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Base Crew Equipment Operator - Vernon Paving

Requisition ID:  3757

Spallumcheen, British Columbia, CA, V0E 1B0

Pay Type:  Hourly
$33-$34/hour depending on experience

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 7,000 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.



Vernon Paving, a division of Lafarge Canada Inc., operating in the Okanagan Valley is currently seeking applications for an experienced full-time seasonal Heavy Equipment Operator for the grade crew. As a Heavy Equipment Operator, you will maintain the operation of the equipment on a daily basis. Reporting to the Asphalt or Base Foreperson, the Heavy Equipment Operator will be required to inspect, maintain and operate the piece of equipment you operate. Currently, we are looking for a skid-steer operator, roller Operator, and Grader operator.


We currently employ approximately 25 staff, servicing municipal, commercial, residential and provincial asphalt paving markets. Vernon Paving is a Union company that offers employee benefits and competitive wages starting at $33-$34/hr subject to the qualifications and experience. We offer a safe work environment, on the job training, up to date well-kept equipment and room for advancement. These positions are based out of our Armstrong location and work sites are throughout the North Okanagan.



  • Safely operate and maneuver heavy machinery according to project requirements.
  • Conduct pre-operation inspections to ensure equipment is in proper working condition, reporting any defects or malfunctions.
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks such as lubricating, fueling, and cleaning equipment to ensure optimal performance and longevity.
  • Follow project plans, blueprints, and specifications to accurately and efficiently complete assigned tasks.
  • Excavate, grade, and level construction sites, roadways, and other areas using heavy equipment to prepare for construction activities.
  • Load and unload materials, debris, or equipment using appropriate machinery, ensuring proper weight distribution and safety protocols.
  • Operate equipment with precision and control, adhering to safety guidelines and regulations to minimize accidents and damage.
  • Collaborate with project managers, supervisors, and other team members to coordinate work schedules and ensure smooth project execution.
  • Monitor and assess environmental conditions and terrain to adjust equipment operation as necessary to maintain safety and productivity.
  • Maintain accurate records of daily activities, including equipment usage, fuel consumption, and work performed.



  • Able to work in a fast-paced, high-production environment
  • Extensive knowledge and experience operating various types of heavy machinery, with a strong understanding of their functions and capabilities.
  • Proficient in interpreting project plans, blueprints, and specifications to effectively carry out assigned tasks.
  • Sound understanding of safety protocols and regulations related to heavy equipment operation, ensuring a safe working environment.
  • Physical stamina and dexterity to perform manual labor and operate heavy machinery for extended periods in varying weather conditions.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot equipment issues, make minor repairs or report major malfunctions.
  • Effective communication skills to coordinate with team members and follow instructions accurately.
  • Attention to detail and precision in equipment operation, ensuring accurate and efficient completion of assigned tasks.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in different project environments and adapt to changing priorities or demands.
  • Proven track record of reliability, punctuality, and a strong work ethic, demonstrating commitment to meeting project deadlines and objectives.
  • Willing to work overtime and shifts when needed including Saturdays


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.