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L.L. Pelling Company, Inc. Asphalt Foreperson in North Liberty, Iowa

Build your career at LL Pelling, a full service asphalt contractor serving industrial, commercial, and municipal customers in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas.

Job Title: Asphalt Foreperson

Department: Asphalt Division

Reports To: Field Superintendent

FLSA Status: Full-time Year-Round, Exempt

Salary: $85,000-$95,000 annually


This position leads and directly supervises employees on a heavy highway asphalt crew. The foreperson is responsible for ensuring maximum yield and desired smoothness, densities, elevations, and drainage. This role ensures quality workmanship while maximizing crew efficiency.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervise 12 employees. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, promoting, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Foreperson carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company’s policies and applicable laws.


  • Follow and enforce compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and rules including company policies and procedures.

  • Conduct weekly on-the-job safety training, i.e. toolbox safety talks.

  • Track, record, and submit material volumes and labor hours electronically.

  • Maintain working relationship across the company and with outside contacts including inspectors, subcontractors, quality control personnel, and owners.

  • Comply with IDOT traffic control standards.

  • Provide electronic log of equipment hours of operation and repair orders.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Must have regular, dependable attendance to be physically present each day.

  • Must be able to drive to/from job sites and other company locations.

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage team members in stressful situations.

  • Must be able to read and interpret documents such as plans, contracts, safety regulations, and procedure manuals.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Above average mechanical skills.

  • Able to solve practical problems.

  • Competent in the English language to read, write, speak, and listen.

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Pass pre-employment drug test.

  • Pass pre-employment screenings which may include written and/or electronic testing of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    Education and Experience:

  • 2+ years of asphalt paving experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Be at least 18 years of age.

  • Valid driver's license with insurable driving record.

    Physical Requirements:

  • Able to work in all weather conditions.

  • Must be able to safely work alongside moving construction equipment and open lanes of traffic in both day and night conditions.

  • Have clarity of speech and hearing which permits effective communication.

  • Have sufficient vision with permits moderate review of a wide variety of materials including job plans and specifications, both in electronic and hardcopy formats.

  • Have sufficient vision including depth perception and peripheral vision.

  • Have sufficient manual dexterity to operate heavy construction equipment, a tablet, and to fill out paperwork by hand.

  • Lift, push, pull, and/or carry up to 25 pounds regularly; occasionally up to 50 pounds.

  • Stand, sit, squat, kneel, bend, crouch, twist, reach, and climb into and out of equipment.

    Work Schedule:

    Days and hours of work vary including overnight and weekend work based on weather, project size, and location.

  • Available to work nights and weekends.

  • Available to work 45+ hours per week.


Like our people, our benefits are some of the best in the area!

  • Company pickup truck

  • Profit-share

  • Paid vacation

  • Paid holidays

  • Generous 401k retirement plan match

  • Affordable health, dental, & vision Insurance

  • Company-sponsored (free) life insurance for employee, spouse, & dependents

  • Short-Term & Long-Term disability

  • Employee appreciation events & gifts

  • Wellness Program

  • Safety Incentive Program

    If you're looking for a rewarding career with great benefits and family culture, LL Pelling could be the place for you. Since 1948, we have built our business on the principles of integrity, quality, and safety. It means we treat our employees like family; we pay well, ensure safe work environments, and offer great benefits - some of the best in the construction industry!

    Pre-employment drug screening employer

Random drug testing employer

Minorities, women, and vets encouraged to apply.

LL Pelling participates in E-Verify post-employment.