The Heavy Equipment Operators responsibilities are, but not limited to: excavation of building foundations, bulk excavation and loading of trucks for disposal, daily equipment checks and regular maintenance, and following health and safety regulations.
Job Duties

  • Operate heavy equipment machines, Excavators, Dozers, Loaders, Rock trucks.
  • Clean and lubricate equipment and refill equipment tanks.
  • Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment.
  • Employ safe work practices for themselves as well as crew members


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Thorough knowledge of production process
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Minimum 10 years’ operating Excavators, Dozers, and Loaders.
  • Experienced in all aspects of excavations.
  • Working knowledge with reading plans and understanding of grades.
  • GPS experience is an asset
  • Operation knowledge of excavators, front-end loaders, dozers, skid steer loaders, and other pieces of equipment is an asset.
  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and the ability to perform small repairs is also an asset.
  • Experience with demolition attachments is definitely an asset.

Work Conditions

  • Hours of work vary depending on the season, workload, and other factors.
  • Could be required to work overtime, evenings and weekends.
  • Potential travel is required outside of the Calgary area for multiple days.
  • Required to work in all weather conditions as their position takes place in an outdoor setting on construction sites;
  • Required to work around heavy equipment, exposed to a variety of fluids including hydraulics, diesel fuel, etc.


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