, civil construction, and/or oilfield construction.
  • 3 years or 5,000 hours in Heavy Equipment Operation (Excavator, Dozer, Hydraulic shears
etc.)
  • Finishing experience is considered an asset
  • Possession of a valid class 5 Driver’s License (or equivalent) with a clean driving record
  • Valid Safety Tickets (H2S, First Aid, CSTS, Ground Disturbance)
  • Grade 12 or GED
  • Intermediate computer skills to successfully utilize intranet resources, complete online safety orientation, and HR onboarding tasks
  • Physically fit, able to lift 50 pounds, and able to work on feet for long periods of time
  • Can work well as a team member or independently with little direction

ExperienceRequired

  • 5 year(s): demolition & decomissioning
  • 5 year(s): reclamation & remediation
  • 5 year(s): Direct experience in earthworks projects, oilfield waste management, reclamation/remediation, civil construction, and/or oilfield construction.

EducationRequired

  • High School or better

Licenses & CertificationsRequired

  • Drivers Licence (Class 5)
  • Ground Disturbance
  • Standard First Aid
  • H2S Alive

Preferred

  • CSTS Construction Safety

SkillsRequired

  • Self-Motivated
  • Solid Work Ethic

BehaviorsRequired

  • Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $90,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • operating : 5 years (Required)

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