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Submitted: 2022-07-27
Job Title: Excavator Operator
Company: VistaCare Communications
Location: Sudbury, ON
VistaCare Communications is a leading telecommunications solutions provider for a wide range of businesses and organizations.  We are currently seeking motivated candidate to join our civil construction operations in Sudbury, ON for permanent, full-time position as an Excavator Operator, involved in the installation and maintenance of overhead and underground copper and fiber optic telecommunications infrastructure throughout Northern Ontario.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform various manual labour tasks related to telecommunication construction;
Understand and adhere to all Health & Safety Rules established by Company and Legislation;
Use rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrows to assist in loading, unloading materials and tools;
Work at heights and in confined spaces and must regularly carry/climb/descend ladders;
Operate various hand tools;
Operate battery/gas powered or pneumatic equipment, such as a chainsaw;
Operate excavating equipment, as well as boats, snowmobiles, and ATVs to reach undeveloped sites and adapt to necessary terrain;
Set up materials on site to make them available to Line Technicians;
Concrete/masonry work, rough carpentry, landscaping, tree trimming, as required;
Follow equipment maintenance schedule and advise if repair is required;
Assist with road safety patrolling on site;
Complete accurately all work reports with company provided devices;
Regularly perform Health & Safety inspection of equipment and tools;
Report on work/milestones and delays to the Foreman and/or Team Leader;
Communicate with co-workers regularly to ensure job is set up, materials are on site, and site is dismantled as needed;
Complete all forms (i.e. time reports, safety assessments, driver logs) accurately and on time
Strive to meet or exceed our Customer’s standards;
Maintain clean and safe work sites and vehicles;
Read and interpret plans or diagrams to meet the required specifications of scope of work;
Maintain company assets (i.e. tools, equipment, vehicles, etc.) diligently and prevent negligent loss, theft, or damage
Perform other duties as assigned by Manager or crew leader;
Perform other tasks related to this function.

Knowledge and Skills:
Strong manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and attention to detail;
Ability to work in varying weather conditions, as well as rural, isolated, and wilderness locations;
Ability to work with professionalism, interact politely with customers and the public, and demonstrate excellent work ethic;
Ability to work continually in a physically demanding atmosphere, must be able to frequently lift and carry 60+ lbs;
Ability to operate various equipment in a safe manner;
Must be a self-disciplined, motivated, organized, and a team player;
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and repetitive tasks;
Support a safe, friendly, unified, equitable, and non-discriminatory workplace.

Experience Required:
General civil construction knowledge;
Ability to read and understand work orders and blueprints;
Operating excavating equipment (e.g. backhoe, excavator, cable trencher/plow);
Operating a bucket truck/digger derrick pole truck;
Telecommunications infrastructure knowledge;
Handling and installing fibre optic and copper cables is considered an asset.

Additional Requirements:
Valid DZ driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract
Willingness to work out of town, overtime, weekends, or on emergency call outs, as required
Proficient in English (written and verbal)
The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal record check

Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive compensation based on experience and skill level;
50% employer paid comprehensive group benefits (health, dental, vision, insurance);
Group Life Insurance;
Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP);
Employee Referral Program;
Free on-site parking;
Company discounts;
Company-Matched RRSP.