Paving Equipment Operator III

North Charleston, SC posted on August 30

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Banks Construction Company is located in Charleston, SC and specializes in asphalt paving and land grading. The company is committed to the communities they serve, as well as their customers, products, and their employees. Working through partners and with new and long-term clients, Banks Construction Company puts an emphasis on quality control, and their reputation across the Lowcountry attests to this.

Scope of Position

This is a skilled position involving the safe and efficient operation of all types of equipment used in the process of asphalt lay down with the intent to bring asphalt, soils and aggregate within compaction and application specifications.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Screed (Paver - Leeboy or Mainline)
    • This position will assist with surface recycling, or hot in-place recycling, which is an efficient process used to repair and rehabilitate deteriorated bituminous streets and highways on-site with specialized equipment
    • Responsible for use of asphalt paving machines and concrete paving machines to make highway surfaces to specifications
    • Ensure that tow arms, screed, and flow gates are adjusted properly to maintain appropriate head of material, angle of attack, and depth of mix in augers
    • Knowledge and ability to control material taken into the paver and the depths of material distributed through the machine
    • Utilize thorough understanding of all aspects of the paving industry including prep work, grades, drainage, paving patterns, aggregate size, job specifications, oil consistencies, compaction and other details related to asphalt paving
    • Operate paver efficiently including straight line paving, hopper management
    • Maintain command of machine and surrounding operations at all times
    • Responsible for the efficient working condition of the equipment and is expected to perform minor servicing and maintenance or refer major problems to the supervisor
    • Any other responsibilities as assigned
  • Roller (Breakdown and Finish)
    • Operate heavy rolling machine to compact earth fills, subgrades, flexible base and bituminous surface to grad specifications preparatory to the construction of highways, streets, runways, parking lots, etc.
    • Determine speed and direction of machine, based on knowledge of compressibility of material under changing temperatures, so that ridges are not formed by excessive pressure
    • Push hand roller and pounds surfaces, using hand tamp, or guides portable power roller over areas not accessible to road roller
    • Drive machine in successive overlapping passes over surface to be compacted
    • Utilize knowledge of compaction rates to ensure contract specifications are met
    • Use knowledge of asphalt and aggregate characteristics to ensure rolling patterns are applied correctly
    • Develop familiarity with vibrating frequencies in comparison to maximum depth
    • Use daily the ability to read and/or follow grades
    • Responsible for the efficient working condition of the equipment and is expected to perform minor servicing and maintenance or refer major problems to the supervisor
    • Any other responsibilities as assigned
  • Luteman/Broom Tractor/Raker
    • This position will assist with surface recycling, or hot in-place recycling, which is an efficient process used to repair and rehabilitate deteriorated bituminous streets and highways on-site with specialized equipment
    • Responsible for the efficient working condition of the equipment and is expected to perform minor servicing and maintenance or refer major problems to the supervisor
    • Any other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 – 4 years in this capacity
  • Ability to operate and maintain equipment in a safe manner at all times
  • Ability to follow written and oral directions
  • Driver’s license and clean three (3) year Motor Vehicle Record preferred but not required

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical, Dental, Prescription, and Vision Insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • PTO and Holiday Pay
  • Company Funded Health Reimbursement Account

Wage

DOE

Experience

Any

Type

Full-time