Screed Operator



Murfreesboro, TN

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Screed Operator to join our team. Wiregrass Construction is committed to taking care of our employees and offers excellent compensation and low-cost benefits, with our health insurance costing as low as $18 per week for a single employee. If you’re interested in joining an established and growing company with opportunities for career advancement, we encourage you to apply and grow with us!

As a Screed Operator, you will play a crucial role in operating screed controls to achieve the desired depth, grade, and finished cross-section of the asphalt material. This position requires expertise and is not an entry-level role. Additionally, there may be occasions when you will be required to perform as an assistant foreman to support the team.

Key Duties:

  • Primary Operator: Serve as the primary operator on an asphalt paver, responsible for adjusting the screed extensions to achieve the proper depth, grade, and finished cross-section of the asphalt material.
  • Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with other crew members to apply asphalt according to plan specifications. Additionally, you may be assigned tasks from other crew positions as instructed by the foreman to ensure smooth daily operations.
  • Safety and Compliance: Strictly adhere to all corporate policies and procedures to maintain a safe working environment. Report any problems or issues to the Foreman, Superintendent, or Safety Manager promptly.
  • Flexibility: Demonstrate flexibility in accommodating schedule changes, location changes, and shift changes as required. Overtime work and out-of-town assignments may be necessary.
  • Traffic Control and Safety: Follow Traffic Control instructions and adhere to safety standards as outlined by the Company and ATTSA Safety Policy requirements.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Comply with the PPE policy and ensure individual PPE is in functional condition as provided by the company.

Primary Duties:

  • Ensure the equipment spreads material to appropriate specifications.
  • Assist in flagging traffic.
  • Load and unload materials.
  • Shovel dirt, gravel, and asphalt.
  • Perform general cleanup around the job site.
  • Monitor gauges, dials, or other indicators to ensure the machine is working properly.
  • Conduct daily maintenance checks.
  • Properly store all tools at the end of each shift.
  • Immediately notify the department lead of any potential safety or equipment issues.
  • Follow processes and procedures accurately.
  • Wear appropriate clothing, shoes, and personal protective equipment.

Secondary Duties:

  • Perform any other duties assigned or required.


To excel in this role, you should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Quick Study: Ability to acquire understanding and absorb new information efficiently.
  • Attention to Detail: Careful and thorough in completing work tasks with a keen eye for detail.
  • Team Player: Ability to work effectively in a team setting and establish collaborative relationships with peers.
  • Problem-Solving: Capable of detecting problems, errors, omissions, miscalculations, and non-compliance against requirements.
  • Efficient Time Management: Skilled in planning, organizing, and scheduling work to ensure efficiency and productivity. Can focus on priorities, handle multiple projects, and manage time effectively.
  • Composure under Pressure: Maintains poise and composure even under heavy pressure from supervisors or company officers.
  • Adaptability: Able to quickly adjust to changing priorities or work demands without negatively impacting performance or team dynamics.
  • Effective Communication: Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Active Listening: Ability to comprehend directives, inquiries, comments, and decipher intent and meaning.
  • Can-Do Attitude: Exhibits a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Reliability: Demonstrates reliability, responsibility, and dependability.

Physical Demands:

  • Lifting and carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 50 lbs. approximately 50% of the time.
  • Standing, walking, and climbing approximately 50% of the time.
  • Occasional sitting in a normal position for an extended time approximately 50% of the time.
  • Frequent reaching, handling, and feeling.


The posted salary or pay compensation ranges are approximate and dependent on applicable experience and qualifications. Upper ranges are flexible.

EEO: Wiregrass Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will not discriminate based on creed/national origin/religion/color/sex/age/wage and status as individual with a disability or protected veteran.