Lute Person

Lute people have the important task of preparing hot asphalt for rolling. (Image courtesy of Payne & Dolan)

As the last person to touch the hot asphalt surface before rolling, the lute person works the hot mix by hand with a rake to repair any pavement imperfections.

With an eye for quality, lute people determine how the finished job looks.

Education requirements
High school diploma or GED

Other requirements
Knowledge of paving equipment
Team player
Follow directions well

Work environment
Seasonal work
Day/night shifts and long hours during paving season
Outdoor work environment
Heavy physical activity (shoveling, lifting)

$10 to $23 per hour