Plant Laborer - Richmond, IN

Subsidiary: Barrett Industries


Barrett Paving Materials Inc. is one of the companies that operates within Barrett Industries Corporation, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates primarily in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Barrett Paving 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.  The mission of Barrett Paving has been to strengthen and grow by empowering our people, fostering innovation, and utilizing new technology. To learn more about Barrett Paving 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

Barrett Paving, 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

Maintain plant daily preforming routine maintenance tasks (i.e. lubrication, major and minor repairs) and clean up (i.e. shoveling, washing with a high pressure hose, running a skid steer loader). Operate and maintain in a safe manner various pieces of equipment, such as, but not limited to, front end loader, off road haul truck, road grader, water truck, service truck.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lubrication of all plant and fleet equipment – requires lifting of grease/lubrication containers (approximately 50 lbs.) Adding required fluids to all reservoirs and noting any additions on daily equipment sheets.
  • Replacement of machine parts weighing as much as several hundred pounds.
  • Perform pre startup inspections of assigned equipment. This may require the climbing up, over, and or on top of equipment.
  • Operate various pieces of heavy equipment
  • Ability to work in heights and sometimes tight spaces


  • High School DIploma or GED required
  • Eagerness to learn, take direction and follow safe work procedures
  • Availability to work weekends and long hours during peak season
  • Capable of working outdoors year round
  • Mechanical proficiency (useful but not required)
  • 1-2 years industry experience preferred
  • Knowledge of welding, cutting, and fabrication is a plus

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift 50 pounds from the ground to the waist
  • Comfortable sitting or standing for hours at a time
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, reach, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl
  • Confident working in high and sometimes confined spaces


Our company is not only an outstanding place to work, but we also have phenomenal benefits too! These include health, dental, vision, 401k match, life insurance, disability insurance, and many more!

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: Richmond Indiana