EXCAVATOR OPERATOR – SIDE HOESureway Construction offers a fantastic opportunity to join a leading team in the construction industry. We offer a friendly, fast paced environment with plenty of room for career advancement, great benefits, and a strong team of professionals.Sureway Construction Group of Companies is currently hiring Side Hoe Operatorsfor our Water and Sewer division in Edmonton.Description:Reporting to the Foreman, the Mainline Excavator Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the construction hoe. The Main Line Excavator Operator uses mechanical controls to operate the boom, arm and bucket to excavate, level off and work the ground.Responsibilities:The responsibilities of the Excavator Operator include, but are not limited to:Operate the Excavator and other heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner. Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment.Conduct Pre-trip and Post trip checks on equipmentWork with ground personnel in the excavation and installation process of laying pipe on line and grade.Ensure trench is excavated to the proper depth/grade.Responsible for placement of water, storm and sanitary sewer pipe in the excavation.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.Conduct trench work, which meets OH&S requirements.Operate Hoe on public roadways, maintaining proper awareness of ones surroundings.Ensure a sound understanding of the issues involving ground disturbance.Be aware of proper rigging of pipe, manhole barrels, etc. and ensure safe work procedures are followed during the lowering of materials into the excavation.Understand and follow directions from supervisors as to required work area. Move lever to raise and tilt bucket when filled, or to dump material. Ensure a sound understanding of the issues involving ground disturbance. Operate Excavator on public or private roadways, maintaining proper awareness of ones surroundings. Must ensure a solid understanding of, and comply with the principles of the company’s Code of Ethics. Must examine situations in light of the principles of the Code of Ethics.Participate as a vital team member, and contribute towards the success of the organization, which may involve the provision of other technical and administrative support, as required.Promote a team approach and maintain dialogue with all employees to exchange information and gather ideas. Collaborate with any project teams on other special initiatives, as required.Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, subcontractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.Attend daily and weekly safety meetings and inspections. Work with the Foreman/Safety Department to investigate damage, incidents or near misses on the worksite, and ensure proper procedures are carried out according to the Company’s Safety Program. Work in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure oneself, or endanger the wellbeing of others.Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:Must have a minimum of 4 years experience on anExcavator as a Mainline Hoe operator with experience in water/sewer installations, subdivision servicing, roadway construction and urban renewal projects.Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner.Excellent problem solving skills required.Good analytical ability and manual dexterity.Must have proven ability to work in tight spots.Good communication and interpersonal skills required.Must be a team player.Ability to work in physically demanding conditions.Committed to working in a safe and efficient manner.CSA approved steel toed boots with 6” ankle support.CSTS-09, and H2S Awareness training is an asset.Successful candidates are required to have personal reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and must pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.Candidates must successfully complete orientation.May be subject to Criminal Record checks depending on site requirements.Sureway Construction Group adheres to employment equity and equal opportunity programs and encourages all women, visible minorities, Aboriginals and disabled persons to apply. We would like to thank all applicants for submitting their resume; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.We’re Ready. Are You?