Side Boom Operators - Fort Hills Tailings


Category: Trades
Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta
Title: Side Boom Operators - Fort Hills Tailings
Job ID: 13084
Job Status: Full Time Temporary

Job Summary

You’re an experienced Sideboom Operator with previous experience in a tailings environment. You will be responsible for the operation of a sideboom, always maintaining safety as a top priority. You like a challenge in your line of work and are able to operate a sideboom in various terrain and a fast-paced environment.

Join the Ledcor Fort Hills Tailings team in Fort McMurray today!


• Operate 561, 572, 583 and 594 models in order to move pipe, welding, and bolt-up
• Effectively and safely operate hydraulic sidebooms utilizing machine specific controls and attachments to complete tasks including operating on adverse terrain, in winter operations, and/or near other equipment and power lines
• Utilize sideboom in crowded, fast-paced working environments, and exercises extreme caution with awareness of potential situational hazards to ensure site safety
• Interprets verbal and non-verbal communication from operators, ground personnel and swampers, and acts accordingly
• Conduct pre-trip/walk-around safety inspections and completes daily Field Level Hazard Assessments
• Log and report any maintenance concerns with the equipment
• Performs effective operation of equipment by recognizing unusual machine movements and sounds
• May perform other related duties as assigned


• Minimum 2 years’ experience operating sidebooms
• Must be able to interpret capacity chart(s) and identify the rigging requirements
• Must be able to understand the capacity of each component and the relationships between the length of the boom, length of cable, cable size and load limits
• Must successfully complete pre-access drug and alcohol testing
• Must possess valid CSTS .09 (Construction Safety Training Systems) certification
• Must possess valid OSSA Regional Orientation or Basic Safety Orientation certificate
• Must possess and maintain a clean driver’s abstract and valid class 5 driver's license
• Ability to lift up to 50lbs, be physically fit, work at heights, be agile and able to go on/off equipment, up/down ladders

Work Conditions

• Charter flights available from Edmonton and Calgary for eligible candidates
• This is a camp based position with accommodations provided
• 14/14 shift rotation working 12 hours per day
• Work will be outdoors in rough terrain and under extreme weather conditions

Ledcor Civil builds and maintains infrastructure in various industries including oil and gas, transportation, and mining. We’re experts in public and private infrastructure construction and maintenance – from national highways to bridges, from airports to underground utilities and independent power projects. We also work on roads, earthworks, foundations, dams, power systems, and waterways.

But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Do you want a career that means more? Join our True Blue team now!

Fort McMurray, AB
Fort McMurray, Alberta

Date Posted 3/28/2017 4:30:17 PM