Float Driver

Updated 2019-09-08

Makkinga Contractors is currently accepting resumes for  ONE - FULL TIME FLOAT DRIVER to start work as soon as possible in the City of Thunder Bay.

Applicants must have a minimum of five years experience in a similar position including heavy haul, operation of all types of heavy equipment and mechanical skills.  Applicants must have a valid AZ drivers license with a clear driving record and clear CVOR driver abstract.   

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform pre-trip inspections and general maintenance as required, reporting defects to supervisor
  • Load and unload all types of heavy equipment onto float type and step deck type trailers
  • Use of jeep dollies
  • Secure loads in compliance with load security regulations
  • Move loads throughout Northwestern Ontario, with the possibility of loads to Southern Ontario, the United States and other provinces
  • Create and maintain all required documentation
  • Adhere to all M.T.O. regulations including oversize/overweight requirements
  • Operate tri-axle dump trucks, belly dumps and end dumps to haul gravel with the ability to self-load with a front end loader or excavator
  • Incorporate safety with the willingness to comply to safety initiatives and procedures
  • Communicate with supervisor, crews and clients via two-way radio, cell phone, satellite phone and e-mail
  • Must be able to work independently as well as of part of a team and communicate with clients and crews


Please submit resume along with references, drivers abstract and CVOR drivers abstract to:

Shannon McQuaker
Makkinga Contractors
807-935-2731 FAX


We would like to thank all who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.