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Hubbard Construction Company Grounds Person in Tampa, Florida

100 Years of Experience at Work for You!Since 1920, the professional men and women of Hubbard Construction have literally paved the way for hundreds of public and private projects that have supported Florida's rise to prominence.Hubbard is one of Florida's largest heavy civil construction companies. We are proud to be a part of Florida's history and we are eager to continue to serve the Florida market and beyond.The scope of Hubbard's work includes complex highway projects, site development, paving, utility and drainage systems, surveying, RAP and hot mix sales, and state-of-the-art bridge building. We provide multiple delivery systems in design-build, bid-build, public/private-partnerships and design-build finance.Hubbard Construction's parent company, Eurovia, operates through a network of 330 agencies and 770 production sites, in 17 countries around the world.

General Description .

A Ground Person is an hourly-rated skilled craft position that performs on construction projects any combination of the duties described more fully, below. AGround Person typically performs a wide variety of tasks, transferring from one task to another as the work flow dictates.

Key Duties

  • Must be able to operate a milling machine while capable of maintaining the depth of cut and cross slope that will achieve the results specified in the project contract documents

  • Able to remove existing asphalt pavement by milling to improve the ride ability and cross slope of the pavement, to lower the finished grade adjacent to existing curb prior to resurfacing, or to completely remove existing pavement

  • Understand and follow specific plans to specify an average depth of cut

  • Operate the milling machine with a built-in automatic grade control system while controlling the transverse slope and the longitudinal profile to produce the specified results

  • Operate and limit the amount of dust escaping during the removal operation

  • Able to complete pavement removal, the operator may use alternate removal and crushing equipment in lieu of the equipment specified

  • Understand basic survey nomenclature

  • Able to Judge distance and slopes accurately

  • Able to make decisions based on verifiable standards

  • Remove the existing raised reflective pavement markers prior to milling

  • Milling cross slope, remove the existing pavement to the average depth specified in the plans

  • Able to utilize requires use of a string line to ensure maintaining the proper alignment

  • Able to randomly take measurements of the cross slope of the milling operation

  • Understand production and quantity requirements

  • Ability to utilize automatic grade control system

  • Ability to schedule work while maintaining production

  • Hauling and stockpiling or otherwise disposing of the milled material as instructed

  • Ability to lead and delegate work within work scope

  • Ability to train other crew members

  • Responsible for daily maintenance of equipment to remain in proper and safe working order

  • Notify supervisor if equipment needs repair

  • Perform incidental work items and duties included within other crafts

  • Must be flexible with work schedule and travel

  • Operator must be able to climb on and off equipment safely

    Qualification Requirements

  • General. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Key Duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and Experience. This position typically is not an entry-level job, as it requires demonstrable previous experience as a Ground Person. A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred. Must be able to understand work directions and communicate effectively with job site supervisors and fellow employees. Three (3) to Five (5) years or more of industry related experience is required for this position , with an emphasis on asphalt, roads, highways, and bridges.

  • Physical Demands. The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by a Ground Person to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Constant physical effort, including standing, is required during a regular work shift of at least eight hours per day. Employee must be able to stand for extended periods of time, and to stoop, bend, and crouch as required to perform Key Duties.

  • Ability to lift and carry, on a frequent basis, at least 50-90 pounds personally, and up to 150 pounds with assistance.

  • Maintain constant alertness to the multiple concurrent activities of the construction site, including the activities of other employees and contractors, the operation of stationary equipment, and the movement of mobile equipment.

  • Frequently walk on uneven surfaces, including natural ground in varying weather conditions.

  • The Operator must be able to climb on and off heavy mobile equipment safely.

  • Work Environment. The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those that a Ground Person encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions.

  • Work environment periodically exposes the employees to high levels of noise, grease, and dust that is typically associated with a construction project.

  • Employee regularly works near heavy equipment and moving machinery.

  • Work may involve a variety of substances commonly found on construction sites such as form oil, grease, curing compounds, gasoline, diesel fuel and ready mixed concrete.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We promote a Drug-Free Workplace.