Hydrovac Operator - Red Deer

Hydrovac Operator

Location: Red Deer, AB, Canada
Career Number: 2687
Date Posted: 2021-08-13

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DFI recently celebrated 50 years in business and remains focused on customer satisfaction, providing quality piling services and products to our clients throughout Canada, the USA and Australia. At DFI, we believe anything is possible and we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence.

Join our team and experience a rewarding and challenging work environment with a team that values winning together. We offer competitive wages and benefits, including RSP matching, health & dental, industry and apprenticeship training, professional development, referral incentives, and the opportunity for growth and advancement!

Job Profile

We are currently seeking an ambitious and hard-working Hydrovac Operator to join our Red Deer branch. Mud. Rain. Snow. Extreme Cold. Extreme Heat. This position can be a difficult one, with long hours and out of town work, but with that comes the opportunity for limitless career advancement while learning exceptional new skills and training new employees. If you are looking for challenging work that will lead into a successful career, then we are looking for you.

Job Duties

  • Responsible for the successful completion of hydro excavation projects including utility line exposure, debris removal, slot trenching, and digging
  • Operate Hydrovac trucks and equipment in a safe and professional manner
  • Supervise activities of Hydrovac Field Labourers to ensure employee skill development
  • Set up and inspect grounding and/or bonding procedures for Hydrovac operation
  • Complete all required paperwork properly and within set timelines
  • Perform pre- and post-trip inspections, as well as routine maintenance
  • Qualifications

  • Minimum class 3 license with clean driver’s abstract
  • Experience operating a manual transmission, with direct experience on 18 speed vehicles
  • CSTS (Construction Safety Training), Fall Protection, First Aid, Ground Disturbance, H2S, Confined Space, TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods) and other safety certifications are an asset
  • Flexible work schedule to accommodate production needs
  • Ability to work out of town
  • Must be in good health and physical condition to perform duties assigned


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