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Foreman, Highways {Foremost}

Volker Stevin Highways Ltd.06.05.19

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2019-04-05

Volker Stevin Highways Ltd. (a Volker Stevin Canada company) has the following full-time hourly position available located in Foremost, Alberta.

Foreman, Highways

(JOB ID: 680411911)

 

Volker Stevin Highways Ltd. is seeking an experienced Foreman. The Foreman is a knowledgeable and experienced leader coordinating Highway Maintenance Operations and managing workers for their assigned area. The Foreman is the key person in charge of ensuring the Highway Maintenance program is delivered according to contract specifications while coordinating with various functions to manage the deliverables and the day to day operations. With a keen awareness of materials expenses, permits and other regulations, as well as employee safety.


This job entails all aspects of road maintenance with duties such as, but not limited to, the following: equipment operation/truck driving, physical labor, roadside and highway maintenance functions, sign replacement, guard rail maintenance, flagging, snow plowing, and other such related tasks as assigned. All duties are performed in varying weather conditions. Within the nature of a 24/7 operation, some of the conditions that we potentially need to account for in the work are: Long hours and days of continuous service, significant shift work, on-call, and night shift work required. Poor visibility when plowing, planning and scheduling of work shifts and call-ins. Work will be outdoors in various weather conditions; extreme cold, ensure preparedness with proper clothing and personal protective equipment. Dealing with traffic on poor road conditions and dealing with accidents/ emergencies on the highways.

 

The Ideal Candidate for this position will possess the following:

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the Highway Maintenance or similar field.
  • High School Diploma or extensive field experience.
  • Valid Class 1 (preferred) or Class 3 driver’s license with air endorsement.
  • Valid clean driver’s abstract.
  • Experience in the operation of a Snowplow; minimum 50 hours behind the wheel.
  • Experience and aptitude for operation and minor maintenance of light, medium, and heavy equipment.
  • In-depth experience with relevant health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Perform physically demanding tasks.
  • Valid Standard First Aid Certificate (preferred).
  • Basic Computer use with Microsoft Office knowledge (Excel, Word, Outlook).
  • Basic Cellphone use and technical capabilities.

 

Work Environment/Conditions

Within the nature of a 24/7 operation, some of the conditions that we potentially need to account for in the work are:
Winter Conditions:

  • Long hours and days of continuous service
  • Significant shift work, on-call, and night shift work required
  • Poor visibility when plowing
  • Planning and scheduling of work shifts and call-ins
  • Work will be outdoors in various weather conditions; extreme cold, ensure preparedness with proper clothing, PPE
  • Dealing with traffic on poor road conditions
  • Dealing with accidents/emergencies on the highways

Summer Conditions: 

  • Long hours working on the highways
  • Significant shift work, on-call, and night shift work required
  • Work will be outdoors in various weather conditions; extreme heat conditions, windy conditions, and rainy conditions; ensure preparedness with proper fluids for hydration, clothing, PPE
  • Dealing with high traffic volumes in work zones.

 

Working in a team environment you will enjoy competitive wages, excellent benefits and opportunities for advancement. Note: We promote a safe work environment with a substance abuse testing program.

 

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How to Apply:

Please submit applications/resumes to Volker Stevin Highways Ltd., quoting the job ID#: 680411911

 

Online: www.vshighways.ca
Email: careers@volkerstevin.ca

 

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected will be contacted for an interview

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