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Please note that a formal job application must be completed in person at our Chestertown and Eden offices

Asphalt Laborer/Luteman



This is the beginning level of general construction work.  An employee in this class must be able to perform heavy physical labor outdoors in all types of weather, such as extreme heat.  He should understand the care and use of basic hand tools, and is expected to learn from more experienced workers and foreman the proper care and use of all the various hand tools, power tools and equipment used by construction. 


This employee will also learn basic precautions for his own personal safety and the safety of co-workers to be observed when using the various tools and equipment.


This employee works as a member of a construction crew and is supervised closely by a foreman. Work is evaluated by the foreman and other supervisory personnel in view of the employees demonstrated ability to accomplish his assigned work effectively, to learn some of the more difficult tasks usually performed by the experienced workers, to observe the basic safety precautions, and to work cooperatively with other crew members. This employee does not supervise others.


A Luteman assists with the application of asphalt on highways/private roadways/parking lots/driveways using handheld tools. Must partner with other crew members to pave roadways per plan specifications and if need be, to perform tasks of other positions as instructed by crew foreman to ensure daily schedules/estimates are met.




  • Understand and execute paving procedures while following instructions to meet the standards of the project.

  • Distribute and rake asphalt material used in construction, repair and resurfacing.

  • Match and finish freshly made asphalt paving joints.

  • Finish surfaces by smoothing and tamping asphalt material to the proper grade and thickness to properly adhere material to road surface.

  • Any other duties assigned by your Foreman or Superintendent


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:     Applicants must be able to perform heavy physical labor outdoors in all types of weather, specifically high heat.  Candidates may be given a medical examination to determine physical ability to perform the job. 




  • There are no light duty assignments in this classification.  Employees must maintain the necessary health and physical ability to perform the duties of this position.


  • The nature of this position may require that the employee be able to operate a motor vehicle.  Therefore, a valid Maryland Motor Vehicle Operator’s license may be required prior to appointment.




  • Lays asphalt paving, lutes, rakes and shovels

  • Patches and resurfaces roads; cleans & sweeps roadway, curb & gutter, sidewalk, etc.

  • Digs and repairs holes, ditches and culverts

  • Loads, transports, and unloads equipment, supplies and materials

  • Repairs, paints and maintains bridges, equipment sheds, shop buildings and others structures

  • Picks up trash and debris from construction areas and service yard and related grounds

  • Assists in the erection and maintenance of highway guardrail, signs, etc.

  • Mows grass

  • Maintain Traffic (Flagger)

  • Lays pipe

  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools such as sledges, hammers, wrenches, brushes, shovels, picks and hand tamps, saws, drills, sprayers, air compressors, mud jacks, air hammers, vibrators, pot hole diggers, post drivers, etc.

  • Maintains and cleans hand tools, power tools and equipment

  • May operate pieces of equipment such as motor rollers, tractor-mowers and other maintenance equipment usually of 25,000 lbs. G.V.W or less; vibratory tams, tractor brooms

  • Cleans buildings, shop areas, grounds, vehicles and related tools and equipment

  • Performs others necessary duties as required




  • Elementary knowledge of the care and proper use of basic hand tools used for digging and striking

  • Ability to use basic hand tools used for digging and striking

  • To learn the proper care and use of all hand and power tools used in construction

  • To follow oral instructions

  • To work cooperatively with others

  • To learn basic construction work techniques and procedures



  • Must be able to perform physical labor indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. 

  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds.

  • Body Positioning:

    • Bending or Twisting.

    • Kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling

    • Standing and walking

    • Climbing

    • Using your hands to handle, control, or fell objects tools or controls.

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test. 

  • Random drug testing is performed monthly.

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