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Asphalt Plant Groundperson

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Date: Jun 29, 2019

City/State/Province: Crescent Valley, BC, CA, V0G1H0

Company: Colas




Terus Construction Ltd. is a diversified construction company that delivers road building, earth moving, site preparation, aggregates & ready mix materials and other services throughout British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. Terus Construction Ltd. is a subsidiary of ColasCanada Inc., a leading national road builder with subsidiaries in Western Canada, Ontario and Quebec. Being part of the Colas group of Companies provides impressive resources and technical expertise enabling Terus Construction Ltd. to access unique high technical and major construction projects.

Reporting to the Asphalt Plant Supervisor, 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.


Key Responsibilities:
The responsibilities of the Groundman/woman include, but are not limited to:
Equipment Operation
- Safely unload hot oil form the delivery trucks.
- Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of 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.
- 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.
- Stockpile materials in a manner which reduces segregations, and avoid stockpiling in areas prone to flooding or pooling.
- Use loader or handheld tools to remove excess materials from the Grizzley.
- Operate front end loader, skid steer or other heavy equipment.
- Perform plant maintenance and repairs, including welding tasks.
- Perform set up and take down of plants at different job sites as required.
- Instruct and train new employees on various Groundman/woman duties.
- Perform other related duties as required.
- 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.
- Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, sub-contractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.
- Attend daily and weekly safety meetings and inspections.
- Work with 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.
- Participate as a vital team member, and contribute towards the success of the organization, which may involve the provision of other technical and administrative support, as required.
- Promote a team approach and maintain dialogue with all employees to exchange information and gather ideas.
- Collaborate with any project teams on other special initiatives, as required.

Education, Training and Certifications
- High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred

Work Experience:
- Minimum 2 to 3 years’ experience within the road construction industry
- 1 to 2 years as an Asphalt Plant Labourer, preferred.

Technical Knowledge:
- Knowledge of Loaders and Skid Steers.
- Basic knowledge of mechanics and equipment repair.
- Knowledge of welding equipment, tools and methods.


Transferable Skills:
- Interpersonal skills
- Time Management
- Heavy Equipment Operation
- Labourer
- Communication skills
- Confidence
- Welding


- Demonstrate professionalism
- Have a sense of urgency to meet deadlines
- Multi-task and set priorities effectively
- Excellent hand, eye and foot coordination
- Accomplish goals in a team environment
- Attention to detail
- Excellent sense of balance
- Possess a positive “can do” attitude


Working Conditions:
- Out of town travel is required.
- Overtime as required.
- Work is performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt.
- Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 LBS on a regular basis.
- Use of Personal Protection Equipment is required.
- Use of sunscreen, long sleeves, and appropriate headgear is recommended.
- Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.

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.