Angelo De Luca 23


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 just asked them to stop for a few minutes but mostly it was interesting and I really liked watching how the project went along.  I never knew how much work went making the base before the asphalt even went on.  My pay for just working the flag was pretty good but I got talking to the guys on the asphalt crews and the kind of money they were making made me start to think that maybe this was a pretty good way to make a good living.  I like being outdoors and I like to be physically active. Actually I work out at the gym most nights even after a full day of work.  I also like the fact that even though I’m the young new guy, when you work on a project and do your share of the work you’re just part of the team. When it was time to go back to school my foreman told me I could keep the job right up to November or so if I wanted so I did.  I planned to go back and finish my last year but then the company told me if joined the Labourers union I could come back in the spring and start training on an asphalt crew.  That was four years ago and I haven’t regretted it for a second. I`ve been operating the big tandem roller for a few months and not many guys my age get to do that. I don’t think I’ll do this job my whole life but now that I’m in the company there are a lot of opportunities that come up.  I wouldn’t mind actually operating the paver but I know that takes a lot of experience so maybe someday.
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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Asphalt Paving Crew
Essentials Skills


  • 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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