Paving Machine Operator

Subsidiary: Branscome Companies Inc.


Branscome Inc., the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout the state of Virginia, is one of the largest heavy highway and general contracting companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. We take immense pride in building the things that you can see, but also those you can’t. Camaraderie in the field, with our clients, and out in the community is the spirit that drives our dedication and commitment to excellence. By joining our team, you will get participate in an industry-leading safety culture, receive extensive technical and career training, and, when ready, have access to advancement opportunities in your field. To learn more about Branscome Inc. visit  

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Job Summary

  • Operate asphalt paver that spreads and levels hot mix bituminous paving material on prepared surface.   

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure a safe work environment in compliance with all federal, state, local and company safety policies and procedures using the appropriate tools and equipment for the task.
  • Light burners to heat screed.
  • Start engine and control paving machine to maintain constant flow of asphalt into hopper.
  • Observe distribution of paving material along screed and control direction of screed to eliminate voids at curbs and joints.
  • Ability to maneuver paver in tight confines to eliminate voids at curbs and joints.
  • Turn valves to regulate temperature of asphalt flowing from hopper when asphalt begins to harden on screed.
  • Lift bolt and extensions weighing approximately 70 lbs. to screed to adjust width, using hand or pneumatic tools.
  • Perform daily checks on equipment (i.e., hydraulic fluid level, greasing, oil levels).
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the crew concerning obstacles in the roadway.
  • Perform all other duties deemed necessary or assigned.



  • High school diploma or GED preferred.


  • Minimum two years previous experience.
  • Experience working in and around construction sites.
  • Basic knowledge of various grade situations and grade ability to obtain correct drainage.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Must be available for nights, weekends, and overtime as needed.



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


Nearest Major Market: Hampton Roads