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Road Construction Operatives

Road construction operatives construct, repair and maintain roads and lay paving slabs and kerbstones to form pavements and street gutters.

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About this Career

£32,169

Average salary

New workers start around £23,042.06. Normal pay is £32,169 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £49,456.55.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Removes damaged paving slabs and kerb stones, lays bedding of sand, concrete or mortar on prepared foundation, lays new slabs or stones and fills joints with mortar.
  • Spreads aggregate over road surfaces using shovel and lays markings on road surface.
  • Spreads bitumen, tar or asphalt and compacts surface using roller.
  • Heats bitumen in bucket, applies it to newly laid asphalt and beats or draws tamper head on asphalt to close joints.
  • Cuts away broken road surface with pick or pneumatic drill.
  • Inspects road surfaces for hazards or signs of deterioration, clears mud, weeds and debris from road and spreads grit or salt as required.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Reading Comprehension
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Active Learning
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Critical Thinking
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Learning Strategies
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Active Listening
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Speaking
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Writing
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Mathematics
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Monitoring
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Science
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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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