Paving and Surfacing Labourer

Paving and Surfacing Labourers perform routine tasks associated in laying bituminous and other paving materials on roads, runways, parking areas and other surfaces to be paved.
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$1192 per week
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    Overview

    Paving and Surfacing Labourers perform routine tasks associated in laying bituminous and other paving materials on roads, runways, parking areas and other surfaces to be paved.

    Day-to-day

    • sweeping paving bases prior to laying asphalt and other surfaces
    • sprinkling and brushing hot and cold-mix asphalt over surfaces to be paved and repaired to bond asphalt toppings to bases
    • operating tank-truck distributors and hoses to spray tar and road oils and emulsions on graded surfaces prior to paving
    • tripping tail-gate levers to discharge hot-mix asphalt into paving machines, and spreading stone chips, gravel and cold-mix asphalt onto road surfaces
    • shovelling asphalt mix into areas inaccessible to paving machines, and compacting mix using rakes and hand tampers
    • cutting and trimming damaged surfaces using jack-hammers and softening edges of areas to be repaired with blowtorches
    • erecting and dismantling barricades
    • loading and unloading equipment, and cleaning work sites
    • may direct traffic.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Paving and Surfacing Labourer

    • You can work as a Paving and Surfacing Labourer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in stoneworking or bituminous surfacing might be helpful.

    Skills employers are looking for

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