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Hydrovac Operator

Ohsweken, Ontario
Closing date
Mar 19, 2023

Job Title:        Hydrovac Operator

Date:               Feb 2023        

Location:         Six Nations within the Ohsweken Community          

Company:       Aecon Six Nations JV

What is the Opportunity?

Faster. Smarter. Safer. This is how Aecon Utilities is committed to delivering projects. Aecon Utilities is ready to become Canada's #1 utility construction provider and we're looking for a Hydrovac Operator to get us there!

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Hydrovac Operator will be responsible for all phases of planning, execution and management of non-mechanical excavation and equipment administration to meet or exceed client expectations.

This position is a part of Aecon's Joint Venture with Six Nations within the Ohsweken community.

What You'll Do Here:

  • Conduct pre-trip/walk-around safety inspection.
  • Ability to operate all equipment functions independently and safely.
  • Provide technical support to clients and crew member as required.
  • Manage inventory and supplies.
  • Coordinate machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving of loads and conduct in response to hand or audio signals for team members.
  • Interpret stakes and signage on the land.
  • Ensure all reporting requirements are fulfilled.
  • Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions included but not limited to extreme temperatures (heat and cold), rain, sleet, snow, wind, and/or wet/humid conditions.
  • Work under stress and with commitment to timelines and deadlines.
  • Adhering to Aecon specific policies and regulations.
  • Adhering to site specific rules and regulations.
  • Protect and promote the interest of this company in all matters and to take actions as required to satisfy such responsibilities.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Maintain excellent communication between members of the team and clients.
  • Train, coach, and mentor less experienced Hydrovac Operators.
  • Working as a member of the team by assisting other members when required.
  • Repetitive actions such as constant sitting, driving, and reaching.
  • Ability to work a significant number of hours throughout the day.

Hands on Training and Orientation:

  • An introduction to Aecon, our industry, and Utilities work
  • All requisite health and safety training
  • Valuable job-specific skills training
  • Preparing for work on site and job readiness training 

What You Bring to the Team:

  • DZ or AZ licence.
  • Significant Indigenous lived experience (local to the project is required)
  • Cross-cultural agility – awareness of/sensitivity to diverse Indigenous culture and history.
  • Aptitude for mechanical application of hydraulic pumps, truck controls and equipment.
  • Physical strength and stamina
  • Complete client's site-specific training as required.
  • Ability to be dispatched through the local union as per the collective agreement.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with managers, peers, and clients.
  • Ability to operate all equipment functions independently and safely.
  • Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions included but not limited to extreme temperatures (heat and cold), rain, sleet, snow, wind, and/or wet/humid conditions.
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity.

What you get in return:

  • Paid In-depth training: Aecon takes pride in providing employees with an in-depth training that prepares them to perform their duties successfully. There will be 4-6 weeks of paid in-class and on-site training.
  • Competitive Compensation: The Hydrovac Operator is paid a competitive hourly rate aligned to the respective Collective Agreement.
  • Hydrovac Operator: Starting from $20/hr for an Apprentice Labourer with a potential to earn up to $45/hr as a Group 1 Operator.
  • Union Benefits: Employees are required to join the union upon completion of the training. Employees will be eligible for benefits under the respective union’s collective agreement. Depending on the union and the benefit plan, the plan may include health, dental, prescription, vision and other benefits.
  • Continuous Development and Career Opportunities: Aecon offers countless learning and growth opportunities. Our team members are passionate about growth, innovation, and collaboration. We are constantly striving to improve and better ourselves so that we can better support our clients.

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