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Gray & Son offers competitive wages, excellent benefits, a safe working environment and the opportunity to grow your career with a stable and proud company.

We are now hiring for the following positions:

Asphalt Luteman

JOB DESCRIPTION:

A Luteman assists with the application of asphalt on highways/private roadways/parking lots/driveways using handheld tools. Must partner with other crew members to pave roadways per plan specifications and if need be, to perform tasks of other positions as instructed by crew foreman to insure daily schedules/estimates are met.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Understand and execute paving procedures while following instructions to meet the standards of the project.
  • Distribute and rake asphalt material used in construction, repair and resurfacing.
  • Match and finish freshly made asphalt paving joints.
  • Finish surfaces by smoothing and tamping asphalt material to the proper grade and thickness to properly adhere material to road surface.
  • Any other duties assigned by your Foreman or Superintendent

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Asphalt Milling Machine Operator

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Milling Machine Operator operates equipment used for milling and removing existing asphalt to prepare the surface for new asphalt.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Responsible for control and operation of the milling machine.
  • Operates milling machine to properly mill asphalt to desired specifications based on usage.
  • Manipulates hand or foot levers to control movements of milling machine that mills asphalt on roadways and related surfaces such as parking lots, streets, etc.
  • May perform other related duties, such as preventive maintenance on all milling machinery.
  • The operator is responsible for the efficient working condition of the equipment and is expected to perform minor servicing and maintenance or refer major problems to the Foreman or Superintendent.

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Asphalt Paver Operator

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Paver Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the asphalt paver. This position operates paving machines to spread and level hot mix paving material on subgrade of highways and streets with the aid of stakes and level gauges to ensure mix is placed to the proper grade and thickness.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Operate the paver and other heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment.
  • Preheat paving screed before placement of asphalt.
  • Operate the Paver controls to lower the screed auger, control the hopper, and navigate the direction of the paver.
  • Align the paving machine into position when receiving asphalt by dump truck, and maintain constant flow of asphalt into hopper; ease paver forward, safely pushing dump truck along construction surface.
  • Observe distribution of paving materials along screed and control the direction of the screed to eliminate voids at curbs and joints.
  • Line paver appropriately to the work area, and ensure proper application of the asphalt, smoothing it evenly to the desired height, width, and depth
  • Attach extensions to screed to adjust width
  • Any other duties assigned by your Foreman or Superintendent.

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Asphalt Roller Operator

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Roller Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of Breakdown Rollers and Finish Rollers. The Roller Operator distributes, breaks down, compresses and gives a finished surface to cooling asphalt. The first stage breaks down the asphalt mix with a breakdown roller. The second stage compresses it with a roller, and the finish roller gives the final finish.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Operate the roller and other heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment.
  • Safely operate roller in successive overlapping passes over surfaces to be compacted, rolling subgrade and asphalt to desired compaction and smoothness.
  • Determine speed and direction of machine, based on knowledge of compressibility of material under changing temperatures, so that ridges do not form by excessive pressure.
  • Push hand roller and pound surfaces using hand tamp, or guide portable power roller over areas not accessible to road roller.
  • Operate self-propelled steel-wheeled, vibrator, segmented, or other type of roller to compact earth, subgrade, sub-base and asphalt surfaces
  • Operate the Breakdown roller to massage hot mix asphalt into place.
  • The second roller uses the Rubber Tire Roller to compress hot mix asphalt to desired compaction.
  • Operate the Finish Roller in successive overlapping passes to apply final finish, and remove imperfections with a finish roller.
  • Operate Pad Foot Roller, using vibrate when necessary, until ground surface is hard.
  • Operate Smooth Drum Roller, to seal subgrade and base surfaces.
  • Operate other heavy equipment and other construction related duties as required
  • Roller operators may also be required to operate Steel Drum and Pad Foot Rollers to compact and seal earth fills, sub grades, and flexible base.
  • Any other duties assigned by your Foreman or Superintendent.

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Asphalt Screed Operator

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Screed Operator is a highly skilled position involving control and operation of the screed on the asphalt paving machine.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Operate asphalt screed to apply asphalt per plan and quality specifications as instructed by crew superintendent to insure daily schedules/estimates are met. Also must perform additional tasks of other positions as needed and instructed by foreman..
  • Ability to operate or initiative to learn to operate other equipment required on an asphalt crew
  • Ability to operate asphalt paver/screed within designated area with attention to detail and emphasis on craftsmanship
  • Manipulates hand or foot levers to control movements of machine spreads and levels asphalt on subgrade of highway and related surfaces such as parking lots, streets, etc.
  • Any other duties assigned by your Foreman and Superintendent.

Concrete Finisher

JOB DUTIES:

Smooths and finishes surfaces of poured concrete floors, walls, sidewalks, or curbs to specified textures by performing the following duties.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Signals concrete deliverer to position truck to facilitate pouring concrete.
  • Moves discharge chute of truck to direct concrete into forms.
  • Spreads concrete into sections of forms with rake or shovel.
  • Levels concrete to specified depth and workable consistency, with hand held screed and floats to bring water to surface and produce soft topping.
  • Smooths, and shapes surfaces of freshly poured concrete.
  • Finishes concrete surfaces, or wets and rubs concrete with abrasive stone to impart finish.
  • Removes rough or defective spots from concrete surfaces, and patches holes with fresh concrete or epoxy compound.
  • Molds expansion joints and edges.
  • Sprinkles colored stone chips, powdered steel, or coloring powder on concrete to produce prescribed finish.
  • Produces rough concrete surface with broom.
  • Mixes cement with hoe or concrete-mixing machine.
  • Directs subgrade work, mixing of concrete, and setting of forms.
  • Breaks up and repairs old concrete surfaces.
  • Other duties as assigned

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Curb Machine Operator (Concrete)

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Curb Machine Operator will be responsible for operating a self-propelled curb machine which finishes fresh concrete to contour.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Drives and operates curbing machine to extrude concrete curbing on parking lots: Reads specifications to determine location, width of base, and shape of curbing to be installed.
  • Starts machine motor and guides machine that extrudes curbing along guidelines.
  • Maintains machine.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Diesel Truck Mechanic

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Maintain production and quality by ensuring operation of construction vehicles, machinery and mechanical equipment.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Ensures operation of vehicles, machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
  • Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Removes defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools; examining form and texture of parts.
  • Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, and straightedges.
  • Controls downtime by scheduling and performance of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance.
  • Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSES

  • High school diploma required. Trade school desirable. Minimum of five (5) years of direct experience working in a shop.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. CDL a plus.

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Dump Truck Driver

Job Description:

Drive Truck, (Tack Truck, Dump Truck, and Fuel Truck) with capacity of more than 3 tons to transport materials to a specific destination.

Job Duties:

  • Maintains radio or telephone contact with base or supervisor to receive instructions or be dispatched to new location
  • Maintains truck log according to state and federal regulations.
  • Keeps record of materials and products transported.
  • Cleans, inspects, and services vehicle
  • Operates equipment on vehicle to load, unload, or disperse cargo or materials.
  • Assists in loading and unloading truck manually.
  • Willingly attend and support Foremen/Superintendents during morning huddles and toolbox talks.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Licenses:

  • Valid DOT Card
  • Current Driver’s License
  • CDL – Class B or Class A (depending on type of truck driver)
  • Endorsements: Hazmat and Tanker Endorsement (depending on type of truck driver)
  • Clean Driving Record

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Field Service Technician

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Field Service Technician is responsible for providing expert level diagnosis, troubleshooting and repair of various types of equipment at our jobsites.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Performs heavy electrical and computer repairs.
  • Disassembles, inspects and determines parts needed and reassembles to factory specifications.
  • Interprets and utilizes information from operating, maintenance and service manuals.
  • Interacts with field and office personnel to answers repair-related questions as required.
  • Safely drives a service vehicle.
  • Performs various other duties as assigned.

EQUIPMENT IN OUR FLEET:

Caterpillar, Hitachi, John Deere, Hamm, Wirtgen, Komatsu and Mack truck : Dozers, wheel loaders, track loaders, pavers, rollers, milling machines, graders and excavators.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma required.
  • Previous experience with heavy construction equipment, troubleshooting and diagnosing mechanical repairs.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of engines, transmissions, electrical and other related components to analyze high level problems quickly and make needed repairs.
  • Must have computer knowledge.
  • Must be well organized and be able to work independently.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, be willing to travel and work additional hours as required by job customer demand.

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Fuel Truck Driver

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The fuel truck driver must make sure that all of the off road equipment at the job-sites are fueled, greased, and oils are topped off on a regular schedule.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Responsible for fueling and greasing all equipment at assigned job sites.
  • Responsible for checking oil and fluid levels, and topping them off as needed.
  • Responsible for loading fuel truck at the fuel station.
  • Reads gauges or meters to ensure correct quantity of fuel is loaded or dispersed.
  • Maintains record of dispensed fuel and provides fuel accounting documentations.
  • Accurately records all mileage and hours to ensure proper computation.
  • Maintains truck log according to state and federal regulations.
  • Maintains radio or telephone contact with base or supervisor to receive instructions or be dispatched to new location.
  • Cleans, inspects, and services vehicle.
  • Operates equipment on vehicle to load, unload, or disperse cargo or materials.
  • Willingly attend and support Supervisor during morning huddles and toolbox talks.
  • Other duties as assigned.

CERTIFICATES AND/OR LICENSES

  • Valid DOT medical card
  • Current CDL License, A or B (depending on type of truck driver)
  • Endorsements: Hazmat and Tanker Endorsement
  • Clean Driving Record

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Heavy Equipment Operator (Grader, Loader, Dozer, and Hoe Operators)

JOB DUTIES:

May operate one or several types of large power construction machinery, such as skid steer, end dump, bulldozers, graders, and excavators to excavate, move and grade earth.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Able to grade excavate, move materials in a safe and productive manner.
  • Complete daily maintenance, walk around and fill out checklist.
  • Willingly attend and support Foremen/Superintendents during morning huddles and toolbox talks.
  • Other duties as assigned as assigned by your Foreman or Superintendent.

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Laborer

Job Description:

An entry level construction worker performs tasks involving physical labor at highway, building, and heavy construction projects. This position may operate hand power tools.

Job Duties:

  • Perform a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor in heavy/highway construction projects; perform manual work in preparing surfaces for paving.
  • Shovel bituminous concrete (asphalt) into construction area.
  • Assist in patching asphalt with hot and cold mix. Excavate and fills trenches and ditches
  • Fine grade fill to grades given by foreman.
  • Clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, clean up rubble and debris, and remove asbestos, lead, and other hazardous waste materials.
  • Material handling and storage.
  • Load and unload trucks and haul and hoist materials.
  • Willingly attend and support Foremen/Superintendents during morning huddles and toolbox talks.

 

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M.O.T. Manager

Job Description:

Supervises a work crew and performs daily work projects related to the maintenance and repair of roads, bridges, storm drains, specifically in the area of traffic signage and road marking.

Job Duties:

  • Discusses traffic routing plans, and type and location of control points with superior.
  • Distributes traffic control signs and markers along site in designated pattern.
  • Directs movement of traffic through site, using sign, hand, and flag signals.
  • Warns construction workers when approaching vehicle fails to heed signals to prevent accident and injury to workers.
  • Informs drivers of detour routes through construction sites.
  • Records license number of traffic control violators for police.
  • Gives hand marker to last driver in line up of one-way traffic for Flagger at opposite end of site, signaling clearance for reverse flow of traffic.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to Safety Representative and/or supervisor.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Certificates and/or Licenses:

  • Current Driver’s License
  • Clean Driving Record
  • Traffic Manager Card

Education/Experience:

  • High School education required. 5+ years’ experience in building highways/roads is required.

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Paving Superintendent

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Supervise and provide direction and guidance to job site Foremen on day-to-day field operations relating to asphalt placement activities at various sites.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Perform jobsite quality control checks; ensure quality assurance on all phases of work; visit assigned jobsites on a continuous basis to assess the productivity, quality, safety, and scheduling of manpower and equipment and report to the appropriate person(s); ensure efficiency and quality work relating to placement of asphalt; ensure the punch list for job cleanup is completed and a documented follow up walk-through done to ensure all punch list items have been addressed.
  • Provide overall leadership and direct the activities of several Foremen; fill in for Foremen when needed; work with Foremen to coordinate forces when possible to increase productivity; coach/mentor Foremen to adopt a more collaborative approach to leadership and on improving communications on the job site; accountable for timely and accurate completion of employee paperwork/forms to include but not limited to Employee Status Change (i.e. pay rate, address/name change, termination, promotion, benefit enrollment, etc.), Performance Appraisal, Attendance Reports, Warning Notices, First Report of Injury, Accident Reports, etc.
  • Review all projects to focus on equipment and manpower among divisions to maximize efficiency; review job costs, manpower, and equipment utilization reports; attend all in-house preplanning/preconstruction meetings; ensure “essential information” for running a more efficient and productive jobsite is filtered down to the Foremen after every preplanning/preconstruction meeting (to ensure continuity and accuracy of information this should be provided in a standardize report format so all foreman receive the same type of information); plan and review projects with Estimators and Foremen to provide input on jobsite organization and resource allocation; assist Estimators when requested with bid preparation.
  • Monitor all job site operations for compliance with contract requirements for noise and dust control, non-interruption of Government activities, and utility shutdown procedures; promote and enforce safety policies; have a solid understanding of site safety, health, and substance abuse programs to ensure the safety and well-being of all personnel at the jobsite, address basic questions from employees, and/or know where to direct jobsite personnel to get their questions answered.
  • Check equipment to monitor for abuse, neglect, repairs and utilization; work with Equipment Manager to make recommendations on new and additional equipment needs.
  • Interface with Owner’s representatives and other parties external to the company to assure overall progress on the jobs meets their expectations and demands.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • High School education required. Some college work preferred. However, you may substitute with (3) three to (5) five years of field construction experience with at least (2) two years in a leadership position.
  • Preferred Background: Road Construction, Construction

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Pipe Layer

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Responsible for assembling, connecting, and constructing pipe systems for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains. Ensures ground is prepped and trenches dug out for pipes. Aligns pipes and seals joints together with cement or glue.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Grades and levels base of trench, using tamping machine and hand tools.
  • Lays out route of pipe, following written instructions or blueprints.
  • Lays pipes in trenches and welds, cements, glues, or otherwise connects pieces together.
  • Taps and drills holes into pipe to introduce auxiliary lines or devices.
  • Checks slope, using carpenter’s level or lasers.

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Project Manager

Job Description:

Responsible for providing comprehensive direction for multiple large-scale construction projects to include planning, scheduling and hands-on management. Responsible for Profit & Loss of assigned projects.

 

Job Duties:

  • Initiate and maintain liaison with client, estimator, and project superintendent and government entities. Monitor and control construction through administrative direction of on-site supervisors to ensure project is completed on time and within budget.
  • Investigate potentially serious time and material issues and proactively implement corrective actions.
  • Determine labor loading and capacity requirements; participate in creating and meeting cost, quality and report metrics and delivery performance. Analyze project profitability, revenue, margins, bill rates, and utilization. Understand basic revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections and makes decisions accordingly.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Construction Management, Engineering, Business or other related curriculum. Relevant experience can be substituted for degree.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience as a Project Manager within the commercial/private/public site construction and civil/highway paving industry.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience fully managing site construction projects to include all aspects such as: scheduling, budget management, change orders/billing, and exceptional problem resolution.
  • Excellent business, analytical leadership and communication skills.
  • Exceptional scheduling (CPM), document control (P6), and cost estimating.
  • Demonstrate ability to clearly articulate and communicate both written and verbally.

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Quality Control Technician

Job Description:

Perform quality control testing on approximately 150 Hot Mix asphalt mixes.

Job Duties:

  • Perform tests on hot mix asphalt (blacktop) as it is being placed to ensure compaction is within specifications as required by applicable Agencies. While doing nuclear readings, work with Roller operators to determine number of passes needed to meet compaction standards. Work on sites with inspectors, consultants and foremen.
  • Following Agency requirements, cut Cores for composition testing by Asphalt Plants and Agencies.
  • In support of incentive determinations, follow Agency requirements to take Box Samples from behind pavers as blacktop is being placed. Submit Box Samples to Company labs and to Agency labs for testing.
  • Solely responsible for checking the gauge in and out.
  • Any and all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Skills:

  • Solid math skills especially comfortable with percentages.
  • Communicate effectively to inspectors, consultants, and foreman.
  • Able to travel to multiple job sites on daily basis
  • Comfortable working outdoors at job sites
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Willing to learn

Certificates and/or Licenses:

  • Must complete Nuclear Gauge Safety class
  • Must complete Hazmat Class
  • Must complete Maryland State Highway HMA Tester class and pass exam.
  • Technician must have SHA required amount of QC Tester experience to qualify for Technician designation.
  • Valid drivers’ license.

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Tack Truck Driver

Job Description:

The Tack Truck Driver is responsible for operating the asphalt distributor, by spraying asphalt based tack coats before paving operations begin. This helps the asphalt adhere to the road structure.

Job Duties:

  • Operate the Tack Truck and other equipment in a safe manner.
  • Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment.
  • Load tack truck oil from tank.
  • Fill asphalt and burner tanks, clean and setting spray bars, and clean excess asphalt out of tanks.
  • Understand and follow directions from supervisors as to required work area and emulsion distribution rates.
  • Before heating the oil, ensure that all valves are in the off position, and the oil completely covers the heating pipes, and truck controls are set for proper circulation and ventilation.
  • Constantly monitor temperature, heat oil within confines of recommended temperature.
  • Spray oil in designated areas.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Certificates and/or Licenses:

  • Valid DOT Card
  • Current Driver’s License
  • CDL – Class B or Class A
  • Endorsements: Hazmat and Tanker Endorsement
  • Clean Driving Record

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Utility Foreman

Job Description:

Supervise and provide direction and guidance to field employees on day-to-day operation’s activities relating to placement of underground utilities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform jobsite quality control checks; ensure quality assurance on all phases of work; ensure efficiency and quality work relating to installation of storm drain systems, fresh water systems, and sewer systems; ensure the punch list for job cleanup is completed and a documented follow up walk-through done to ensure all punch list items have been addressed.
  • Provide overall leadership and direct the activities of numerous field employees; fill in and perform other field duties when needed; work with field employees to coordinate forces when possible to increase productivity; coach/mentor field employees to improve communications on the job site; accountable for timely and accurate completion of employee paperwork/forms to include but not limited to Employee Status Change (i.e. pay rate, address/name change, termination, promotion, benefit enrollment, etc.), Performance Appraisal, Attendance Reports, Warning Notices, First Report of Injury, Accident Reports, etc.
  • Monitor all job site operations for compliance with contract requirements for noise and dust control, non-interruption of Government activities, and utility shutdown procedures; promote and enforce safety policies; have a solid understanding of site safety, health, and substance abuse programs to ensure the safety and well-being of all personnel at the jobsite, address basic questions from employees, and/or know where to direct jobsite personnel to get their questions answered.
  • Check equipment to monitor for abuse, neglect, repairs and utilization; work with Equipment Manager to make recommendations on new and additional equipment needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • High school education required.
  • Strong preference for 3 to 5 years of utility experience in a supervisory role.

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Gray & Son, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants must pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check.

In person applications are accepted Mon – Fri, 8 am – 4 pm. Gray & Son, Inc. 430 W. Padonia Road, Timonium, MD. Resumes can be sent to jobs@graynson.com or faxed to 410-771-4031. When submitting your resume please identify what position you are applying for.

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