Asphalt Paving Operator

Position Summary

The Asphalt Paving Equipment Operators will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the paving equipment (Roller, Paver, Screed and Skid Steer). Candidates must have experience operating paving machines to spread and level hot mix paving material. Must have thorough understanding of all aspects of the paving industry including preparatory work, grades, drainage, paving patterns, aggregate size, job specifications, oil consistencies, compaction, and other details related to asphalt paving.

Essential Duties  

  • Perform pre-check/post-trip inspections, including all fluid levels per checklist before starting
  • Inform paving superintendent of any issues immediately for documentation and correction
  • Walk the site prior to paving to identify and correct all potential jobsite hazards. Identify     s concerns and any impediments to the paving plan. Check existing conditions for pre-existing damage such as that to curb and gutters, cross pans, edges, etc
  • Participate in daily huddle
  • Understand paving starting point and paving plan for the shift
  • Identify water source. If water source is coming from outside paving area, keep track of water level and call for water sufficiently ahead of time to not run out
  • Work with Q.C. / Q.A. Confirm specified densities are being achieved with Q.C. / Q. A. throughout the day
  • Walk job behind finish roller to check for good quality and correct any deficiencies while mat is still hot
  • Communicate any issues, concerns, or problems to paving foreman throughout the shift
  • Assist paving crew with quality control corrections while mat is still hot and cleanup between trucks or during breaks in paving
  • Check all manholes and water valves after paving to ensure they are turned up to proper grade   and properly cleaned during that shift – no punch list
  • Clean all lids and frames
  • Clean equipment and jobsite at the end of the shift
  • Ensure equipment water systems are properly drained at the end of shift in cold weather to protect from freezing
  • Stage equipment correctly where designated at the end of the shift
  • Train and cross train crew members as requested
  • Show up to work every day punctually
  • No use of cell phone during the work shift

Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities 

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the public always
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends if or when necessary
  • Report to the assigned job site in proper attire and ready to begin work at the designated start    time
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other  duties as required
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen, we comply with federal regulations

Physical Requirements and Conditions

  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Bending/Stooping
  • Repetitive Movement (shoveling/sweeping)
  • Lifting (weights up to 100 lbs.)
  • Lift and Carry (50/60 lbs. for 20 feet)
  • Push/Pull

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