SIMON | Screed Operator

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon is a subsidiary of Colas USA with operations throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. We specialize in aggregate, asphalt, and ready-mix concrete materials production, with expert teams providing high-quality asphalt paving, concrete, bridge, and utility construction services. 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, using new technology, and enhancing 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

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.

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 
•    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 


•    Valid drivers’ license with ability to maintain a clean driving history required
•    High school diploma or equivalent preferred


•    2-3 years of related experience and/or training in operation of related equipment preferred
•    Experience working in and around construction sites.
•    Basic knowledge of various grade situations and grade ability to acquire accurate drainage.
•    Ability to carry out detailed instructions and work without direct supervision at all times.
•    Ability to read and interpret documents, i.e., safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

Physical Requirements:

•    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) 

•    Regularly required to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express oneself, exchange information (This position frequently communicates with others regarding safety issues/training or must be able to discern equipment location for safety) 
•    Regularly required to detect, determine, perceive, identify, recognize, judge, observe, inspect, estimate, assess (must be able to detect moving equipment or must be able to safely inspect work at heights above 10 feet)

•    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

Benefits and Perks:

•    Choice of 3 Medical Plan Options
•    Prescription Drug Coverage
•    Dental and Vision Plans
•    Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Options
•    Access to Telemedicine and Healthcare Advocacy Services
•    Paid Parental Leave
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Life and AD&D Insurance
•    Disability Insurance
•    Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
•    401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
•    Product and Service Group Discount Programs


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

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