Asphalt Paving Crew



Apply asphalt or rock at proper depth, by hand, by using spreader boxes, or machine to obtain proper grade; rakes and shovels asphalt. Establish proper sub-grade and finish grade and prepare holes for patching. Operating the free-floating screed, they level the hot mix to the right thickness and evenness to produce the best roads.

Duties:

  • Applies asphalt by hand or equipment to obtain proper grade
  • Rakes and shovels asphalt
  • Establish proper sub-grade and finished grade
  • Patch holes by removing waste, painting tack coat, placing and spreading mix
  • Locates and installs utility rings to proper depth to ensure public safety
  • Operate related equipment and machinery, such as a spreader box, plate whacker and hand tamper
  • Set up and perform traffic controls, builds speed bumps

Essential Skills:

  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Working with Others
  • Oral Communication

Skills:

  • Judge amount of asphalt required to achieve proper grade
  • Work safely as a team, following written and oral directions
  • Able to perform heavy manual labour for prolonged periods of time
  • Good communication skills

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Education:

    A high school diploma is required

Education Requirements :

  • Some experience as a general construction laborer may be required
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Program Description:

Construction Craft Workers are multi skilled trades people who prepare, excavate, backfill, and clean up a work site. They learn safe practices and procedures and  blueprint reading and worksite communication skills. They will learn procedures for handling equipment and tools safely and for handling construction materials on site. Learn procedures for assembling and dismantling scaffolding, ramps, catwalks, formwork and barricades at construction sites to industry standards of practice and occupational health and safety standards.

Schools:

  • ALGONQUIN COLLEGE CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
  • GEORGE BROWN CONSTRUCTION CRAFT WORKER
  • LOCAL 183 OR OTHER LOCAL LABOUR UNION
  • CONSTRUCTION CRAFT WORKER
  • SAULT COLLEGE CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
  • GEORGE BROWN CONSTRUCTION TRADES TECHNIQUES


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Did you know

Asphalt pavements are America’s most recycled product at a rate of over 99%.

Asphalt Paving Crew
Did you know

The first road use of asphalt occurred in 1824, when asphalt blocks were placed on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France.

Asphalt Paving Crew
Did you know

Asphalt is a naturally occurring material that is found in asphalt lakes or as rock asphalt (a mixture of asphalt, rock, and sand).

Asphalt Paving Crew
What to Expect
Angelo De Luca

Asphalt Paving Crew

My dad works as a concrete finisher but I never really considered construction for a career until I got a summer job as a flag person with a local road building company that was widening a major road in the Niagara area. Some people can be pretty ignorant when you…
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Essentials Skills
Asphalt Paving Crew


  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Working with Others
  • Oral Communication
Financial Expectation

Asphalt Paving Crew

Education Roadmap

Asphalt Paving Crew

Career ETA: 1 years

Construction Craft Workers are multi skilled trades people who prepare, excavate, backfill, and clean up a work site. Apprentices will learn safe practices and procedures and gain blueprint reading

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