Finishing Grader Operator (F/T, Seasonal)

Company: 
Standard General Inc.
Contact Name: 
Human Resources
Mailing Address: 
250 Carlton Drive
City: 
St. Albert
Province: 
Alberta
Postal Code: 
T8N 6W2
How to Apply: 
Email
Location of Work: 
Edmonton Area
Closing Date: 
Jul 15th, 2019 - 10:00 am
Job Description: 
Standard General Inc. is looking for two Finishing Grader Operators with Road Construction experience. Job Summary: The Finish Grader Operator operates a self-propelled motor grader with the skill to meet company productions and work within specified tolerances. Key Responsibilities: •Operate heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner. •Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment. •Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment, and clean, lubricate and refill the equipment as necessary. •Maneuver heavy equipment into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew as needed; check that the vehicle position is correct and any special loading equipment is properly positioned. •Ensure a sound understanding of the issues involving ground disturbance. •Use heavy equipment to perform fine grading, finishing, sloping, banking, cutting, and back-filling of road building materials. •Operate equipment on public roadways maintaining proper awareness of surroundings. •Perform routine cleaning and maintenance to ensure smooth operation of the equipment. •Train new employees in the safe and efficient operation of construction equipment. •Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, sub-contractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture. •Attend daily and weekly safety meetings and inspections. •Work with the Safety Department to investigate damage, incidents or near misses in the work site, and ensure proper procedures are carried out in accordance to the Company’s Safety Program. •Ensure a solid understanding of, and comply with, the principles of the company’s Code of Ethics. •Examine situations in light of the principles of the Code of Ethics. •Perform duties safely around mobile equipment and have a high sense of safety awareness while performing work. •Other duties as required. Working Conditions: •Overtime, evenings and weekends as required. •Use of personal protective equipment as required. •Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol policy, including pre-employment testing requirements. •Must comply with all company policies. •Membership in the IUOE Local 955 Union is required (or willingness to join). •Must be able to work respecting safety policies and procedures. •Work is performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt.
Required Skills: 
Skills and Abilities: •Knowledge of motor grader operation and fine finishing techniques. •Knowledge of road construction materials, road construction processes and industry requirements. •Understanding of grades and road grading processes. •Understanding of computerized controls and electronics. •Willingness to learn and take direction. •Ability to communicate and work well with co-workers. Education, Training, Diplomas and Certifications: •Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver's License (or equivalent) required. Work Experience: •Minimum 5 years of experience operating a motor grader required. •Minimum 2 years of fine finishing experience preferred. •Minimum 2 years of experience in road construction preferred. •Experience operating within City of Edmonton tolerances and specifications a major asset. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Standard General Inc. is looking for committed, hardworking and enthusiastic individuals; we offer professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, and comprehensive benefits packages. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Standard General Inc.