Asphalt Plant Operator

Subsidiary: Colas Western Canada Inc.

Terus Construction 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!

Terus Construction a division of Colas Western Canada Inc. is seeking an Asphalt Plant Operator. This position is based in Crescent Valley, BC.


Are you ready to live and work in the West Kootenay’s? Crescent Valley and it’s surrounding areas consisting of Nelson, Castlegar and Trail is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Located in the heart of the West Kootenays, the region offers a wide range of outdoor activities. From hiking and biking to skiing and snowmobiling. From Golf, watersports, and sightseeing to hunting, fishing. Crescent Valley truly offers something for everyone to enjoy. With its breathtaking natural beauty, mild climate, and abundance of recreational opportunities, it's no wonder that the West Kootenays is considered one of the top outdoor destinations in British Columbia.

Do you believe you can make a positive impact and contribute to the success of our reputation? If so, we would love to talk to you. At Terus Construction, We Open The Way.

Main Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Keep track of outgoing trucks and asphalt production numbers and statistics.
  • 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 other related duties as required. 


  • Class 5 Driver’s License required
  • High School Diploma/GED preferred.
  • Training in Confined Space Entry/Monitor, Aerial Lift and Fall Arrest preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the operation, repair and maintenance of asphalt equipment
  • Experience within a road construction company is an asset. 

Terus Construction 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.