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Assistant Hydrovac Operator - Abbotsford, BC

Location: Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Date Posted: Jun 12, 2024


Are you enthusiastic about safe excavation and skilled in the assistance of operating hydrovac equipment? Join the Badger team as an Assistant Hydrovac Operator! In this role, you'll use high-pressure water and vacuum systems to dig precisely and efficiently, uncover utilities, and contribute to various construction projects. If you're detail-oriented, safety-conscious, and ready to be part of essential infrastructure work, apply now to join our dedicated team.

Salary:  $22.50 - $26.20 per hour based on experience with significant pension, paid benefits, and many opportunities for career advancement! (Union wages and benefits vary based on union local and collective bargaining agreements)

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Assisting in operating hydrovac equipment and performing hydrovac duties in a variety of working environments, including confined spaces.
  • Attending safety meetings.
  • Performing routine inspections and minor repairs of the hydrovac equipment.
  • Preparing work areas by setting up safety measures and addressing potential hazards.
  • Documenting and reporting all Badger, Federal, Provincial, and Customer paperwork accurately and efficiently.


What We’re Looking For:

  • Valid Class 5 license (G license in Ontario) with airbrake endorsement.
  • CPR/First Aid, Fall Protection and OSHA 10 certification preferred.
  • Ability to work variable shifts with extended hours.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25%.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull 50+ pounds and have the physical stamina for manual labor in varying weather conditions.
  • Prior hydrovac equipment operation or related industrial experience preferred.

What You’ll Need for Success:

  • Customer Service Focused and comfortable with customer interaction.
  • Enthusiasm for being part of a safety-focused collaborative team.
  • Technology adept.
  • Personal Protective Equipment provided.
  • Candidates must undergo a physical examination and complete pre-employment screenings such as driver’s abstract review and drug. This position is in a region that is covered under a collective bargaining agreement; the successful applicant may be required to join the union as a condition of employment.

If you feel you don’t have the experience listed above, but still think you are qualified for the job, we encourage you to apply for consideration. 

About Badger:

Badger is the largest provider of non-destructive excavating and related services in North America. For over 30 years, we have been innovating cutting-edge technology – like the Badger Hydrovac™ – and serving a diverse customer base across a broad range of infrastructure industry segments including energy, industrial, construction, telecommunications, transportation and more. We are efficient, safe, and reliable, and we work hard to enable our customers – across a wide range of industries – as they build and maintain the critical infrastructure needs of our communities. We’re committed to not just doing the work - but doing good along the way!

We hire great people from a wide array of backgrounds, not because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes Badger stronger.

There has never been a better time to join the Badger team. Learn More about Badger Careers at

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