Asphalt Plant Loader Operator- Grand Junction,CO

Grand Junction, CO, US, 81505

United Companies


Job ID:  498223


United Companies, is a CRH Company. Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees.  We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction services.  We succeed as a team by embracing integrity, mutual respect, innovation, service, sustainability, and financial strength.   


Position Overview

Operates a front-end loader to ensure proper supply of materials to the asphalt plant, trucks, and other assigned areas. 


Wage ranges from $22 to $26 an hour, dependent on experience. 


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Ensure necessary supply of materials for asphalt plant is available.

  • Utilize a loader to transport materials to and from storage and processing areas.

  • Load trucks with proper materials and weight for delivery.

  • Inspect equipment prior to operation for any safety or maintenance issues.

  • Perform routine maintenance on the loader such as lubricating, fueling, and cleaning. 

  • Maintain safety and cleanliness of plant premises including but not limited to assisting with plant maintenance, shoveling, and grounds cleanup.

  • Assist with general labor at the plant site.

  • Regular, timely attendance is required.

  • Other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.



  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required.

  • 1-3 years of experience as a loader operator or other heavy equipment operation preferred.


Work Requirements

  • Must be 18 years in age or older.

  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and/or criminal background check.

  • Report to the work dressed appropriately and ready to begin work at the designated start time.

  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook and by OSHA and/or MSHA.

  • Willingness to work independently within in a team environment and assist the team with other duties as required.

  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.

  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated production areas.  Compliance with PPE requirements is essential.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge of general maintenance skills and tools.

  • Ability to be self-sufficient and perform tasks and duties without immediate supervision.

  • Ability to read and comprehend manuals, instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions. 

  • Ability to work well with others in a group or one on one setting.

  • Ability to utilize simple computer systems, tablet/phone apps and/or two-way radios.


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.

  • Frequent standing, walking, reaching, climbing, rotating of the neck and shoulders.

  • Frequent sitting and operating heavy equipment/loader.

  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to manipulate or feel; reach with hands and arms; twist at the waist, climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. 

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.


Work Environment

Employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals; The risk of electrical shock or burn and working at heights. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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 Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive 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!


United Companies, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Jul 5, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Grand Junction
Nearest Secondary Market: Colorado

Job Segment: Plant Operator, Front End, Electrical, Plant, Warehouse, Manufacturing, Technology, Engineering