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Block Site Manager - Groveland, FL

Groveland, FL, US, 34736

Preferred Materials - Concrete


Job ID:  294680


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 coordinate 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.
  • Must be able to maintain an acceptable attendance record in a flexible work schedule.
  • Must maintain at all times a strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures.
  • Ensure control of all inventories of raw materials and materials for resale.
  • Based on sales and inventory needs, schedules 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
  • Ensures that production meets or exceeds established quality standards. 
  • Maintain positive customer relations by responding to and resolving complaints. 
  • Assist in block plant sales and delivery when requested.
  • Establish both short and long range budgets in order to meet both current and the preceding years P&L plans. Special attention to wages, repair parts, capital expenses, material cost, and other variable and fixed costs. 
  • Perform routine mechanical/electrical repairs and preventative maintenance
  • Perform troubleshooting and problem solving as needed.
  • Responsible for maintaining quality block production
  • Performing bulk and physical inventories
  • May perform other related duties as required or directed.
  • Must be available to travel and work from other company facilities as needed.
  • Must possess a professional attitude while interacting with peers, contractors and general public.
  • Must adhere to all environmental and local rules and regulations.

Oversee and assist in plant manager role:

  • Hire, train and supervise an adequate number of employees to meet the needs of the block plant operations. 
  • Orders raw materials to meet production and inventory needs
  • Prepare daily production reports, down time reports, and other paperwork. Responsible for filing and documentation systems
  • Order supplies, parts, and 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
  • Order block plant supplies and equipment.
  • Manage site employees performing 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 blue prints 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) 

• A basic knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic controls and assemblies

• Knowledge of mix design and material requirements.

• Basic knowledge of ASTM specifications and test results.

• Basic OSHA requirements in the Block Plant.

• Good communication and human resources skills are required.

• Extensive block production experience with Besser and Columbia machinery 

• Strong maintenance knowledge/skills; strong electrical trouble-shooting skills

• Possess management skill

• 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.
  • Must be able to drive a manual & automatic transmission.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 Americas Offers You

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


About CRH Americas

CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Preferred Materials – Concrete Division is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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


Date Posted:  Jun 15, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Orlando

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