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Yard and Equipment Operator 1

Requisition ID:  6743

Oak Bluff, MB, CA, R4G 0A5

Pay Type:  Hourly

As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Lafarge is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of our strategy, we are becoming a net-zero company, with our people and communities at the heart of our success. We are driving circular construction as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. It’s all thanks to our 70,000 talented people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.

Lafarge people are passionate about finding better ways to build. They embrace innovation and improvement with a pioneering spirit. They work as trusted partners, creating better solutions and experiences for their customers, communities, and colleagues.



The Yard and Equipment Operator 1 responsible for supporting the efficient and safe operation of the concrete production facility. This role involves various tasks related to material handling, organization, and maintenance within the yard to ensure a smooth workflow and timely delivery of ready-mixed concrete to construction sites.




Health & Safety:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environment areas, as well as document near misses to management team along with plant/yard safety issues.
  • Ensure all aspects of their role are executed in a safe manner.



  • Ensure assigned equipment is inspected, operated and maintained to original equipment manufacturer specifications and industry best practices.
  • Perform daily inspections as part of preventative maintenance program to ensure maintenance is scheduled and completed as required.
  • Help plant operator with beginning of day/end of day tasks
  • Load and unload raw materials, including aggregates and admixtures, using appropriate equipment such as forklifts or front-end loaders.
  • Create and manage stockpiles of materials, ensuring they are positioned safely and efficiently
  • Load/unload trucks with outgoing/incoming shipments
  • Transport rubble to designated dumping areas and spread it evenly to facilitate proper disposal.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental regulations during dumping activities.


Plant Image:

  • Maintains the plant in accordance with standard guidelines for plant image.
  • Plant image includes housekeeping, parts storage, and equipment condition (cleanliness and appearance), entrance & property, and buildings.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work space.


Specific Accountabilities:

  • Safety Performance objective is “Zero”
  • Effective and efficient utilization of all company resources
  • Strong employee morale
  • Implementation and adherence of Company Policies
  • Utilization of best practices and operational management tools
  • Relevant experience in a plant environment performing similar duties is preferred
  • Other duties as assigned





  • High School Diploma or equivalent required


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Experience with heavy machinery/equipment is an asset
  • Open to flexible working schedule, dependable, positive and helpful attitude
  • Be a team player and work well with others in a high-pressure environment
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and procedures related to heavy equipment operation
  • Must be physically capable of performing the duties of the job, which may include, but are not limited to: working outdoors in potentially extreme weather conditions, lifting up to 50 lbs., etc


Conditions of employment:

  • Must be physically capable of performing the duties of the job, which may include, but are not limited to: working outdoors in potentially extreme weather conditions, lifting up to 50 lbs., getting in and out of vehicles and equipment
  • Must be willing to work various shifts including evenings, nights, weekends and/or holidays and extended hours as required


As part of our dedicated focus on the health and safety of all employees, a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol testing and a criminal record check, may be required.

At Lafarge, there is endless opportunity for you to play your part. Whether you’re in a technical, managerial, or frontline role, you can shape a career that works for you. With us you’ll have the chance to embrace the passion we share for our planet. You’ll be encouraged to seek out diverse perspectives, share your ideas and build the skills and connections you need to perform at your best. Because it’s only when we work together in a culture where everyone thrives, that we can build the world we all want to live in.