Shop Assistant
Desco Coatings of Alberta Ltd. - Edmonton, AB

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Desco is a family owned and operated company that has been based in Edmonton for over 55 years. We specialize in concrete coatings, concrete restoration, and concrete polishing. Employees continually receive new training in the most up to date procedures, materials, equipment, and safety in the ever changing construction industry. This enables everyone from the ground up to have an understanding of what solution is going to work best for our clients and how to institute it properly. We work in a wide range of commercial and industrial settings providing many different services. If you are looking for a career that is rapidly changing, provides opportunity for advancement, and allows you to look back at your accomplishments at the end of the day, this position is for you.

We pride ourselves on having a well seasoned crew with decades of experience. Our field staff has on average 10 years of experience with many long term employees; some of whom have been at Desco for over 40 years. We have a low turn over in our staff and aim for quality people that fit with our company culture, expectations, and values. We are constantly growing in size as a company. This is why you will see that we are constantly looking for new employees.

We are not a seasonal company. We are busy year round working in many different fields and services.

We encourage all applicants to look through our website, , to see some of the different services we provide.


We take the safety of our employees and others seriously. We pride ourselves in our on-the-job safety record, Certificate of Recognition (COR) in safety, and adherence to numerous client safety requirements. We provide all your required safety equipment except for CSA Certified steel toe boots.

Now Hiring

Desco is currently hiring for a shop labourer who can double as a delivery driver.


  • Driving a forklift and skid steer (experience and training is an asset)
  • Loading and unloading trucks (including lifting 50 lbs)
  • Delivering materials and equipment to work sites (driving everything from a half ton to a 5 ton truck)
  • Cleaning tools (vacuums, jackhammers, grinding equipment, etc.)
  • Helping to keep the shop areas cleaned and organized
  • Working with and around various chemicals (job specific WHMIS training provided)

A clean class 5 license is required.


If you have these skills, you can expect a competitive wage based on your past experience and work ethic. We are willing to negotiate a wage with you. We will also provide a full health benefits package, a Group Retirement Savings Plan (after 6 months) where we match a portion of your pay and place it into a GRSP, your choice of overtime or banked hours, custom coveralls (after 3 months), safety training and courses, safety equipment that is supplied to you at no charge (except for CSA approved steel toed boots), a safety boot reimbursement program, employee referral bonus, 10% vacation pay, and to come home safe at the end of the day.

While most of our work (+90%) is in Edmonton and surrounding communities, we do have occasional work in cities and towns throughout Western Canada. If you are working out of town, you will be paid a per diem and your travel expenses paid for up front. Due to the nature of our services, we sometimes have work during evenings and weekends.

We appreciate the time taken to respond to our application and thank everyone for their interest in joining our team. However, due to the volume of applications received, only successful applicants will be contacted.

About this company
Desco is a family owned and operated business that has been based in Edmonton for over 55 years. Mission The Desco family focuses on...