Excavator Operator

Broadway Subway Project

Excavator Operators are required on the Broadway Subway Project all throughout 2023.

Below you’ll find what certifications and other requirements are needed for this trade on this project. Requirements can change from one project to the next, so be sure to read the trade profile (this page) for the project you’re hoping to work on.

If you’ve got questions, we’re here to help. Just email workforce@bcib.ca or call 1-888-567-2242.


Working Conditions and other requirements:

  • Extended shift hours in changing weather conditions.
  • Busy, noisy and dusty environments on dynamic terrains with multiple trades working together.
  • Personal Protective Equipment will be required (e.g., steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, etc.)
  • Construction jobs may require workers to be in good physical condition with the ability to lift heavy weight.
  • Ability to follow instructions and basic design specifications.
  • Must have good observational skills and the ability to multitask.Have a good understanding and the ability to follow safe work procedures.
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills.


Experience, qualifications, and certifications that are considered an asset:

  • A valid HEO ticket is considered an asset.
  • Must have 1 to 5 years of experience operating track excavators with mechanical skills to perform in a strenuous work environment.
  • Must have experience in trimming shotcrete panels, working in a congested workspace, working under overhead utilities and bridge deck.
  • Be able to perform service of equipment, conduct daily maintenance, and safety checks of the equipment and assess potential hazards prior to mounting/ dismounting the equipment.
  • Understand sloping, trenching and excavation procedures and have knowledge of rigging and hoisting operations.
  • Must have a Valid Ground Disturbance Level II Certificate.
  • Must have Class 5 Driver’s License or higher.
  • Experience working in heavy civil construction or road building considered an asset.
  • OFA, H2S, Fall Protection, Ariel Work Platform, Confined Space Entry, Basic Rigging Certificate considered an asset.
  • Site Ready BC including WHMIS (details will be provided by BCIB upon employment)


Skills Development

BCIB works with various support organizations to bridge skill gaps among workers with different levels of experience. If there are skilled trades training opportunities which match your profile, we will contact you.