Alternative Job Titles
Construction Equipment Operator, Construction Laborer
Road Construction Workers have duties ranging from installing the cones, signs and barricades that warn drivers and control the flow of traffic, acting as flagmen to stop or direct traffic, clearing debris from the work site, using jackhammers to break up existing pavement and tending equipment such as cement mixers or asphalt heaters. Road construction workers are typically trained by employers on the job, but some contractor associations and trade unions offer apprenticeship programs. During an apprenticeship, workers spend two to four years attending class part-time and working part-time while earning a wage. Apprentices normally need to be at least 18, and program sponsors usually prefer candidates who have graduated high school or earned an equivalency diploma.
Required Skills & Abilities
Typical Salary$34,530 - $47,040
- On-the-job training & experience, Apprenticeship, or Technical College Coursework (Certificate or Associate's degree)