Paving, Surfacing, or Tamping Equipment Operator Job Description


Responsible for operating equipment on job sites to pour concrete, asphalt, or other materials. Forms tampers by operating tamping machines and stone spreaders.

Primary responsibilities

  • Read and interpret blueprints at job sites.
  • Control and guide machine to pour concrete or asphalt.
  • Fill tanks or hoppers with paving materials.
  • Spread stone, concrete, or asphalt on roadbeds.
  • Smooth out stone or concrete using special attachments.
  • Ensure all machines are well-oiled, serviced, and inspected.
  • Coordinate materials at job site.
  • Shovel and remove blacktop.
  • Operate tamping machines or manually roll surfaces to compact earth fills, foundation forms, and finished road materials, according to grade specifications.
  • Operate other machines such as loaders, dump trucks, and snow plows.
  • Push dump trucks to maintain flow of asphalt into hoppers.
  • Drive or attach machines onto tractor trailers.
  • Install dies or cutters to screeds.
  • Insert cork, asphalt, or steel into joints.
  • Place rolls of expansion-joint materials on machines.
  • Break up pavement with machines using hammers.
  • Light burners on machines and regulate screed temperatures.

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