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Grader Operator - Highway Maintenance

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Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
Date Posted:
Job ID: R19833
Job Status: Full-Time

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Job Summary:

Are you tired of being on the road? Looking to be home at night and to be a bigger part of your community? Ledcor Highway Maintenance has long-term stable career opportunities. With guaranteed long-term contracts of at least 7 years in length, Ledcor offers you the stability and the chance to make long-term plans all while being part of a great team dedicated to safe operations and keeping our highways and communities safe. We are looking for enthusiastic and team-oriented people to join our team that helps keep our Ontario provincial Highways safe.

You are a safety-conscious Grader Operator with gravel shoulder, gravel surface and finish grading construction and maintenance experience. Specifically, you bring a broad range of grading experience including:

• Winter road maintenance, including winter operations, snow removal, ice-
blading, and wing
• Spring gravel road maintenance including, including spring re-profile and re-
shape, re-establishment of crown, shoulder, and ditch maintenance
• Gravel surface maintenance, including management of surface defects such
as a washboard and potholes
• Gravel road aggregate application and re-surfacing activities
• Shoulder grading including effective material retrieval and re-grading to
maintain shoulder profiles
• Shoulder construction works including new construction and shoulder

You are comfortable and competent in the safe, productive, and efficient operation of at minimum Cat 140, Cat 160, and comparable grader models. You are a team player who ensures the well-being of others and lends a hand where needed.

You will work alongside our Highway Maintenance team in the Algoma District.
This will be a full-time permanent position and Ledcor will help support your on-going employee training and career development in our diversified company. We offer industry-leading wages, excellent training, benefits, RSP's and advancement opportunities.

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Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conduct pre-trip and walk-around safety inspections
  • Report equipment condition daily or as required
  • Perform minor maintenance of equipment in the field in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Operate all functions of the grader, both grade and machine controlled safely and efficiently
  • Understand and apply fundamental principles of gravel road maintenance and management
  • Understand and apply fundamental principles of gravel shoulder maintenance
  • Coordinate grading activities with other drivers and equipment operators
  • Understand quality performance expectations and actively participate in the quality management process
  • Travel as required to address highway network gravel maintenance needs or project specific requirements


  • 3-5 years’ experience operating graders in highway maintenance operations or on highway construction sites
  • Must possess a valid AZ or DZ driver’s license or be willing to obtain license within probationary period with assistance from Ledcor
  • Ability to incorporate health and safety concepts into work activities
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision

Work Conditions:

  • As we respond to various weather patterns, travel, some shift work, on-call, and night shift may be required.
  • Will support winter operations, including snowplow operation as required

Additional Information:

Company Description

Ledcor 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!

Employment Equity

At Ledcor we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion should be part of everything we do. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status or any other identifying characteristic are encouraged to apply.

Our True Blue team consists of individuals from all backgrounds who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to Ledcor. For more information about Ledcor’s Inclusion and Diversity initiatives, please visit our I&D page. Adjustments will be provided in all parts of our hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance by submitting a request via email.

., Sault Ste. Marie, ON