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Asphalt Production Apprentice - Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL, US, 33610

Preferred Materials - Asphalt


Job ID:  161206

Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division, part of CRH South Division of Companies, is the leader in production of high-quality hot mix and warm mix asphalt, and, with a team of skilled contracting professionals, Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division also offers design-build and conventional-bid-build solutions for roadway and civil construction projects.  Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and with offices throughout Florida and in Savannah, Georgia, and Hardeeville, South Carolina, Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division performs asphalt paving, grading, and related roadway services.  Our employees make Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division a great place to work.  We promote a strong safety culture, where employees take responsibility for their own safety.


Preferred Materials Asphalt Production Apprentices get the unique opportunity to work alongside and learn directly from our practicing asphalt production professionals and industry leaders.  The Asphalt Production apprenticeship includes on-the-job training and the opportunity to earn a debt-free industry-related education and certifications at the same time.  You’ll begin your apprenticeship earning at least 60% of experienced pay while working in the field and earning an industry-related certifications and education from nearby third-party training facilities.  As a Production Apprentice you’ll work at an asphalt production plant and learn the all facets of plant operations including building a knowledge of aggregate materials and asphalt products, stockpile management, heavy equipment operations, plant maintenance, quality control, scheduling, customer service, troubleshooting and standard plant operating procedures and best practices. 


The Apprenticeship Experience - Earn. Learn. Succeed.

As an Asphalt Production Apprentice you will have to the opportunity to progress through a series of roles assignments to gain experience, knowledge, and hands-on skills.  Each role assignment offers new skill development challenges and escalating job responsibilities with demonstrated proficiency.  Additionally, you’ll be provided a combination of on-the-job and third-party training to support skills and trade knowledge development within each role assignment of your apprenticeship.  The Asphalt Production Apprenticeship program is estimated to be approximately 6,000 hours, or 3 years, of OJT.  Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be eligible to apply for an Asphalt Plant Operator I positions within the numerous Preferred Materials, Inc. asphalt production plants. The role assignments for the Asphalt Production Appentice are: (1) Plant Laborer; (2) Equipment Operator; (3) Plant Operator Trainee; and (4) Plant Operator I.


Apprenticeship Qualifications

We are seeking apprentice applicants who are new to the Asphalt Production profession and have a passion for growing a career in the building materials and construction industry.  Candidates for the position must have the following:

  • New to the Asphalt Production industry.
  • High School Diploma or GED (preferred).
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Strong math and analytical skills.
  • Strong team work and customer service skills.
  • Mechanical skills (preferred).
  • Ability to understand and follow written instructions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to use basic hand tools.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including nights, weeks, and holidays when necessary.
  • Open to future relocation.


Job requires the following motions: climbing, stooping, bending, squatting, lifting, stretching, pushing, pulling, vibration, twisting, kneeling, standing, walking, sitting, reaching.
Requires occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. Must be able to climb stairs/ladders to top of plant. Uses tools such as sledge hammer, wrenches, screwdrivers, cutting torch, welder, pneumatic hammer/drill, sand blaster, pipe wrench, hand shovel. Overtime work is required. May be exposed to extremes of hot or cold weather.


The job duties described herein are not exhaustive and may be supplemented.


Shift differential may apply.

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!


Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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


Date Posted:  Nov 28, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

Job Segment: Transportation, Equipment Operator, Labor, Laborer, Pipe Welding, Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations