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Job Details

Excavator Operator

Employer

GS Construction

Date Posted

January 16, 2023

Languages

English
  • Location Spruce Grove, AB
  • Earnings $32.00 to $38.00 hourly (to be negotiated)
  • Work Hours 40 to 60 hours per week
  • Position Seasonal Full Time
  • Vacancies 12  Vacancies
  • Closing Date Feb 15, 2023
Job Requirements

Employer

GS Construction

Languages

English

Education

No degree, certificate or diploma

Work site environment

  • Outdoors
  • Dangerous
  • Dusty

Work setting

  • Various locations
  • Sewers and water mains

Tasks

  • Operate heavy equipment
  • Clean and lubricate equipment and refill equipment tanks
  • Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment
  • Prepare accident reports
  • Secure special attachments to equipment
  • Operate two-way radios and other communication equipment
  • Perform minor repairs to equipment

Type of heavy equipment operated

  • Backhoe excavator, loader
  • Trencher, large or small

Instrument experience

Hydraulic

Area of work experience

  • Ditching
  • Excavation
  • Material handling
  • Sloping and banking

Type of industry experience

  • Industrial/commercial/institutional (ICI) construction
  • Large diameter pipeline construction

Construction specialization

Water mains

Transportation/travel information

Travel expenses paid by employer

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Fast-paced environment
  • Overtime required
  • Handling heavy loads

Weight handling

Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

Own tools/equipment

Steel-toed safety boots

Experience

1 year to less than 2 years


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Interest Codes & Abilities
The Excavator Operator is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Interest Codes

Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane)
OBJECTIVE

Interest in operating bulldozers and heavy dredging, paving and surfacing equipment to deepen waterways, reclaim earth fill, lay, spread and compact concrete, asphalt and other surface materials during highway and road construction; and in operating power shovels to excavate rock, ore and other materials from open-pit mines, strip mines, quarries and construction pits

METHODICAL

Interest in comparing information to move, load and unload cargo and to clear brush and stumps before logging activities using bulldozers and other heavy equipment

innovative

Interest in conducting pre-operational checks on equipment and in cleaning, lubricating and refilling equipment, and in building roads at logging and surface mining sites using bulldozers and other heavy equipment

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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