Loader / Heavy Equipment Operator
Western Manufacturing - Grande Prairie - Grande Prairie, AB

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Title: Heavy Equipment Operator – Loader

Reports To: Facilities Manager


The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner. Heavy equipment may include front-end loaders, dozers, and other pieces of equipment. The Heavy Equipment Operator must also clean, maintain and secure all equipment as directed by legislation, policies and procedures.

Job Duties

  • Adhere to workplace safety policies, regulations and compliances
  • Communicate any unsafe conditions or accidents/injuries in a timely manner to the supervisor in order to facilitate prompt correction or reporting
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service
  • Diagnose / identify defects in heavy duty equipment
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other minor maintenance work
  • Maneuver trucks/heavy equipment into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew as needed; check that vehicle position is correct and any special loading equipment is properly positioned.
  • Report equipment defects, accidents, or damage.
  • Maintain logs of working hours and of equipment service and repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Communicate effectively with the public, customers, and co-workers both verbally and in written form
  • Assist in loading and unloading of trucks
  • Ensure that any debris caused by the loading/unloading of truck is cleaned up
  • Yard / Grounds maintenance eg snow removal, yard grading
  • Complete all necessary paperwork. May include, but not limited to, daily logs, inspection logs, delivery receipts, equipment inspection, hours of service, etc.

Preferred Requirements

  • Heavy Equipment Operator license
  • Knowledge of truck and equipment safety
  • Knowledge of operation of front end loaders, dozers, and other pieces of heavy equipment
  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and storage
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with ability to perform routine equipment maintenance
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple directives simultaneously
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment
  • Strong attention to detail

Work Conditions

  • Availability weekends/breaks/after hours may be required
  • Physical ability to lift up to 100lb
  • Overtime as required

About this company
Western Manufacturing Ltd. is a steel tank and oilfield equipment manufacturer, specialized in API 650 and API 12-F tanks, custom...