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Crusher Operator/Mechanic - Helena Sand & Gravel (Helena, MT)

Helena, MT, US, 59635

Helena Sand and Gravel


Job ID:  290559


Helena Sand & Gravel, a CRH company, is a member of the CRH West Division; 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.



We are creating a team of highly skilled people building long-term relationships with our customers and communities. Integrity, superior quality, and exceptional service will continue to be the foundation of our future.



The primary functions of the Crusher Operator/Mechanic are to operate the crushing plant, inspect and analyze malfunctions, perform skilled maintenance, repairs, and rebuild crushing equipment, conveyors, and other plant-specific components. This position is considered a working hourly position and will require equipment and plant operating along with primary maintenance responsibilities. Willing to train the right candidate.



  • Direct and coordinate operation, preventative maintenance, repairs, and malfunctions of crushing plant, consulting with Production Superintendent as needed.
  • Direct workers engaged in crushing operations.
  • Electrical troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Dismantles and reassembles equipment using hoists, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Weld broken part and structural member using cutting torch and welding equipment.
  • Demonstrate skills in basic fabrication.
  • Order and maintain inventory of plant parts.
  • Perform general cleaning of work area and maintenance areas.
  • Develop and implement operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate problems, improve product quality and assure the operational status of company plants does not affect the production of material for customers.
  • Assist other departments with maintenance, operations, and/or other duties as assigned to meet business needs.
  • Operate equipment safely and efficiently within its designed parameters.
  • Regular and timely attendance.
  • Participate in and promote an inclusive work environment.



Work for this position is assigned, reviewed, and approved by the Production Superintendent on an as-needed basis.



Decisions involving the above responsibilities are encountered on a day-to-day basis. The Crusher Operator/Mechanic is expected to rely on professional judgment to make decisions while working. Decisions regarding changes in company policy or major deviations in the standard company operating procedures will require the approval of the Operations Manager or General Manager.






Education: High School Diploma or GED preferred.


Experience: Previous experience with crushing operations and/or maintenance required. Previous experience coaching, leading, and/or supervising others required.


Knowledge: Of crushing and production equipment and repairs. Use of machines, tools, equipment; mechanic’s hand tools, power tools, welding and cutting equipment, lubricating tools, hoists, cranes, service trucks, electrical testing, and troubleshooting equipment. Basic computer skills required.


Work Hours:  Hourly, full-time position with the potential for travel, long hours, and weekends during peak times.



  • Safety-minded professional who demonstrates good performance and attendance.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently without direct supervision.
  • Demonstrates the willingness to work overtime and weekends/holidays.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work and communicate well with supervisor, plant personnel, and other employees.
  • Demonstrates the ability to conform to and maintain OSHA, MSHA, and all other company or state rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrates the ability to follow written and/or verbal instructions.
  • Demonstrates the willingness to learn and work a variety of job tasks.
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude toward supervisors, coworkers, and the public at all times.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical exam, background check controlled substance testing.



Work Environment:

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


  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Other Qualifications:

  • Must be able to pass physical fitness and agility test.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background check and drug screen.


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!


Helena Sand & Gravel is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Jul 2, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Helena
Nearest Secondary Market: Montana

Job Segment: Mechanic, Maintenance Mechanic, Electrical, Welding, Operations, Manufacturing, Engineering