Operates a wide variety of heavy equipment vehicles that perform the spreading and compaction of paving materials.
Students in are trained in the following subject areas:
Operate heavy equipment
Conduct routine equipment inspections
Conduct preventative maintenance on equipment
Maintain accurate records and make reports
Move and position raw materials and finished components.
Follow appropriate standard operating procedures
Most Asphalt Paving graduates go on to work on a variety of construction projects. Working hours vary, but most work normal day shifts, but night shifts and weekends also can be a part of the job. You may be expected to work long hours, out-of-doors, occasionally under adverse weather conditions. You should expect to both sit for prolonged periods of time and be expected to climb, bend, stoop, and squat frequently.
Job titles of our graduates include:
Front End Loader
Motor Grader Operator
Paving Machine Operator
Floating Load Operator
Heavy Equipment Operator
Before entering the program, students must:
Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Have a valid driver’s license or no barriers to receiving a license while enrolled.
Meet strenuous physical requirements.
As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.
While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:
Attention to detail
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National average earning potential for this career