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Skilled Labourer/Swamper

Acheson, AB T7X, Canada

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About the Role

The role of the Skilled Labourer (Swamper) is to assist the Operator in the completion of a pile installation project from beginning to end, ensuring all customer requirements are met. The Skilled Labourer (Swamper) is to assist with all types of pile installations including helical screw piles, driven piles, CFA piles and bored piles. The Skilled Labourer (Swamper) reports directly to the Operator to assure standards of safety and quality are consistently met and exceeded.



  • Operate various skid steers to unload, organize and layout helical screw piles and other tools and materials

  • Assist the excavator operator with the installation of helical screw piles to ensure compliance with pile location

  • Assist CFA Rig Operator to drill, pump concrete into excavations and install concrete reinforcement baskets into the ground to provide support for buildings and other structures

  • Work closely with the CFA Rig Operator to rig, hoist and attach various diameters of flight augers as required for multiple diameter installation purposes

  • Assist the operator with the installation of CFA and cast in place concrete piles to ensure compliance with pile location

  • Assist the pile driver operator with the installation of piles to ensure compliance with pile location

  • Carry out all rigging operations

  • Ensure that all only certified gear is used during lifting operations

  • Operate company vehicles and equipment according to operating manuals and legal requirements

  • Complete pre and post trip inspections and correct and report all defects immediately

  • Clean, lubricate and fuel equipment

  • Care for and maintain company vehicles and equipment

  • Maintain a legal driver’s logbook and submit documentation bi-weekly

  • Practice proper, legal load securement

  • Participate in ongoing hazard assessments, daily toolbox meetings and complete safety documentation and paperwork as per company policy

  • Ensure safety fences, pylons or other safety markings are in place when required

  • Complete general site housekeeping duties

  • Maintain positive public image of the company with appropriate personal conduct and by operating company vehicles and equipment in a professional and courteous manner

  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures in relation to both safety and quality


  • 6+ months of general labourer experience

  • CFA Rig Swamper, Soilmec or Casagrande experience an asset

  • Prior piling experience an asset

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Prior equipment operating experience an asset

  • Alberta Class 5 (or higher) driver’s license, driving abstract that contains no more than 5 demerit points and 1 collision

  • CSTS 09 or CSTS 2020


  • Benefits including a health and dental package & employee assistance plan

  • Group RRSP and deferred profit sharing plan

  • Friendly, fast paced environment with room for career growth and advancement

  • Competitive wage with overtime pay

  • Vacation and holiday pay

  • Training and development opportunities

  • Referral incentives

  • Company paid safety training


  • We pursue excellence by constantly raising the bar

  • We have passion and enthusiasm – for our roles, the company and our relationships

  • We are experts that continually grow

  • We do the right thing

  • We are team players

About the Company

Roterra is a turn-key foundation solutions provider with focus on four main technologies: helical screw, bored cast-in-place, driven, and continuous flight auger piling along with excavation support (shoring). We offer engineering and fabrication solutions with a focus on providing end-to-end service. We service all markets and all project sizes pride ourselves on providing industry-leading customer experience.

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