Asphalt Finish Rakerman (F/T Seasonal)

Edmonton AB
Posted On Sep 10 2019 Oct 10 2019

Asphalt Finish Rakerman (F/T Seasonal)




Job Summary


The Asphalt Finish Rakerman uses proficient skills and techniques to redistribute the asphalt mix correctly as it leaves the screed and prepares it for rolling.




Key Responsibilities:


  • Positively participate in all company safety programs and initiatives, and adhere to all safety requirements
  • Exhibit behaviour that aligns with core values of Safety, Growth, Integrity, Quality and Collaboration
  • Assess road condition and job requirements.
  • Spreading asphalt with a rake using efficient techniques and maintaining a good pace.
  • Ensure proper hand raking of longitudinal seams and transverse joints to insure a smooth surface with minimal segregation.
  • Responsible for the proper match points and limits of asphalt mix adjacent to concrete structures, manholes, water valves and other fixtures within the road surface.
  • Using an asphalt rake, blend and level any seams in the mat, reducing visible marks and seams in the asphalt surface.
  • Measure the width of the road using measuring tape, and string line the boundaries of the road surface as a guide for the paver.
  • Assist the screed operator with even distribution of asphalt materials over the road surface.
  • Verify, estimate, and set the angle and depth of the asphalt screed as required.
  • Signal operators of construction equipment to facilitate alignment and movement of materials.
  • Shovel asphalt mix into areas inaccessible to paving machines, and compact mix using rakes and hand tampers.
  • Performing a variety of manual labour tasks, including use of power and hand tools.
  • Operate equipment, such as pneumatic hammers, vibrators, tampers, and skid steer as needed.
  • Must ensure a solid understanding of, and comply with the principles of the company's Code of Ethics.
  • Other duties as required.


Education, Training and Certifications


  • Valid Driver's License (Class 5) required.

Work Experience:      


  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of experience in road construction preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience as a Professional Asphalt Raker preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working with Asphalt paving materials required.

Working Conditions


  • Travel to various job sites in and around Edmonton as required.
  • Overtime, evenings, weekends and night shifts as required.
  • Use of personal protection equipment is required.
  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol policy, including testing requirements.
  • Must be able to work respecting safety policies and procedures.
  • Use of sunscreen, long sleeves, and appropriate headgear is recommended.
  • Must be physically able to perform manual labouring tasks.
  • Work is performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Standard General Inc. is looking for committed, hardworking and enthusiastic individuals; we offer professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, and comprehensive benefits packages. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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