North Star Contracting

Excavator Operator/HOE Operator

1 month ago
# of Openings
Heavy Equipment Operators




From 1 bobcat 19 years ago, North Star Contracting Inc. is now a full-service civil contracting company with over 150 employees working in the Underground Utilities, Paving, Concrete and Surface Industries. Having been recognized in the Civil construction industry for over 18 years, North Star has proudly completed many high-profile, multifaceted projects around the Calgary area. Our people are the foundation of our company and we pride ourselves in the culture we’ve created within North Star by hiring and promoting the right people.


Underground Utilities:


Our Underground Utilities division is an approved City of Calgary contractor with a variety of city projects in its portfolio. Each member of North Star’s management team has over 25 years of solid industry experience, guaranteeing the highest quality of product and service. North Star has proven itself to be a successful deep utility service company capable of handling any large scale project.



Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Must be able to operate an Excavator and safely excavate around utilities and mains.
  • Complete daily preventative maintenance checks on equipment.
  • Read grade plans and understands grade stakes.
  • Be able to meet or beat productions.
  • Behave in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves, their co-workers and others on the work sites.
  • Assists other employees when required.
  • Reports incidents, injuries and near misses and participates in the investigative process.
  • Behave in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves, their co-workers and others on the work sites.
  • Refuse and reports unsafe work, unsafe conditions, incidents, injuries and near misses to supervisor and participates in the investigative process.
  • Attends and participates in toolbox and safety committee meetings as scheduled.
  • Comply with established company policies and procedures and Occupational Health and Safety regulations.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum 3 year experience on a Excavator Operator.
  • Knowledge of heavy equipment operations and site activities.
  • Underground utility experience within the City of Calgary is preferred.
  • Active Standard First Aid Certification.
  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) Certification.
  • Ground Disturbance.
  • Knowledge of heavy equipment (excavators/loaders).
  • Active WHMIS Certification.
  • Must have Valid Class 5 driver’s license with a clean current drivers abstract.
  • Must have own transportation with strong knowledge of Calgary and surrounding area.
  • Self-motivated and able to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Strong work ethic with demonstrated dedication and reliability.
  • Strong problem solving and decision making capabilities.
  • Must be able to work as a member of a greater team.


Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Must be available to work long hours including evenings and weekends during the work season April to December.
  • Must be able to work in extreme heat up to and could exceed 64 Celsius.
  • Must have CSA approved safety boots.



  • High school diploma or GED, a combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Safety courses will be required upon hiring.
  • Additional education or work experience considered an asset.


Location: 64 Technology Way, Calgary AB. T3S 0B9


North Star Contracting is an equal opportunity employer and values the commitment of providing a good culture and fostering a team work-ethic to our employees. The safety and professionalism of our people are at the forefront of our business strategy and we are committed to providing the tools to help our people grow.


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