Heavy Equipment Operator

McKeown Contracting is a family owned and operated business working in Ottawa and the surrounding area. We specialize in Excavating, Backfilling, Site Grading, Heavy Equipment/Truck Rentals, Site Remediation, Snow ploughing, and Building Demolition. McKeown Contracting is currently looking for a General Labourer to join our team.

What McKeown Contracting Offers

  • Competitive wages.
  • Bonus Programs.
  • Fun and friendly working environment.


  • Operate heavy equipment such as Skid steer, Mini-Excavator, Front End Loader, Backhoe, and Shovel.
  • Perform work such as but not limited to excavation, backfill, site grading, material handling, building demolition, and snow ploughing.
  • Lubricate, clean, maintain and repair equipment as needed.
  • Communicate effectively with site supervisor, and workers to ensure the work gets done in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Perform other activities at construction site as directed.


  • Steel toe boots conforming to CSA standards.
  • Ability to work with others and take direction from the foreman on site.
  • Must have own reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to put material to grade.
  • Must have 3+ years experience operating heavy equipment.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Work 10 plus hours a day, 5 days a week and occasional nights and weekends.
  • Ability to work in an outdoor environment with changing weather.


  • Highschool diploma or GED.
  • Heavy equipment license.
  • Health and Safety training.
  • Knowledge of First Aid and CPR
  • Good general knowledge of civil work.
  • Construction certification.
  • Mechanically inclined.