The Loader Operator is responsible for assisting with the install of helical piles. This role works closely with the Install Operator and Field Supervisor on site, may occasionally be called upon to engage with customers on behalf of Almita. The Loader Operator is required to have knowledge of the customer and how installation directly impacts them. This role is integral in the setup, support and supply of materials for each site and crew they work with. This position demonstrates proficiency in the safe operation of all types of loaders that Almita uses, both in the yard and on site. This position is responsible for safely loading and unloading piles, as well as various other materials shipped to site, including caps, rig mats, crates, etc.), and demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of load disbursement and securing. Along with displaying confidence and efficiency in loader operations, this position is accountable for the accurate and clear documentation related to receiving and distribution of materials on site. Loader Operators use multiple methods of communication to maximize safety and efficiency.

Location: Various Field Locations
Work Environment: Field
Hours of Work: 40+ hours/week on shift rotation


  • Takes direction from Install Operator and Field Supervisor
  • Acts as a mentor for all junior positions
  • Demonstrates safe operating procedures (start-up, operation, stopping, etc.) and understands machine limits (both load and voltage)
  • Provides information to accommodate informed decision-making by Install Operator and Field Supervisor
  • Safely and efficiently places a variety of cap sizes on both even and uneven ground within congested areas and works with survey to adjust as needed with little to no supervision
  • Ability to read and interpret layout drawings to understand cap types and designated layout
  • Ability to operate machines at or near the upper limits, and in restricted spaces (relative to pile size)
  • Safely operates a loader to load/unload piles from transport trucks
  • Assists in securing a variety of load types, including piles, dunnage, drive cans, etc.
  • Learning to load/unload machines onto trailers and the correct method of chaining machines for transport
  • Completed training in 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.)
  • Demonstrates safe battery boosting procedures for all units on site
  • Demonstrates good housekeeping habits by keeping the site clean and tidy to prevent injuries and property damage
  • Seeks out innovative ways to increase production and potential savings
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Safety Oriented
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Decision Making
  • Commitment to Learning
  • Organizational Awareness

The following are required:

  • Ability to use basic construction hand tools
  • Class 5 Drivers Licence with clean drivers abstract (No GDL)
  • Knowledge of basic equipment maintenance requirements (lubrication, servicing, etc.)
  • 2 + years of progressive installation experience, demonstrating a high level of proficiency in an operator role

The following are considered assets:

  • Industry tickets such as CSTS, OSSA/BSO, TDG and First Aid
  • 1-2 years of industrial, oil and gas or construction experience
  • Experience with helical piles, micropiles, and/or shoring.
  • Class 1 Driver’s Licence