Paving Crew Members - HRI Inc., - State College, PA

Subsidiary: Barrett Industries



HRI, 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. HRI engages in heavy civil construction projects in Pennsylvania, in addition to specific project work in Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. Since 1947, HRI has expanded to include paving, water, sewer, airport, highway, and bridge projects as well as asphalt plants and aggregate quarries. To learn more about HRI 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

HRI, Inc., 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

HRI, Inc., a leader in heavy civil construction since 1947, has an opening for an experienced and energetic Paving Crew Members. The position is within our Road/Highway Construction group, where we are a leader in asphalt paving, products, and general heavy civil construction. This includes Laborers, Operators (Roller, Screed, Paver, and other types of equipment), and Foreman. Our operating market includes Central, Southern, Eastern and Western parts of Pennsylvania.

The position will report to the supervisor and will be responsible for a variety of duties in and around job site of construction projects. Excellent attendance is crucial for the team to achieve success. The ideal candidate has a proven record of success in fast-paced environments. Must have the ability to work with and communicate with cross-functional teams.

Main Responsibilities

  • Complete tasks as directed by supervisor in a timely manner
  • Maintain and clean work areas
  • Perform shoveling, raking, and demolition work as required
  • Able to work and assist others to work in a safe manner within the guidelines of the company's policies
  • Operate paving equipment and/ or labor
  • Observe distribution of paving material along Screed and control to eliminate voids at curbs and joints
  • Keep screed accurately adjusted and maintain material quality
  • Setup Paver, Screed, and Rollers

Main Responsibilities (Continued)

  • Match all paver joints and maintain consistency
  • Perform several tasks involving strenuous manual labor on roads, highways, and residential and commercial construction projects; perform manual work in preparing surfaces for paving
  • Assist in patching asphalt
  • Ability to drive and operate equipment under varying working conditions
  • Other duties may be assigned


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


  • Previous experience and knowledge with asphalt/paving and/or related field preferred
  • CDL Preferred but not required

Physical Requirements

  • Wears and maintains personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by Company safety guidelines
  • Regularly required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Use hands to move and manipulate objects
  • 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 
  • Regularly exposed to all outdoor weather conditions, dust, airborne particles fuel, oil, and other chemicals
  • Required to work varying hours, including nights/weekends, Overtime as the need arises
  • Must follow the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements
  • Proven track record working safely
  • Good work ethic, professional, and positive attitude

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
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Disability Insurance 
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Great Starting Rates
  • Sign on Bonus of $1,000 will be awarded to all hired candidates after 90 days of employment

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: State College