Grinder/Excavator Operator

Halifax C&D

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Halifax C & D Recycling is currently seeking a Grinder/Excavator Operator to join our operations servicing locations around Nova Scotia. This position will be based out of Halifax but may involve travel to other parts of the province as the need arises.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Grinder/Excavator Operator is responsible for operating heavy equipment to grind construction materials and move, load, and sort materials such as wood, brush and construction debris on the worksite. The Operator is also responsible for inspecting, cleaning, and maintaining equipment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the grinder/excavator
  • Perform daily safety and maintenance checks
  • Advise the manager of any requirements for maintenance or repairs
  • Be aware of surroundings at all times
  • Ensure a safe work environment in compliance with all safety policies and procedures using the appropriate tools and equipment for the task
  • Protect and promote the interest of this company in all matters and to take actions as required to satisfy such responsibilities
  • Ensure safety of fellow employees
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, and Experience:

  • 2 years’ experience in equipment operation in a forestry or a construction environment
  • Must be well versed in construction site protocols, rules and code of conduct
  • Willingness to work in a team environment
  • Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • Comply with all safety policies and procedures
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and supervisors to ensure that projects are completed properly
  • Working safely is a condition of employment

Working Conditions:

The Operators role may include physically strenuous activities. The Excavator Operator will be lifting, pulling, and managing heavy equipment and objects. The Excavator Operator will require the use

of PPE, Hardhat, Steel Toe Boots, and reflective vest to minimize risk on the worksite. The worksite environment for this position is outside in varying weather conditions.

A comprehensive pension and benefits package are offered with this position along with opportunities for advancement and training and development. This is a full time, year round position.

Application Process:

We are an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested candidates to submit a detailed resume to:
Emily Siepierski
Via Email: esiepierski@dexter.ca
Please reference “Grinder/Excavator Operator” in the subject line.

We would like to thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be notified.

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