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Peace River Hydro Partners

Fort St. John, (Canada)


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Roadheader Operator


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Job Description:

Join a world class team that is committed to bringing clean energy to British Columbia for decades to come! Located at the Site C Dam, Peace River Hydro Partners is the prime contractor on the BC Hydro Site C Clean Energy Project. Our team consists of professionals representing over 30 different occupations. We value diversity and respect in the workplace. We need you to help us build this legacy!

Reporting to the Supervisor or designate the position of Equipment Operator-Road Header will assist in the excavation for our tunnel operations.

Employer:           Peace River Hydro Partners
Location:             7007 269 Road B. 6100, Fort St. John, V1J 4M7, British Columbia
Salary:                $40/hr, as per collective agreement, Overtime is paid at time and a half
Term:                  Full time, permanent
Hours:                 12hr days on a 14/7 rotation
Vacation:             Vacation/statutory holiday pay are paid at a rate of 10.4%
Benefits:              Extended health, dental, AD&D, life insurance, room and board onsite at camp                             facilities
Language:           English
Start Date:           3 July 2018
Vacancies:           7 Open Positions

  • Coordinate different road-header functions; cutting-head, boom, spinner and conveyor, translation, etc.
  • Coordination with other activities in tunnels
  • Fill out the daily road-header report in coordination with the maintenance team and supervisor
  • Cooperate in other tunnel activities; bolting, ventilation system, shotcreting, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Operating a Heavy Duty Sandvik MT520 Road Header
  • Operating the translation system
  • Must be able to operate controls and navigation system
  • Read and adjust the main work parameters; cutting head speed, pressures, etc. to the ground conditions
  • Read and operate the road-header software
  • Capacity to detect the main equipment fails and breakdowns
  • Basic preventive maintenance skills

Job Requirements:

  • Previous experience operating a Road Header
  • Minimum of 3 years previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required
  • Must possess decision making and problem solving skills by analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks
  • High safety awareness
Please Note: This is a site based position located at the Site C Dam 7007 269 Road B. 6100, Fort St. John, V1J 4M7 British Columbia. Preference will be given to qualified, local candidates. However, we will also consider fly in/out candidates based out of Vancouver, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Calgary, or Edmonton. Rotational employees are required to work a 14/7 rotation; flights and camp accommodations are provided while on shift.

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