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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Phoenix, Arizona

About this job

Job Description

Job Description


Build your career from the ground up.

Come join our Award Winning Team.

Sunland Asphalt & Construction, LLC. strives to recruit top talent and we are committed to help you grow both professionally and personally. We are confident you will find our Company a dynamic and rewarding place in which to work because here at Sunland Asphalt our vision is: 'To be the best place in the world to work.'

Voted as one of Phoenix Business Journal's 'Best Places to Work,' Sunland offers employees:

  • Competitive Weekly Pay and Paid Time Off
  • 401(K)
  • Work/Life Balance and Community Involvement
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits including; Health, Dental, Vision
  • Award Winning Peers & Projects
  • And A Foundation Built on Safety


The Grade Checker set grade stakes to guide earth moving equipment operators in sloping highways and fill embankments. Grade checkers may also perform a variety of physical tasks to include operating heavy equipment and machinery and using power tools and/or hand tools as defined by each job/project.


  • Employee shall perform all duties and responsibilities with Sunland's Core Values at the forefront.
  • Sets grade stakes to guide earth moving equipment operators in sloping highways and fill embankments, using measuring instruments and hand tools: Reads survey stakes along highway right-of-way to determine grade specification for embankment
  • Measures horizontally and vertically, in specified ratio, from survey stake to juncture of embankment and initial excavation, using survey rod and eye level.
  • Sets grade stakes, using hatchet, and chalk-marks excavation reference points on stake.
  • Repeats measuring and staking at specified intervals to form horizontal stake lines along embankment.
  • Observes excavating activities to verify conformance to stake references and notifies equipment operators or supervisor of deviations.
  • Must be a strong communicator and be in constant contact with the earthmovers, paver operators, truck drivers and general laborers.
  • Must work quickly, productively and safely to meet production goals as outlined by the Foreman, Superintendent and/or Production Manager and concerning daily production schedule.
  • Must be an advocate of safety and follow safety policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in job-site and safety meetings and all Company related training.
  • Inspect, clean and maintain equipment and machinery.
  • May set up and tear down equipment.
  • Maintain a clean job site; pick up all tools, equipment, and secure job site each day.
  • Understand material handling and storage in compliance with SDS sheets.
  • Coordinate and work with contractors, sub-contractors and vendors to complete job.
  • Serve as front-line Company representative and must provide excellent service to the customer and to the public.
  • Use equipment and/or an assortment of hand tools such as rakes, shovels, wheel barrels, etc.
  • Perform all other general laborer work as needed.
  • Any and all other duties assigned. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • C ustomer Focus - Customer Orientation
  • O wnership - Results Driven, Performance, Time and Stress Management and Composure
  • R elationships - Teamwork Orientation, Diversity and Inclusion
  • E thics - Honesty, Integrity, Do the Right Thing
  • S AFETY - The Foundation of Everything We Do


  • This position is considered a safety-sensitive position and is subject to the company's drug and alcohol policy, as well as all OHSA regulations.
  • All employees must wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Serves as a safety ambassador by complying with federal, state and local laws, as well as Company safety policy, enforces safe work practices, and proactively identifies and remedies worksite hazards.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • This position operates at professional construction sites, requiring the ability to communicate with verbally others on site, in person and over the telephone, ability to read printed materials, signs and directions, stamina to maintain attention despite interruptions, ability to lift, push, pull, carry, handle or feel objects, supplies, tools, machinery and/or controls weighing up to 50 pounds and reach with hands and arms; climb stairs and/or ladders; balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, lift overhead, traverse around or otherwise position one's self around the required work and safety requirements to navigating and perform activities on various construction sites in a safe manner.
  • Will be required to work on project sites and operate vehicles, trailers, machinery, equipment and other tools within local, state and federal safety guidelines.
  • This position operates in a professional field environment. The position requires working outside, frequently for long periods of time in all weather, including extreme hot and cold temperatures.
  • While working, the employee might be exposed to various chemicals, vapors, pollutants, virus or other air-borne pathogens, gases, uneven surfaces, loud noises, moving vehicles or machines and dust/debris.


  • This is a full time position. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


  • Must be willing to travel to any and all jobsites without exception (including staying away from home if necessary.)


Education, Work Experience and Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED is preferred.
  • Six (6) months to one (1) year related experience is preferred.
  • Must be fluent in English, i.e., must be able to speak, read and write English.

Certifications, Licenses, and Registrations

  • A valid driver's license and a clean motor-vehicle record preferred.
  • Passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background check is required.


Sunland Asphalt is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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