Heavy Equipment Operator

Posted: November 15, 2022
Full Time

Company: R.W. Tomlinson Ltd.

Business information: The Tomlinson Group of Companies is Eastern Canada’s leader in environmental, construction and transportation infrastructure services. The third-generation family-owned business is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. Through six decades of growth and innovation, Tomlinson has become a fully-integrated corporation providing a large array of turnkey services to its municipal, provincial, residential and industrial customers.

Business Address: 100 CitiGate Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2J 6K7

Work Location: 9630 Hwy 17, Bruce Mines, ON, P0R 1C0

Type of Employment: Full Time – Permanent

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description:

Operate heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner
Calculate weight, distance, volume and length measurements
Clean and lubricate equipment and refill equipment, tanks
Operate computer controlled equipment
Complete onboard and other logs
Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment
Prepare accident reports
Secure special attachments to equipment
Operate two-way radios and other communication equipment
Perform minor repairs to equipment
Operate hydraulic pumping systems
Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment
Utilize safety data sheets (SDS)
Maintain roadways and operate various types of equipment
Be able to help around plant when needed (maintenance, grounds keeping, general tidying of plant and yard)
Document all repairs performed each shift and make notes of any upcoming repairs required (Preventative Maintenance)


-Education: Some secondary school is required.

-Experience: Completion of a one-to two-year apprenticeship program or some high school, college or industry courses in heavy equipment operating combined with on-the-job training are required.

-Experience in maintenance of equipment is an asset

-Experience in working around crushing equipment is an asset.

-Mechanical skills are an asset.

-Type of Heavy Equipment Operated: Backhoe excavator, forklift, front end loader

-Work conditions and physical capabilities: Fast-paced environment, manual dexterity, attention to detail, combination of sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, kneeling, physically demanding, sitting, standing for extended periods, handling heavy loads, hand-eye coordination, repetitive tasks, overtime required.

-Personal Suitability: Initiative, accuracy, good judgement, efficient interpersonal skills, reliable, flexible, team player, organized, efficient.

-Work site environment: Outdoors, Noisy, Dusty, Hot, Cold

-Weight Handling: Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

-Language: English is required

-Safety Boot Requirements: These are not initially provided by the company. Boots must have a minimum of 6 inch high ankle protection, CSA Grade 1 rated. Boot allowance provided after 1000 hours worked.

Salary: $25.55 - $27.55 per hour, 49.5-60 hours per week.

Benefits: Dental plan, Disability benefits, Health care plan, Vision care benefits, Paramedical services coverage, Deferred profit-sharing, Registered retirement savings plan (RRSP), Life insurance, Free parking available, Team building opportunities, Learning/Training paid by the employer. Transportation costs covered if worker needs to relocate.

Important information: The regular schedule will be from Monday to Thursday from 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM OR from 6:00 PM to 5:30 AM. On Fridays, from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM OR from 6:00 PM to 4:00 AM. Hence, flexibility on schedule is required. The schedule includes one 30-minute unpaid meal break for every five hours worked. Work on weekends and holidays may be required depending on the business’ needs. Overtime will be required. After 50 hours of work per week, overtime will be paid at 1.5 times regular hourly rate, and 2 times regular hourly rate on Sundays and holidays. We guarantee a minimum of 30 hours of work per week during the winter.

Apply by e-mail to: careers@tomlinsongroup.com

cc: rwtomlinsonltd@canadaemail.ca

Apply by mail to: 100 CitiGate Drive, Ottawa, ON K2J 6K7

****Please apply with the subject: Job Application – Heavy Equipment Operator ****

careers [at] tomlinsongroup.com