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Lake Excavating LTD is hiring Excavator Operators & General Operators

in Williams Lake and Kamloops, BC

Excavator Operators & General Operators

Job No: 123275


Location: Williams Lake & Kamloops

  • Highly competitive hourly wage with an industry leader

  • Work on a range of multidisciplinary projects and challenges

  • Gain valuable experience and build your career

About Lake Excavating LTD

Since 1964, Lake Excavation is one of Western Canada’s leading earthworks and infrastructure contractors and has built everything from sub-divisions to highways across British Columbia and Alberta. We work on a range of mining and civil construction projects and always approach them with the goal of delivering them proficiently and on time. We know that quality, cost control, on-time completion, diligence, and safety are the keys to our success and have ensured the continued growth and achievement of our family-owned and operated organization.

For more information please see our website by clicking here. 

About the Opportunity

Currently, Lake Excavating LTD is seeking multiple experienced General Operators & Excavator Operators to join our teams in either Williams Lake, BC or Kamloops, BC. These roles will work rotating shifts. 

As one of our new General Operators or Excavator Operators, you will work on key projects as you carry out a range of duties at varying levels of responsibility including:

  • Conducting pre-trip/walk-around safety inspections. 

  • Completing daily Field Level Hazard Assessments and logs. 

  • Reporting any maintenance concerns with the equipment. 

  • Operating all functions of the equipment, including staging, hauling, and dumping procedures. 

  • Operating a Loader to perform heavy civil labour work such as loading trucks and moving materials. 

  • Operating up to a size 345 Excavator to perform heavy civil work around pipelines, utilities, and piles in a very congested setting. 

  • Operating Dozers ranging in size from D3-D9 to move and grade earth, rock, gravel or other materials during construction and related activities. 

  • Operating a tractor-trailer, skid steer, and a zoom boom. 

  • Filling out and understanding an equipment logbook. 

  • Ensuring the safety of the crew, equipment, and the environment. 

  • Ensuring that the work is completed during regular hours. 

In order to qualify for the role of General Operator, you will need at least 2 years of relevant experience in a similar role. In order to qualify for the role of Excavator Operator, you will need at least 5 years of relevant experience in a similar role. You will also need a valid class 1 driver’s license and a 3 year driver’s abstract (within 30 days) as well as reliable access to a vehicle. 

As our ideal candidate you will also:

  • Be able to finish grade within 5mm tolerance.

  • Be capable of providing proof of hours relevant to Equipment Operator experience. 

  • Possess CSTS 2020 (Construction Safety Training Systems) – successful candidates without it will be set up with the appropriate training required. 

  • Possess Ground Disturbance Level 2.

Please note that working on some sites will require the completion of drug and alcohol testing. 

About the Benefits

For your hard work and dedication, you will receive a highly competitive hourly wage based on skills and experience. You’ll also have overtime opportunities and the chance to build a career with an industry leader on a range of multidisciplinary projects and challenges. 

If you are looking for an exciting new challenge and the opportunity to grow your skills and experience, apply online to join us today! To apply go to

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