Pressure & Vac Operator - Class 3 - 21/21 & 14/14 & 7/7 Shift Schedules

Contracting · Fort McMurray, Alberta
Department Contracting
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Company Description:

Launched in 1998 with nothing more than a used Caterpillar dozer and an entrepreneurial spirit, Bouchier has grown to be a leading provider of integrated site services to the Athabasca Oil Sands region.

From our head office in Fort McKay, Alberta, the company now employs more than 800 dedicated team members and commands a fleet of over 350 pieces of equipment.

With a strong belief in doing the right things in the right way, Bouchier is now one of the largest companies owned and operated by Indigenous peoples in the area providing contracting, construction, and general site services.

Position Summary: 

Position Type:     Full-Time 

Location:             CNRL Horizon

Schedule:            21 on / 21 off OR 14 on / 14 off  OR 7 on / 7 off Rotation

Flight, Camp and/ or Bussing available
Flight Hubs: Edmonton or Calgary 

Job Description: 

The operator (class 1 or 3) will operate several types of units ranging from Water Trucks, Straight Vacuum, Hydro-Vac and Combo Units in a safe and efficient manner.

Site Requirements are but not limited to operating units for the purpose of clients needs/ requests at an oil sands location, the operator will be required to clean/ maintain the unit and all equipment associated as well as troubleshoot minor issues. The operator will ensure successful completion of tasks and provide a professional customer service, maintaining Bouchier’s high level of standards within the Oil Sands region. The operator will provide safe and meaningful mentorship to Operators/ labors that will work along side them in the field. Most importantly, the operator will adhere to all local, federal and provincial compliance regulations and uphold all site and Bouchier safety standards at all times.

 Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Championing compliance with Health and Safety standards and legal regulations
  • Train and mentor Hydrovac Riggers to foster employee skill development
  • Set up and inspect grounding and/or bonding procedures for hydro-vac operations
  • Complete all required paperwork within set time lines
  • Perform pre and post-trip inspections, as well as routine maintenance
  • Participate in all pre and post job hazard assessments and inspections.
  • Load and unload equipment necessary to perform vacuum and hydro - excavation and operations
  • Ensure all equipment and components are in good working condition at all times
  • Maintain and use appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Communicate to site personnel and the Supervisor any abnormalities or faulty situations regarding the process, product, machine, equipment, workplace, safety or other
  • Excellent communication with our clients whenever opportunity presents itself by communicating knowledge of the project
  • Equipping the hydro-vac unit daily with ample supplies and equipment to perform your scheduled jobs/projects.
  • Work outdoors in the elements on a daily basis

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Clean class 3 driver’s license Class 1 preferable
  • Previous operating experience (minimum 2 years)
  • Must have Safety Tickets: First Aid & AED/CPR, H2S Alive, Fall Protection, Confined Space, CSTS-09, CSO, AWP and Ground Disturbance Level 2. 
  • Familiar with safe work procedures and practices to safely drive and operate.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a team and safety focused environment
  • Must complete and pass a mandatory Pre-Employment Health & Fitness Assessment
  • Energetic, confident self-starters, with a strong work ethic
  • Pride and ownership of work
  • Willing to do labour work and other tasks as needed.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude.
  • Physical ability to perform work
  • Ability to pass a drug and alcohol test pre-employment and post incident (or be in compliance with our drug and alcohol program)


Please note that some client sites require proof of full vaccination.

Additional Information:


The Bouchier Group is pleased to offer competitive wages, a Health and Dental Benefit Package as well as a group Registered Pension Plan.


Application Instructions:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until suitable candidate is found.


Please apply online: Via:  

 Main Office PO Box 6607, Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 5N4

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 The Bouchier Group would like to thank all applicants who apply to our postings. Please note that only those selected for interviews will be contacted directly. No phone calls please.

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  • Location
    Fort McMurray, Alberta
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  • Minimum Experience