General Labourer

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.


  • Operate compaction equipment such as Gas Plates, Diesel Plates, Ride-on’s, etc.
  • Direct traffic at or near construction sites.
  • Level or remove granular material and earth to specific grades using rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, etc.
  • Lubricate, clean, and repair machinery and tools.
  • Communicate effectively with heavy equipment operators, site supervisor, and fellow workers to ensure the work gets done in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Check grades using survey equipment such as laser level.
  • Sort demolition debris i.e., concrete, metal, and garbage.
  • Perform other activities at construction site as directed.


  • Steel toe boots conforming to CSA standards.
  • Can lift heavy objects at least 50lbs in weight.
  • Ability to work with others and take direction from the foreman on site.
  • Must have own reliable transportation.
  • Physically fit.
  • 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.


  • Knowledge of GPS survey equipment.
  • Highschool diploma or GED.
  • Health and Safety training.
  • Knowledge of First Aid and CPR
  • Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary for construction.
  • Construction certification.