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Joint Cleaning and Grooving Machine Operator

Operate machines to clean joint grooves or to cut new grooves in pavement.

What does a Joint Cleaning and Grooving Machine Operator do?

Operates machine to clean expansion joint grooves or to cut new grooves in concrete or asphalt pavement, and to rout out cracks in concrete and asphalt pavement: Installs cutters in cutterhead and mounts cutterhead on cone of main drum shaft, using handtools. Guides machine along joint or crack, sighting through mirror fastened to front of machine. Lowers and raises cutter according to sounds of blades in contact with paved surface to cut safety grooves in specified paved sections. Measures to verify depth of grooves, using depth gauge and adjusts cutting blades according to depth specifications. Cleans and replaces cutters when dirty or worn.