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Date:  May 27, 2024

Rock View County, AB, CA

Operating Sector:  Transportation West & Foundations

Position Title:  Asphalt Plant Operator

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.

At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibility by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


Position Overview

Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We are proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country. With over a century of experience, and the ability to offer diverse, comprehensive services, Aecon is a preferred contractor for our clients. This includes numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships in Canada and abroad.

The Asphalt Plant Operator position is located in Balzac, Calgary.

Key Responsibilities

  • Operate Astec Double Barrel Asphalt Plant to produce hot mix asphalt.
  • Perform truck loading and ticketing operations.
  • Operate front end loader to feed the asphalt plant.
  • Unload Asphalt Cement Oil from bulker to storage tanks under strict safety procedures
  • Perform routine maintenance on the asphalt plant when required.
  • Practice open 2-way radio communication with the asphalt plant crew to ensure plant is properly maintained and constantly monitored.
  • Ability to perform work in varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to work the project schedule which may include overtime, weekends, and/or night shift.  
  • Comply with all company safety policies and procedures.
  • Be responsible for the safe execution of tasks performed by plant employees.
  • Understand, participate in and improve safety program and initiatives as part of the plant crew.
  • Any other duties as required.


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum one year of experience in asphalt plant production, preferably Astec Double Drum plant
  • Proven mechanical aptitude for general plant maintenance, welding, fabrication and basic electrical troubleshooting.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 driver license and own a vehicle.
  • Physical capability to repetitively lift and carry at least 40 lbs on a regular basis.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and supervisors to ensure that projects are completed properly.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to respond appropriately to the needs and capabilities of others; adjusts approaches to suit different people and situations.
  • Knowledge of safety hazards and necessary safety precautions for self and others sufficient to be able to establish a safe work environment.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees.


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.

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