Heavy Equipment Operator – Excavator Mainline Ditch

Position type: Contract

Status: Accepting Applications



We are currently recruiting for an upcoming project in Conklin, AB for the winter months of 2022/2023. The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for safely operating an Excavator for the Mainline Ditch crew.


  • Operate various types of heavy equipment to lift, move or place equipment or materials.
  • Load and unload equipment.
  • Be aware of situation hazards, including blind spots, pinch points, road crossings, power lines, conflicting right-of-way traffic and proper use of tag lines.
  • Operate equipment safely in various terrains such as steep slopes.
  • Perform daily safety and maintenance checks.
  • Perform routine pre-operation inspection and maintenance on equipment.
  • Fill out equipment log books.
  • Clean, lubricate and refuel equipment.
  • Communicate with the equipment spotter to discuss hand signals, blind spots etc.

Note: In addition to these duties personnel are required to carry out such other duties as may be reasonably required in order to support the objectives of the company.


  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License is considered an asset.
  • Heavy Equipment Operator Certification is considered an asset.
  • Various safety tickets/certificates as required depending on project.
  • Junior: Minimum 3 years of experience as a Labourer preferably in pipeline construction.
  • Intermediate: Minimum 3 years of experience as a Junior Heavy Equipment Operator.
  • Senior: Minimum 5 years of experience operating heavy equipment.
  • Experience working in Muskeg is considered an asset.
Skills and Knowledge
  • Ability to read locate sheets and possible underground and/or overhead utilities.
  • Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures including but not limited to backing up procedures, use of spotters, signage, incident reporting, required personal protective equipment and lifting of heavy loads.
  • Knowledge of equipment operation, cleaning and maintenance requirements
  • Knowledge of pipeline construction industry.


This position is project/field based and often works within remote project locations. Travel and/or living in temporary accommodations is required. Must be able to work a 6 days on / 1 day off, 12-hour shift for the duration of the project.


The Heavy Equipment Operator reports to the crew Foreman. The position has no supervisory duties.

Note: Preference is given to local candidates and those from surrounding Indigenous Communities. Please highlight on your application if either of these apply.

Department: Project
This is a term-project based position


Please email your resume to morgan darlington to apply for the position.