Road Worker

Stable
Growth
$1,164 Avg
Pay/Week
38.2 Avg
Hours/Week
8,100
Workers
Entry level
Required
96.5% Full-Time
Share
43.5 years
Avg Age
3.0% fe
Male

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Paving and Surfacing Labourers perform routine tasks associated in laying bituminous and other paving materials on roads, runways, parking areas and other surfaces to be paved.

Common tasks include:

  • sweeping paving bases prior to laying asphalt and other surfaces
  • sprinkling and brushing hot and cold-mix asphalt over surfaces to be paved and repaired to bond asphalt toppings to bases
  • operating tank-truck distributors and hoses to spray tar and road oils and emulsions on graded surfaces prior to paving

A Year 10 Certificate, Certificate I, or a short period of on-the-job training is sometimes needed, but is not necessary to work in this job. Around one in two workers have a Certificate III or IV.

Top skills required:

  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling equipment or systems.
  • Monitoring - Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.
  • Coordination - Changing what is done based on other people's actions.
  • Critical Thinking - Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.