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Asphalt Screed Operator - Mobile

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Job ID:¬  135450


Hardrives, Inc. an Oldcastle Materials Company, was established in 1963 in St. Cloud, Minnesota with asphalt paving as its primary business. From the largest highway construction project to the simplest paving repair, we bring experience, skill, and commitment to everything we do in order to provide quality results every time. Throughout the years, we have made significant investments every year in training, safety, and quality improvement programs. For over 50 years, Hardrives inc. has been the paving contractor-of-choice for major government, commercial, and residential projects.


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Position Title:


Asphalt Screed Operator


Pipeline Level:


N/A


Reports To:


Supervisor


FLSA Status:


Non-Exempt


Direct Reports:


None


Department/Division:


Oldcastle Materials Group/Central Division


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Position Overview


This is a highly skilled position involving control of the depth and smoothness of the¬ asphalt mat behind the Asphalt Paving machine. Observes distribution of paving material along screed and controls the direction of the screed to eliminate voids at curbs and joints, other equipment may include Bobcat, Self propelled broom, roller(asphalt or dirt),


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Key Responsibilities



  • Operates Screed on back of asphalt paving machine rubber tired or track type

  • Manipulates cranks to control the depth of paving machine that spreads and levels asphaltic concrete on sub-grade of highway and related surfaces such as parking lots, streets, etc., turns hand-wheels to raise or lower screeds, regulates width of creed

  • May perform other related duties, such as adding or removing screed extensions, installing or removing automatic devices, grade log or other accessories associated with the machine.¬ 

  • 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.

  • The operator is responsible for the efficient working condition of the equipment and is expected to perform minor servicing and maintenance or refer major problems to the supervisor.

  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required.¬ 

  • Other duties as may be assigned.¬ 


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Qualtifications


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


Education/Experience



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required

  • 5 to 10 years related asphalt and road construction experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must have valid drivers license.¬  CDL preferred but not required.


Work Requirements



  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Knowledge in operating heavy construction equipment.¬ 

  • Knowledge of materials, methods and tools involved in construction and paving.¬ 

  • Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations and construction sites.

  • Knowledge of trenching and shoring standards.¬ 

  • Ability to operate equipment safely and efficiently under a variety of working conditions.¬ 

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.¬ 

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.¬ ¬ 

  • Ability to operate heavy and complex equipment requiring skill and the exercise of independent judgement.



  • Valid drivers license, CDL preferred.¬ ¬ 


Knowledge/Skill Requirements



  • Thorough operational knowledge and skills of trucks and related equipment to be operated.

  • Ability to operate equipment safely and efficiently under a variety of working conditions.

  • Ability to read, write and do basic mathematical calculations in order to keep time and material records, and read blueprints or other project documents.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as being able to work independently with attention to detail.

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to operate heavy and complex equipment requiring skill and the exercise of independent judgment.

  • Must be familiar with securing heavy equipment and other over dimensional loads.

  • Ability to professionally interact with customers, collect payments and assist with issues that may arise.

  • Ability to operate various types of heavy equipment that may include but not limited to Haul Truck and Asphalt Paving Equipment.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ 


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Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.



  • Able to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects or controls, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear.¬ 

  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.

  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Able to climb ladders and work at heights.¬  ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ 

  • Able to work in all weather conditions.

  • Must be able to exert up to 10-20 lbs. constantly to move objects, 25-50 lbs. of force frequently, and 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally.


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Work Environment



  • Able to work in all weather conditions.

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.

  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock or burn.

  • The noise level in some areas of the work environment may be loud, but is typically moderate.


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The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.¬  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.¬  Other duties may be assigned as required.¬  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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What Oldcastle Offers You



  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive base pay

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

  • Group retirement savings program

  • Health and wellness programs


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About Oldcastle


Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America's largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


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Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!


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American Concrete Products is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


¬ EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this¬ link.¬ 


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