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City of Detroit Asphalt Finisher (DPW - Employment Opportunity) in Detroit, Michigan

Asphalt Finisher (DPW - Employment Opportunity)

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Asphalt Finisher (DPW - Employment Opportunity)


$13.59 - $15.14 Hourly


MI 48226, MI

Job Type

Certified-Regular Civil Service


Dept of Public Works

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Under general supervision, adjusts and controls the distribution and placement of asphaltic mixtures from mechanized asphalt-laying equipment; assists in directing a small crew of workers engaged in preparing and finishing asphalt surfaces.

Examples of Duties

  • Adjusts and controls the flow, width, distribution, and grade of asphaltic mixtures from asphalt paving machines by manipulating and adjusting external control devices.

  • Ensures asphaltic mixtures brought to specified grade and depth.

  • Assigns other workers to specific manual raking and luting tasks.

  • Directs dumping of asphalt into machines.

  • Instructs other workers in controlling the laying operation of paving machines.

  • Assists superior in directing pavement areas to be cut out to ensure quality work in resurfacing.

  • Assists in training other workers in activities associated with street resurfacing or construction such as to manually rake and lute asphalt, tend tool heaters and asphalt kettles, cut out heaves and other preparatory work prior to resurfacing.

  • Performs and/or leads other workers in performing any tasks associated with asphalt resurfacing activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.

  • Three years of experience in asphalt paving including two years of experience in controlling the operation of asphalt paving machines.


  • Employees in this class may be required to operate a motor vehicle - Valid State of Michigan Operator License required.

Supplemental Information

Evaluation Plan

  • Interview: 70%

  • Evaluation of Training, Experience, and Personal Qualifications (TEP): 30%

  • Total, Interview and Evaluation of T.E.P: 100%

  • Veterans Points: 0-15 Points

  • Detroit Residency Credit 15 points


  • Basic safety practices required for safe use of tools, materials and equipment.

  • Asphalt raking and luting and the methods and materials used in asphalt resurfacing.

  • Techniques and equipment used in spreading and in making accurate estimates of paving materials required for various projects.


  • Performing street resurfacing work.

  • Physical and mechanical dexterity.

  • Observation.


  • Direct the work of others.

  • Operate necessary tools and equipment.

  • Display initiative and resourcefulness in handling unusual asphalt paving problems.

  • Interact effectively with subordinates and other department personnel with tact and diplomacy.

Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position.


  • Work involves significant field activities with exposure to seasonal weather conditions.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to the class. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Specific job duties may vary from position to position.

City Employees Benefits Summary


The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:


Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment.


Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment.


Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment.

Life Insurance

Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.

Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)

The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.

Sick Leave

City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.



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Other Leave Policies

The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,


City Employees Retirement System

As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:

• Completion of thirty (30) years of service; - At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service, or - At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service. (In the event of disability, other eligibility rules apply); • An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service; • Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.

Advancement Opportunities

Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.

Have a successful career with the City of

Detroit. Always remember that you are a part of a team with a common Vision of delivering excellent service to the citizens of the City of Detroit.


Do you possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have three (3) years of experience in asphalt paving including two years of experience in controlling the operation of asphalt paving machines?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have a Valid State of Michigan Operator License?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


City of Detroit


Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

2 Woodward Ave ste 316

Detroit, Michigan, 48226




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