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Paving Crew Laborer - Des Moines, IA

Johnston, IA, US, 50131

Midwest - Des Moines Asphalt

 

 

Job ID:  297019

 

Des Moines Asphalt and Paving, a CRH company, has been leading the asphalt industry in Central Iowa for over forty-five years. We have completed a wide variety of projects including highway and street paving, commercial paving projects, parking lot construction, custom asphalt milling, and chip sealing.

 

Position Overview

The Paving Crew Laborer is responsible for safely performing a variety of construction duties to assist the highway, utility, grade crews or at various on-site plant locations. This position involves various manual tasks.  Work will be performed per the supervisor's instruc­tion, free from direct supervision except for more complicated jobs. 

 

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


 

  • Prepares ground surfaces for the road building process.  Removes debris out of the construction path.
  • Operates ground compactors, levels out and rakes dirt, sets string markers, and removes items within the area to be paved.
  • Sets up fencing, barricades, and/or safety cones to block off the work area as needed.
  • Prepares manhole covers, openings and water lines.  May insert risers as needed.
  • Walks behind paver machine to shovel and rake asphalt as it is applied to the ground. Levels out asphalt with rake and uses shovel to dig out manhole covers and water valve boxes that are buried by the asphalt.
  • Cleans asphalt off tools and equipment after each work day.
  • May assist with operating equipment as needed and if trained, including paver, roller, backhoe, water truck, etc.
  • Performs other laborer tasks as needed to include cutting concrete or asphalt with saw, sweeping, etc.

 

 


Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

 

Education/Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
  • Previous related experience in the construction field is a plus.


Work Requirements

  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 
  • Ability to write correspondences and memos. 
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to work well with others in a group or one on one setting.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Must have a current and valid driver’s license. 

 

 

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to signal and handle equipment. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move anywhere up to 50-75 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

 

 

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

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; and extreme cold and/or heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

 

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.

 

What CRH Americas 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

 

About CRH Americas

 

CRH Americas 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 CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

 

CRH Americas 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 CRH Americas family!

 

Des Moines Asphalt and Paving is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

 

Date Posted:  Jul 21, 2021


Nearest Major Market: Des Moines

Job Segment: Laborer, General Labor, Labor, Machinist, Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations