• Excavator/Loader Operator (LOA Provided)

    Job ID
    Craft, Skilled Labor & Laborer
    Home Company :
    Willbros Tanks & Facilities (Canada) LP
  • Overview

    Primoris Willbros Canada is looking for a competent Excavator Operator with hotline experience. Heavy equipment operator responsibilities are carried out by a skilled person who does this job with safety and precision. He/she also has the responsibility of cleaning, maintaining and servicing the equipment. Willbros Canada requires their operators to possess plenty of experience, training and knowledge of machines and maintaining their parts. Successful candidates must possess the mechanical skills to perform his/her job in a strenuous and dangerous work environment. One must have these skills and responsibilities and should be completely trained to perform the job duties.


    Start Date: Sept 6 2018

    Location: Cromer ,MB

    Duration: 2 Months

    Shift -10/4

    Travel: $700 per rotation

    LOA: $170 per day



     The Excavator Operator is responsible for, but not limited to:


    • Operate the excavator/hoe and other heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner
    • Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment
    • Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment, 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 proper depth / grade
    • Responsible for placement of culvert, pipe and tools in the excavation
    • Follow directions of ground crew regarding craning, material placement and grading
    • Cut grade with minimal time spent on excavating to ensure production is on schedule
    • Conduct trench work, which meets OH&S requirements
    • Operate excavator / hoe maintaining proper awareness of one’s surroundings
    • Ensure a sound understanding of the issues involving ground disturbance
    • Be aware of proper rigging 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
    • Ensure a solid understanding of, and comply with the principles of the company’s code of ethics at all times
    • Examine all situations in light of the principles of the code of ethics
    • Operate the equipment in the right direction and angle to prevent accidents and damage of property
    • Perform road work, excavation work, lifting work, etc.
    • Report to the foreman
    • Perform other duties, as and when assigned

    It is the responsibility of the excavator operator to cease all work when the contract quantity has been reached and await written authorization for any work outside of or beyond the original contract.





    Comprehends and Understands:

    • Company and project safety programs
    • Occupational health and safety and environment issues
    • Company policies
    • How to read plans
    • Layout pipe routes through existing plant conditions
    • Heavy equipment operation
    • Maintenance and repair of heavy and power driven equipment
    • New methods and techniques of operation and the parts of the equipment
    • Workplace safety practices
    • Both manual and electronic operations
    • Hotline experience
    • Facility experience




    Has the ability to:

    • Effectively communicate orally and in writing, with good comprehension
    • Coach and teach crew members
    • Apply good problem solving and conflict resolution skills
    • Manage differences and diversity at the work site
    • Handle the administrative duties of the position, including completion of required documents
    • Must have physical ability to stand strenuous and dangerous work environment
    • Possess physical strength to operate heavy and power driven equipment
    • A keen-eye on details and good decision making skills
    • Manage and handle emergency situations, work pressure and stress
    • Ability to complete work projects on time and in an effective manner
    • Possess a deep analytical understanding and problem solving skills
    • Devoted in following code of ethics
    • Can work independently with minimum supervision
    • Good relationship-building ability
    • Flexible to work flexible hours




    Demonstrates ability to:

    • Work in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure oneself, or endanger the wellbeing of others
    • Is ready to take on new challenges and is willing to learn
    • Has good work ethic
    • Can adjust to change
    • Can be a role model and one who leads by example
    • Is willing to motivate and mentor crew members
    • Is a team player
    • Takes responsibility
    • Work with honesty and act with integrity


    • Civil - 5+ years pipeline / hotline / facility
    • Pipeline - 8+ years field experience in civil pipe work



    • Experience operating heavy equipment such as excavator, front end loader, dozer is strongly preferred
    • Requires the ability to exercise independent judgment and basic reasoning skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
    • Strong analytical, communication and multi-tasking skills
    • Must be flexible, responsive and resourceful



    • High School Diploma or equivalent required



    • CSTS-09
    • Fall Protection
    • Confined Space Entry
    • Standard First Aid / CPR
    • H2S Alive
    • CSTS or PCST
    • Ground Disturbance II
    • Drivers License and a 3 Year Abstract


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