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Swamper/Rigger

Become part of our team and work alongside the most experienced picker operators in the province. Encore Trucking is currently looking to fill SWAMPER/RIGGER positions.

Job Description

As a Swamper/Rigger’s you are expected to be responsible for many of the shop hand tasks but expands into the crane and field operations. Riggers will learn to tie down loads, rigging lifts, crane setup and tear down and signalling crane movements. Swampers will be expected to complete a daily truck log and job related paperwork. They will also learn to operate small pickers and mini-cranes. Mentoring by senior operators and working with all staff is a must.

Major Responsibilities

• Assist with operators tasks on jobs sites
• Assist crane operator/driver with securing loads. The swamper will learn to identify the appropriate tie downs for each load
• Setup and tear down of cranes. Placing outrigger pads, swinging jibs and hooking up the rigging for the lift. The rigger is the eyes on the ground for the operator and must be able to identify additional hazards that arise throughout the lift and notify the operator if any changes need to be made to the lift plan
• Give appropriate hand signals to lift and move the load. Riggers must learn and understand the standard hand signals for crane movement and know which is appropriate
• Swamper/Riggers will begin to operate mini-cranes and the small 6t pickers. Working side by side with senior riggers they will learn proper setup of cranes, reading load charts, monthly and daily inspections, select rigging for lifts, and driving the trucks to site
• Operating the skids steer and using the attachments. Training will be provide on proper operation, fueling and lifting with the skid steer. Swampers will use it to load/unload trailers, spreader bars, bunks and to tidy up the yard
• Complete documentation and tasks for the office
• Complete all required paperwork for shop/field work. (BOL, Drivers logs, Pre/post trips, & hazard assessments
• Continue to perform shop hand duties when required. (Cleaning & truck/trailer maintenance)
• Assist with preparing cranes for yearly certification. (Cleaning grease off the boom and outriggers)
• Ensure quality work is being completed in which safety is a key component
• Maintain safety as your first priority in all jobs
• Manage your time to ensure you are within legal operating hours on a daily and weekly basis. Let dispatch know if you are nearing your maximum hours
• Identify driving hazards and the appropriate actions to take. Impaired road and weather conditions may require tire chains or locking the differentials. Drivers are responsible for determining what is necessary to safely travel to a site
• Practice safe driving speeds and braking distances when on the road. There are many hazards on the road (wildlife, constructions, and accidents) and it is your responsibility to ensure you are alert while driving
• Participate in all tailgate meetings and complete the appropriate documentation

Working Conditions

Swampers/Riggers work mainly outdoors, often in noisy, dusty conditions. They work in locations throughout Alberta in all types of weather. A 40 hour, five day work week is normal but overtime may be required to meet construction deadlines. Occupational hazards include injuries resulting from power line contact, crane overload, falls, weather conditions or manual lifting.

Crane and hoisting equipment operators may be required to lift items that weigh over 25 kilograms.

Safety

All Encore employees are responsible for understanding and complying with Encore and outside authority regulations, procedures and policies. Employees must apply this to all aspects and tasks related to their position and take part in the further development of the safety program. Workers are responsible for identifying hazards and having the necessary controls in place to prevent incidents and near misses.

Hazard assessments must be completed with the appropriate paperwork, (shop forms, BOL, and site, shop and office inspections), discussed with all involved parties and submitted to the safety department.

Employees MUST report all near misses and incidents immediately to an Encore supervisor or Encore contact as per the Alberta Worker’s Compensation Act and the federal and Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act. All paperwork including an incident report and investigation form must be filled out with employee information, a detailed description of the incident with root causes and corrective actions taken.

A Swamper/Rigger operates company vehicles. This is a safety sensitive position.

Personal Characteristics

• Good physical fitness level
• Able to repeatedly lift 50lbs
• Co-ordination and manual dexterity
• The ability to work at heights
• Good vision
• The ability to work as part of a team and communicate with ground crews, usually using hand signals and voice communication
• Ability to consistently pass a drug test
• Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
• Capability to plan and organize tasks
• Ability to meet deadlines with high performance

They should enjoy working independently when necessary, being part of a team and having variety in their work.

Job Requirements

• Class 5 licence (Airbrake endorsement is an asset)
• A clean 5 year Drivers Abstract
• Reliable transportation
• Previous experience as a rigger/swamper is an asset
• 3-6 months experience shop hand
• Mini-crane and 6t picker training is an asset (Encore training available)
• Skid steer training is an asset (Encore training available)
• Completion of paperwork (driver logs, pre/post trip, BOL)
• Grade 12 diploma
• Able to pass a drug and alcohol test various times during employment (customer and company policy)

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Compensation is based upon experience. Encore offers competitive wages and great benefits including RRSP.

Apply via email at careers@encoretrucking.ca, no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in Encore Trucking & Transport Ltd.

Job Type: Full-time, October 2017 posting

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Journeyman Picker Operator

Become part of our team and work alongside the most experienced picker operators in the province. Encore Trucking is currently looking for Journeyman Picker Operators with a Class 1 License and Knuckle Picker experience.

Job Description

Crane operators will be responsible for loading/offloading and hauling a wide variety of loads to and from customer sites. As an operator you will manage trailer weights, securement and meet government and Encore regulations. As a crane operator you will complete a large array of lifts based on the crane charts and capacities and need to choose appropriate rigging for each lift they encounter. Operators will manage swampers, riggers, other drivers, and onsite workers to ensure jobs are completed safely and efficiently. This is a safety sensitive position.

Major Responsibilities

• Complete all required paperwork for shop/field work. (BOL, Drivers logs, Pre/post trips, & hazard assessments, Trailer load paperwork)
• Identify hazards of the lift and manage the appropriate controls.
• Determine the appropriate crane setup, rigging and lift points utilizing the information available (load weights, crane charts, rigging tags, and distances)
• Keeping up with maintenance and monthly crane inspections.
• Management will complete unit specific training and assessment before the operator is allowed to operate the crane on a job. They will determine if the employee is deemed competent for that unit or if additional training is required.
• Working onsite with other companies and workers. Ensure any assigned signalers are aware of how to properly direct the crane, and anyone assisting with rigging are doing so to Encore standards.
• Working with and mentoring swampers/riggers.
• Using the appropriate tie downs when securing loads. Drivers will encounter a wide array of different loads to haul, they will be responsible for properly securing all items on the trailer meeting and exceeding Encore and government standards for load securement and transport.
• Drivers will be responsible for maintaining legal axle weights on the trucks and trailers when in transport.
• Identify and report any damage to the loads, trailers or trucks to the appropriate parties. These should be inspected before and after a trip is made. Damage to any truck or trailer should be noted on the Pre/Post trip inspection and a shop maintenance form should be filled out.
• Manage your time and driver log to ensure you are within legal operating hours on a daily and weekly basis. Let dispatch know if you are nearing your maximum hours.
• Coordinating with operators for loading and unloading trailers.
• Identify driving hazards and the appropriate actions to take. Impaired road and weather conditions may require tire chains or locking the diffs. Drivers are responsible for determining what is necessary to safely travel to a site. Evaluate safe driving speeds and braking distances when on the road. There are many hazards on the road (wildlife, constructions, and accidents) and it is your responsibility to ensure you are alert while driving.
• Hauling over dimensional you must notify dispatch with heights and widths of the load. You may need permits and a planned route depending on the dimensions. meet all necessary load requirements in these situations (flagging, dimension signs, pilot cars, beacons)
• Some jobs will require you to spend the night in a sleeper birth, always be prepared with an overnight bag and extra food. Let dispatch know if you are tired or out of hours for the day, unexpected delays can arise and conflict with the expected schedule of the job you are on.

Safety

All Encore employees are responsible for understanding and complying with Encore and outside authority regulations, procedures and policies. Employees must apply this to all aspects and tasks related to their position and take part in the further development of the safety program. Workers are responsible for identifying hazards and having the necessary controls in place to prevent incidents and near misses.

Hazard assessments must be completed with the appropriate paperwork, (shop forms, BOL, and site, shop and office inspections), discussed with all involved parties and submitted to the safety department.

Employees MUST report all near misses and incidents immediately to an Encore supervisor or Encore contact as per the Alberta Worker’s Compensation Act and the federal and Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act. All paperwork including an incident report and investigation form must be filled out with employee information, a detailed description of the incident with root causes and corrective actions taken.

A Crane/Picker Operator operates company vehicles. This is a safety sensitive position.

Personal Characteristics

• Good physical fitness level
• Able to repeatedly lift 50lbs
• Co-ordination and manual dexterity
• The ability to work at heights
• Good vision
• The ability to work as part of a team and communicate with ground crews, usually using hand signals and voice communication
• Ability to consistently pass a drug test
• Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
• Capability to plan and organize tasks
• Ability to meet deadlines with high performance

They should enjoy working independently when necessary, being part of a team and having variety in their work.

Job Requirements

• Class 1 (+ air brake endorsement) licence with a clean 5 year driving abstract
• Reliable transportation
• 1-2 years as an apprentice Operator at minimum
•  Completion of paperwork (driver logs, pre/post trip, BOL)
• Grade 12 diploma
• Able to pass a drug and alcohol test various times during employment (customer and company policy)

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Compensation is based upon experience. Encore offers competitive wages and great benefits including RRSP.

Apply via email at careers@encoretrucking.ca, no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in Encore Trucking & Transport Ltd.

Job Type: Full-time, October 2017 posting

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Tractor Driver

Become part of our team and work alongside the most experienced picker operators in the province. Encore Trucking is currently looking for TRACTOR DRIVERS with Winch Truck Experience.

Duties of all Operators

All operators have a responsibility to inspect and maintain their truck and trailers, fill out the applicable internal paperwork, as well as appropriate inspection reports, daily log books and maintenance reports.

Our operators are expected to conduct themselves in a mature, professional manner at all times. We expect them to be on time and presentable. Encore expects their operators to work in a manner that is efficient for the customer and Encore to best make use of the time. Within the boundaries of safe and diminished risk work, all effort should be made to complete their task, but all Encore employees have the right to refuse any work they consider unsafe.

All operators must safely drive Encore vehicles and trailers, maintain a legal driver’s logbook, and practice proper, legal load securement complying with all federal and provincial regulations and laws.

Operators must care for and maintain company equipment to Encore standards and provide lifting and transportation service to customers in accordance with Encore’s procedures.

You must adhere to all policy and instructions provided in Encore’s Health and Safety Policy and operate company vehicles and equipment in a professional, safe and courteous manner.

Encore’s policies and procedures should be referred to and reviewed (before employment), any work related questions should be directed to management, brought up in safety meetings, tailgate meetings or mentoring senior employees. This is one area we must insist all employees acknowledge. Any tricky jobs should be previously discussed and it is company policy to review the next day’s work with all employees involved.

Paperwork is of the upmost importance as this is the communication to Encore’s customer, administration and other parties involved. Completion of paperwork and full knowledge on how to complete paperwork is mandatory. Hazard assessments are a part of your job.

Operators are expected to learn, contribute and offer job procedures as new and novel work presents itself.

Major Responsibilities

• Perform various deliveries around the province
• In & out of town work as required
• Adhere to Encore Trucking & Transport Ltd. safety guidelines and procedures
• Ability to work independently and with a crew
• Work alongside Encore picker operators
• Complete documentation and tasks for the office
• High attention to detail to complete all required paperwork for shop/field work. (BOL, Drivers logs, pre/post trips and hazard assessments)
• Ensure quality work is being completed in which safety is a key component
• Maintain safety as your first priority in all jobs
• Manage your time to ensure you are within legal operating hours on a daily and weekly basis. Let dispatch know if you are nearing your maximum hours
• Identify driving hazards and the appropriate actions to take. Impaired road and weather conditions may require tire chains or locking the differentials. Drivers are responsible for determining what is necessary to safely travel to a site
• Practice safe driving speeds and braking distances when on the road. There are many hazards on the road (wildlife, constructions, and accidents) and it is your responsibility to ensure you are alert while driving
• Participate in all tailgate meetings and complete the appropriate documentation
• Drivers will be responsible for maintaining legal axle weights on the trucks and trailers when in transport
• Identify and report any damage to the loads, trailers or trucks to the appropriate parties. These should be inspected before and after a trip is made. Damage to any truck or trailer should be noted on the Pre/Post trip inspection and a shop maintenance form should be filled out
• Using the appropriate tie downs when securing loads. Drivers will encounter a wide array of different loads to haul, they will be responsible for properly securing all items on the trailer meeting and exceeding Encore and government standards for load securement and transport
• Coordinating with operators for loading and unloading trailers
• Hauling over dimensional you must notify dispatch with heights and widths of the load. You may need permits and a planned route depending on the dimensions. meet all necessary load requirements in these situations (flagging, dimension signs, pilot cars, beacons)
• Some jobs will require you to spend the night in a sleeper birth, always be prepared with an overnight bag and extra food. Let dispatch know if you are tired or out of hours for the day, unexpected delays can arise and conflict with the expected schedule of the job you are on

Safety

All Encore employees are responsible for understanding and complying with Encore and outside authority regulations, procedures and policies. Employees must apply this to all aspects and tasks related to their position and take part in the further development of the safety program. Workers are responsible for identifying hazards and having the necessary controls in place to prevent incidents and near misses.

Hazard assessments must be completed with the appropriate paperwork, (shop forms, BOL, and site, shop and office inspections), discussed with all involved parties and submitted to the safety department.

Employees MUST report all near misses and incidents immediately to an Encore supervisor or Encore contact as per the Alberta Worker’s Compensation Act and the federal and Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act. All paperwork including an incident report and investigation form must be filled out with employee information, a detailed description of the incident with root causes and corrective actions taken.

A Tractor Driver operates company vehicles. This is a safety sensitive position.

Working Conditions

Drivers work mainly outdoors, often in noisy, dusty conditions. They work in locations throughout Alberta in all types of weather. A 40 hour, five day work week is normal but overtime may be required to meet deadlines. Occupational hazards include injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents, power line contact, crane overload, falls, weather conditions or manual lifting.

Crane and hoisting equipment operators may be required to lift items that weigh over 25 kilograms.

Personal Characteristics

• Good physical fitness level
• Co-ordination and manual dexterity
• Good vision
• The ability to work as part of a team and communicate with ground crews, customers and clients
• Ability to consistently pass a drug test
• Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
• Capability to plan and organize tasks
• Ability to meet deadlines with high performance

They should enjoy working independently when necessary, being part of a team and having variety in their work.

Job Requirements

• Class 1 License
• A clean 5 year Drivers Abstract
• Flat deck experience required
• Rigging and tie-down experience
• Winch truck, heavy haul/super-B experience is an asset
• Reliable personal transportation
• Completion experience of paperwork (driver logs, pre/post trip, BOL)
• Able to pass a drug and alcohol test various times during employment (customer and company policy and a term of employment
• Possible move to boom/picker truck operator for the right candidate

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Compensation is based upon experience. Encore offers competitive wages and great benefits including RRSP.

Apply via email at careers@encoretrucking.ca, no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in Encore Trucking & Transport Ltd.

Job Type: Full-time, October 2017 posting

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