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Madison, WI

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Asphalt Plant Helper/Operator

Payne and Dolan | Madison, WI

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Asphalt Plant Helper/Operator

Payne + Dolan Inc., A Walbec Group Company

Madison, WI

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 Asphalt Plant Helper/Operator and enjoy a family-focused, progressive culture and work with an industry-leading company in heavy road and highway construction. Placement into a helper or operator position to be based on prior manufacturing or industrial experience and union affiliation.

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 2022 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/projects
  • Proud Partner of the Green Bay Packers.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Excellent wages and benefits packages offered through local trade union(s).
  • Job security-we are an essential company providing infrastructure services.
  • Growth opportunities working alongside and learning from experienced industry professionals.
  • Be involved in innovative, cool projects throughout the local area and the state.
  • Family-oriented, supportive culture.

The Position:

We're looking for an Asphalt Plant Helper/Operator to work in our Asphalt manufacturing plants. Under the direction of the Foreman, the Plant Helper/Operator will help operate, maintain, and repair the equipment used to product asphalt mix for our paving operations while learning how to operator several types of related construction equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Follow all safety requirements to maintain a safe work environment
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work site including shoveling, sweeping, and skid steer operation.
  • 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
  • Willingness to learn new tasks, do different tasks throughout the day and be a team player
  • Feed aggregate materials into the asphalt plant
  • 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 consistency of materials
  • Monitor hot mix asphalt test results to verify finish materials are consistent, of high quality, and are produced within job specifications
  • Use 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:

  • Valid Driver's License and satisfactory driving record
  • Must be punctual and dependable.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and elevated platforms, including heights over 50'.
  • Mechanical/Fabricating and repair experience is preferred
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Successfully pass aptitude tests
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent preferred
  • Prior experience and/or education in a related field preferred
  • 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.

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.

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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