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Entry-Level Unskilled Careers

Entry-Level Unskilled Skilled Career Opportunities

Looking for an exciting new career path? Look toward the asphalt pavement industry, to start we have several positions where attitude and attendance are the key tools to success. Requiring little to no training and experience these opportunities are ready for any candidate today. See how you can contribute and join the industry.

Front End Loader

Description:

  • Perform pre-shift inspection of equipment, and report any maintenance needs and/or assist with maintenance requirements
  • Keep cold feed bins filled and flowing
  • Perform stockpile management for moisture control and consistency
  • Understand asphalt plant traffic control, including pedestrian/vehicle segregation

Skills/Experience Needed:

  • Over 3 and up to 12 weeks to become familiar with the operation of the loader
  • Ability to read machine gauges
  • Operate levers and pedals
  • Visually differentiate between aggregate gradations

Physical Requirements:

  • Light physical effort to operate the levers and pedals while equipment under operation
  • Involves lifting or moving average weights
  • Requires the ability to climb onto machine, grasp, push and pull control levers

Education Required:

None

Salary:

According to Zip Recruiter, the average nationwide salary for an plant front end loader is $33,108.*

Average Tenure Before Advancement:

6 months – 3 years

Paving Crew Member

Description:

  • This is the starting position in the asphalt road construction industry where those without industry experience, gain experience.
  • Utility player with the opportunity to grow and support the paving operations, gain knowledge, and enhance personal skills.

Skills/Experience Needed:

Entry-level position/no experience needed

Physical Requirements:

Physical effort required to:

  • Lift
  • Bend at waist
  • Move with shovel

Requires ability to:

  • Walk and stand for extended periods of time
  • Engage in repetitive motion of the wrist and hands
  • Perceive sounds and receive detailed information through oral communications
  • Work in adverse weather conditions
  • Lift 50 pounds.

Education Required:

No requirement

Salary:

According to Zip Recruiter, the average nationwide salary for a road construction laborer is $34,235.*

Average Tenure Before Advancement:

6 months to 2 years

Power Broom Operator

Description:

  • Responsible for sweeping the roadway or project site before, during and possibly after work is completed to ensure the road or site is clear of debris
  • Daily inspect equipment and supplies
  • Safely drive truck to destination
  • Perform general maintenance

Skills/Experience Needed:

  • Valid driver’s license

Physical Requirements:

Ability to:

  • Bend, kneel, squat, climb, stand, walk, sit, reach
  • Drive for long periods
  • Use fine motor skills and repetitive motion
  • Occasionally lift weights up to 50 pounds.
  • Work in adverse weather conditions.

Education Required:

High school diploma or GED equivalent (preferred)

Salary:

According to Zip Recruiter, the average nationwide salary for a power broom operator is $29,985*

Average Tenure Before Advancement:

6 months – 2 years

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