Paving Foreman – Boutte, LA

Job description



Job ID:  483219

Barriere Construction, a CRH Company, is the Louisiana-based infrastructure contractor of choice for our Gulf South employees and customers. For 70+ years, we have continuously created value through our Culture of Care while safely and reliably delivering quality construction projects and materials under budget and on time, every time – this is our B Guarantee. Infrastructure and heavy civil construction services include asphalt and concrete paving, site preparation, structural, mechanical, and turnkey services. Materials sales are also available for all projects including your own, from residential to industrial. We are one of the largest asphalt producers in Louisiana with the largest asphalt plant in the state along with two others. Our award-winning Construction Group is constantly expanding the scope of its capabilities. It currently specializes in transportation, petrochemical, power, commercial, residential, and ports and rail projects.



Position Summary

The Asphalt Foreman will directly supervise and coordinate the daily activities of laying down asphalt on roads and parking lots. The foreman will engage and perform trade work with the employees supervised.


Duties and Responsibilities


40% Supervision

  • Directs workers in projects such as construction roadways and grading drainage areas.
  • Inspects work areas to determine the type of work required and materials and equipment to be used.
  • Inspects equipment and delegates maintenance of equipment to employees.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Maintains time and production records.
  • Enforces safety standards by wearing protective clothing or gear such as gloves, helmets, and safety glasses when and where required by Barriere.
  • Interviews, hires, and trains employees; planning, assigns, and directs work; appraises performance; rewards and disciplines employees; addresses complaints and resolves problems.


40% Operations

  • Operates equipment such as the loader, paver, roller, sweeper, bulldozer, excavator, front end loader, scraper, track hoe, backhoe, and bobcat and trains workers in equipment operation.
  • Studies production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignments.
  • Interprets job orders to workers, and assigns duties.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase the efficiency of the work crew.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals
  • Performs activities of workers supervised, such as a laborer, and light and heavy equipment operator.
  • Wears protective clothing or gear such as gloves, helmets, and safety glasses when and where required by Barriere.



15% Compliance

  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.
  • Abides by all Barriere safety regulations.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws


5% Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

Required Experience

  • 6 months related experience and/or training


Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well with others at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information


  • Organizational & time management skills


  • Working knowledge of and proficiency with a variety of computer word processing, spreadsheet, and database software applications



Physical and Mental Demands

The following apply to all full-time positions within Barriere Construction Company A CRH Company.

  • Ability to work in excess of 40 hours a week, which may include nights and weekends
  • Ability to view a computer screen for long periods of time
  • Ability to function in a high-pressure, stressful environment and meet stringent deadlines
  • Ability to operate a computer and standard office equipment
  • Ability to travel as required and work at different locations as required
  • Ability to read, write and speak English at the level equal to or greater than the national standards for a college graduate



What CRH Offers You


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



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Barriere Construction, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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