Wapiti Gravel Suppliers | Apprentice Mechanic 1 1

Subsidiary: Colas Western Canada Inc.



4201 93 Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6T4   Telephone: (780) 532-1790 

Wapiti Gravel Suppliers, 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.



Are you looking to continue your journey to becoming a Heavy Duty Mechanic?  Are you eager to learn, adaptable with a strong work ethic?  We are now hiring for a 4th Year Apprentice Heavy Duty Mechanic for our shop in Grande Prairie.

Come join our team as we provide you with a fantastic, hands on apprenticeship opportunity to learn or grown your skills on a variety of Heavy Equipment from our Aggregates, Underground, Base and Paving divisions.  Our experience staff from our Grande Prairie and Edmonton shops are eager to teach their skills and mentor new and upcoming industry professionals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with journeymen to safely troubleshoot and perform maintenance on a wide variety of road construction equipment; including highway trucks and trailers, asphalt paving equipment, loaders, skid steers, graders, excavators, dozers, backhoes, stationary and mobile asphalt plants and more!
  • Ensure our equipment is following a preventative maintenance schedule and to maintain accurate records of work performed.
  • Participate in company safety meetings and company initiatives.
  • Shop position, with opportunity for occasional field work 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.
  • Other mechanic and shop duties as required.


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred
  • Registered in Alberta Apprentice program
  • Class 5 Drivers License
  • Provide basic tools

Working Conditions

  • Weekly schedule of Monday to Friday, with some overtime during construction season (May - October) with condensed work week during winter months.
  • Work is performed in an indoor setting which includes standing, bending and kneeling on a regular basis, which could include exposure to dust, fumes, odours or other substances.
  • Work may sometimes be performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat, humidity and exposure to dust and asphalt.
  • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50LBS on a regular basis.
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment is required.
  • Use of sunscreen, long sleeves, and appropriate headgear is recommended.

What's In It For You?

We are pleased to offer the successful candidate an attractive and competitive wage, work boot rebate program, extended health benefits with STD and LTD, company matching RRSP plan, educational assistance, excellent opportunities for professional growth, and more!

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity you would enjoy, hit the apply now button below!


Wapiti Gravel Suppliers 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 Wapiti Gravel Suppliers, however, only candidates selected to move forward will be contacted.