OSCO Construction Group, Charlottetown, Summerside, Montague, Souris
Jobs: Ready-Mix Truck Drivers, Pump Operators, Tractor Trailer Drivers.
OSCO Construction Group is a collection of companies operating in steel, concrete and construction. They serve a variety of markets throughout Atlantic and Western Canada, the Eastern US, and the Caribbean.
OSCO is the parent company of Schurman Concrete and MacLean’s Ready Mix, which provide ready-mix concrete for residential, commercial, government or industrial projects throughout PEI. About 100 to 150 employees work at the four locations on PEI.
“We operate year-round, and we hire more people for our busy season, which is April to December,” says Kyla Burry. “The job most in demand is Ready Mix Drivers, who deliver concrete all over PEI. A big part of the job is customer service. They interact with the Dispatcher, make sure the concrete is what the customer ordered, maneuver trucks into tight spots on construction sites, and ensure the concrete is poured in the right spot.
“Pump Operators work with hydraulics and remote controls to pump concrete into hydraulic trucks, and then into the right spot on the work site. Tractor Trailer Drivers haul sand and aggregate across Atlantic Canada.
“All roles require a Class 3A drivers license. We look for people with customer service backgrounds and driving experience. It is a huge asset to know the Island well, so that they can find the worksites.
“It is difficult to find people with the skills we look for, because many of them are working in Alberta right now. We offer competitive wages, and we offer people the ability to go home at the end of the day and be with their families.”
Open positions are posted on workpei.ca and with the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada. To apply, drop in at a location with a resumé, and take the opportunity to speak with someone in the office.