This is the on-ramp, the position where those without experience, gain experience. Once you get up to speed, more opportunities open. Training is usually on the job and you’ll become familiar with all the other jobs. From here, you can advance to supervisor or move into another position that’s a better fit.
General road construction. Install cones, signs and barricades that warn drivers and control the flow of traffic; act as flagger to stop or direct traffic; clear debris from the worksite; break up existing pavement with jackhammers; dig trenches; tie steel; place concrete forms; assist with pouring concrete or laying asphalt.
Work is outside at highway construction sites, in all kinds of weather. The normal workweek is 40 hours (eight hours a day for five days). However, some projects may require night, weekend, holiday work and overtime.
Training is mostly on the job.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the annual mean wage nationwide (2014) is $40,910.