Lead Roller Operator – Tampa Area

Job Description

Our Roller Operators are responsible for the safe and proper operation, maintenance and repairs, and proper roller setup. We require that they be committed to the total Ajax team effort by contributing to the proper completion of the work as directed by Foreman.

1. Proper Operation of Roller:

  • Follow proper techniques and methods including timing, pinching joints, stopping angles, proper watering of rolls and wheels, etc.
  • Avoid excessive starting and stopping.
  • Match roller speed to layout speed.
  • Participate in establishing and continues an effective rolling pattern until conditions, or density require change

2. Proper Maintenance and Repair:

  • Must keep shop informed of operating deficiencies.
  • Must perform daily maintenance and lubrication.
  • Must keep roller clean on a daily basis.
  • Must be on the job troubleshooter and communicate with the shop to find solutions to problems.
  • Assist the mechanic and perform mechanical repairs possible using standard tools and supplies kept on the job (Hydraulic leaks, loose belts, tighten chains and belts, minor fuel problems, etc.)

3. Proper Setup of Compaction Equipment for the Job:

  • Make sure roller’s weights are as directed by the Foreman.
  • All necessary compaction equipment is on the job and ready to go.
  • Must check out equipment each day.


  • Enforce all rules listed in the Ajax employee handbook.
  • Insure all Ajax quality standards are met.
  • Insure adherence to all federal, state, local and Ajax Safety and Environmental rules and regulations.


  • Field Environment- Work is exposed to outdoor conditions, noise and heat.
  • Ability to work days, nights and weekends as required.

The essential functions of this position include sitting, standing, walking, climbing, reaching, bending, trunk movements, lifting a minimum of 45 lbs., carrying, pushing/pulling, low-level work, dexterity of hands and fingers, seeing, hearing and talking.

This position demands an individual with the following strengths:

  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work well with subordinates, peers, and supervisors
  • Ambitious


  • Reporting to work on time, after lunch, and not leaving early unless authorized.
  • Always providing proper notification and advance notice of absence.
  • Not abusing or taking advantage of personal days off.
  • Performing such other duties as may be required.

Ajax offers a highly competitive pay and has excellent benefits; comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k) with discretionary employer match, life insurance, voluntary supplemental life insurance, flexible spending accounts, health and wellness program, direct deposit, paid vacation and holidays. 

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer / Must be drug-free and nicotine-free / Minorities & females are encouraged to apply. Background verified, pre-employment physical, nicotine & drug testing.