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Payne + Dolan


Waukesha, WI

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Experienced Asphalt Plant Operator

Payne and Dolan | Waukesha, WI
Seasonal | Union Scale - Hourly

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Experienced Asphalt Plant Operator


Payne & Dolan Inc., A Walbec Group Company

Are you looking for an exciting career in road, highway, and bridge construction? Payne & Dolan, Inc. of the Walbec Group has a place for hard working, loyal, and driven people like you. Come work with us as an Experienced Asphalt Plant Operator and enjoy a family-focused, progressive culture and work with an industry-leading company in heavy road and highway construction.

The Company:

The Walbec Group of companies is currently in its third generation of family leadership producing high-quality construction materials and delivering unparalleled professional design, engineering, and construction services.

  • Recently named a Milwaukee Business Journal 2020 Best Place to Work.
  • Associated with many exciting state, municipal, federal, and commercial projects. Check out our website for a complete list of interesting projects. walbecgroup.com
  • Proud Partner of the Green Bay Packers.

Why Should You Apply?

First, because we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture here at the Walbec Group. Our leadership understands the unique abilities and differences of our team members is what drives our innovation and growth. When you choose Walbec, you'll be welcomed into a supportive environment where all team members feel heard, respected, and valued.

  • Family-oriented, supportive culture that supports a work-life balance
  • Growth opportunities working alongside and learning from experienced industry professionals
  • Excellent wages and benefits packages offered through local trade union

(Average 1,500 2,200 hours/year)

  • Asphalt Helper (1-4 years): $26-27 + Benefits
  • Apprentice (1-4 years): $28-$36 + Benefits
  • Journeyman: $40-41 + Benefits

The Position:

We're looking for an Experienced Asphalt Plant Operator with 5+ years of asphalt plant experience, responsible for operating several types of power construction equipment in a safe and efficient manner, including skid loaders, front end loaders, dozers and other pieces of equipment. The Operator will also perform a variety of semi-skilled duties around the asphalt plants.

  • Effectively operate front end loaders to feed aggregate materials into asphalt plant cold feed bins
  • Willingness to learn new tasks, do different tasks throughout the day and be a team player
  • Monitor equipment operation for consistent flow of materials to produce high-quality, in-spec hot mix asphalt for internal and external customers
  • Load out trucks for material distribution utilizing computerized operations
  • Clean, maintain and secure all equipment
  • Follow all safety requirements to maintain a safe work environment
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work site (including skid steer operation, shoveling, sweeping)
  • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on loaders, skid loader and asphalt plant equipment
  • Replace wear components on plant equipment (including cutting, welding, fabricating)
  • Work on elevated platforms as well as enter and monitor confined spaces
  • Monitor aggregate gradations and moisture contents to ensure consistent material is being fed into the plant
  • Monitor hot mix asphalt test results to verify finish materials are consistent, of high quality, and are produced within job specifications
  • Operate equipment such as: Welders (Stick, MIG), Oxy Acetylene Torches, Pneumatic Jackhammers, Power Tools (Drill, Grinder, Impact Wrench, etc.), Front End Loader, Skid Steer Loader, Aerial Man Lift, Telehandler Lift, Water Truck, Telescoping Boom Truck, Dump Truck

The Benefits:

Our union employees enjoy the quality benefits provided by our union partners. Additionally, union employees have access to a variety of training on our Walbec employee website portal, as well as the Operating Engineers Local 139 Coloma Training Center for personal and professional development opportunities.

The Location:

Projects will vary by location throughout the local area, or the state, so reliable transportation and/or a willingness to travel to any job site is required as needed

The Candidate:

  • 5+ years asphalt plant experience
  • Successfully pass aptitude tests
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs and basic computer skills
  • Requires climbing ability to clean, maintain and repair all levels of the asphalt plant; Ability to work on elevated platforms and in confined spaces
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work varied hours including nights, early mornings, and weekends as needed
  • Capacity to tolerate and work in variable weather conditions, and work in dirty and dusty environments
  • Member of the appropriate trade union or willingness to become a union member are required. Union membership is not required prior to employment. Our Human Resources Department is able to assist in that process as needed.
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent preferred
  • CDL is desired by not necessary
  • Mechanical/Fabricating background and/or aptitude preferred
  • Prior experience and/or education in a related field preferred

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer and it is our practice to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants. In addition, it is the policy of the Company to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in each locality in which the Company has employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply!

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