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Job Description
Concrete Paving Machine Operator

Concrete Paving Machine Operator:

General Description of Position: Operates paving machine that spreads and levels concrete on highway subgrade.  Operate and maintain heavy, motorized equipment used in earth moving, road building, structures construction and maintenance in a safe and efficient manner

Licensure/Certification/Credentialing: Texas Drivers License with proper endorsements depending on assignment

Essential functions and responsibilities listed below:

  • Operates one or more types of various highway construction heavy equipment, including concrete-paving machine, concrete paving spreader, bulldozer, crane, dragline, backhoe, rock crusher, foundation drill crane, mounted or truck mounted, front end loader, motor grader, pneumatic roller, steel wheel roller, scraper, tractor (crawler), tractor (pneumatic), trenching machine.

  • Performs pre-shift inspection of machinery in accordance with Company Guidelines and manufacturers specifications

  • Comply with operating safety rules and regulations

  • Applies “Do Not Operate” lock out tags when appropriate, and notifies supervisors of any safety related or maintenance issues with equipment

  • Ensures equipment is operated within manufacturers Specifications

  • Assists mechanics and servicers in servicing and repairing equipment

  • May build, level and excavate land surfaces using graders and other construction equipment

  • Gather and load dirt and waste products from job sites onto trucks and transport to appropriate location

  • Operate water tanker and similar equipment for dust control and dirt compaction

  • Use hand-held mobile radio units to coordinate tasks and resources

  • Fill in daily inspection reports

  • Coordinate with the maintenance crew to report any problem with the operation of the assigned equipment

  • Able to read and understand grade stakes, blue tops, automated machine control cab displays

  • Depending on assignment, able to make rough grade, finish grade as needed.

  • Depending on assignment, able to safely maneuver machinery in tight quarters, around people, traffic and utilities

  • When not performing the above essential duties and responsibilities, may assist in other operations as designated by the supervisor


Safety Policies and Practices: The employee in this job must be knowledgeable about and follow the company’s safety policies and procedures as described in the company’s safety manual.



  • High School Diploma or GED is preferred but not required

  • Ability to communicate in English via verbal and written communications

  • Move throughout a construction jobsite which includes minor obstacles including climbing ladders and inclines, operating heavy equipment, and lifting up to 50 pounds

  • Heavy physical activity performing strenuous day activities of a primarily productive/technical nature.

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items and work with the fingers and perceives attributes of objects and materials.

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