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Asphalt Paving Superintendent- Candler, NC

Location:  Candler, NC, US, 28715
Company:  Harrison Construction Company

Job ID:  129405


Since 1947, Harrison Construction Company, an Oldcastle Materials company, has been the preferred source for ground-level site construction throughout eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. Committed to quality, service and safety, our integrated products and services enable us to build and manage site development projects from concept through construction.  In addition, by being a part of the Oldcastle family, we are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that come together to form Oldcastle.  Oldcastle is the number one asphalt producer, the third-largest aggregates producer, and one of the top five ready mixed concrete producers in the United States.  Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Position Overview

Plan, direct or coordinate, usually through subordinate personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of paving projects.  Participate in the conceptual development of a paving project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Ensure a safe work environment by overseeing compliance with all safety policies, conducting toolbox talks and ensuing personnel have the appropriate tools and equipment.
  • Studies production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completing of job assignment; maintains time and production records.
  • Interprets specifications, blue prints and job orders to workers and assign duties.
  • Daily supervision of crews.  Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable law including but not limited to training employees, planning, assigning and directly work, appraise performance, rewarding and discipline employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Possess basic computer knowledge in order to become efficient in necessary computer programs.
  • Signal operators of construction equipment to facilitate alignment and movement of materials.
  • Be familiar with paver automation grade and slope control.
  • Be knowledgeable in all aspects of work activities that are being supervised, including all paving equipment.
  • May estimate, order and inspect materials.  May determine tonnage and type of asphalt required and inform plants.
  • Confers with customers, plant personnel, other supervisors, and  subcontractors engaged in planning and executing work procedures, interpreting specifications and coordinating various phases of paving.
  • Inspects work in progress, reviews materials used, and adjusts work schedules as appropriate.
  • Directs appropriate traffic control methods and techniques wherever necessary.
  • Completion of required paperwork on a daily, weekly and as needed basis.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.



  • Minimum high school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • 5 years experience in construction industry with paving experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills and attributes.
  • Basic computer knowledge.


Work Requirements

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.
  • Be able to interact with vendors, construction employees, and different levels of management.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license to drive a company vehicle.
  • If operating company vehicle, employee must meet Driver Qualification Standard.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Environmental, Health & Safety Manual.
  • Strict adherence to Harrison Construction policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers with other duties as required.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Ability to comprehend and communicate to others the requirements of technical specifications, regulations, reports and manuals.


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Walking, occasional climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and traveling over irregular terrain.
  • Some tasks involve: prolonged periods of standing and/or exposure to noise or weather, good motor coordination, finger dexterity and color discrimination.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • Must be able to regularly lift 25 pounds, occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds.  
  • All essential duties must be performed without posing a direct threat to their own, or others, health and safety, with or without the use of a reasonable accommodation.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to wet, humid condition airborne particles, and extreme heat or cold.  The employee is exposed to vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud and may require protective equipment


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What Oldcastle Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About Oldcastle

Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!


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Harrison Construction Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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