Hinkle Contracting Company
  • 28-Jan-2020 to 28-Mar-2020 (EST)
  • Ohio Valley Asphalt
  • Carrollton, KY, USA
  • Commission Only
  • Full Time

Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, 401k, Life Insurance, AD&D, Paid Holidays


The Asphalt Laborer position is responsible for performing various duties on paving projects. The employee will generally work in the capacity of transferring from one task to another where demands are required.  You may also operate a variety of hand and power tools as well as some equipment. You will complete a variety of other general labor assignments such as clean and prepare sites. This position will report directly to the Paving Foreman.


  • Ensure a safe work environment in compliance with all safety policies and procedures using the appropriate tools and equipment for the task;
  • Assist paving crew with various duties such as; shoveling and raking, running wheelbarrow, safely backing/dumping trucks into paver;
  • Signal operators of equipment to facilitate alignment, movement, and materials with shovel;
  • Follow direction of Foreman as to daily tasks and expectations for each specific project or jobsite;
  • May be called upon to run small power tools such as jack hammer;
  • Digs, spreads, and levels construction materials;
  • Lifts, carries and holds material, tools and supplies;
  • Assists in the placement, moving and dismantling of signs, barricades, cones and other traffic control devices;
  • Perform a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor;
  • Perform a variety of tasks involving dexterous use of hands and tools;
  • Maintain a clean job site; pick up tools and equipment in order to eliminate potential hazards;
  • Perform daily pre and post inspections with appropriate documentation in compliance with company policies;
  • May perform other duties such as shoveling asphaltic materials and assisting with maintenance of asphalt finishing machine to include adding or removing screed extensions;
  • Responsible for daily maintenance of equipment to remain in proper and safe working order;
  • Responsible for notifying supervisor if equipment needs to be repaired;
  • Shifts may vary according to project;
  • Ensure a safe work environment in compliance with all safety policies and procedures using the appropriate tools and equipment for the task; 
  • Report any problems to your manager;
  • Properly follow all company policies and OSHA / MSHA regulations for safe working procedures and environment;
  • Ability to operate equipment safely and efficiently;
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instruction;
  • Ability to communicate effectively;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; and
  • Perform any other general duties as specified.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required;
  • Thorough understanding 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;
  • Pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check; 
  • Pass a pre-employment "Fit for Work" physical; 
  • Be able to provide valid documentation for the I-9 Immigration document;
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors and the general public at all times; 
  • Report to work at the designated start time; 
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required. This job is for a portable paving crew requiring extensive travel;
  • Be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary; 
  • Be able to work overtime when required;
  • Maintain current driver's license that meets state requirements; 
  • Have a Motor Vehicle Record that meets company standards;
  • Be willing to work outdoors in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold;
  • Strictly adhere to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook; 
  • Have the willingness to work in a team environment and assist coworkers or supervisors with other duties as required;
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and / or MSHA;
  • Be at least age 18 years of age due to nature of working environment; and 
  • Previous related experience in construction field is preferred.
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