Wapiti Gravel Suppliers | Screed Operator

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 Screed Operator looking for a change?  Are you looking to be a part of a company that values your contributions and can provide continuous opportunities to learn and grow?  Wapiti Gravel Suppliers is hiring for a Screed Operator for the upcoming 2023 Construction season.

Key Responsibilities

  • Operate the free-floating asphalt screed in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment.
  • Observe and control the distribution of asphalt mix to ensure uniformity to obtain specified compacted mat thickness and cross section, while achieving proper surface drainage with minimal segregation.
  • Ensure proper depth application of the asphalt on the screed, using manual and automatic grade controls.
  • Set up ski and other automatics on the paver.
  • Adjust where and how thick asphalt is placed, measuring the width and thickness of asphalt, and determining the application rate.
  • Using the screed controls on the paver, control the thickness of the mat by tilting the screed forward to lower the depth, and tilting the screed backwards to increase the depth.
  • Set end gates and auger up asphalt to fill the screed.
  • Observe terrain ahead of paver and adjust screed to factor in dips and variations in the base, to achieve level and consistent asphalt surface.
  • Preheat the screed to hot mix asphalt temperature, to avoid sticking and tearing in the mat.
  • Coordinate, discuss and plan project paving procedures and goals with fellow paving crew personnel.
  • Train new employees in the safe and efficient operation of the screed.
  • 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 operation related duties as required.

Qualifications | Requirements

  • High School diploma or G.E.D preferred
  • Class 5 driver’s license required
  • Minimum 5-7 years experience within the road construction industry
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience operating Screed is required

Working Conditions

  • Schedule of Monday - Saturday up to 16 hours per day (weather dependent).  Overtime is paid in accordance with applicable employment standards legislation.
  • 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 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.