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Plant Foreperson - Hartington, NE

Hartington, NE, US, 68739

Gerhold Concrete Company, Inc.

 

 

Job ID:  304862


Founded 150 years ago by a Civil War veteran and pioneer, Gerhold Concrete Company, Inc., A CRH Company, is a major regional supplier of concrete and building materials with 15 locations across Nebraska and Iowa, serving areas in central and northeastern Nebraska, southeastern South Dakota, and western Iowa. 

 

Summary:

Plant Foreperson is directly responsible for; maintaining positive customer relations,   supervising and coordinating activities of workers engaged in the manufacturing of concrete products, testing of concrete products, delivery of ready mix concrete, and merchandise, and the safety of all employees under your supervision by performing the following duties.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicates with Operations Manager on issues affecting business, personnel, safety, maintenance, upcoming projects, competition, and pricing.
  • Addresses employee and customer relations issues.
  • Prepares invoices, delivery tickets, and related shipping documents and assigns drivers for scheduled deliveries.
  • Maintains payroll and driver records.
  • Reviews and approves the processing of delivery tickets, purchase orders, fuel consumption, equipment maintenance, and mileage sheets.
  • Oversees and maintains appropriate inventory levels.
  • Receives cash payments for shipments from drivers and prepares deposits and reports of cash and charge sales.
  • Communicates with the Operations Manager and Human Resources Department on issues affecting employee hiring, promotion, discipline, and termination when appropriate.
  • Directs production workers to cast concrete products according to customer specifications.
  • Reviews daily the efficiency of plant operations including employee hours, fuel and utility usage, and all equipment maintenance expenses.
  • Assists with Conducting employee evaluations and weekly driver / employee meetings.
  • Confers with plant production, QC department, and yard personnel to establish delivery schedules according to factors such as truck capacities, distances to delivery site, and unloading time.
  • Works with the QC Department to ensure products meet specifications.
  • Reviews mix designs with Quality Control Manager and computes amount of water to be adjusted daily to each mix of concrete related to aggregate moistures.
  • Records quantity of sand, cement, gravel, and water required for each mix on loading ticket for use by Concrete Batch Plant Operator.
  • Works with Safety Department to ensure compliance with City, State, and Federal regulations.
  • Ensures that equipment and facilities are properly maintained.
  • Monitors and records all scale checks and calibrations at ready mix production plant under your supervision.
  • Monitors concrete placement and mix adjustments at project sites.
  • Maintains file of current concrete admixture certifications.

      

Supervisory Responsibilities:                                             

Directly supervises employees in the sales, production, and delivery of concrete, block, and materials. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; motivating employees, addressing complaints, and resolving problems.

 

Competencies                                               

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

 

Core Competencies

Accountability: Is continually focused on accepting responsibility for meeting commitments, achieving optimum results, and ownership for the outcomes from actions and decisions.

Adaptability: Personal willingness and ability to effectively work in, and adapt to changes in circumstances, tasks, responsibilities, people, environments and conditions.

Communication: Clearly conveys and receives messages at an appropriate level and format.

Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and/or external customers.

Integrity:  Through words and actions, creates an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.  Communicating and acting honestly and ethically.

Teamwork: Works cooperatively and productively in groups and teams to create positive relationships which maximize performance results.

 

Leadership Competencies

Leadership: Motivates and inspires others through their words, actions, and commitment to the organization.

Managing People and Processes: Establishes and clearly communicates process standards and expectations; monitors performance and provides ongoing feedback to build people.

Strategic Thinking: Takes a broad scale, long term view, assessing options and implications required to develop and achieve goals of the organization to move it forward.

 

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience:                                            

Bachelors’ degree in business management or equivalent of two years related supervisory experience and/or training.

 

Language Skills:                                           

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

 

Mathematical Skills:                                                

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, volume, and cubic yards.  Knowledge of accounting principles and the ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

 

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

Physical Demands:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.  The employee must meet the demands of a medium physical demand classification.

 

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 50 pounds.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

A variety of noise levels, adverse weather conditions, and complex job sites are to be expected on a daily basis.  Proper clothing, PPE (personal protective equipment), and safety precautions should be taken to ensure your safety, and the safety of others in all conditions.  

 

 

 

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! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!

 

Gerhold Concrete Company Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Jul 14, 2021


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