Operator, Matting – Fort McMurray, AB

Strad is a successful organization that thrives because of our great people working together to accomplish extraordinary things. Our core purpose is “Going Beyond” and that applies to how we treat our people. With competitive compensation, amazing benefits and a positive work environment, Strad is an excellent place to start and grow a career. Strad isn’t just a company; it’s a family and we are always excited to add talented people to our team that share our core values, or what we call our “Guiding Principles”.

Title Operator, Matting - Fort McMurray, AB
Reports to Branch Manager and/or Field Supervisor
Post Date 2024-06-03
Division Strad Canada
Department Rentals
Location or Area Fort McMurray, AB
Country Canada
Subordinates No
Safety Sensitive Yes

Under the direction of the Field Supervisor, Matting, all Operators will be responsible for operating designated equipment safely for the installation and service of all matting projects.

Major Responsibilities
• Install and remove allocated matting projects.
• Operate and maintain matting installation and service equipment (i.e. Loaders, grapple and hoes).
• Learn and be taught all aspects of field operations and matting equipment.
• Comply to all safety rules and regulations.
• Repair mats during slow times.
• Perform asset checks and inspections on customer sites and in Strad’s storage yards.
• Practice outstanding customer service at all times.
• Fill in appropriate field paperwork as required.
• Travel as required to matting project sites.
• Additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Education, Skills & Qualifications
• 1+ years’ experience with heavy equipment operation is required (i.e. Loaders and hoes).
• Experience with setting mats with loader and/or grapple is preferred.
• Previous knowledge and experience with Strad’s matting products is preferred.
• Customer Service Focused.
• Experience with MicroSoft Teams is preferred.
• Flexible schedule is required.
• Commitment to safe working practices.
• Efficient and display excellent time management skills.
• High standards of integrity, energy level, and motivation.
• Ability to be insurable for operations of Strad’s equipment.
• Ability to travel and be flexible with time scheduling to meet customer demands.
• Commitment to safe working practices.

Physical Requirements:
• Working in outdoor weather conditions in wet and extreme cold.
• Requires strenuous activities including walking, bending, climbing and being able to lift a minimum of 75 lbs.
• Must be mentally alert at all times.
• Long shifts, regularly 13 hour shifts of work and driving long distances in varying weather conditions.

Health and Safety:
All Employees as a minimum must:
• Take reasonable care to prevent harm to themselves
• Consider the potential for harm to others or the environment that may be caused by their acts or omissions
• Work in accordance with information and training provided
• Refrain from intentionally misusing or recklessly interfering with anything that has been provided for Health, Safety and Environmental reasons
• Report any hazardous defects in plant, equipment and workplace, or shortcomings in the existing controls, to a responsible person without delay.
• Not undertake any task for which authorization and/or training has not been given.


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