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Construction Asphalt Raker/Laborer, Canastota, NY

Canastota, NY, US, 13032

Callanan Industries Inc


Callanan Industries, Inc. is a leading supplier of paving materials and construction services in New York State. We provide a complete range of high-quality aggregates, asphalt, ready-mix concrete products, and construction paving services to state, federal, municipal, commercial, and private customers


Callanan has been in business since 1883 and would not have such a long and successful track record were it not for our employees. We consider our employees our greatest strength, and we constantly strive to improve as an employer.


We live by the saying, “We Make Safety Our Family Business.” Safety is a core value, and employees support one another to promote a culture of safety throughout the company.  


Are you ready to start building a rewarding future? Join our team today!


Construction Asphalt Raker/Laborer - Ulster Paving


Duties include leveling and shoveling asphalt pavement. Could operate equipment used for applying asphalt, or other materials to roads, parking lots, and taxiways, or equipment used for tamping gravel, dirt, or other materials. Includes asphalt paving machine operators, form tampers, tamping machine operators, and stone spreader operators. May assist other craft workers. This work is conducted under direction of the Manager by performing the following duties


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Flag motorists to warn them of obstacles or repair work ahead
  • Set out signs and cones around work areas to divert traffic - Control traffic
  • Drive heavy equipment and vehicles
  • Haul and spread sand, gravel, and dirt to fill washouts and repair road shoulders
  • Dump, spread, and tamp asphalt
  • Observe distribution of paving material to indicate low spots to add material
  • Light burners or start heating units of machines, and regulate screed temperatures and asphalt flow rates
  • Inspect, clean, maintain, and repair equipment, using mechanics' hand tools, or report malfunctions to supervisors
  • Fill tanks, hoppers, or machines with paving materials
  • Set up and tear down equipment
  • Coordinate truck dumping
  • Learn and follow safety regulations
  • Take actions to avoid potential hazards or obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, or falling objects
  • Monitor operations to ensure that health and safety standards are met
  • Coordinate machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members
  • Read plans, instructions, or specifications to determine work activities
  • Measure, mark, or record openings or distances to layout areas where paving work will be performed
  • Load, unload, or identify building materials, machinery, or tools, distributing them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans or specifications
  • Engage in good work procedures and work standards that will ensure adequate performance and personnel safety
  • Willingness to develop all skills required to perform as a member of the highly skilled production paving crew under the direction of the paving superintendent
  • May perform other related duties such as adding or removing screed extensions, installing and removing automatic devices, grade log or other accessories associated with the machine. May also perform other related duties that pertain to asphalt paving operations
  • Complete work to ensure conformance to specifications, standards, and contract requirements
  • Maintain and clean tools, equipment, or materials to ensure items are in usable condition
  • Listen to supervisory personnel, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters, such as work procedures, complaints, or construction problems
  • Participate in company safety rules, safety meetings and in tool box talks


Other Requirements

  • Ensure compliance with company policies or procedures
  • Abide by Dolomite established Guiding Principles: Integrity, Communication, Recognition, Action and Results Oriented, Positive Attitude, Work Ethic, Growth and Development, and Commitment
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the public
  • Possess a strong drive to fulfill commitments and tremendous enthusiasm
  • Requires daytime, nighttime & some weekend hours. Travel will be required inside the company’s operational area
  • Report to the assigned job site with appropriate personal protective equipment and ready to begin work at the designated start time
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Environmental, Health & Safety Manual
  • Strict adherence to Dolomite policies and procedures as outlined in the Safety Handbook
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
  • Class A CDL restricted with proper endorsements preferred
  • Must pass pre-employment physical exam, pre-employment-controlled substance testing and criminal background check before being employed by Dolomite Products Company and/or Callanan Industries, Inc.


Personal Protective Equipment

Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA. Protective equipment that may be required, but not limited to: Fall Protection, Gloves, Hard Hat, Hearing Protection, Padlocks for Lockout/Tagout, Safety (hard toe) Shoes, Safety Glasses and safety vests.



Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations, using some combination of skills and abilities.

A strong commitment to safety and adherence to applicable federal, state, and local regulations is a must.

OSHA 10-hour certification is required.


Education and/or Experience

A high school diploma or GED preferred but not required.

Minimum 2 years’ experience raking asphalt on a highly skilled production paving crew.


Communication and Language Skills

Ability to read and speak the English language sufficiently to comprehend and communicate to others the requirements of technical specifications, regulations, reports, and manuals.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply commonsense and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. The individual can deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Also, must be able to define problems, collect data, establish fact, and draw valid conclusions.


Physical Demands

Walking several miles per day, occasional climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and traveling over irregular terrain. Some tasks involve: prolonged periods of standing and/or exposure to noise or weather, good motor coordination, finger dexterity, and color discrimination. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Capable of lifting heavy objects and equipment. All essential duties must be performed without posing a direct threat to their own, or others, health and safety, with or without the use of a reasonable accommodation.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet, humid condition airborne particles, and extreme heat or cold. The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is occasionally very loud and may require protective equipment.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Callanan Industries, Inc., a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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




Date:  Mar 7, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Syracuse

Job Segment: Laborer, Labor, General Labor, HVAC, Equipment Operator, Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing