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GS Construction

Excavator/Hoe Operator, Underground Construction (NOC 73400)

  • Employer: GS Construction
  • Job Locations: The position requires travel to various locations in the Edmonton area (AB). The employer arranges for travel when the job site is outside of the City of Edmonton.
  • Wage: $32.00 to $38.00 / hour (based on experience; salary increases as per Company policy).
  • Employment terms and conditions: Seasonal, Full-Time, 40 to 60 hours/week, Morning, Day, Weekend, Overtime
  • Vacancies: 12
  • Benefits: Health benefits (medical, dental and vision)
  • Anticipated start date:  Spring 2023 (Actual start date is weather-dependent)

Job requirements:

  • Language: English
  • Education: Not required
  • Experience: 1 year of related experience
  • Work Site Environment:  Outdoors, Dangerous, Dusty
  • Work Setting: Sewers and water mains, Underground construction, Large diameter pipeline construction, Industrial/commercial/institutional (ICI) construction
  • Work conditions and physical capabilities: Fast-paced environment, Handling heavy loads (Up to 23 kg or 50 Lbs), Physically demanding, Overtime required, Attention to detail,
  • Area of work experience: Excavation, Ditching, Sloping, and banking, Material handling,
  • Personal suitability: Efficient interpersonal skills, Flexibility, Reliability, Team player
  • Weight handling: Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)
  • Own tools/equipment: Steel-toed safety boots
  • Type of Equipment operated: Excavator/Hoe, Trencher, large or small,
  • Security and safety: Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements


  • Reporting to the Foreman the Excavator Operator will be responsible for preparing the ground for pipeline installation as required.
  • Operate heavy equipment (excavator/hoe), including Hydraulic Excavator
  • Clean and lubricate equipment and refill equipment tanks
  • Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment
  • Secure special attachments to equipment
  • Perform minor repairs to equipment
  • Ensure the trench is excavated to the specific depth/grade,
  • Place water, storm, and sanitary sewer pipe in the excavation
  • Observe the condition of the equipment and materials used to ensure it meets the company’s standards
  • Report any possible problems or defects
  • Ensure all work is conducted in a safe and responsible manner
  • Follow directions of the ground crew regarding craning, gravel placement, and grading
  • Operate two-way ratios and other communication equipment
  • Prepare accident reports
  • Know, understand, and ensure compliance with safety regulations
  • Ensure compliance with current ground disturbance regulations
  • Know and follow the company’s rules, policies, and procedures

How to apply:

  • By mail: 27060 Acheson Road Spruce Grove, AB T7X 6B1
  • By email:

Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, Visible minorities, Indigenous people, and Newcomers to Canada, are welcome to apply.