Matting Supervisor
Backwoods Energy Services
Edmonton, AB
Company Overview

Backwoods Energy Services is 100% Indigenous-owned and provides construction services to the oil, gas, utility and forestry industries in Western Canada. We work with industry to create partnerships and economic opportunities for the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation community. With a focus on building lasting client relationships, Backwoods is committed to safety excellence and quality service. Our mission is to drive economic opportunity by empowering Indigenous people and communities.

Role Summary

This site-based role will report into the Matting Superintendent and will require the ability to lead a crew with a positive attitude and demeanor through the supply and installation process of wooden access and rig mats. The successful candidate will exhibit an in-depth knowledge of matting installation equipment (both operation and proper maintenance) as well as utilize strong construction knowledge to manage job site and coordinate daily activities.


Identifies manpower requirements for the project and makes recommendation to Superintendent, Operations Manager
Guide and lead employees in the following activities: providing fit for purpose pre-access matting assessments and layouts, mobilization/demobilization, installation and removal, transportation, storage, logistics, cleaning/washing and repair of both access and rig mats
Plans and assigns work to employees, based on material and worker requirements of specific jobs
Confer with the Matting Superintendent to resolve problems and to coordinate activities
Work with Matting Superintendent to plan daily tasks; implement plan with crew
Recommends equipment replacement, addition, deletion, modifications and ensure that required maintenance is completed

A minimum of 5 years' experience operating various heavy equipment, supervising crews, managing job sites and coordinating daily activities
Experience conducting daily & weekly safety meetings
Experience with filling out daily logs, forms and time sheets for the crew
Experience managing crews ranging from 2 to 20 members
Willingness & ability to manage a crew while also operating equipment on site
A Valid Class 5 driver's license and reliable vehicle to commute to/from job sites
Strong communication skills.
A positive attitude and the ability to work well with others.
Key Performance Indicators

Safety stats that reflect a zero-incident goal
Best-in-class project execution – on time, on budget, incorporates our mission to engage members of the Indigenous community
Equipment maintained and returned without unreported damage
How To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume directly to our website:

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.