At Almita, the Hoe Operator is responsible for remediation while following established safe work practices and procedures. This role works closely with the Field Supervisor on site, and may occasionally be called upon to take on the role of a Field Supervisor, which may include engaging with customers on behalf of Almita.  The Hoe Operator is required to have knowledge of the customer and how installation directly impacts them. They observe, identify, participate in, and oversee the safety and efficiency of all that occurs at an install site. This requires proficiency in all tasks performed by the site crew. 


  • Can quickly and accurately read and communicate specifications and directions from detailed plans and drawings
  • Demonstrates safe operating procedures (start-up, operation, stopping, etc.) and understands machine limits (both load and voltage)
  • Participates in the daily maintenance and cleaning of equipment (greasing, visual inspections of all hydraulic components, shoveling tracks, etc.)
  • Understands regular maintenance, required documentation and the safe operation of all machines used in the field and the shop (including knowledge of grease points, awareness of blind spots and swing zones, proper procedures prior to operation, familiarity with comprehensive pre-use inspections, daily logs, etc.)
  • Seeks out innovative ways to increase production and potential savings
  • Demonstrates good housekeeping habits by keeping the site clean and tidy to prevent injuries and property damage
  • Use hand tools to change attachment tools, buckets and hydraulic packers
  • Performs other duties as assigned


The following are required:

  • High school diploma, or GED
  • Class 5 driver's license
  • Knowledge of industry-related tools 
  • Must be able to understand verbal and written instructions and maintain clear and accurate handwritten record of work completed

The following are considered an asset:

  • Proficient at excavator operation, digging small holes (rock removal), bucket and or hydraulic packing and finish grading
  • Proficient at operator maintenance including inspection, track cleaning and greasing
  • Knowledge of industry-related tools is an asset (sockets, wrenches and some air tools)
  • Previous machine operating experience is an asset
  • Basic mechanical experience is an asset
  • Basic construction experience is an asset