E Construction | Asphalt Plant Foreman/Operator

Date: Aug 24, 2021

Country: 5153, CA, T6P 1W7

Company: Colas



10130 – 21 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6P 1W7   Telephone: (780) 467-7701  

E Construction, a division of NPA Ltd. is one of Western Canada’s largest paving contractors, with over 700 employees helping us provide our products and services throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. Our equipment fleet and shops are among the most modern in our business. We take pride in our employees and place a high-value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day.

Key Responsibilities

Plant Operation/Production

  • Ensure the safe and efficient operation of the asphalt plant, using button controls and computer controlled blending systems to produce quality asphalt product.
  • Demonstrate a specific and technical understanding of different mix designs, aggregates AC oils and test results.
  • Perform maintenance and troubleshooting on equipment and electrical components of plants without compromising worker safety, the environment, or the quality of the asphalt product.
  • Communicate with workers on and off the plant side on topics, including the operating efficiency of the plant, asphalt order quantities, and technical and mechanical issues.
  • Coordinate, communicate and work with the Quality Control department, to ensure high quality production of asphalt products.
  • Perform daily walk around inspections of the plant site, noting and addressing any issues.
  • Demonstrate an ability to plan ahead, adjusting start times and loading times to ensure both timeliness and efficiency in the production process. 
  • Communicate with Paving Foreman and Superintendent to ensure production level are being met and to determine next day quantities
  • Keep track of outgoing trucks and asphalt production numbers and statistics.
  • Collect paperwork from scale house, and compare haul tickets to aggregate totalizer numbers and oil computer.
  • Completed daily records and plant reports, based on quantities of aggregates and AC usage.
  • Clean out plant when asphalt quantity has been met for the day.
  • Order asphalt oil, burner fuel and aggregates, according to job quantities and demands. 
  • Perform and oversee the set-up and take-down of portable asphalt plants. 
  • Diesel slat chain and switch from day to night genset, recording how long day genset ran.
  • Must ensure a solid understanding of, and comply with the principles of the company’s Code of Ethics.
  • Must examine situations in light of the principles of the Code of Ethics.  
  • Perform other related duties as required. 


  • Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, sub-contractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.
  • Ensure all work performed adheres to all relevant organizational, provincial and federal safety regulations, codes and specifications.
  • Work with the Safety Department to investigate damage, incidents or near misses in the worksite, and ensure proper procedures are carried out according to the Company’s Safety Program.
  • Work in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure oneself, or endanger the wellbeing of others.


Education, Training and Certifications

  • Class 5 Driver’s License required
  • High School Diploma/GED preferred.
  • Training in Confined Space Entry/Monitor, Aerial Lift and Fall Arrest preferred.

Work Experience             

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the operation, repair and maintenance of asphalt equipment
  • Minimum of 1 to 2 years’ experience supervising others.
  • Experience within a road construction company is an asset. 

E Construction is pleased to offer the successful candidate an attractive wage, comprehensive benefits, including a pension plan, educational assistance, excellent opportunities for professional growth, and more.

We thank all candidates for their interest in a position with E Construction, however only candidates selected to move forward will be contacted.