About the job
Lay out, cut, and place segmental paving units. Includes installers of bedding and restraining materials for the paving units.
What you'll do
- Cement the edges of the paved area.
- Compact bedding sand and pavers to finish the paved area, using a plate compactor.
- Cut paving stones to size and for edges, using a splitter and a masonry saw.
- Design paver installation layout pattern and create markings for directional references of joints and stringlines.
- Discuss the design with the client.
- Resurface an outside area with cobblestones, terracotta tiles, concrete or other materials.
- Screed sand level to an even thickness, and recheck sand exposed to elements, raking and rescreeding if necessary.
- Set pavers, aligning and spacing them correctly.
- Sweep sand from the surface prior to opening to traffic.
- Sweep sand into the joints and compact pavement until the joints are full.
Things you need to know
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
- Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Abilities you'll need to have
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.