LaPrairie Group

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Update day: 11-02-2024

Location: Grande Prairie Alberta

Category: Transport / Logistics / Warehouse


Job type: Full-time

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CAPSTAN Hauling,a diversified, trucking company (acquired by LAPRAIRIE Group of Companies) is recruiting a full-time Swamper/Rigger to join its growing, logistics team in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

LAPRAIRIE Group of Companies*_, established in 1982 as a one-crane, two-man operation in Tumbler Ridge, BC, has grown into a successful, group of companies employing over 600 local employees and offering full turnkey services within the mobile crane and rigging, heavy hauling, highway and bridge maintenance, frac sand mining, processing and distribution service sectors. This 100% Canadian, and family-owned group of companies services the Canadian and North Eastern USA markets through its various subsidiaries: LAPRAIRIE Crane, LAPRAIRIE Haul, LAPRAIRIE Works, LAPRAIRIE Oilfield, CAPSTAN Hauling, ENTREC, LAPRAIRIE Rock, and Canadian Silica Industries.

As a Swamper/Rigger you are required to set up machinery and secure it in place, or reeves’ rope through a pulley or a block and tackle. Splice either fiber rope or wire rope, set up hoist, attach to the end of a crane’s hoist to cargo awaiting movement and guide the cargo through narrow spaces or into storage. Take down the block, line or hoist and stow it for later use.


  • Signal or verbally direct workers engaged in hoisting and moving loads, in order to ensure safety of workers and materials
  • Test rigging to ensure safety and reliability
  • Attach loads to rigging to provide support or prepare them for moving, using hand and power tools
  • Select gear such as cables, pulleys, and winches, according to load weights and sizes, facilities, and work schedules
  • Control movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces, using chain falls, gin poles, gallows frames, and other equipment
  • Tilt, dip, and turn suspended loads to maneuver over, under, and/or around obstacles, using multi-point suspension techniques
  • Install ground rigging for yarding lines, attaching chokers to logs and then to the lines
  • Align, level, and anchor machinery
  • Fabricate, set up, and repair rigging, supporting structures, hoists, and pulling gear, using hand and power tools
  • Manipulate rigging lines, hoists, and pulling gear to move or support materials such as heavy equipment, ships, or theatrical sets
  • Clean and dress machine surfaces and component parts
  • Attach pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams, ceilings, and gin pole booms, using bolts and clamps
  • Dismantle and store rigging equipment after use

Desired skills and Experience:

  • Availability to work rotational shifts, including days and nights
  • Previous Jack and Slide experience is considered an asset
  • Previous Picker and Bed Truck experience is considered an asset
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol clearance
  • Solid communication skills
  • Ability to navigate work sites, and adapt to daily changes in scopes of work
  • Acceptable drivers abstract

We encourage all who are qualified and interested to apply in confidence, however, only those in consideration will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

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Deadline: 27-03-2024

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