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  • A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

Full Time, Permanent


As a Shipyard Heavy Equipment Operator, your primary role is to operate and maneuver various heavy machinery and equipment within the shipyard to facilitate construction, repair, and maintenance activities related to maritime vessels. Your expertise in heavy equipment operation, precision, and commitment to safety will contribute to the efficient and successful execution of shipbuilding and repair projects.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate a variety of heavy equipment, including cranes, forklifts, loaders, and other specialized machinery used in shipyard operations;

  • Safely transport, lift, and position materials and components to support shipbuilding, repair, and maintenance activities;

  • Conduct pre-operational inspections of heavy equipment, identify and report any issues, and perform routine maintenance as needed.  Report maintenance requirements to the Foreman.

  • Coordinate with shipyard personnel to ensure smooth workflow and efficient project execution, ensuring seamless integration with ongoing construction and repair activities;

  • Execute tasks with precision, following project specifications and engineering drawings to ensure accurate placement and movement of materials;

  • Calculate load weights and ensure proper weight distribution when lifting and transporting materials to prevent accidents and damage;

  • Work in multiple environments from an indoor facility to outside spaces with exposure to all elements;

  • Keep the work site as a safe and clean environment to work in;

  • Comply with A.F Theriault & Son Ltd. Policies and procedures and Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.  Follow safety protocols and maintain, use and wear all personal protective equipment (PPE) applicable to the area you will be in or the operation or task you are about to conduct to prevent accidents.  Ensure potential health and safety hazards are corrected or brought to the attention of Management and/or Health and Safety Committee in order to prevent accidents in the workplace;

  • Perform other duties as required;

  • Ensure that materials on jobs in hand are being correctly charged to the proper job numbers, activity codes and/or others;

  • Willing to work overtime and weekends as needed to complete project deadlines;

  • Willing to go to apprenticeship training if applicable;

  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts.


Requirements

  • Proven experience as a Heavy Equipment Operator an asset;

  • Be trustworthy, dependable and confident, have a positive attitude, have good judgement and be a role model for others;

  • Be able to work in a team environment;

  • Be able to read/understand blueprints and/or drawings;

  • Be conscientious in their work (attention to detail);

  • Be able to communicate in either English or French;

  • Be able to effectively manage his/her time and prioritize work as requires; and

  • Be able to work overtime hours as required.


Benefits:

Company Pension Matching

Through our pension matching program, we assist our employees in building a stronger foundation for their retirement.


Dental and Vision Care

Keep your teeth healthy and your eyes sharp with comprehensive vision and dental coverage.


Disability Insurance

Life is unpredictable, and we recognize that unexpected events can impact your ability to work.


Extended Health Care

We offer access to Health insurance to keep you feeling great.


Life Insurance

We understand that life is a journey filled with uncertainties, and it's essential to plan for the well-being of your loved ones.


On-Site Parking

With ample and secure on-site parking, you can say goodbye to the time-consuming search for a parking spot and the worry of finding a safe place for your vehicle.


Store Discount

Our most famous benefit, every Employee gets a 15% exclusive in-store discount.


Schedule:

Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm


Supplemental pay types:

• Overtime pay


Ability to commute/relocate:

• Meteghan River, NS: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


Address 1 D’Entremont Road, P. O. Box 10, Meteghan River, Nova Scotia, B0W 2L0


About Us A. F. Theriault & Son Ltd. is a Canadian boatyard based in Meteghan, Nova Scotia. One of the largest private boatyards in Atlantic Canada, our modern and well-equipped facility can produce monohull or catamaran vessels in fiberglass, steel, aluminum or advanced composites. A.F. Theriault places a strong emphasis on construction quality, safety and stability of all boats, builds and repairs. We pride ourselves not only on our expertise in crafting state-of-the-art vessels but also on our commitment to excellence in shipyard repairs, ensuring the longevity and seaworthiness of both our new builds and existing maritime assets.


How To Apply:

You can drop off your resume directly at the shipyard or email careers@aft.ns.ca


Speak with the employer

+1 902 645-2327

We thank everyone for their submission. Selected candidate(s) will be contacted for an interview.








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