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SIMON | Screed Operator - Rapid City, SD

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Country: Rapid City, South Dakota, US, 57702

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: Simon



Simon is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Simon specializes in aggregates, asphalt and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients.  What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. 


Operate the screed part of asphalt paver and ensure the thickness of asphalt as dispersed from paver by adjusting the height and width of screed and gates.  To work as part of a team to produce the highest quality product with an accurate and working knowledge of the screed.


  • Supports the Simon safety culture and other Company strategic initiatives
  • Observes safety procedures, report potentially unsafe conditions, and use equipment and materials properly
  • Ability to run grades on new construction.
  • Ability to maintain correct depth of asphalt.
  • Assist foreman - Layout work daily (i.e., use string Line to set grades, edge of pavement).
  • Ability to lift and bolt extensions.
  • Ability to adjust screed width using hand or pneumatic tools.
  • Light burners to heat screed.
  • Observe distribution of paving material along screed and control direction of screed and gates to eliminate voids at curbs and joints.
  • Turn valves to regulate temperature of asphalt flowing from hopper when asphalt begins to harden on screed.
  • Must be capable of performing repetitive motion to adjust screed to provide accurate and quality finished paving product.
  • Drives company vehicles to worksites and company locations when authorized
  • Performs other tasks as assigned 


Qualifications, Education, Skills and Experience: 

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred
  • Experience working in and around construction sites.
  • Basic knowledge of various grade situations and grade ability to obtain correct drainage.
  • Ability to carry out detailed instructions and work without direct supervision at all times.
  • 2-3 years of related experience and/or training in operation of related equipment preferred
  • Valid drivers’ license with ability to maintain a clean driving history required
  • Ability to read and interpret documents, i.e., safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Wears and maintains personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
  • Regularly required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Regularly required to use hands to move and manipulate objects
  • Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear) 
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl 
  • Regularly required to standing and work on feet for long periods
  • Regularly required to climb on and off equipment and walk across uneven terrain
  • Regularly required to work from a seated position operating equipment for long periods
  • Frequent exposure to loud noise 
  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration
  • Regularly exposed to all outdoor weather conditions, dust, and airborne particles
  • Regularly exposed to fuel, oil, and other chemicals
  • Occasionally exposed to working from high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock

Workplace Values Requirements

  • Support, promote, and practice Simon core values, vision, and mission
  • Support, promote, and comply with Simon Code of Ethics, Workplace Conduct, Safety, and other established policies 
  • Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
  • Align personal vision and goals with larger goals of the Company
  • Support continuous improvement to improve Simon processes, performance, safety, and overall success


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Colas Inc.and its subsidiaries (SIMON) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need accomodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com.  

Nearest Major Market: South Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Rapid City