Wapiti Gravel Suppliers | Asphalt Rakeman

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.



Do you have a strong work ethic with a background in road construction?  Are you looking for a new challenge where your contributions are are noticed?  Do you want opportunities to learn and grow in your profession?  Wapiti Gravel Suppliers is currently hiring for a Rakeman for the upcoming 2024 construction season!


The Rakeman plays an important role in the road building process and is responsible for redistributing Asphalt as it leaves the screed and prepares it for rolling by either rake or shovel.

Key Responsibilities

  • Spread asphalt with a rake using efficient techniques and maintaining a good pace.
  • Shovel excess asphalt and sweep up debris.
  • Responsible for the proper match points and limits of asphalt mix adjacent to concrete structures, manholes, water valves and other fixtures within the road surface.
  • Use asphalt rake to blend and level seams in the mat, reducing visible marks and seams in the asphalt surface.
  • Measure and string the boundaries of the road surface as a guide for the paver.
  • Verify, estimate and set the angle and depth of the screed 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 raking and labour related duties as required.

Qualifications | Requirements

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred
  • Class 5 Drivers License preferred
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years road construction experience
  • Minimum 2 - 3 years of experience as an asphalt raker
  • Understanding of asphalt raking techniques
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Knowledge of base and road construction methods.

Working Conditions

  • Schedule of Monday - Saturday up to 12 hours per day (weather dependent).  Overtime is paid in accordance with applicable employment standards legislation.
  • Out of town travel may be required, accommodations and Live Out Allowance is applicable in most situations.
  • 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.

What's In It For You?

We are pleased to offer the successful candidate an attractive wage, extended health benefits, company matching pension 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.