R.J. MacIsaac Construction Ltd. is marine construction and demolition company, headquartered in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. We’re currently looking for a Heavy Equipment Operator.
Job Description for Heavy Equipment Operator (Excavator, Loader, Dozer):
Heavy Equipment Operators perform some and/or all of the following duties:
- Move, Load and Grade earth, rock, gravel and other materials during land-based and marine construction projects.
- Clear bush, stumps and logs to build temporary and/or permanent roadways.
- Operates heavy equipment to move, load and unload cargo on or off of trucks and/or barges for land-based and/or marine based construction projects.
- Operates equipment to on Land-based and/or Marine based dredging projects to deepen waterways.
- Operates heavy equipment to reclaim earth fill operations.
- Maintain a safe operating area for safety of self, co-workers, clients and general public.
- Report any unsafe operating hazards to the project superintendent immediately.
- Conduct daily hazard assessment of immediate work area noting all hazards. Adjusting work methology accordingly and reporting all hazards to project superintendent.
- Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment. Report any and all issues to the project superintendent for repair and/or replacement.
- Ensure equipment has adequate fuel to perform daily assignments. Notify Project Superintendent immediately in the AM if not.
- Maintain a clean cab, lubricate equipment and refill equipment fluids levels.
- Take direction from Project Superintendent on daily and weekly work plan.
- Performs other duties as assigned by Project Superintendent.
- Submit at the week’s end all Pre-Operational checks to Project Superintendent.
- Attend and participate in Weekly Tool-Box Safety meetings. Report and contribute to all safety issues.
- Inspect equipment booms, buckets, sticks and hoses.
- Move idlers in and out on all tracked equipment. Adjust as necessary.
- Maintaining a Safety Focused Operating Culture.
- Maintains a Quality-Client Focused Operating Culture.
- Maintains a Cost Reduction and Profitability Operating Culture.
- Maintain and follow all company policies and procedures.
- Maintain positive and professional relationships with Clients, Co-Workers, Supervisors, Management and Regulatory Officials.
Personal Conduct Responsibilities:
- Maintains a positive attitude.
- Shows respect to coworkers and company structure.
- Co-operates with other Co-Workers.
- Performs position functions without supervision.
- Displays initiative in performing work functions.
- Exercises prudent judgement.
- Meets goals when personal commitment is made.
- Displays concern for Company cost control and profit contribution.
Terms of Employment:
- As per Letter of Engagement.
- Wages per Company Wage Scales.
- Varies though out Atlantic Canada with Construction Projects. Willingness and availability to travel is a must
- Construction Manager and/or Construction Site Superintendent
- The position has no supervisory responsibilities for direct and/or indirect reports.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Some High School, trade, vocational and/or technical training.
- Heavy Equipment Operator Trade Certificate
- Occupational Health and Safety Certificate.
- WHMIS Training
- First Aid & CPR Certificate
- Power-Line Hazardous Training
- Drivers License (Class 1 or 3) with Air Brake endorsement.
- 5 to 10 years preferred.
- Backhoe, Excavator and/or Loader.
- Sloping, Banking, Backfilling, Demolition, Excavating, Grading, Trenching and Dredging.
- Cleaning and Maintaining Equipment.
- Minor Repairs.
- Reading Blueprints and Specifications is beneficial.
- Maintaining Log-Books.
- Clean Driving Record and Abstract.
- Clear Criminal Record Check and Abstract.
- Ability to travel and Work Out-Doors in a Marine Environment.