Heavy Equipment Operator (backhoe)

Thorold, ON

Posted: 03/12/2019 Industry: Construction Pay Rate: 23.00

- Working as part of a construction team laying sewer and watermain pipe on municipal projects in Niagara Region
- Safely operate backhoe & excavators, including all necessary work to move the project forward
- Must have experience, can start immediately
- Must have own transportation


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Operate all handling equipment such as, Taylor and CAT shunt trucks, forklifts, Bobcats, cranes and other material handling equipment.
  • Daily shift start up inspections on equipment and follow up on prevention maintenance reports
  • Operate radio frequency equipment and control all inventory transactions
  • Participate and communicate with all personnel throughout the facility
  • Unload and load single piece pipe on and off trailers, skid tables and storage locations/racks
  • Work with production schedules and understand the product flow through operations to maintain production flow
  • Package loads for shipping and storage (lumber, stacks, racks and strapping will be required)
  • Verify integrity and preservation of product
  • Comply with all PPE requirements and ensure that external personnel on the site also comply
  • Confer with Supervisors and operators in order to report equipment malfunctions and resolve production problems
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement and problem-solving initiatives
  • Adhere to and comply with all applicable company policies and procedures
  • § Other duties as assigned for which he/she has received training, possess qualifications and/or is considered competent
  • Inspect equipment to detect defects and wear and summarizing findings and recommendations in regular reports
  • Perform cycle counts with radio frequency equipment as required
  • Tally pipe as required to ensure the accuracy of shipping and receiving documents and report any damages of pipe, couplings or thread protectors
  • Maintain housekeeping and equipment 


Secondary Responsibilities:

  • §
  • § Participating in meetings and committees to communicate information and serve as a liaison with other departments and managers



Job Specifications:

Educational and Experience Requirements for this position:

  • Must have operator certification or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of arithmetic
  • Proven writing/verbal communication ability


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