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Our people are committed, driven, creative and engaged with a collaborative spirit and desire for excellence. We offer a dynamic team environment, one with exciting challenges, growth potential and true camaraderie, as well as competitive remuneration & benefits and continued educational support.

If you’re interested in a career with Conwest, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@conwestcontracting.com , including the name of the position you’re applying for on the subject line.

Current Openings

Site

Main Responsibilities

  • Inspect small tools and equipment before each shift and throughout the day and immediately advise Foreman of any/all deficiencies, defects, or damage
  • Ensure worksite is organized and free of clutter, rubble, and garbage to ensure a clean working space and prevent damage of equipment
  • Execute traffic control plans by placing, removing, covering and uncovering traffic control signs, cones, barricades, and other traffic control devices as directed by site TCP or Supervisor
  • Signal operators of construction equipment to facilitate alignment and movement of materials
  • Assist in the installation of culverts to drain water and/or use a generator and pump to remove rain water from ditches and general dewatering on the construction site
  • Using a rake or shovel, spread gravel and other construction materials over road surfaces, building slabs, or leveling asphalt/gravels to fine grade specifications
  • Shovel asphalt/gravels into areas inaccessible to heavy equipment
  • Operate small tools and equipment, such as pneumatic hammers, vibrators, tampers, cutoff saws, laser levels, and other miscellaneous hand tools equipment
  • Cut concrete, PCV, and metal
  • Load, unload, and move construction materials around the worksite
  • Guide heavy equipment operators around site and trenches and assist with equipment attachments
  • Other General Labour and construction related duties as required and assigned by the Foreman including hand work, clearing terrain, site preparation, shoveling, and basic equipment operation

Qualifications

  • Previous experience working in a civil construction environment is an asset but not required
  • Strong work ethic, excellent attendance record, and a good attitude required
  • Ability to lift, handle, and move 50lbs
  • Must be able to work well with minimum supervision within a union environment and be willing to join CLAC
  • Must be local and have own transportation
  • Current safety tickets an asset

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Main Responsibilities

  • Operate a variety of heavy equipment in a safe, responsible, and efficient manner
  • Clean, lubricate, and maintain equipment including, but not limited to, greasing, shoveling tracks, cleaning windows and cab interior
  • Complete daily paperwork including fuel reports, inspection reports, and time cards detailing machine hours as well as time worked, etc. as required
  • Conduct thorough safety and maintenance inspection when assigned to a new machine
  • Immediately report any mechanical defects, safety defects, and/or existing damage to Foreman
  • Ensure equipment is in safe working order and that safety tools are installed at all times
  • Secure appropriate special attachments to equipment including, but not limited to, safety wedges

Qualifications

  • Possess Heavy Equipment Operator trade certification, valid driver’s license, and clean drivers abstract. Air brake endorsement and some college, vocational, or technical training an asset
  • Minimum 5 years of experience operating heavy equipment
  • Current safety tickets an asset
  • Must be well familiar with attachments including their use, maintenance, and safety requirements
  • Must be able to work well within a union environment and be willing to join CLAC
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications an asset
  • Physically fit and capable of performing daily job requirements
  • Excellent observation skills, strong attention to detail, and good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Must be local and have own transportation

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent.

Main Responsibilities

  • Installing underground utilities to designed grades and applicable construction standards including storm, water and sewer mains and services
  • Pre-locate existing utilities and work with heavy equipment to ensure that existing utilities are exposed without contact
  • Installation of Hydro, Telus, and Shaw ducting
  • Utilize different shoring methods to provide a safe excavation for entry
  • Set up pipe laser and establish proper design grade
  • Organize all tools and equipment required for the job at the beginning of the shift
  • Digging with excavator to ensure trench grade, bedding depths, and backfill are installed correctly
  • Lay pipe to design grade ensuring proper tamping of pipe
  • Bolt up mechanically restrained fittings, valves, and pipe to manufacturer’s specifications
  • Cut concrete and set manholes, box culverts, chambers, etc. for different applications including live utility main overbuilds
  • Notify Foreman of any installation conflicts immediately
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Foreman

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as either a pipe layer or skilled labourer in a utilities installation setting including extensive experience with the installation of storm, water, and sanitary main and services as well as the installation of Hydro, Telus, and Shaw
  • Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of tools and equipment required for the job
  • Be completely familiar with cutting/beveling pipe
  • Possess a strong understanding of safe excavations and WorkSafeBC guidelines for excavation requirements, and have the ability to work around excavation equipment and in tight areas safely
  • Know how to assemble and install shoring or trench cages in excavations as required.
  • Have an understanding of the issues involving ground disturbance
  • Ability to thoroughly read, understand, and interpret civil construction plans and drawings
  • Ability to work under pressure in some situations
  • Must be willing to become a member of CLAC

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent.