People: Our Strength, Our Future

A career at Black & McDonald will grant you the opportunity to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement, help reinforce our values and shape our contribution to community, and drive our continued success. Our vision is to be the best company to work for; the best company for safety, quality and value; the best company for customer service; and the best company for technical expertise.

Position Summary

Based in Calgary, the Equipment Operator is responsible for performing activities relating to operation of machinery on utility (electrical and civil) construction sites, primarily horizontal directional drilling equipment. They will liaise with tradespersons, coordinators, managers, and site superintendent personnel in order to accomplish project milestones in a safe, efficient, and effective manner.


  • Operate all heavy equipment in a safe and efficient way according to all relevant legislation, policies and procedures
  • Perform daily safety and maintenance checks
  • Clean heavy equipment as scheduled and/or required
  • Ensure heavy equipment is safely and securely stored
  • Participate in routine maintenance
  • Practice workplace safety


  • High School diploma or equivalent is required
  • Licensed and experienced Equipment Operator
  • Experience with but not limited to excavators, backhoes and dozers
  • Previous experience in utilities would be considered an asset
  • Previous heavy equipment operation experience in the construction industry
  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • Construction Safety Certifications including the following are considered assets.
    • Ground Disturbance Certification
    • Confined Space Awareness/Rescue
    • Fall Arrest
    • WHMIS
    • First Aid