HMA Paving Field Supervisor

Position summary:

Under the direction of the Area Managers, The HMA Paving Supervisor is responsible for efficient HMA personnel scheduling, overseeing paving equipment needs and repair, and reinforcement of continuous quality improvement in the area of HMA laydown and compaction.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the daily paving operations in assigned area(s) in conjunction with operations management groups.
  • Monitor job planning and job execution in conjunction with project management to maximize safety, quality & production goals.
  • Lead employees on proper safety procedures by being a champion of the company’s safety expectations and programs.
  • Coach the “Crews for Success” training program and perform foreman and crew evaluations.
  • Partner with the Area Manager and Human Resources Business Partner on personnel issues.
  • Partner with Human Resources to facilitate recruiting and hiring of field crew personnel.
  • Collaborate with the Repair Shop Manager, Foreman, and Mechanics on repairs and maintenance work on paving equipment (prioritize, coordinate and review repair methods, costs, etc.).
  • Coordinate equipment transfers with Transportation Dept. and Logistics Supervisor.
  • Coordinate equipment and pre-job planning with Project Managers, Transportation and Scheduling to ensure appropriate equipment allocation on the job site.
  • Train foreman and crew members using the quality manual and training procedures, while adhering to best practices guidelines.
  • Understand, to an expert level, the machine operations and automation operations of various paving equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and correct laydown problems, mat blemishes, screed adjustments, etc.
  • Possess understanding of aggregate properties for various mixes, including advanced knowledge of density requirements.
  • Coordinate with quality control and technical services on resolving issues regarding mix or density properties in the field.
  • Evaluate new HMA equipment specifications and participate in equipment purchases.
  • Arrange and monitor product demonstrations of paving equipment, and provide feedback to Operations group and Operations Manager on product demonstrations.
  • Monitor and approve time off requests for all paving crew employees in the area, through the electronic records calendar.
  • Possess a strong understanding of Wisconsin, state DOT specifications for HMA, Safety and CMV operation.
  • Lead employees through the adherence to and demonstration of company guidelines and expectations, contained in the employee handbook.
  • Provide continuous improvement analysis of paving operations.
  • Ability to understand state and municipal plan and lay-out projects, prior to construction commencement.
  • Act as a consultant for area management and purchasing on paving equipment acquisitions.
  • Foster relationships with external and internal customers by portraying leadership and professionalism, at all times.
  • Assist in the training of foremen, project managers and field crew personnel.
  • Display a positive attitude and personal appearance.
  • Demonstrate proper work ethic and dedication to the job, lead by example.
  • Assist with continuous improvement initiatives and implementation of such initiatives.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • High degree of ethical standards in personal and business conduct
  • Self-directed and motivated; able to manage multiple conflicting and changing priorities
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience at the field level, laying and finishing HMA
  • Prior experience as a Foreman
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, consulting, conflict management, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
  • Valid Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record
  • Working knowledge of CMV guidelines and regulations
  • Trustworthy and discrete with confidential information
  • Adherence to anti-trust laws and regulations

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent client management and business literacy skills.
  • Ability to develop strong, trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results.
  • Ability to assist in the development and implementation of new competitive strategies to combat complex business issues related to HMA markets, products, etc.
  • Ability to take the initiative in identifying and addressing organizational needs, including making recommendations and implementing the changes.

Physical requirements

The mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

Task Critical Frequency Intensity Comments
Climbing A 3 2 Going up and down ladders, stairs, and ramps. Using of feet and legs, and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized
Balancing A 5 1 Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces
Stooping A 2 1 Bending body downward and forward by bending at the waist. This task is important if it occurs a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles
Kneeling A 3 1 Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees
Crouching A 3 1 Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
Crawling B 1 1 Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet
Pulling/Pushing A 3 4 Using upper arms and shoulders to exert force in order to draw, drag, or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Lifting A 4 5 Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper arms, shoulders, and back.
Fingering A 3 1 Picking, pinching, typing, keyboarding, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than whole hand or arms as in handling
Grasping A 4 3 Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palms
Feeling B 1 1 Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
Reaching A 5 5 Raising arms from a lower in all planes and directions, to conduct task. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper arms, shoulders, and back muscles.
Standing A 5 1 To support oneself on the feet in an erect position
Walking A 5 4 To move along on foot: advance by steps.
Handling A 4 4 Using of hands to grasp, lift and use tools and material
Sitting C To rest on the buttocks or haunches, while using upper extremities.

Critical How important is the item to completion of assigned responsibilities A = essential to the job B = required, but not essential C = not required Frequency How often does the job require the employee to demonstrate the task 1 = less then 10% of time 2 = from 11 25 % of time 3 = from 26 50 % of time 4 = from 51 75 % of time 5 = from 75 100 % of time Intensity Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of weight to the completion of assigned responsibilities 1 = less then 10 lbs. 2 = from 10 24 lbs. 3 = from 25 49 lbs. 4 = from 50 74 lbs. 5 = from 74 99 lbs. 6 = from 100 lbs. and up

Environmental Requirements for supervisor position

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.

  • Be able to tolerate variable weather conditions from extreme heat to cold
  • Work in a dirty and dusty environment
  • Be able to walk and/or stand for extended time (up to an entire day’s shift)
  • Be able to comprehend, understand and follow policies, procedures and safety requirements
  • Have the ability to hear and see to the level of accomplishment for above requirements

Additional Notes: Must be willing to travel to any and all job sites without exception. The ability to work varied hours including nights, early mornings, and weekends as needed.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and it is our practice to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants. In addition, it is the policy of the Company to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in each locality in which the Company has employees.

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