Excavator Operator (Sudbury, ON)

Excavator Operator (Sudbury, ON)

Sudbury, Ontario

VistaCare Communications is a leading telecommunications solutions provider for a wide range of businesses and organizations.  We are currently seeking motivated candidate to join our civil construction operations in Sudbury, ON for permanent, full-time position as an Excavator Operator, involved in the installation and maintenance of overhead and underground copper and fiber optic telecommunications infrastructure throughout Northern Ontario.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Perform various manual labour tasks related to telecommunication construction;
  • Understand and adhere to all Health & Safety Rules established by Company and Legislation;
  • Use rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrows to assist in loading, unloading materials and tools;
  • Work at heights and in confined spaces and must regularly carry/climb/descend ladders;
  • Operate various hand tools;
  • Operate battery/gas powered or pneumatic equipment, such as a chainsaw;
  • Operate excavating equipment, as well as boats, snowmobiles, and ATVs to reach undeveloped sites and adapt to necessary terrain;
  • Set up materials on site to make them available to Line Technicians;
  • Concrete/masonry work, rough carpentry, landscaping, tree trimming, as required;
  • Follow equipment maintenance schedule and advise if repair is required;
  • Assist with road safety patrolling on site;
  • Complete accurately all work reports with company provided devices;
  • Regularly perform Health & Safety inspection of equipment and tools;
  • Report on work/milestones and delays to the Foreman and/or Team Leader;
  • Communicate with co-workers regularly to ensure job is set up, materials are on site, and site is dismantled as needed;
  • Complete all forms (i.e. time reports, safety assessments, driver logs) accurately and on time
  • Strive to meet or exceed our Customer’s standards;
  • Maintain clean and safe work sites and vehicles;
  • Read and interpret plans or diagrams to meet the required specifications of scope of work;
  • Maintain company assets (i.e. tools, equipment, vehicles, etc.) diligently and prevent negligent loss, theft, or damage
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Manager or crew leader;
  • Perform other tasks related to this function.
Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Strong manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions, as well as rural, isolated, and wilderness locations;
  • Ability to work with professionalism, interact politely with customers and the public, and demonstrate excellent work ethic;
  • Ability to work continually in a physically demanding atmosphere, must be able to frequently lift and carry 60+ lbs;
  • Ability to operate various equipment in a safe manner;
  • Must be a self-disciplined, motivated, organized, and a team player;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and repetitive tasks;
  • Support a safe, friendly, unified, equitable, and non-discriminatory workplace.
Experience Required: 
  • General civil construction knowledge;
  • Ability to read and understand work orders and blueprints;
  • Operating excavating equipment (e.g. backhoe, excavator, cable trencher/plow);
  • Operating a bucket truck/digger derrick pole truck;
  • Telecommunications infrastructure knowledge;
  • Handling and installing fibre optic and copper cables is considered an asset.


Additional Requirements: 
  • Valid DZ driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract
  • Willingness to work out of town, overtime, weekends, or on emergency call outs, as required
  • Proficient in English (written and verbal)
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal record check


Compensation and Benefits: 
  • Competitive compensation based on experience and skill level;
  • 50% employer paid comprehensive group benefits (health, dental, vision, insurance);
  • Group Life Insurance;
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP);
  • Employee Referral Program;
  • Free on-site parking;
  • Company discounts;
  • Company-Matched RRSP.