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Top Man – Construction – Vernon

Title Top Man – Construction – Vernon
LocationVernon, BC
Job Information

Whissell Contracting Ltd has established a solid reputation for providing construction solutions in Alberta. We are built on strong core values and take pride in our Team, our dedication to Safety, and excellence in the work we do. For over 5 decades, Whissell’s expertise has focused on deep Underground Utility infrastructure and Earthwork construction services.

Reporting to the Underground Foreman, the Topman will support the Foreman in managing field operations through planning, coordinating, and with limited supervision, completion of the required key functions to meet the time, cost, and other contract requirements., while also performing actual tasks.

Core Responsibilities:

Duties and Required Skills

  • Report any formal issues/incidences to Foreman
  • Prepare, load, and help laborers gather tools required for the day
  • Assist crew members in the ditch by watching slopes, rolling lumps of dirt, and shifting ditch walls
  • Utilize and prepare all tools required in the ditch.
  • Remains at the respective post at all times
  • Act as the main communication point between laborers, pipe layers, and foreman
  • Hook up and crane tools into the ditch
  • Assists in loading/unloading of ditch/site protection (fencing/barricades) and setup
  • Act as the main watchpoint for hazards, ladders, slopes, etc.
  • Measuring for proper height of batter boards, and continuously ensuring they are level
  • Direct manpower and assets as required
  • Ability to correctly mentor junior crew members
  • Demonstrates ability to protect work area with correct signage, barricades, and fencing
  • Understands encroachment limitations/distances when working near overhead/underground utilities
  • Understands excavator right of ways
  • Understands correct rigging requirements, including cables, shackles, and tie points
  • Correctly centers loads to be lifted into the ditch
  • Can read blueprints, drawings, and grade sheets
  • Assist in acquiring HI and shooting eye level

Essential Qualifications:

  • First Aid – Standard with CPR
  • RSTS/CSTS is considered an asset

What We Offer You:

  • Competitive compensation and incentive program
  • Excellent Health and Dental benefit plan
  • Safety incentive program
  • Professional and Career development opportunities
  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Family owned and operated, you are not just a number, you are family

Apply now to become part of a driven team!

To apply, submit your resume and driver’s abstract to with the job title as the subject line.

PLEASE NOTE: All Whissell employees are required to pass a Pre-Employment Drug & Alcohol Test and provide a valid Driver’s Abstract (no more than three months old) prior to starting work.

Overtime may be required during peak months.

To apply, please submit your resume and driver’s abstract letter through indeed or visit our website TO APPLY!

Whissell would like to thank all applicants for their submissions, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

No agencies please.

COVID – 19 Considerations

Employees are expected and required to follow all safety and PPE measures, including maintaining physical distancing of 2 meters. Whissell evaluates these requirements regularly and follows the recommendation by health authorities and we adjust the requirements as needed.

Start Date: August 2021

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