Road Surfacing Operative

Job Type:
Job Sector:
North East
Chester le Street
£30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Excellent Salary + Overtime + Bonus + Benefits
Job Ref:

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters. We want to get to know you. If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 

We are currently looking for a skilled Road Surfacing Operative to join our friendly team based at Tarmac Birtley in Chester-le-Street. We have gangs based across the North East, Yorkshire and Lancashire. This role is easily commutable from Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, Consett, Durham, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Darlington, South Shields, Wallsend, Longbenton and the surrounding areas. 

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds. 
Main ResponsibilitiesReporting directly to the Foreman, you will be part of an Asphalt machine lay gang working on a variety of schemes such as motorways, airfields, new build carriageways, local authority streetworks, private and industrial commercial works. Experience in similar works will be an advantage. Duties of the skilled Road Surfacing Operative will include the day-to-day operations as per the daily/weekly plan. The role is to operate within Health and Safety guidelines whilst meeting work demands. Working to keep general housekeeping to a high standard in your daily work. 

The successful candidate in the role of skilled Road Surfacing Operative will specifically focus on operational tasks including: 

Working with asphalt on-site and operating machinery (including pavers, heavy rollers and JCB 2CXs) for which you will require the requisite competency cards. 

Day to day maintenance, maintaining the highest levels of housekeeping 

Maintenance and driving a culture of zero harm and behavioural safety 

Compliance and awareness Health and Safety measures around the site 

The Ideal CandidateAs part of an operational team, you as a skilled Road Surfacing Operative will be able to demonstrate proven experience of working within a similar environment. You will also: 

Have experience in road surfacing including asphalt although product knowledge is not essential 

Be flexible and self-motivated to succeed 

Able to work as part of an effective team and motivate others 

Have knowledge of Risk Assessments 

Have knowledge of SSOW (HIRA) and Permit systems (preferred but not essential) 

Be compliant and engage with company policies, targets, goals and standards 

IT literate - preferred but not essential 

Flexible to work varying shifts including nights and weekends 

In the role of skilled Road Surfacing Operative we will support training for a candidate from a similar industry.
Why UsIn addition to the role of Road Surfacing Operative we also offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits including: 

Bonus scheme 

Enhanced holiday entitlement 

Contributory pension scheme 

Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 

Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 

Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc.(REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female voice and menopause 

Training and development opportunities 

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?

Tarmac, a CRH company, is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


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Tarmac Trading Limited 

Contact Details:
Tel: 000 000 0000
Contact: Lois Moore

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