Wapiti Gravel Suppliers | Asphalt Plant Groundman

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 for a change and a new challenge?  Are you mechanically inclined with ability to work at heights?  Do you want to be a part of a company who values your contributions and can provide lots of opportunity to learn and grow in an exciting industry?  Wapiti Gravel Suppliers is currently hiring a Groundsman/ women for its Asphalt Plant for the 2024 Construction Season!


The Groundsman will be 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

•    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.
•    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.

Qualifications | Requirements

•    High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred
•    Minimum 2 to 3 years’ experience within the road construction industry
•    1 to 2 years as an Asphalt Plant Labourer, is an asset.
•    Basic knowledge of mechanics and equipment repair.
•    Ability to work independently.
•    Ability to work at heights

Working Conditions

•    Weather dependent schedule of Monday to Saturday, consisting of up to 13 hours. Overtime is paid in accordance with local employment standards legislation.
•    Out of town travel may be required, accommodations and Live Out Allowance may be applicable.
•    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.
•    Must comply with the company's drug and alcohol testing requirements.

What's In It For You?

We are pleased to offer the successful candidate an attractive wage, extended health benefits, company matching retirement plan, educational assistance, excellent opportunities for professional growth, accommodations and Live Out Allowance may be applicable 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.