SIMON | Asphalt Distributor Operator - Rapid City, SD

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, 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. To learn more about Simon visit  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

Simon, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit

Job Summary:

  • Responsible for safe operation of an asphalt distributor for application of specialized emulsions to roadways.  

Main Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Support, promote, and practice the Company core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies 
  • Understand and execute paving procedures while following instructions to meet the standards of the project
  • Drive and operate distributor truck equipped with tank to spray asphalt emulsions on road surfaces 
  • Monitor flow gages, tachometer and temperature gauge to ensure uniform distribution
  • Set spray bar on manual, automatic, or semi-automatic distributors for applying liquid asphalt and emulsion
  • Responsible for loading truck and emulsion tank; connects hoses from storage tank to truck tank and moves lever to fill pressure tank with asphalt liquid
  • Perform daily pre/post trip inspections with appropriate documentation in compliance with DOT regulations and company guidelines
  • Check fluid levels, tires, lights, and other controls for safe operation
  • Keep accurate log of deliveries and completes required paperwork for billing
  • Ensure product quality to the best of the Driver’s ability
  • Perform minor servicing and maintenance of equipment; refer major problems to the supervisor
  • Obey applicable laws and follow dispatch instructions
  • Must keep vehicle in a clean and orderly condition
  • Must clean excess asphalt out of tanks and from spray bars
  • Assist paving crew with other tasks as needed when not operating the distributor truck


  • Class A CDL with doubles/triples, hazmat and tanker endorsement, and clean driving history
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred


  • Two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of training and experience preferred
  • Prior experience operating a commercial vehicle in an industrial, construction, or similar environment preferred
  • Ability to read and understand written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to complete required documentation related to role

Physical Requirements:

  • Wears and maintains personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
  • Occasionally 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 
  • Standing/working on feet for long periods, and walking across uneven terrain
  • Frequent exposure to loud noise, and work around heavy machinery and mobile construction equipment
  • Regularly exposed to all outdoor weather conditions, dust, and airborne particles
  • Regularly exposed to fuel, oil, and other chemicals

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation*:  $24.00-$28.00 per hour DOE

*Estimated target starting compensation; actual compensation to be determined based on assessment of an individual’s qualifications, education, and experience relevant to the role.

Benefits: All full-time hourly employees are eligible to participate in Simon benefits as defined in plan documents.  Available benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, term life insurance, supplemental life insurance, 401K with company match, short-term disability, flexible spending plan, and education assistance.  Other benefits include eight paid holidays, and access to available company discounts.  

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.  Benefit offerings subject to change.

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

  • to meet the requirements of the role in which you are applying
  • complete any part of the application process
  • access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying

Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

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