Stone Spreader Operator

Operate stone-spreading machines to lay stones on road surfaces.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stone Spreader Operators do?

Operates stone-spreading machine to lay gravel, stone, and cold-mix asphalt on road surfaces: Hooks spreader to rear of dump truck and trips truck tailgate latch. Signals DUMP-TRUCK DRIVER to hoist dump body and dump material into spreader hopper. Adjusts hopper opening to ensure required amount of material is deposited on road surface. Drags material from truck bed, using shovel, to distribute material along length of hopper.


Should I be a Stone Spreader Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Asphalt Spreader Operator, Blacktop Spreader, Black Top Spreader Machine Operator, EO, Mechanical Spreader Operator See More

    How to become a Stone Spreader Operator

    Most Stone Spreader Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9oaaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2819%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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