Surerus Murphy Joint Venture

Side Boom/Pipelayer Operator Steep Slopes (Chetwynd, BC; Kamloops, BC) (BB-071AE)

Found in: Neuvoo CA


Murphy Group Canada Ltd. located at Suite 2200, 605 5th Avenue SW, Calgary are currently looking for a Side Boom/Pipelayer Operator Steep Slopes as part of the Surerus Murphy Joint Venture (SMJV). The position will be based at the project location in Chetwynd, BC.
The position will be responsible for operating a Side Boom/Pipelayer on steep slope mountainous terrain.

Key Responsibilities
  • Operate various types of Side Booms/Pipe Layers to lift, move or place equipment or materials.
  • Connect and operate Side Boom/Pipe Layer attachments, including stringing stick, jib and winch, safely.
  • Operate equipment safely in adverse terrain and on steep slopes with extreme caution and awareness of potential situational hazards to ensure site safety.
  • Operate safely with complete awareness of all personnel working around the machine.
  • Be aware of situational hazards, including blind spots, pinch points, road crossings, power lines, conflicting right-of-way traffic and proper use of tag lines.
  • Conduct pre and post-trip inspections, maintain equipment checklist and identify and report any maintenance concerns with the equipment.
  • Read, understand and implement equipment load charts.
  • Determine rigging configuration and capacity.
  • Troubleshoot and repair basic equipment problems.
  • Clean and lubricate equipment.
  • Operate two-way radios and other communication equipment.
  • Communicate with the equipment spotter to discuss hand signals, blind spots etc.

  • Employment Requirements:
  • Minimum 10 years of experience operating a Side Boom/Pipe Layer on large diameter pipe.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience operating a Side Boom/Pipelayer on steep slope mountainous terrain.
  • Experience being tethered to mobile and static winch lines.
  • Familiarity with the types of slope/terrain conditions that could adversely affect the operation.
  • Strong understanding of safety procedures and policies.
  • Knowledge of the capacity of each component and the relationships between the length of the boom, boom angle, length of cable, and load limits.
  • Knowledge of rigging and hoisting techniques.
  • Knowledge of equipment operation, cleaning and maintenance requirements.
  • Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures including but not limited to backing up procedures, use of spotters, signage, incident reporting, required personal protective equipment and lifting of heavy loads.
  • Knowledge of various pipeline construction activities (i.e. bending, stringing, lowering in, tie-ins).

  • Education and certification:
  • Any project specific training requirements will be provided by the company.
  • This position does not require any specific educational standards, but the candidate must demonstrate significant experience in steep slope working in a senior capacity.

  • Work Environment:
    Murphy Group Canada Ltd. as part of the Surerus Murphy Joint Venture offer a supportive work environment where hard work and a positive attitude are rewarded. Our motto “Safe Work. Quality Work” guides everything we do, from the initial planning phase to project completion. Zero incidents is the primary goal. In addition, the company is committed to protecting the environment and to building long?term, mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous and local communities.

    Position particulars:
    Start Date:
    July 2020

    Terms of Employment:

    $35-$50 per hour (Dependent on experience)

    # of Positions:

    4205 53rd Ave SE Chetwynd, BC, V0C-1J0

    Working hours:
    12 hrs per day (This may vary according to project requirements) – guaranteed number of hours per week is 40

    Shift pattern:
    Mon – Sat (6 days on, 1 day off)

    Language requirement:
    Must be able to understand and speak English to safely perform the job

    Camp accommodation will be provided

    Living out allowance:
    $165/day (ifcamp accommodation is not available)

    Vacation pay:

    Extended health, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability

    Other Benefits:
    Air travel reimbursement

    How to Apply:
    Please apply online by visiting our careers page at:

    P: 403-930-1358
    F: 587-353-5369
    2200, 605 – 5 Ave SW, Calgary AB, T2P 3H5

    Date posted: May 6, 2020
    We thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Department: Field Operations
    This is a term-project based position position

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