North Star Contracting

Finish Grader Operator

3 months ago
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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.




Our Grading and Paving Division is proudly celebrating our 8th year having worked on many different types of projects around the city of Calgary consistently providing the highest quality work on schedule. Our accomplished team can complete any grading & paving project regardless of size and scale, from small patches to sub-divisions to interchanges to large commercial sites.


Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Demonstrates ability to operate the Grader with Mechanical knowledge.
  • Ability to maintain depth and slope as required
  • Responsible for equipment checks and informing mechanics of mechanical problems
  • Able to grade haul roads and work with haul equipment
  • Ability to do ripping, contouring, trimming slope, and ditch cuts
  • Leveling and spreading gravel for dump trucks
  • Road Finishing
  • Behave in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves, their co-workers and others on the work sites.
  • 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 years’ experience as a finish grader operator.
  • Knowledge of grade stakes and job specs.
  • Knowledge of heavy equipment operations and site activities.
  • Hand-eye coordination.
  • Knowledge of heavy equipment (excavators/loaders).
  • Self-motivating and able to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Basic carpentry skills and ability to read construction plans considered an asset.
  • Thorough understanding of construction procedures and safety practices.
  • Active Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) Certification.
  • Ground Disturbance.
  • Valid First Aid.
  • 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 outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • 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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