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Excavator Operator

by John Aarts Group

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: May 01, 2024
John Aarts Group

Job Description

Excavator Operator

J-AAR is forging a future as a premier construction leader in Canada, rooted in the founding vision of John and Loralee Aarts in 1982 with a commitment to foster an environment where everyone can achieve their fullest potential, supported by the belief in others more than they believe in themselves.?? 


We empower our team members to unlock their full potential on collaborative construction projects, with transformative results for our customers, communities, and individuals engaged in all the projects we are involved in.?? 


We are seeking an Excavator Operator who is aspiring to reach their potential in the field of construction, reporting to the General Superintendent. J-AAR Materials Limited is part of the J-AAR Group responsible for aggregate material supply.  




The Excavator Operator is required to assist with coordinate and execution of tasks associated with manufacturing of sand, stone, and gravel from natural and/or recycled resources. Operators are responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner. Equipment must be clean, maintained, and secure at all times. Operating may occur in all types of weather conditions and there is a varying degree of physical labour required.  


How you will make an IMPACT 


  • Operate gasoline and diesel powered units 
  • Adhere to workplace safety policies, regulations and compliances 
  • Communicate any unsafe conditions or accidents/injuries in a timely manner to the supervisor  
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service 
  • Diagnose / identify defects in heavy duty equipment 
  • Accurate completion of work orders and time cards 
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other minor maintenance work 
  • Keep detailed and accurate reports and documentation 
  • Maintain a working knowledge of changes in technology and operation techniques 
  • Oversee cargo handling and secure loads 
  • Perform trip inspections on equipment operated and load, ensuring safety and roadworthiness 
  • Completed safety inspections prior to operating any heavy equipment  
  • Communicate effectively with the public, customers, and co-workers both verbally and in written form 
  • Assist in loading and unloading of trucks 
  • Ensure that material is properly protected from the outdoor elements 
  • Ensure that any debris caused by the loading/unloading of truck is cleaned up 
  • Provide feedback to supervision regarding customer problems, mechanical problems, or delivery problems 
  • Other duties as assigned 


How you WOW us  


  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • 2-5 years related experience preferred  
  • Strong mechanical aptitude  
  • Valid Driver’s License with clean abstract 
  • Must be able to lift/carry up to 50lbs 
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to keep accurate records  
  • Basic Computers skills  
  • Reliable and punctual  
  • Strong work ethic 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Demonstrated commitment to Health & Safety 
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with a positive attitude 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing 


How we TAKE CARE of our PEOPLE 

  • Great team and work environment  
  • Training provided  
  • Career advancement opportunities  
  • Referral bonuses 
  • A team member focused culture with a common objective of finding out what we are capable of and reaching our potential 
  • We Celebrate our Achievements: holiday parties, BBQs, fishing derby, sporting event tickets, golf days, and so much more!  
  • Teamsters union member after completion of probationary period, as part of the union agreement you will be included in: 
    • RRSP contributions  
    • Boot allowance as per agreement 
    • Benefit contributions  
    • Vacation pay 


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We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

J-AAR welcomes all applicants and is committed to a diverse workforce. If you require accommodation, please contact the People and Culture Department.