Mainline Hoe Operator

H. Wilson Industries
Fort McMurray, AB
Application deadline: 19/07/2024
Job ID: RQ24150

Volker Stevin Canada and its subsidiaries across Western Canada are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality services in the areas of: construction, project management, highway maintenance, civil works and bridge construction, maintenance and rehabilitation expertise, and asphalt/aggregate plants and pits.

Position Rationale:

Reporting to the Foreman, the Mainline Excavator Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of a mainline excavator. A Mainline Excavator Operator will perform duties as assigned to ensure that completed work is delivered according to H. Wilson Industries (2010) Ltd.’s company policies and procedures, Alberta Occupational Health and Safety, and contract specifications. This position utilizes an excavator to dig trenches and crane material for various types of underground utilities.

Position Accountabilities:

  • Operate an excavator and other heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Perform daily maintenance and safety checks on equipment.
  • Perform routine daily cleaning and maintenance to ensure smooth operation.
  • Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment, and clean, lubricate and refuel equipment as necessary.
  • Understand, interpret, and follow directions from supervisors as to required work area.
  • Ensure trenches are excavated safely to the proper depth/grade.

Technical Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of underground utility construction materials, utility construction processes and industry requirements.

Work Environment/Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat, and humidity.
  • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 20 LBS on a regular basis. (example: cleaning tracks of equipment).,
  • Must comply with the Company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.
  • Possible out of town and weekend work as required.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:

Qualifications & Experience

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D is preferred.
  • Class 5 Driver’s License with a clean Driver’s Abstract (as per Company policy) is preferred.
  • Preferred minimum 2 – 3 years of experience within the underground utility construction industry.
  • Water and Sewer experience.
  • Valid Ground Disturbance Certificate.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected will be contacted for an interview.

About H. Wilson Industries

H. Wilson Industries is an established, and reputable general contractor headquartered in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Incorporated in 1977, H. Wilson Industries started as a specialty paving company. We have since grown, and evolved to provide our clients a variety of additional services. We offer water and sewer utility installation, excavation and grading, aggregate supply, granular base installation, soil stabilization, concrete works, highway maintenance, snow clearing, and winter maintenance. Throughout the years we have developed long-term partnerships with Municipal, and Provincial Government agencies, private developers, and Oil Sands Companies.

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