Senior Shovel Operator (Sewer and Watermain)

R.W. Tomlinson Limited - Ottawa, ON (5 months ago)

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Our Sewer and Watermain division is looking for a Senior Shovel Operator. The selected candidate must be able to work safely with trench boxes and plates. Must be familiar with safe trenching practices and have the ability to do fine grading . This position reports to and works under the guidance of the Site Foreman.


Practice workplace safety to ensure the safety of fellow employees and public.
Works under the direction of the site foreman, to complete daily schedule of work
Performs daily safety and maintenance checks
Clean equipment as scheduled and/or required
Ensure equipment is safely and securely stored
Advise Foreman of any required maintenance or repairs
Participate in routine maintenance


Experience with water and sewer installations
5 + years experience in the operation of heavy equipment in a high traffic environment and close proximity of manpower
Knowledge reading locate sheets and possible underground and/or overhead utilities
Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures including but not limited to backing up procedures, use of flagmen and spotters, signage, incident reporting, required personal safety equipment and lifting of heavy loads.
Knowledge of equipment operation, cleaning and maintenance requirements
Analytical and problem solving skills
Effective communication skills (both listening and verbal)


Must work in all weather conditions and be prepared for both extreme heat and cold
May at times be exposed to dangerous and/or toxic substances and must take necessary precautions to protect eyes, nose and skin from irritation and infection
Physically strenuous and demanding
Must be able to work independently and maintain a schedule of work

The Tomlinson Group of Companies encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Please contact Human Resources if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.