Excavator Operator

Subsidiary: Colas Western Canada Inc.

Standard General Edmonton
250 Carleton Drive
St. Albert, AB  T8N 6W2 

Key Responsibilities


  • Operating a 308 Cat Excavator.
  • Understand, promote, participate in, and continuously improve all aspects of the company safety programs & initiatives (including Goal Zero).
  • Comply with company safety standards and policies.
  • Comply with legislated environmental, health, and safety regulations, laws, and codes.
  • Be responsible for the safe execution of their own tasks.
  • Operate heavy mobile equipment of various sizes and weights safely and efficiently.
  • Report any problems or hazards directly to the onsite supervisor or superintendent.
  • Follow direction of supervisor or superintendent as to daily tasks and expectations.
  • Positively participate in Goal Zero Initiative, including adhering to the Defined Activities as defined for their position.
  • Responsible for equipment checks and informing mechanics and supervisors of mechanical problems with the equipment.
  • Groundwork or Labourer tasks as required.
  • Assist in training less experienced employees on the proper operations and servicing of equipment.
  • Communicate professionally and diplomatically with colleagues, supervisors, customers, and visitors at all times.
  • Ensure tools used for daily tasks remain clean and organized within their designated locations.




  • Experience in the roadbuilding industry is considered an asset.
  • Minimum of 3 years operating a construction-grade excavator.
  • Finishing road and stabilizing in an excavator is considered an asset within 2 centimeters
  • Must hold a class 5 license.
  • Must be able to work in highly congested areas.
  • Must be able to operate mobile heavy equipment safely and efficiently under a variety of working conditions.
  • Must have knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations.
  • Must be able to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Must have a basic knowledge of industry practices and regulations.
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team in a busy, fast-paced environment.
  • Able to perform physical/manual labour for extended periods of time.
  • Able to meet all safety requirements and applicable safety policies.
  • Able and willing to work overtime as required.
  • Must be reliable.
  • Must exhibit a strong work ethic.
  • Must have strong regard for ethics.
  • Ability to meet and adhere to all safety requirements and applicable safety policies, including pre-employment drug, alcohol, and medical testing.
  • Must be willing to join and/or maintain active membership with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 955, if not already a member.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Standard General is looking for committed, hardworking and enthusiastic individuals; we offer professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, and comprehensive benefits packages. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Standard General Edmonton

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