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Asphalt Plant Operator/General Laborer Barrett (Watertown) NYN 1

Date: Apr 5, 2021

Country: Watertown, New York, US, 13601

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: NYN

Barrett Paving Materials Inc. is a leader in heavy civil construction with a vertically integrated value chain which includes aggregate production, hot mix asphalt plants, asphalt paving services, and a wide range of road construction work.  Barrett engages in heavy civil and commercial construction projects in counties throughout Upstate NY, specializing in airport and highway work.  Barrett’s mission has been to strengthen and grow by empowering our people, fostering innovation, and utilizing new technology. Barrett is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Our company provides competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee.


Main Responsibilites




Asphalt Plant General Laborer -  Watertown Location

Job Description Summary

The selected candidate will be required to work in a team environment with other co-workers and managers.


  • Ensure a safe work environment in compliance with all safety policies and procedures using the appropriate tools and equipment for the task. 
  • Properly follow all company policies and OSHA/MSHA  regulations for safe working procedures and environment.
  • Follow directions of manager as to daily tasks and expectations for each specific project. 
  • Maintenance of grounds, plant equipment, roadways, all work areas. 
  • Operate and maintain various vehicles, machinery and other equipment used at the site to keep areas clean and safe. 
  • Lift, carry and hold materials, tools and supplies. 
  • Responsible for upkeep of tools and work area. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned and be willing to cross train into Asphalt Plant Operator position.



Work Requirements

The ideal candidate will:

  • Pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check. 
  • Pass a pre-employment  physical. 
  • Cut and Welding skills preferred.
  • Be able to provide valid documentation for the I-9 Immigration document. 
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors and the general public at all times. 
  • Report to work at the designated start time. 
  • Be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary. (Rare) 
  • Be able to work overtime daily.  
  • Be willing to work outdoors in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. 
  • Strictly adhere to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook. 
  • Have the willingness to work in a team environment and assist co–workers or supervisors with other duties as required. 
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and / or MSHA. 
  • Be at least age 18 years of age due to nature of working environment.



  • Minimum high school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. 
  • Previous related experience in asphalt manufacturing, concrete manufacturing or the construction field is preferred.


Colas Inc.and its subsidiaries (Barrett Paving) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need accommodation 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: Watertown