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Top man – Edmonton/ Leduc Area

Title Top man – Edmonton/ Leduc Area
LocationEdmonton, AB
Job Information

Whissell is a long-standing family run business that is proudly dedicated to safety. With decades of industry experience, Whissell is the expert in deep underground utility construction and infrastructure.

Reporting to the Underground Foreman, the Topman will support Whissell’s vision, mission, S.P.I.R.I.T of values, and three daily pillars of safety, quality, and efficiency.

The Topman will assist 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 other tasks.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Report any formal issues/incidences to Foreman
  • Prepare, load and help labourers 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 labourers, 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

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 will be required during peak construction months.

To apply, please submit your resume through Indeed or fax your application to 403.236.8834, Subline Line: Top man – Edmonton/ Leduc Area

You can also submit your application by visiting the Careers page on our website at

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

No agencies, please.

Job Type: Full-time

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