Paving Foreperson

New Britain, CT, US, 06052

Tilcon Connecticut Inc


Job ID:  479153


Tilcon Connecticut Inc., a CRH company, has played a vital role in building infrastructure around our state, serving the market from 23 locations throughout Connecticut.  As a leading supplier of quality crushed stone, hot mix asphalt, and ready mix concrete, Tilcon Connecticut has supported the construction of superior roads, buildings and bridges. The most respected name in the construction industry, from the quarry to the road, Tilcon Connecticut does it all!

Are you looking for opportunities and benefits of a large corporation with a small company feel? Then Tilcon Connecticut Inc. and CRH is the company for you!  If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today!


Position Overview


As Paving Foreperson, you will oversee and direct a paving crew on state, municipal and private sector asphalt paving projects throughout Connecticut. As one of the largest regional paving contractors, we do extensive work with the DOT, FAA, local towns, and private contractors. Ensuring safety, quality, and timeliness will all be important responsibilities of this position.

Our core values are safety, quality, and integrity in everything we do.  All Tilcon Connecticut employees are expected to take great pride in what we do and how we supply a great service/product to our clients.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Ability to lead and direct paving crew as needed to be accomplished on each project.
  • Daily communication with Paving Superintendent for project needs.
  • Understand and operate grade and slope automation on paver and be able to set and maintain grades.
  • Ensure quality of installation and compaction standards are met per specifications.
  • Submit a daily electronic time sheet with detailed notes on progress and quality, work zone checklist and safety reports.
  • Ensure projects/job sites are operating in a safe manner for Tilcon and the traveling public.
  • Work with state, municipal and private representatives on their respective projects.
  • Work with quality control and project management personnel.
  • Ability to read and interpret project plans and survey information.
  • Ensure regulations and company requirements are met for work zones/job sites.
  • Support on the job training for crew and employee growth.
  • Participate in special projects or responsibilities as assigned.



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

  • Working knowledge and understanding of job specifications and operating procedures.
  • Understand production needs and maintain contact with the asphalt plant and trucking dept.
  • (i.e. progress of the job, projected tonnage per day, breakdowns, periodically monitor yield and overruns to assure compliance, etc.)
  • Communicate with paving crew members their specific daily responsibilities, expectations, conduct, proper attire, and safety.
  • Daily communications with the Paving Coordinator /Project Owner and other supervisory personnel regarding project status.
  • Proper communications with asphalt plant relative to start up and stop times.
  • Enforce company safety rules and conduct safety meetings Review weekly safety updates and complete work zone checklists.
  • Establish and oversee traffic control needs, including proper signage, proper staffing, ensuring flaggers are afforded the opportunity for breaks (rest periods), communications, etc.
  • Be aware of conditions that may affect continuing operations (i.e., weather, safety, etc.).
  • Ensure proper trucking and equipment requirements are met.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license for the geographical territory.
  • Accurate and timely preparation of company required paperwork, including daily productivity reports, timecards, work zone checklists.
  • Maintain proper job records such as schedules, personal diary, etc.
  • Ability to make independent decisions daily.
  • Drives company pick up / VRP vehicle to and from various job sites.
  • Assists crew members with job site duties.
  • Train the assigned crew; plan, assign and direct work; conduct performance appraisals (when required); reward and discipline the crew members; address complaints and resolve problems.
  • Ensure projects/job sites are operating in a safe manner.
  • Ability to perform strenuous work in varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform all job duties in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to perform work in daytime and nighttime conditions.



Asphalt paving experience required.

Other construction industry experience may be considered.


Competent Person Training

Traffic control supervisor certification


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Possess strong, basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office.
  • Must be able to work variable hours including daytime, nighttime & some weekend hours, and overtime.
  • Travel will be required inside the company’s operational area.
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the public.
  • Possess a strong drive, fulfill commitments, and have enthusiasm for the job.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Environmental, Health & Safety Manual.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.


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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee is required to sit, walk, stand, climb, crawl, bend, kneel, reach above shoulders, and lift to 50 pounds for periods of time.


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust to focus and operate various pieces of equipment.


Continuous:       Stand

Frequently:        Bend, kneel, squat, climb, walk, sit, reach, drive, repetitive motion, right, left

Occasionally:    Fine motor



The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  This position requires an employee to lift:


Continuous:       0.10 lbs.

Frequently:        10-25 lbs., 25-50 lbs.,

Occasionally:     50-100 lbs.





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 frequently works near moving mechanical parts, works outside in conditions that may be cold and icy, at night and weekends and exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.


The noise level in the work environment may be high.


Continuously:    Working with others

Frequently:        Hot weather, cold weather, wet weather, exposed to noise, exposure to high heat, moving 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!


Tilcon Connecticut Inc., a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Sep 6, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Hartford

Job Segment: Construction, Project Manager, Supply, Engineering, Technology, Operations