Excavator Operator - Hydro-Force Excavating Ltd

Date Posted: Nov 01, 2022

Job Detail





  • No degree certificate or diploma


Experience an asset

Green job

The employer stated that this is a green job because the position:

  • Involves duties and responsibilities that lead to positive environmental outcomes

Work site environment

  • Outdoors

Work setting

  • Various locations
  • Public utilities



  • Operate heavy equipment
  • Read and interpret blueprints maps drawings and specifications
  • Calculate weight distance volume and length measurements
  • Clean and lubricate equipment and refill equipment tanks
  • Operate computer controlled equipment
  • Utilize material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • Complete onboard and other logs
  • Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment
  • Prepare accident reports
  • Secure special attachments to equipment
  • Operate GPS (Global Positioning System) and other navigation equipment
  • Operate two-way radios and other communication equipment
  • Perform minor repairs to equipment
  • Operate hydraulic pumping systems


Certificates licences memberships and courses 

  • Occupational Health and Safety Certificate
  • Drivers License (Class 1 or A)
  • Drivers License (Class 3 or D)
  • Air Brake (Z) Endorsement
  • Power Line Hazardous Training
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Certificate
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Fall Arrest Protection Training Course
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certificate
  • Ground Disturbance - Level 1 program

Experience and specialization

Type of trucking and equipment

  • Hydrovac

Type of heavy equipment operated

  • Side-boom

Area of work experience

  • Excavation
  • Landscaping
  • Sub-grade excavating
  • Trenching

Type of industry experience

  • Forestry and logging
  • Industrial/commercial/institutional (ICI) construction
  • Large diameter pipeline construction
  • Oil and Gas Well Sites
  • Quarrying
  • Residential construction
  • Road construction
  • Surface mining

Additional information

Security and safety

  • Bondable
  • Driving record check (abstract)

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Fast-paced environment

Own tools/equipment

  • Steel-toed safety boots
  • Hard hat
  • Safety glasses/goggles
  • Safety vest


Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Disability benefits
  • Health care plan
  • Paramedical services coverage
  • Vision care benefits

Financial benefits

  • Bonus
  • Gasoline paid

Long term benefits

  • Group insurance benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Other benefits

Other benefits

  • Free parking available
  • Learning/training paid by employer
  • Wellness program