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Date:  May 31, 2024

Bowmanville, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects East

Position Title:  Tunnel Heavy Equipment Operator

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.


At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs.
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibly by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


Company operating name: Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc.

Business legal name: Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc.

Business address: 20 Carlson Court, Suite 105 Toronto, Ontario M9W 7K6  

Title of position: Tunnel Heavy Equipment Operator

NOC: NOC 73400 – Heavy Equipment Operators

Location of Work: Bowmanville, Ontario and across Canada  

Office Location: Work is located at 1 Holt Road South, Bowmanville, Ontario, L1C 3Z8 and other offices in the Greater Toronto Area

Terms of Employment: This is a full-time, permanent position

Employment Conditions: Day, Morning, Evening, Rotational Shift Work

Start Date: As soon as possible

Number of positions: 4

Travel Requirements: Travel will be required to Aecon’s sites throughout Canada

Language: Must speak, read, and write in English


Key Responsibilities

The Tunnel Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating equipment to support tunnel logistics (such as PCTL, grease, pipes…) or other tunneling equipment (shotcrete sprayer/jumbo) on the DNNP Project. Specifically, the Tunnel Heavy Equipment Operator will:


  • Operate MSV’s (multi service vehicle)
  • Erector Operator
  • Operate a power shovel or scraper loader to hoist earth and rock;
  • Excavate tunnel headings;
  • Move materials onto cars or trucks per requirements;
  • Move levers to control the machine’s movement on narrow gauge tracks;
  • Activate buckets or scrapers that scoop up or dig into materials and deposit these into
  • carts or conveyor belts;
  • Sweep the materials from the sides and bottom on the tunnel heading and deposit
  • materials onto machine-mounted conveyors; and
  • Other duties as required by the role.

Required Knowledge and Skills


  • Secondary School or equivalent;
  • practical training, classroom or simulation; and
  • working knowledge of English.


Work experience

  • MOL’s required basic safety awareness training;
  • 2-3 years’ experience utilizing heavy tunnel equipment including Scoop Trams, MSV and excavator
  • 2-3 years’ experience of construction industry experience in tunnel operation roles across large projects
  • 2-3 years’ experience operating machinery to remove earth materials, excavate tunnel headings and deposit materials accordingly
  • 2-3 years’ experience providing mucking services and ensuring the removal of materials on large projects


Compensation and Benefits

  • $53 per hour. Shift workers will receive a shift premium in addition to their regular hourly rate. Employees/Tunnel Operators will be required to become members of Labourers International Union of North America, Local 183.  (Monthly Membership Dues are $35.00 and Working Dues are 3% of Gross earnings)
  • 37.5 hours/week and subject to overtime
  • Employees/Members of Local 183 receive Vacation & Statutory Holiday Pay, Health & Welfare Benefits, Pension etc. for a Total Wage Package of $76.55 per hour (not including Supervisor Premium)


Working Conditions and Environment

  • Primary work location at 1 Holt Road South, Bowmanville, Ontario, L1C 3Z8 with work and travel required throughout Ontario
  • Project, training and business-related travel may be required.
  • Exposure to construction work site environment in all seasons
  • Relocation within Canada may be required. Relocation costs covered by employer


Contact Information and How to Apply:

Mail: Suite 105, 20 Carlson Court, Toronto, Ontario M9W 7K6

Telephone: 416-297-2600

Fax: 403-695-3090




Aecon is an equal opportunity employer.


Upon request, Aecon accommodates candidates with disabilities throughout the hiring process.


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.

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