Asphalt Groundman

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Country: Crescent Valley, British Columbia, CA, V0G 1H0

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: Terus Construction Ltd.

Terus Construction Ltd. is an integrated road construction and materials manufacturing company, which has been building roads in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory for over 30 years through decentralized business centers.

Road construction, asphalt paving, aggregate production, hot mix asphalt and ready-mix concrete supply are the core activities. In addition, the Company acts as general contractor on civil construction projects, including excavation, utilities, concrete placement, sidewalks, and curbs, and in all kind of road construction related activities.

Over 800 jobs every year are performed through more than 20 decentralized business centers, such as highway rehabilitation, airport construction, industrial, municipal and commercial work, subdivisions. More than 550 employees are locally employed.

Terus Construction provides challenging and rewarding opportunities in an entrepreneurial, diverse, inclusive and respectful work environment. As our growth creates new career opportunities, likely there is the right one for you!

Selkirk Paving, a division of Terus Construction Ltd., is seeking an Asphalt Plant Groundman. This position is based in Crescent Valley, BC.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Foreman, the Groundman/woman is responsible for ensuring the plant and its operations structures are in working order, maintaining the mechanical fitness of plant equipment, such as conveyors, burners, motors and gears, feeder bins, drum mixers and other related plant equipment. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Safely unload hot oil form the delivery trucks.
  • Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment.
  • Operate front end loader, skid steer or other heavy equipment.
  • Inspect and grease asphalt conveyors, and ensure equipment is functioning properly.
  • Shovel asphalt and other plant materials.
  • Responsible for plant production of materials, and ensures the efficient working condition of the plant.
  • Inspect and grease asphalt conveyors, and ensure equipment is functioning properly.
  • Ensure the timely delivery of oil, fuel, aggregates and supplies to the plant.
  • Assists with stockpiling materials and feed the plant from the stockpiles in an efficient and productive manner.
  • Operate front end loader, skid steer or other heavy equipment.
  • Perform set up and take down of plants at different job sites as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Employment Requirements


  • Minimum 2 to 3 years’ experience within the road construction industry
  • 1 to 2 years as an Asphalt Plant Labourer, preferred.
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license and clean current drivers abstract.
  • Basic knowledge of mechanics and equipment repair.
  • Knowledge of welding equipment, tools and methods.

COVID - 19 Considerations

Currently following mandated precautions against Covid- 19 (successful candidate must be vaccinated).

Terus Construction Ltd. offers opportunities for qualified people who want to grow in our high-performance organization including competitive salary and benefits package, along with in-house training, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities.

Must be able to meet all safety requirements including pre-employment drug/alcohol testing.

We would like to thank all applicants for submitting their resume.  However only applicants selected to be interviewed will be contacted.