Heavy Truck Operator (Tractor Trailer; Dump Truck Driver)

R.J. MacIsaac Construction Ltd.

Job Description for Heavy Truck Operator (Tractor Trailer; Dump Truck Driver):


Heavy Truck Operators-Tractor Trailer perform some and/or all of the following duties:

  1. Operate and drive primarily tractor trailer to float heavy equipment to land based and/or marine based construction sites.
  2. Operate and drive primarily tractor trailer to transport construction materials and supplies to land based and/or marine based construction sites..

Heavy Truck Operators-Dump Truck perform some and/or all of the following duties:

  1. Operate and drive primarily Dump Trucks to transport goods and material to and from land based and/or marine based construction sites.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • 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 methodology accordingly and reporting all hazards to project superintendent.
  • Conduct pre-trip, en route and post-trip inspections of vehicle systems, equipment and accessories such as tires, lights, turn signals, brakes and cargo straps.
  • Ensure cargo is secured properly in accordance with safety requirements and follow safety procedures for transporting dangerous goods.
  • Obtain special permits and other documents required to transport cargo.
  • Record cargo information, hours of service, distance travelled and fuel consumption.
  • Administer bills of lading and maintain Log Book.
  • 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.

Weekly Responsibilities:

  • Submit at the week’s end all Pre-Operational checks to Project Superintendent/Fleet Manager/Mechanic.
  • Attend and participate in Weekly Tool-Box Safety meetings. Report and contribute to all safety issues.
  • Submit to Project Site Superintendent/Fleet Manager/Head Office all bills of lading.

Monthly Responsibilities:

  • All Pre-Trip, en route and post-trip inspection documents to Project Site Superintendent/Fleet Manager.

On-Going Responsibilities:

  • 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.


  • Brookly, NS

Reports to:

  • President and/or Construction Site Superintendent and/or Fleet Manager

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • 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 Truck Operator Trade Certificate
  • Occupational Health and Safety Certificate.
  • WHMIS Training
  • First Aid & CPR Certificate
  • Transportation of Dangerous Good Training
  • Drivers License (Class 1 or 3) with Air Brake endorsement.


  • 5 to 10 years preferred.
  • Tractor Trailor and/or Dump Truck experience.
  • Floating Equipment on Low Bed Trailers and/or tag Trailers, Transporting cargo on open trailers.
  • Over-Dimensional and/or Over-weight experience.
  • Cleaning and Maintaining Equipment.
  • Reading Blueprints and Specifications is beneficial.
  • Maintaining Log-Books.

Other Requirements:

  • Clean Driving Record and Abstract.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Abstract.
  • Ability to travel and Work Out-Doors in a Marine Environment.