Equipment Operator - Excavator/Dozer Operator

Peace River Hydro Partners

September 14, 2021



Job Type

Must have relevant experience


British Columbia


Reporting to the Supervisor or designate the position of Equipment Operator – Excavator/Dozer Operator will assist in the completion of civil related functions including the installation, preparation and maintaining areas on the project site some of which are sensitive to the environment.  The duties will be performed recognizing the schedule of the project and utilizing a best practices approach as directed by the Supervisor or designate.

Primary Functions:

  • Operating heavy equipment in a safe and productive manner, including
    • recognizing potential machine hazards (e.g., blind spots, crush hazard)
    • recognizing potential site hazards (e.g., pedestrian traffic, slope instability)
    • recognizing potential environmental hazards (e.g., fuel/oils spills or leaks)
    • Demonstrating the ability to steer/brake the excavator
    • Maintaining the proper clearance on haul roads
    • Ensure excavation is to the proper depth/grade
    • Build levels and excavate land surfaces using a variety of techniques
    • Follow directions of ground crew regarding craning, gravel placement and grading
    • Cut grade with minimal time spent on excavating to ensure production is on schedule
    • Correctly assessing slope stability and excavator stability on slopes
    • Demonstrating ability to build dumps as per procedure
      • Dump berms must be a minimum of axle height and should be used as a guideline not a bumper block
    • Demonstrating ability to correctly spot trucks on dumps/roadways
    • Handling and/or moving material
    • Knowledge of the excavator/backhoe loading requirements; load charts; critical picks
    • Demonstrating ability to control excavator functions
    • Not spinning tracks, use of shoe Slip Control or Economy Mode
  • Performing all duties within the capacities and limitations of the equipment assigned
  • Complete/maintain daily pre-trip checklists and outline to the supervisor any concerns regarding the safe operation of the equipment assigned
  • Demonstrates the correct start-up procedure and operates controls to warm-up hydraulics
  • Performing routine checks on equipment to ensure it is safe and in good working order, including, good housekeeping practices i.e. Ensures windows and mirrors are clean, and mirrors are adjusted correctly and proper track cleaning
  • Have a good idea of your surroundings on where equipment and personal is located in your working zone.
  • Always observe the following safety practices;
    • Never use cell phone or personal electronic devices on equipment
    • When out of the excavator safety gear must be worn at all times.
    • Uses three-point contact for mounting and dismounting machine
  • Must be a strong communicator in dealing with internal team members


  • Minimum of 5 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
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time
  • Must be physically fit and able to work in remote camp locations
  • Outdoor work subject to extreme weather changes
  • Must be able to work access/board equipment in areas with uneven ground or snow or soft-ground/surface water

How to Apply

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We thank all candidates who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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