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Heavy Equipment Operator

Whitehorse, YT

Job Type

Full Time, Seasonal


Reporting directly to the Site Superintendent and Foreman, the Heavy Equipment Operator is a key member of our sewer and water crews. For the 2024 season, we will be looking for the following Operators:
-Mainline Excavator (23-36 tonne)
-Backfill Excavator
-Dozer (D5-D7)
-Pack Truck Driver

We also have a need for specialized Operators experienced in finish GPS hoe, dozer and grader.

Castle Rock prides itself on the quality of our heavy equipment fleet, which we maintain to the highest standards and renew regularly, so you will be working in state-of-the-art equipment.

Job Description

  • Depending on experience, the Operator may work with multiple machine types performing a variety of tasks.

  • Operate at the highest safety standards, ensuring the safety of workers, equipment and vehicles on the job site, as well as preventing utility strikes when working near existing utilities.

  • Perform daily checklists, safety walk-arounds, cleaning and operator maintenance on assigned equipment.

  • Perform excavation and earthworks, trenching, pipe-laying and restoration using a variety of equipment, including GPS equipped dozers, graders, etc.

  • Immediately report any performance or maintenance issues with equipment to the Foreman.


  • 3-5 years as a heavy equipment operator in civil / infrastructure construction, preferably in the areas of sewer and water.

  • Experience in pipe-laying an asset for excavator operators.

  • Proficient in both written and verbal English, with the ability to provide clear direction to crew members, especially with regard to safety and work tasks.

  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills, as well as attention to detail.

If you are a dedicated and motivated Heavy Equipment Operator looking for exciting and challenging projects in the incredible environment that Whitehorse and the Yukon offers, we look forward to hearing from you. 

If you have finish GPS experience, please ensure that it is noted in your resume. 

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