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Asphalt Distributor Operator


Company: Knife River - Texas Division Department: Construction
Location: Bryan, TX Hiring Manager: Joe Sustaita
Closing Date: 03/31/2019 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
An Asphalt Distributor Operator consists of operating an asphalt distributor by applying specialized emulsions to roadways, which are then covered by a chip spreader. The operator is responsible for setting the pace for the paving operation. This position typically is not an entry-level job, as it requires demonstrable previous experience as an Asphalt Distributor Operator.
Minimum Qualifications:
-One year or more experience operating an asphalt distributor truck. With an emphasis on asphalt, roads, highways, and bridges.
-Must have an understanding, and ability to spray various asphalt emulsions on road surfaces.
-Must possess a Class A or B CDL - Hazmat and Tanker endorsement.
-A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred.
-Must be able to work day shifts and night shifts. Shifts may vary according to project demands.
-Must have transportation to departure area.
Essential Duties/Responsibilites:
-Drive and operate asphalt distributor truck equipped with tank to spray asphalt emulsions on road surfaces.
-Connect hose from storage tank to truck tank and moves lever to fill pressure tank with asphalt liquid.
-Regulate burner to heat liquid and start auxiliary pump.
-Snap or screw on spray bars to attain required width of spray.
-Turn valve to regulate flow of material at specified rate and adjust levers to adjust height of spray bar from road surface.
-Monitor flow gages, tachometer and temperature gauge to insure uniform distribution
Perform daily safety checks of fluid levels on oil, water, fuel and inspections for leaks and damage to machine before operation.
-Must be able to shoot tack, prime, and seal on a daily basis, as needed.
-Responsible for the efficient working condition of the equipment; and is expected to perform minor servicing and maintenance or refer major problems to the supervisor.
-May perform other related duties as instructed.
-Timely and regular attendance is essential to the asphalt distributor position.
Benefits:
* Paid Holidays * Paid Vacation * Three Medical Plans with generous Employer contributions * Health Savings Account (partially funded by Employer) * Prescription Drug Plans * Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care * Dental * Vision * Company Paid Life and AD&D Insurance * Company Paid Short Term Disability Income Replacement * Company Paid Long Term Disability Income Replacement * Profit Sharing * 401(k) with Company Match * Voluntary Life, Accident, and Critical Illness plans for Employees, Spouses, and Dependents * Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan, Travel Insurance, and Access to Legal Advice * Employee Discount Plan for National Vendors * College Scholarship Program for Dependents * Gift Matching Program
How To Apply
Knife River is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.

If unable to apply online, mail completed application to Knife River Corporation South, PO Box 674, Bryan, TX 77806.
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