Hydrovac Operator in Ottawa at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 6/29/2019

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Job Description

Are you a resourcer?
Veolia helps its customers to improve their energy efficiency, better manage their buildings, their water and wastewater and transform their waste into resources. We do this by finding safe, cost-effective and innovative solutions that we provide to our many clients (companies, garages, hospitals, municipalities, etc.). These make us THE global reference in the environment.
To fully participate in Canada's circular economy, we can count on more than 1500 employees like you! Currently, we are recruiting our next resource person whose role will be:  

Hydrovac Operator in Ottawa, Ontario.

The Hydrovac Operator is responsible for performing on-site vacuum and hydro excavation operations and the safe operation of vacuum and hydro excavation equipment in accordance with company standards and procedures.


  • Perform daily inspections of equipment, hoses, pumps, etc.
  • Load and unload equipment necessary to perform vacuum and hydro excavation operations
  • Perform vacuum and hydro blast operations including shot gunning of pressures ranging around 2500 psi
  • Set up and take down all equipment, hoses and tools
  • Requires manual labour to properly set up and take down operations.
  • Completes all paperwork including drivers log, Job Safety Analysis forms, and any other reports as may be required
  • Communicate to site personnel and the Supervisor any abnormalities or faulty situations in regards to the process, product, machine, equipment, workplace, safety or other
  • Wear safety personal protective equipment as required for this position (heights, confined space, toxic atmospheres during hydro excavation), work safely and observe all safety procedures
  • Promotes safety through own actions and work habits. Reports all incidents and near misses, involving self, company vehicles, or other job personnel to the Supervisor immediatel
  • Cleans up work area after work is complete
  • Performs other tasks as may be requested by the Supervisor including manual labour, sewer cleaning and inspections, etc


Job Requirements

  • Pass a pre-employment medical and/or drug test and criminal background check
  • Ability to work in adverse work conditions, varying from very hot to very cold
  • Able to work in wet environments as well as dry environments
  • Physically capable of standing, shoveling and performing other types of physical work for long periods of time
  • Capable of working long shifts under adverse conditions (up to 14 hours a day)
  • Ability to safely handle up to a 6 inch vacuum hose
  • Medically and physically capable of wearing respirator while performing the above listed work
  • Requires current DZ license
  • Must be able to complete a satisfactory road test with Veolia’s personnel observing
  • Requires a clean Driver’s Abstract
  • Experience working in an industrial setting
  • Must be clean shaven for personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Experience in hydro excavation, sewer cleaning and vacuum truck operations is preferred