Job: Grade Checker

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Posted: 01/04/2018

Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

Grade checkers are responsible for the measurement and setting of grade stakes during a construction project. Their job description entails studying survey stakes to determine the grade specification for embankment. Grade checkers, by means of grade stakes, guide the direction of earth moving equipment such as excavators and bulldozers.

Rough Grading

  • Review plans for most current plan date, completeness, sectional thicknesses & conflicts.
  • Boot up all onsite survey stakes to show subgrade elevation and color code as appropriate.  (Before excavation begins.)
  • Review cut/fill sheet for discrepancies.
  • Lay out pads.
  • Lay out column lines if necessary.
  • Monitor over excavation.
  • Lay out retention tops and bottoms.
  • Lay out hardscape areas.
  • Lay out parking lots.
  • Blue top pads.
  • Verify retention bottoms for elevation and area.

Concrete Fine Grading

  • Review plans for most current plan date, completeness, sectional thicknesses & conflicts.
  • Check plan for type of curb.
  • Verify sections with MAG specifications.
  • Boot up stakes to show subgrade elevation.
  • Lay out curb transitions as needed.
  • Verify curb grade for accuracy.

Subgrade / ABC Fine Grade

  • Review plans for most current plan date, completeness, sectional thicknesses & conflicts.
  • Check plans for paving areas with <1% fall and report to Superintendent.
  • Review GPS Team’s concrete as-built plans for any drainage issues created by the concrete installation.
  • Feather all surveyor blue tops.
  • Mark curbs for subgrade elevation and finish ABC elevation.  (Maintain 6” reveal from top of curb.)
  • Split hubs as needed.
  • After subgrade has been cut, install rough ABC hubs for ABC placing operation.
  • Verify flow in all paving areas and present superintendent with options for resolving flow challenges.
  • Verify <2% fall in handicap stalls.

Layout Maricopa Edges 

  • Must be proficient at reading survey stakes.
  • Must be proficient at interpreting all types of construction plans & drawings.
  • Must have a general understanding of soils & densities
  • Must have an excellent understanding of the function and capabilities of all common earthmoving equipment so that they are competent to make minor changes in field operations for the purpose of maximizing productivity.
  • Ensure each project’s 100% compliance to all Ace Asphalt’s Grade Checking Standards.
  • Watch & report wear items early enough so they can be repaired in a scheduled manor – cutting edges, teeth, brass, hoses
  • Always comply to all company work & safety policies
  • Maintain equipment in a clean and working order.

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