Asphalt – Plant Operator

Volker Stevin Contracting
Calgary, AB
Application deadline: 16/06/2023
Job ID: RQ23063

Volker Stevin Canada and its subsidiaries across Western Canada are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality services in the areas of: construction, project management, highway maintenance, civil works and bridge construction, maintenance and rehabilitation expertise, and asphalt/aggregate plants and pits.

Position Rational:

Reporting to Foreman, Asphalt Plant Operator is responsible for supervising daily activities in an asphalt production plant. Responsibilities and duties vary and usually include: monitoring machinery, maintaining and repairing equipment, loading materials into trucks, and enforcing safety rules. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Monitor material quality and inspect materials. Work closely with Quality Control department. 
  • Direct and/or perform maintenance & repairs on equipment. 
  • Calibrate plant for maximum efficiencies. 
  • Be responsible for troubleshooting to determine downtime and eliminate or minimize causes in future by implementing preventive maintenance procedures. 
  • Perform routine maintenance checks on plant and/or equipment.  
  • Safely load asphalt into delivery trucks for transportation to the road construction sites. 

Technical Knowledge:

  • Must have 3 to 5 years’ experience operating a hot mix asphalt plant.  
  • Prior experience operating heavy equipment, such as a loader, is required. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in an asphalt plant.  
  • ASTEC TC 2000, PM 96 and weigh mate training. 

Working Environment/Conditions:

  • Overtime as required.
  • Work is performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat, and humidity.
  • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 20LBS on a regular basis.
  • Use of Personal Protection Equipment is required.
  • Use of sunscreen, long sleeves, and appropriate headgear is recommended.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:

Qualifications & Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. 
  • Class 5 Driver’s License with clean driver’s abstract. 
  • Strong mechanical skills. 
  • Basic electrical knowledge. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in an asphalt plant. 
  • Physical capability to repetitively lift and carry at least 40 lbs. on a regular basis. 
  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.

Note: We promote a safe work environment with a drug and alcohol substance testing program.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected will be contacted for an interview.


About Volker Stevin Contracting

Since 1978 Volker Stevin Contracting Ltd. has been one of the premier civil contractors in the Calgary region. We are a well-established, and highly respected general contractor with a wealth of experience, and expertise in projects ranging from $10,000 to $150,000,000. We take great pride in delivering top quality projects on time, and on budget. As one of the larger local contractors, we have the personnel, resources, and equipment to ensure timely delivery of the projects to which we commit. Our resource pool offers us approximately 800 employees, from general laborers to the most highly skilled equipment operators, foremen, superintendents, and project managers, all within the City of Calgary and area.

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