Labourers Wanted!


Job Title:                   Labourer
Department:             Operations
Reporting to:            Construction Manager

Job Purpose and Objectives
The labourer is responsible for assisting in the timely and technical execution of direct pipe installations, as a part of the operations team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
·      Assist with Site & Equipment setup
·      Mix up slurry / lubrication Bentonite
·      Monitor separation plant equipment and tank volumes
·      Operate power / hand tools
·      Pull and install tunneling utility lines (electrical cables, slurry lines, vitaulics etc)
·      Rig, hoist, and direct lifting equipment
·      Participate in daily site meetings, and shift crossover meetings
·      Load and unload trucks
·      Sign tools and materials out, and report to Warehouse Coordinator when supplies are low
·      Maintain, clean, and refurbish equipment
·      Participate in safety inspections
·      Able to work in confined spaces
·      Fill out required paperwork, such as Field Level Hazard Assessments
·      Knowledge & ability to operate air compressor, pumps, arial lift, generators etc.

Key Technical Skills and Knowledge
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Technical expertise is demonstrated through problem solving, applying professional judgment, and competent performance.

·       Basic mechanical/electrical skills
·       Understanding how the machine works
·       Be able to connect the machine start to finish
·       The ability to determine the necessary tools for assigned tasks
·       The ability to troubleshoot a problem based on experience and applicable trade knowledge

Key Competencies
The following soft skills are required for successful job performance in this position and will be assessed to help determine suitability and to measure performance.
·      Safety Awareness Being aware of conditions and circumstances that affect one’s own safety or the safety of direct reports.
·      Communication Able to communicate well orally and in writing; to receive instructions, clearly convey information, ask questions, and listen in a way as to retain information. Also needs to be able to understand a heavy accent.
·      Coachable Able to receive timely guidance and feedback related to job performance, skills, and knowledge, with the purpose to interpret and extrapolate information and apply it for personal and technical improvement,
·      Applied Learning Able to learn and properly apply new job-related information in a timely manner. Has the ability to absorb and comprehend job-related information from formal training and other formal and informal learning experiences.
·      Planning and Organization Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resources requirements; determines necessary sequence of activities needed to achieve goals.
·      Stress Tolerance – Maintains effective performance under pressure; handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.

Key Success Factors
·      Problem Solving – Use of basic reasoning, thinking “on your feet”, and ability to resolve issues quickly with little or no direction from a superior.
·      Receiving Instruction – Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule format.
·      Interpersonal Skills – Works well in a team and enjoys being part of a project -based work model. Must have very good written and oral communications.

·      Education – Grade 12 or GED equivalent
·      Experience – experience in pipeline construction, and exposure to Direct Pipe Installation and/or  microtunneling technology

Physical Demand
·      Prolonged standing, walking and/or sitting
·      Use of hands to handle/feel objects, tools, or controls
·      Ability to climb stairs and/or ladders, balance, stoop or kneel and walk on uneven ground
·      Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
·      Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
·      Capability to work in confined spaces is required
·      Ability to hear equipment alarms, voices, radio transmissions, and other noises consistent with construction sites
·      Ability to work in all weather conditions, inside and outside

Other Relevant Information
·      This position is assigned to the Yard and to field locations during operations
·      Travel is required in this position

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