Asphalt Screed Operator

About the Role

Ensley Inc. is in search of an experienced topside paver operator. The individual will operate the asphalt paving machine and roller safely and efficiently. Must have thorough understanding of all aspects of the paving industry including preparatory work, grades, drainage, paving patterns, aggregate size, job specifications, oil consistencies, compaction and other details related to asphalt paving. Available to work extended hours, including night work.



Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Operate asphalt paver and or screed to apply asphalt per plans and specifications to ensure daily schedules/estimates are met. Also, must perform additional tasks of other positions as needed.

  • Screed operation on the asphalt paver involves making normal adjustments for obtaining proper depth, grade and finished cross section of asphalt material via screed controls.

  • Ability to operate or initiative to learn to operate other equipment required on an asphalt crew (skid steer, roller, trucks, compactor)

  • Conduct preventative maintenance measures such as oil, grease, service and make normal operating adjustments to the equipment

  • Ability to operate asphalt paver/screed within designated area with attention to detail and emphasis on craftsmanship

  • Ability to guide and direct dump trucks while backing up to machine hopper when operating paver.

  • Manipulates hand or foot levers to control movements of machine spreads and levels asphalt on subgrade of related surfaces such as parking lots, streets, roadways etc.

  • Thorough understanding of all aspects of the paving industry including preparatory work, grades, drainage, paving patterns, aggregate size, job specifications, mix designs, compaction and other details related to asphalt paving.

  • Distribute, break down, compress, and give a finished surface to cooling asphalt.

  • Drive paver in overlapping passes over surfaces to be compacted, rolling subgrade and asphalt to desired compaction and smoothness.

  • Operate the paver and other heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner, performing at industry and company standards.

  • Preheat paving screed before placement of asphalt and monitor and control temperature settings of the asphalt mixture.

  • Operate the Paver controls to lower the screed auger, control the hopper, and navigate the direction of the paver.

  • Align the paving machine into position when receiving asphalt by dump truck and maintain constant flow of asphalt into hopper.

  • Observe distribution of paving materials along screed and control the direction of the screed to eliminate voids at curbs and joints.

  • Understand work directions and communicate effectively with job site supervisors and fellow employees.

  • Rake and shovel.

  • Determines speed and direction of machine based on knowledge of compressibility of material under changing temperatures.

  • Assist in the placement, moving, and dismantling of signs, barricades, cones and other traffic control devices if needed

  • Follow all safety requirements imposed by the company.

  • Engage in manual labor work when needed.

  • Operate machinery with safety.

  • Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment.

  • Report mechanical problems to supervisor in a timely manner.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • ***At least 3-4 years of experience level in asphalt industry/asphalt roller/operator ***

  • Must have a safety-first attitude. Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures is required.

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.

  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.

  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.

  • Physical Abilities:

  • Frequently lifts and/or moves objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and occasionally objects weighing more than 50 pounds.

  • Frequently walk on uneven surfaces, including natural ground in varying weather conditions. Regularly works near heavy equipment and moving machinery.

  • Work environment periodically exposes the employees to high asphalt levels of noise and dust that is typically associated with a construction project.

  • Work may involve a variety of substances commonly found on construction sites such as, grease, gasoline, diesel fuel and hot asphalt mix.

  • Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time, and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions.

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull, or carry objects, use abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue.

  • Requires good manual dexterity (hand, hand with arm, two hands) and multi-limb coordination.