The heavy equipment operator is responsible for operating heavy
equipment in an efficient, safe and appropriate manner in order to
minimize the risk of injury, property damage or loss of life while
supporting mining activities. Heavy equipment may include rock
truck, packer, rubber tire backhoe, dozer, excavator, scraper,
grader and other pieces of equipment. Duties include but are not
Operates all equipment in an efficient manner and for its
intended use while supporting mining activities
Conducts pre-operational checks on equipment and cleans,
lubricates and refills equipment as necessary: notifies the
supervisor or foreman of all damaged or unsafe equipment or tools.
Operates heavy equipment such as backhoes, dozers, loaders and
graders to excavate, move, load and grade earth, rock, gravel or
other materials during mining related activities
Operates heavy equipment to move, load and unload materials
Cleans heavy equipment as schedules and/or required, including
removing personal belongings and trash from cab and wiping up
Interacts with internal or external customers in a
professional, courteous and respectful manner that contributes
toward a positive and productive worksite.
Must have experience operating at least some of the following
equipment: rock truck, packer, rubber tire backhoe, dozer, excavator
(Caterpillar, Hitachi, John Deer and/or Komatsu mini 50’s to 800’s),
and single motor scraper.
Experience operating single engine 621 (G/F) Caterpillar
scrapers, D6 (R/T) or D8 (T) Caterpillar or 650 John Deer dozers
or 14-140 (H) graders is considered an asset.
Background in maintenance preferable
Cutting/Welding/Changing roller experience
Sound understanding of safety regulations, safe work practices
and work procedures and be capable of assisting in maintaining
safe work sites.
Good vision and spatial ability.
Good eye-hand coordination and good manual dexterity.
Physical strength and stamina.
Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
Basic small hand and power tool knowledge is considered an asset.
Previous sand/gravel mining experience is a plus
Benefits include: Health insurance, Dental insurance, 401(k),
Life insurance, paid vacation
We are an equal opportunity employer