Heavy Equipment Operator – Excavator
|Reports to||Excavation Foreman|
The Heavy Equipment Operator – Excavator is responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner following manufacture’s operational manual. Site conditions will have the operator working in congested areas with pedestrians, vehicles and other contractors which may restrict the movements of the equipment, therefore the operator must stay alert and maintain a calm attitude at all times.
- Two to Three years experience on Excavator working in the Road Construction Industry
- Ability to read blueprints
- Working knowledge of Excavation, grades and granular related materials
- Working knowledge of methods, techniques and equipment required.
- Valid Driver’s License
- Clean Driver’s Abstract (less than three convictions & less than 7 demerits)
- Must have the physical strength, stamina and coordination to complete the assigned duties
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 50lbs. independently; more than 50lbs. with assistance
- Withstand working outside, on uneven ground, for long periods of time in different weather conditions
- Be able to stand, sit, bend, crouch for long periods of time
- Complete repetitive tasks for the duration of each shift
- Climbing up and down into equipment
Duties and Responsibilities
- Health, Safety and Environment
- To be knowledgeable of and adhere to the company’s health, safety and environmental program. This includes Polices, Safe Work Practices, Procedures, Rules and applicable OH&S Legislation.
- Participate in the HS&E program to ensure a safe work environment is maintained by identifying and controlling hazards, attending Health and Safety meetings, site inspections and report any infractions or deficiencies to your Supervisor.
- Ensure the safety of yourself, co-workers and the public by participating in site safety hazard control measures, operating equipment as per manufactures, company and regulatory requirements as they apply to your jobsite. Report any unsafe conditions, or potential for unsafe conditions to your Supervisor.
- To be a competent worker & operator by completing required training, review and understand your job/task hazards, have authority to operate and adhere to company and equipment manufactures safe operating procedures and maintenance schedules
- Responsible for the implementation of safety measures as identified in the hazard assessments such as, housekeeping, traffic control (Set up of lane closures), safe trenching etc. and conduct safety meetings in the foreman’s absence.
- Actively participate to ensure the worksites meet environmental regulations as set forth by all levels of Government, Client requirements and Company Policies.
- Ensure locates are valid and present on every jobsite. Review and understand locate sheets for each jobsite prior to commencing any work activities
- Follow and adhere to the manufactures operator’s manual which outlines, safety features, operations, technical specifications and maintenance schedules.
- Operate heavy equipment that you have been trained and authorized to operate such us, but not limited to, Excavators, Gradalls, Loaders, Trucks, Bobcats, etc. as per manufacture’s guidelines and Legislative Laws.
- Plan, and work, efficiently and effectively so to maximize progress while maintaining safety standards and project specifications.
- Use survey equipment to achieve design grade and proper drainage.
- Assist in the Quality Assurance program by ensuring the work performed meets project specifications.
- Be familiar with the requirements of the job and complete required safety documentation, e.g. site trenching permits, overhead clearances to maintain, the preserving of utility marking, traffic control measures, scope of work, city specification etc., plus conditions of the existing ground conditions, constrains of the terrain, access/egress routes, etc.
- Assist Foreman with signing out contract trucker’s haul sheets and keep track of truck’s hauls, hours, etc. Submit records/haul cards to Foreman. Monitor any contract truckers hauling to and from jobsites. Report any irregularities in hauling patterns to the Foreman.
- Perform daily equipment, maintenance and site, safety checks as per company and manufactures specifications and complete required documentation.
- Perform routine cleaning and maintenance to ensure smooth operation of the equipment.
- Ensure heavy equipment is safely and securely stored.
- Measure daily progress / productivity of crew(s) and report the information to the Excavation Foreman. Also, collect and submit all timesheets, safety documentation, haul cards, scale tickets, etc to the Excavation Foreman.
- Advise foremen and shop of any issues or repairs required for your equipment through “Cry Sheets”
- Maintain inventory of equipment.
- Help set manholes and valves.
- Assist crew with site preparation and any other activity as needed.
- Human Resources
- Have and promote a professional, positive image and attitude when working with the public, customers and co-workers.
- Promote a team approach and maintain dialogue with all employees and exchange information and ideas for improving the safety and production of the team.
- Collaborate with other project teams and help with special initiatives, as required.
- Assist in the training of new employees in the safe and efficient operation of equipment, tools, worker tasks, and site safety.
- To be knowledgeable of, adhere to, and enforce the company’s policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.