Equipment Operator – Landscape Construction

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Job description

ULS has an opening available for an Equipment Operator in our Calgary office within the Landscape Construction division. Under the direction of the Superintendent and Manager, this position will be responsible for performing a variety of tasks and hauling/operating our equipment to assist in the construction of residential, commercial and government (municipal, provincial and federal) landscapes while providing exceptional customer service at all times. Our operators are also required to get out of the machines and work manually with the ULS crews.


  • Demonstrating safety leadership and safe work practices at all times
  • Working in accordance with ULS policies and procedures
  • Providing exceptional customer service and maintaining ULS client relationships
  • Ability to drive, load, and secure equipment on trucks and trailers
  • Operating and troubleshooting a variety of equipment including skid steers, loaders, excavators, tandems, sanders; Certificates available through training at ULS.
  • Equipment pre and post inspections and hazard assessment completion
  • Digging, loading, and hauling material
  • Spreading topsoil and laying sod
  • Planting trees, shrubs and perennials
  • Snow removal – winter season (operating equipment)
  • Additional tasks as required

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License and proof of satisfactory driver’s abstract
  • Experience with the operation of skid-steers, excavators, and loaders
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience
  • Operating certifications for various types of equipment and tools
  • Experience and be able to grade effectively in a machine
  • Skilled use of common hand and power tools
  • Ability to complete measurements and mathematical calculations
  • Exceptional Customer Service skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to maintain simple records and make verbal reports
  • Strong adherence to ULS safety policies and protocol
  • Legally authorized to work in Canada

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous landscaping, snow removal and/or maintenance experience is an asset
  • Ability to take direction, give direction, learn and work independently as well as part of a team
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Motivated and energetic team player with an attention to detail and great work ethic

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

  • Ability to perform moderate to heavy intensive tasks for extended periods of time
  • Working in a variety of outdoor environments with the ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures, noise, dust and wet environments
  • Physically demanding position
  • Significant standing, walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling
  • Operating various heavy equipment
  • Repetitive Motions
  • Ability to regularly lift, carry, push and pull weights of up to 80 lbs

Join our Team. Let’s get growing together

We thank all applicants for applying; only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Why ULS: ULS offers both seasonal and year round employment. All our team members are provided with a well-rounded compensation package that includes competitive wages, field wear, training allowances, bonuses, benefits and the opportunity for advancement within the industry. ULS also provides the necessary training to do the job in a professional manner while maintaining safety guidelines. Come join our team and get involved with one of the largest and most progressive full service landscape companies in Canada!

More About the Job

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $25.00-$30.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed


  • Excavator operation: 1 year (preferred)
  • Skid-steer operation: 1 year (preferred)
  • loader vehicle operation: 1 year (preferred)


  • Class 5 Licence (required)


Work Location: In person

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