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Demolition Heavy Equipment Operator

Location: Edmonton
Company: Richmond Steel Recycling

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Creating a World without Waste to Sustain our Planet. If you want to be a part of the solution towards a healthy and sustainable environment, then Richmond Steel Recycling (RSR) is the place for you.

We are looking for a SME, Demolition to join the mobile yard team. Our vision is to empower employees through continuous development of their technical and emotional skills. As employees develop, they will be able to seek advancement in the organization. Sharing of knowledge makes all of us better and the company stronger.


This position is a permanent, full-time, year round non-exempt position that operates on a 3 week rotation on an averaging agreement. The candidate is provided with a living out allowance, paid accommodations and travel to and from site while on rotation.

Job summary:

The SME will be appointed “Project Supervisor” by the Project Manager OYT based on the nature of the work/project to be executed, the expertise of the SME and the availability of resources.

The SME Demolition will have experience in the scrap industry and will be an experienced machine operator. In addition to the below listed responsibilities, this SME will be able to provide expertise in demolition.


Supervise and coordinate workforce on shift Schedule project personnel according to project plan and after approval of the Project Manager OYT Assign work to workforce based on abilities and training. Actively participates in the hiring/terminating/disciplining/promoting of non-SME personnelWork as a team with other members of the project and perform tasks assigned by the Supervisor of the project. Report production KPIs and production performance Maintain and check equipment as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.Participate in safety programs and toolbox talks.Review scope of work with Client, Project Manager OYT and Commercial Manager OYTResponsible for the creation of the demolition/work plan and submission to Project Manager OYTResponsible for the Equipment Mobilization planResponsible for setting up camp and the job siteResponsible for the purchase of operations supplies and PPE. Ensure that all equipment/yard performances/quotes are, in a timely matter signed off and passed on for purchase orders to be created, ensuring our suppliers are paidImplement agreed upon project plan within time and budget. Report and recommend plan of action to overcome any scope, time or budget changesRecommend measures to improve production methods and equipment performanceSuggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of workersReport daily activities and production tonnage to the Project Manager OYTEnsure that all materials are inspected and processed to optimize grade and maximize sales opportunities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Successful candidates must undergo drug & alcohol test.
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Up to 10 years of experience supervising employees in the similar scrap handling work or demolition operations desired
  • Hands on experience with the operation and maintenance of material handling equipment
  • Employee must demonstrate good people skills in supervising the work of union and non-union employees
  • Must be able to communicate with and motivate the work force to assure the completion of mechanical and maintenance repairs as expeditiously and cost effectively as possible, to avoid work stoppages while maintaining safety
  • Must be able to take over (on an emergency basis) responsibility of other RSR Yard Supervisors due to the lack manpower
  • Must be computer literate and have strong working knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Associate degree in the related discipline preferred but not required
  • Knowledgeable of tools and equipment i.e. overhead cranes, welding/ torching equipment and shears
  • Strong knowledge and background in safety

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand long periods of time. Regular exposure to dirt and dust related to the scrap yard environment. Work pressure can be substantial during peak times, requiring considerable adaptability. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Requires ability to communicate by speech and hearing continuously. Visual accuracy needed for close detail work, preparing and analyzing data figures, accounting, and computer use.


  • Competitive wages
  • Pension plan
  • Extended health & dental benefits, premiums are 100% company sponsored after 3 months of employment
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Team atmosphere
  • Training and Development
  • and More!

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