Heavy Equipment Operator

Job Description

What's in store

This position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of heavy equipment and may be placed in one or all of these divisions depending on specialization, contextual demand, and/or preference. Heavy equipment operators benefit from natural job rotation and partake in a wide variety of on-site assignments which are essential to project completion.

Our 4 division are:
Heavy civil

Work Hours

What to expect

The hours of work will consistently range from 40 to 50 hours per week, (7 am–5 pm) depending on the contract and timeline—overtime, weekends and/or evenings also may be required with regards to the aforementioned.


What's typical

  • Inspect heavy equipment prior to use to ensure that mechanical and safety systems are in good working order
  • Operate heavy equipment such as wheel loaders, excavators, bobcats, bulldozers, screening plants, crushing plants and/or stackers to excavate, move, crush, screen and load gravel, concrete, asphalt, or dirt
  • Operate various attachments as assigned (e.g. grapple, magnet, and pulveriser etc.)
  • Communicate defects or unsafe conditions to supervisor in a timely manner to facilitate prompt correction
  • Understand and follow the approved plan for the current construction project
  • Park the equipment in a safe manner when not in use
  • Fill out and understand an equipment and duty log book


Training: What's preferred

  • Working at Heights
  • Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps
  • Workplace Violence and Harassment for Workers
  • Accesibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)


Salary and Compensation:
What’s rewarded

We offer competitive salaries on experience, knowledge, and education. MGI also provides attractive benefits that extend to health, dental, vision insurance, retirement planning, pension plans, professional development, training credits, wellness programs, travel/vacation days, discounts on company products and services, commuter benefits, and team bonding events to maintain a healthy and inviting company culture.


What we’re all about

Our mission is very clear: we are dedicated to providing our clients with cost-effective and timely service; our employees with a safe and rewarding workplace; and our planet with environmentally sound business strategies and operating procedures. We look to situate development projects not as a ‘one-off’ but contextualize them within the broader community and actively look to redefine construction as a lifestyle, not just a ‘job.’

We realize that some seek employment where others are driven by a greater civic-duty. It is this latter segment, those who are self-motivated, passionate, entrepreneurial in spirit while egoless in nature, that we believe are best suited for our collective role in #ConstructingHistory.

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