Batch Plant Operator (Austin Area)

Austin, TX, US, 78726

Texas Materials - Ready Mix


Job ID:  495767


Texas Materials, A CRH company, is a leading supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete, and paving and construction services in Texas. Our focus is to provide quality products and reliable customer service with a safety-first mindset.  We consider our employees our greatest strength and we make it our priority to invest in their development and well-being. When you work for Texas Materials, you are helping to support and build the infrastructure of Texas.


Position Overview

The Batch Plant Operator controls the process to produce concrete from raw ingredients and additives according to predetermined specifications using computer batching software.


Job Opportunities at various locations through the greater Austin Area


Location Opportunities:

Round Rock Plant

Leander Plant

Volente Plant

Georgetown Plant

Taylor Plant

Green Plant

Bastrop Plant

Ramirez Plant

Hutto Plant

Liberty Hill Plant


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Verifies the correct admixtures are used in correct dosages and provided verification that the concrete batched meets the specifications established by the company and the customer.
  • Adjusts batching weights and quantities as necessary to maintain specifications.
  • Responsible for a safe work environment for themselves and co-workers.
  • Properly follow all company policies and OSHA/MSHA regulations for safe working procedures and environment.  Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA.
  • Follow directions of Foreperson and/or plant operator as to daily tasks and expectations for each specific project or jobsite.
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.
  • Reliable attendance is essential in performing this role.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to produce concrete products to required specifications.



·         Minimum high school or general education degree (GED) required.

·         Previous related experience as a Batch Plant Operator; knowledge of mix designs, components desirable.

Work Requirements

·         Verify each load for yardage, mix, added products and all other quality information.

·         Safety and efficiently operate equipment.

·         Receive and inspect raw materials.

·         Keep required records and logs.

·         Oversee the cleaning of the central mix plant.

·         Monitor inventories in the plant (cement, flyash, admixtures).

·         Thorough working knowledge of computer/batching system.

·         Define problems, collect data, and communicate with supervisor.

·         Responsible for plant maintenance and preventive maintenance.  Inspect plant equipment and facilities for mechanical problems.  Relay any problems to the supervisor.

·         Strictly adhere to safety requirements, policies, and procedures as outlined in the employee policy manual.

·         Report to work at the designated start time.

·         Work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors/managers with other duties as required.

·         Perform general labor duties when necessary.

·         Available to work overtime, nights and weekends when necessary. Reliable attendance is essential.

·         Travel and work away from home when necessary.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

·         Basic knowledge of skid steer and/or “Bob Cat” equipment operation.  Experience with basic hand tools and general equipment maintenance.


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Climb: ascend/descend ladders, stairs, and equipment.
  • Lift: exertion of physical strength to move objects (50 lbs.) from one level to another.
  • Carry: hold or rest weighted objects (50 lbs.) directly on hands, arms, shoulders, or back while walking from one location to another.
  • Bend: flexion of the upper trunk forward while standing and knees extended or knees flexed when sitting.
  • Push/Pull: Exertion of force on or against object (70 lbs.) to move it from one location to another.
  • Reach: extend the hands and arms in any direction.
  • Kneel: maintain the body in an erect posture while resting body weight on one or both knees.
  • Stoop: flexion of the upper body forward at the waist with partial flexion of the knee while standing.
  • Twist: using hand tools such as wrenches and screwdrivers.


Work Environment

  • Noise: sufficient noise, either constant or intermittent, to cause marked distraction or possible injury to sense of hearing.
  • Fumes: vaporous emissions, usually odorous, thrown off as the result of combustion or chemical reaction.
  • Gases: carbon monoxide and ozone.
  • Dust: airborne particles of any kind such as dust.
  • Hazards: closeness to moving mechanical parts; slipping while ascending/descending stairs, ladders, and equipment; exposure to high temperatures during the summer and cold temperatures during the winter.
  • Protection: required to wear hard hat, safety glasses (prescription or non-prescription) with side shields, safety vest, gloves, steel-toed safety shoes, hearing protection.



The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What CRH/Texas Materials Offers You

  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion
  • Competitive base pay
  • Medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH

CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.

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Come build your career with us! Apply today and find out how your skills and experience can translate to opportunities that advance your career. Please complete your online application and profile for consideration.


Texas Materials, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date:  Jul 4, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Austin

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