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Heavy Equipment Operator (Construction Services)

Reference Code: 97727



Location: Canada (CA) - Spruce Grove, AB 
Job Category: Trades/Technical
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program
Application Deadline: 01/19/2022



We all need energy. It warms our homes, cooks our food, gives us light, and gets us where we need to go. It also improves our quality of life in countless other ways. At TC Energy, our job is to deliver that energy to millions of people who depend on it across North America. And we take our job very seriously.


Guided by our values of safety, integrity, responsibility and collaboration, we develop and operate our facilities safely, reliably and with care for our impact on the environment. With our presence across the continent, our people play an active role in building strong communities.


We’re proud of how our hard work and commitment sets us apart and benefits society, every day. We’re looking for new team members who share our values and are ready to take on exciting challenges.


The opportunity
Reporting to the Construction Services West Crew Leader, this position is responsible for supporting pipeline construction activity primarily operating excavators, dozers, loaders, pipe layers, boom trucks and transport trucks & trailers associated with pipeline maintenance. 


The successful candidate will often be performing these activities near high pressure pipelines and other energized facilities.
What you’ll do

  • Strictly adhere to workplace safety policies, regulations and internal operating procedures
  • Communicate any unsafe conditions or accidents/injuries in a timely manner to the supervisor in order to facilitate prompt corrective action and reporting
  • Report equipment or vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the equipment upon immediate observation
  • Operate Equipment near and around above and below ground facilities
  • Responsible for shipping, receiving, loading and unloading of construction materials and equipment for projects
  • Perform routine daily pre-use inspections to ensure safe operability of all equipment
  • Perform minor maintenance activities such as equipment lubrication to ensure equipment is maintained and is clean
  • Assist team with pre-job planning of all ground disturbances to ensure safety and compliance of excavations
  • Assume the role of the excavation coordinator as it pertains to TC Energy operating procedures
  • Support the team in other general pipeline maintenance activities as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalency (GED)
  • 2 years’ operating equipment (excavator, dozer, boom truck, pipe layers, loaders, forklift etc.)
  • High degree of respect for safe work habits
  • Valid Class 1 driver’s license 
  • Proven experience safely and effectively operating hand powered tools such as drills, grinders, etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret pipeline drawings, one call clearances and project specific drawings

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8 years of Pipeline construction industry experience, including hands on “hotline” excavation experience 
  • Computer proficiency (Windows, Word, email)
  • Hoisting certification
  • Working knowledge of high volume and high-pressure pumps used in pipeline hydrostatic testing activities and high volume / high-pressure air compressors
  • Strong planning and organization skills


This position requires candidates to:

  • Successfully complete a pre-employment medical screening, including drug and alcohol testing
  • Have and maintain a valid driver's license and provide a driver's abstract (record) for review
  • Travel often (95%) to support construction activities in other company locations which will require overnight stays away from home and may be for long duration 
  • Work a modified work schedule (9 days on/5 days off)
  • Be subject to overtime, extended work hours and work weeks, and callouts as needed


About our business
TC Energy is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We have three complementary businesses of natural gas pipelines, liquids (oil) pipelines, and power generation. Our operations span three countries, seven Canadian provinces, and 34 U.S. states.


Apply now!

Apply to this posting by 01/19/2022 using reference code 97727. You must apply through our jobs system at Only applications submitted through our system will be acknowledged. Applications may be submitted using a mobile device or a desktop / laptop computer.

TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer.


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Thank you for choosing TC Energy in your career search.


* Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

* Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.

* All positions require background screening. Some require criminal and/or credit checks to comply with regulations.

* TC Energy is committed to provide employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or disability. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available on request during the recruitment process. Applicants with disabilities can request accessible formats or communication supports by contacting

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