VETERANS: Groundman/Aggregate Laborer

Syracuse. NY [NJ]
Watertown, New York

Last Day to Apply: April 25, 2023

Groundman/ Aggregate Laborer


Barrett Paving Materials Inc. is one of the companies that operates within Barrett Industries Corporation, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates primarily in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Barrett Paving is a leader in heavy civil construction with a vertically integrated value chain which includes aggregate production, hot mix asphalt plants, asphalt paving services, and a wide range of road construction work. We engage in heavy civil and commercial construction projects in counties throughout Upstate NY, specializing in airport and highway work. The mission of Barrett Paving has been to strengthen and grow by empowering our people, fostering innovation, and utilizing new technology.  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain.

Barrett Paving, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. 

Job Summary

This position is an entry level laborer/utility position.  This position will learn all the processes from the ground to the crusher. Some equipment  operation necessary to keep the grounds clean for maintenance and safety purposes. Also cross training opportunities throughout.  Hands on entry level maintenance and welding skills are preferred. 


  • Good communication skills and ability to take direction for work to perform
  • Aptitude for hands-on work couples with strong mechanical skills
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme conditions
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work on assigned tasks with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to work with others as a team
  • Responsible, reliable and dependable

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to push, carry, and lift 70 pounds or more
  • Must be able to stand or sit for extended period of times
  • Ability to kneel, climb, bend, stoop, crawl or walk on uneven surfaces
  • Physical ability must be enough to climb ladders
  • Must be able to pass a drug test and physical fitness test



Main Responsibilities

  • The Laborer or Utility person is tasked with performing all necessary daily duties to keep our  crushing plants or asphalt plant running as well as maintaining all grounds. Laborers are required to constantly tour, observe, recognize issues and maintain all working parts of the facilities
  • The Laborer plays a crucial role in maximizing plant uptime and minimizing downtime through constant, thorough, and effective routine maintenance procedures set forth by Plant Superintendents and Plant Operators. This position will cross train with other positions to maximize abilities within.
  • Equipment Operation experience a plus
  • This position is seasonal, approximately April through November. 


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