Job # 1000402, Heavy Equipment Operator

Title: Heavy Equipment Operator
Location: Brighton, Ontario
Expires on: 3/31/2017
Reports to: Site Manager

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Reporting to the Site Manager and/or Yard Forman, he/she supports the effective processing and treatment operations all while maintaining a safe working environment. He/she is responsible for maintaining on going communication with the Site Manager and/or Yard Forman regarding soil processing, treatment, and equipment related issues and concerns.  He/she will also be in contact with contractors and sub-contractors on site; as such he/she must maintain a professional attitude.   


This position requires professional communication and organizational skills in conjunction with solid problem solving and time management ability.  Experience in operating heavy equipment and general maintenance is mandatory. He/she is responsible for working in compliance with all Company policies and procedures as well as any related Ministry of Labour, Health, or Environment Regulations. He/she is responsible for ensuring all staff and subcontractors also wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and work in a safe manner.

Job Duties

  • Ensure that all employees, visitors and contractors conduct themselves in an appropriate manner which respects all of the safety and all other policy and procedures;

  • Report any incidents or Health and Safety relating issues to the Site Manager and/or Yard Forman;

  • Make recommendations to the Site Manager where and when necessary to revise, remove or add policies and procedures;

  • Ensuring compliance with the Environmental Compliance Approval;

  • Co-ordinate and organize his/her daily work schedule with the Site Manager and/or Yard Forman;

  • Assisting the Site Manager and/or Yard Forman with the removal or restriction of personnel on the site;

  • Supporting the Site Manager to complete shipping and receiving duties;

  • Ensuring open communication with the Site Manager and/or Yard Forman toward setting daily as well as weekly goals to be completed;

  • Ensure all staff and sub-contractors operate in a safe conscious manner;

  • Participating in the Emergency Response and Remedial Action Plan (ERRAP);

  • Make suggestion for revisions to Health and Safety and/or corporate policies and participate in regular Health and Safety (including tool box) meetings;

  • Co-ordinating transportation and site work when necessary;

  • Weigh trucks in/out as necessary;

  • Other duties as assigned

  • When needed prepare microbe solutions as per suppliers instructions;

  • Assisting with the construction and tear down of biopiles and biocells;

  • Assisting with the operation of all aeration of biocells;

  • Aiding in the Screening process of contaminated material

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Be responsible for the daily safety and maintenance checks, including daily lubrication for all equipment and thorough daily circle checks on equipment as assigned by the Site Manager and/or Yard Forman;

  • Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient way according to all applicable legislation, policies and procedures;

  • Be responsible for the maintenance of equipment, and advise the Site Manager and/or Yard Forman of any defects and/or maintenance issues involving equipment;

  • Ensure equipment and tools are clean and safely and securely stored;

  • Ensure equipment is cleaned as scheduled and/or required, including the removal of personal belongings and garbage from cab;

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Heavy Equipment Training Diploma Preferred

  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and the ability to perform small repairs would be an asset

  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and storage

  • Knowledge of soil processing procedures and job site traffic flows

  • Knowledge of Data tracking systems

  • Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures

  • Knowledge of operation of front end loaders, excavators, dozers, skid steer loaders and other pieces of equipment

  • Team building skills

  • Analytical, problem solving and decision making skills

  • Ability to read, write to record and maintain daily records

  • Effective communication skills

  • Stress & Time Management skills

  • Ability to lift minimum 100 lbs and work in various weather conditions

  • Previous environmental industry / environmental sampling would be considered an asset

GFL Environmental is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to the principles of equity, accessibility and providing reasonable accommodations to candidates with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to navigate our site or apply for a position, please send us an email at careers@gflenv .com with the nature of your request along with your contact information. We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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