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Assistant Block Plant Manager - Bradenton, FL

Bradenton, FL, US, 34208

Preferred Materials - Concrete



Job ID:  452182


Preferred Materials – Concrete Division, part of CRH South Division, is a leading supplier of ready mix concrete, concrete block, rebar and building materials in the state of Florida, providing the highest product quality and service in the construction industry. With headquarters in Bonita Springs, Florida, and operations in five key Florida markets, Preferred Materials provides municipalities, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, builders and suppliers a wide variety of construction materials and products. Our employees make Preferred Materials a great place to work. We promote a strong safety culture, where employees take responsibility for their own safety.


Position Overview

Your primary responsibility is to assist the plant manager in coordinating block plant manufacturing activities, managing the site to produce a quality product at acceptable cost levels. Responsibilities include the efficient and effective utilization of human resources, plant and equipment.  You must foster teamwork, positive work environment and overall safety of yourself and others.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Ensure Health & Safety standards are met by complying with legislation, company policies and promoting a safe work environment.

  • Must be able to effectively lead others.

  • Properly follows & promotes all company policies and OSHA regulations for safe working procedures and environment.

  • Must be able to maintain an acceptable attendance record in a flexible work schedule.

  • Ensure control of all inventories of raw materials and materials for resale.

  • Based on sales and inventory needs, schedule block plant production.

  • Ensures proper maintenance of plant production equipment to minimize lost production time. This includes maintaining adequate spare parts inventory.   

  • Ensures safe work practice by all block plant employees, maintain a strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures.

  • Ensures that production meets or exceeds established quality standards; responsible for maintaining quality block production. 

  • Assist in block plant sales and delivery when requested.  

  • Perform routine mechanical/electrical repairs and preventative maintenance.

  • Perform troubleshooting and problem solving as needed.

  • Performing bulk and physical inventories.

  • May perform other related duties as required or directed; ensure adequate coverage of all roles necessary for block production.

  • Must be available to travel and work from other company facilities as needed.

  • Must possess a professional attitude while interacting with peers, contractors, and public.

  • Must adhere to all environmental and local rules and regulations.


Support in assistant plant manager role:

  • Hire, train and supervise an adequate number of employees to meet the needs of the block plant operations. 

  • Prepare daily production reports, down time reports, and other paperwork. Responsible for filing and documentation systems.

  • Order and maintain inventory of supplies, parts, equipment, and raw materials required for operations.

  • Perform moisture analysis on aggregates daily; adjust mixes for moisture content.

  • Batch and adjust mix designs as required.

  • Train and cross-train block plant personnel as required.

  • Perform plant startup and closing procedures.

  • Manage site employees assisting in any required coaching, disciplinary actions, terminations, and annual evaluations.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to Preferred Materials Inc. guidelines. 



  • Understanding of electrical circuits/blueprints and computer module interfaces (Allen Bradley, IDEC, and/or Texas Instruments). 
  • A working knowledge of all aspects of control circuits.
  • Metal fabrication (welding and cutting) preferred.
  • A basic knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic controls and assemblies.
  • Knowledge of mix design and material requirements preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of ASTM specifications and test results preferred.
  • Basic OSHA requirements in the Block Plant.
  • Good communication and human resources skills are required.
  • Block production experience with Besser and Columbia machinery preferred.
  • Strong maintenance knowledge/skills; strong electrical trouble-shooting skills.
  • Possess management skills.
  • Experience with the types of production equipment being used in the production process.


Work Requirements

  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen, criminal background check and driving record review.

  • Must be willing to work flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays when necessary.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in The United States.

  • Possess valid driver license.

  • Must demonstrate a strong commitment to safety.

  • Regular and timely attendance is required.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Basic computer skills and understanding of Microsoft products.

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to use hand & power tools.

  • Ability to weld, chip and use cutting torch.   

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to utilize computer programs for tracking and reporting needs.


The statements included in this job posting 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 Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



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.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


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


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date Posted:  Nov 28, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Bradenton

Job Segment: Plant, Plant Manager, Construction, Electrical, Plant Operator, Manufacturing, Engineering