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Operator in Hamilton at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 1/23/2019

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Job Description

Veolia North America 
Vacuum and Hydro Blasting Operators
Hamilton, ON
Hours of Work: 40 – 50 hours per week and could include holidays and weekends
The Vacuum and Hydro Blasting Operator is responsible for performing on-site vacuum and hydro blasting operations and the safe operation of vacuum and hydro blasting equipment in accordance with company standards and procedures.
Primary Responsibilities
•       Perform daily inspections of equipment, hoses, pumps, etc.
•       Load and unload heavy equipment necessary to perform vacuum and hydro blasting operations
•       Set up and connect hoses and tools from hydro blast pump to operation ranging from 50 – 500 feet in length.  These set ups include elevated work towers, vessels, buildings and more
•       Perform vacuum and hydro blast operations including shot gunning of pressures ranging from 4,000 psi to 40,000 psi
•       Set up and take down all equipment, hoses and tools
•       Requires heavy 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, high impact work during hydro blasting), 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 immediately
•       Cleans up work area after work is complete
•       Performs other tasks as may be requested by the Supervisor including manual labour

Job Requirements


  • Pass a 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 very wet environments as well as very 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 perform work using high pressure water shotguns (up to 40,000 PSI) with back thrust up to 100 pounds of thrust
  • Ability to safely handle up to a 6 inch vacuum hose (with up to 6,500 cubic feet of air moving thru the hose per minute, traveling at speeds of up to 160 MPH)
  • 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 blasting, tank cleaning and working with high pressure pumps is preferred