A Paving Specialist functions as a working supervisor/crew leader, supervising asphalt laborers and equipment operators performing work activities relating to the spreading, finishing and compacting of asphalt for the resurfacing and repair of residential streets and alleys, parking lots, paths, temporary surfaces and performs related duties as required. Works under the direction of General Superintendents and with project managers to schedule and complete work on multiple projects.
CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supervise an assigned work crew performing semi-skilled asphalt laborer duties including raking, smoothing and tamping relating to the pavement, re-surfacing and repair of asphalt streets, parking lots, and other areas using hot asphalt materials.
- Supervises and directs milling operations or milling subcontractors to prep surfaces for re-paving operations.
- Understands heavy equipment used in paving including paver and rollers and can direct operators in their use on a paving job.
- Reads and interprets plans, instructions, and specifications to determine asphalt profiles and grades, and communicates the directions clearly with the crews.
- Measures, marks, and records obstructions/openings and distances to lay out areas where work will be performed.
- Receive and prioritize daily work assignments and makes crew work assignments.
- Observe work in progress and provides guidance and direction on work procedures and techniques to asphalt laborers and operators.
- Ensure the timely delivery of hot asphalt from contracted plant to work sites.
- Monitor supply of asphalt and requisitions additional supplies needed to complete the job.
- Complete work activity sheets to report jobs completed, providing information on material used, location of work site, heavy equipment used and crew work assignments.
- Informs General Superintendent of performance or operational problems at work sites.
- Ensures safe work procedures and safe work practices are followed at work sites.
- Ensures barricades and other safety equipment are set up and in place while work is in progress.
- Ensure that all health and safety requirements are adhered to on a daily basis.
- Performs duties as assigned by company’s health and safety program.
- Understands production goals set forth by superintendent or project manager and works to meet and/or exceed those goals while maintaining safety and quality.
- Routinely communicates with superintendents to identify and capture all changes including but not limited to different site conditions, delays beyond our control, quantity over/under runs and other potential job impacts
- Completes all necessary paperwork accurately on a daily basis including but not limited to, timesheets, quantity report sheets, packing slips, trucking tickets, manifests, daily logs, and toolbox talks.
- Must take training courses offered by the company and/or union to improve overall skill proficiency.
- All other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Four years minimum of work experience in the paving and repair of street and parking lot surfaces using asphalt materials and/or related asphalt equipment. Must have ability to supervise a team of leaders and to schedule and perform multi-tasking work in a fast-paced environment. Must have strong knowledge of layout and grades. Needs knowledge of materials, safety principals, methods, practices, and procedures specific to asphalt work. Must understand and interpret technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models. Must understand construction math and its applications. Needs knowledge of machines and tools utilized in asphalt paving, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance and have knowledge of safe operating procedures to promote worker and public safety. Must be proficient with the English language for both oral and written communication. Must perform physical activities that require considerable use of the arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as climbing, lifting at least 40 pounds is required, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Must have OSHA 30-hour construction safety training (minimum requirement). Must have other certifications as required for the work. Multiple certifications and training are preferred.