Excavation Labourer - Job description

Summary: Reporting to the Project manager and/or site foreman the Labourer is responsible for using hand tools and heavy equipment to perform the scope of work prescribed by the drawings and work plan.


  • Uses hand tools and small equipment (ie. tampers) to prepare surfaces to grade and compaction.
  • Assists in the installation of in ground piping for water, storm, waste
  • Assists taking grades, places grade stakes, installs silt fencing, installs, and places safety barricades, performs general housekeeping duties.
  • Perform pre operation inspections of tools and equipment and report deficiencies to supervisor.
  • Safely and respectfully operate equipment to meet daily plan and production targets.
  • Effective communication using a 2-way radio system
  • Understand and adhere to all policies, procedures, and standards
  • Train on new equipment when requested
  • Take care to utilize materials to their fullest extent looking for opportunities to save or reuse materials where possible.
  • Participate and provide feedback during company toolbox meetings
  • Work with others in a team environment
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Technical Competencies:

  • Experience operating various tools and equipment in a construction environment
  • Applied and demonstrated ability to operate equipment according to manufacturer recommendations
  • Worked in and or around construction sites with knowledge of site service installations (water, sanitary, storm)   a requirement
  • Able assist setting grades using laser level  a requirement
  • Applied knowledge of:
    • elevations, grades, slopes
    • ditching/trenching
    • fine grading
    • compaction
    • soil and aggregate types
    • loading and receiving materials

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds over short distances.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle considered an asset.
  • Expertise and proven experience with safe workplace initiatives.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $17.00-$24.00 per hour depending on experience.

Please send resume with cover letter to kynock@kynock.com