Wapiti Gravel Suppliers | Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician 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 an experienced Heavy Duty Mechanic?  Are you looking for a new opportunity that allows for training, room to grow and an excellent work/life balance? 


Wapiti Gravel Suppliers can offer you this and is now hiring a Heavy Duty Mechanic on a year round basis.

Key Responsibilities


  • Inspect, repair and adjust gasoline and diesel powered units.
  • Perform maintenance and repair activities on various pieces of heavy equipment, including but not limited to pavers, loaders, skid steers, graders, excavators, dozers, backhoes and trucks.
  • Diagnose, service and repair various systems found on pieces of heavy equipment, such as mechanical and computer electronic controls, air brake systems, transmissions, high voltage generators, propane powered equipment and pneumatic systems.
  • Perform routine maintenance checks and adjustments to fluid levels, hoses, belts, brakes, tires and clutches.
  • Diagnose problems, disassemble units, repair or replace parts and re assemble units in the following systems:
  • Brakes: Repair or replace shoes, pads drums, hoses, calipers, cylinders and any heavy-duty air brakes.
  • Cooling: Flush radiator, replace hoses and thermostat, repair or replace radiator and water pump, fan drives, DCA treatment filters, air intercoolers and oil coolers.
  • Drive: Repair and replace drive shaft, differential, axel, manual, automatic and sophisticated computer-controlled transmission, clutches, transfer cases, power take-off systems, transmission reversers, all-wheel drive steering axels and final drives.
  • Electrical: Repair or replace fuses, batteries, lights, instruments, warning devices, controls and switches, computer controls, modules, alternators, starters, and defective cables and wiring.
  • Exhaust and Emission Control: Replace mufflers, manifolds, catalytic converters, turbochargers, blowers and pipes.
  • Hydraulic: Repair or replace pumps, hoses, valves, winches and cylinders
  • Air: Repair or replace compressors, air dryers, brake valves, air tanks and hoses.
  • Coupling Devices: Adjust, repair, inspect and/or replace fifth wheel hitches and pintle hitches.
  • Duties will be performed in both a shop and field environment with travel required as necessary.
  • Maintain service logs and records of maintenance on vehicles and motorized equipment.
  • Keep tools, equipment and work area clean, organized and in good working condition.
  • 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
  • Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician.
  • Class 5 Drivers License


Working Conditions

  • Bi-weekly schedule of 6 working days, 1 day off/ 5 working days, 2 days off with up to 12 hours per days during construction season and condensed work week during winter months.  Overtime is paid in accordance with applicable employment standards legislation.
  • Ability to for overnight travel may be required occasionally.  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 and competitive wage, accommodations and live out allowance as applicable, 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.