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Lead Equipment Operator/Blade Hand - Helena Sand & Gravel (Helena, MT)

Helena, MT, US, 59604

Helena Sand and Gravel


Job ID:  [[152912]]


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.



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Lead Equipment Operator/Blade Hand-In Town

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Construction /Helena Sand and Gravel

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Position Overview

This position is responsible for performing finish grade work as well as other various duties pertaining to operator position. This position may work weekends and travel occasionally depending on job location. Must have a valid driver license. This a full time seasonal position. Duties may consist of operation of lead hoe, excavation, roller, blade, loader, or other heavy equipment. Must demonstrate speed, ability and accuracy.  Will require working around and under buried and overhead utility’s often. Must demonstrate ability to work with different crews. In various positions, in various locations.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Perform routinely ability to read grade, blue prints and be able to comprehend.
  • Analyze problem situations and resolve quickly.
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear
  • Perform general cleaning of work areas and maintenance area
  • Responsible daily record keeping, safety meetings, Quality assurance set by superintendent.
  • May work in shop , yard, or on jobsites
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor


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

  • Must have ability to interpret and apply verbal and / or written instructions
  • Experience in lead equipment position or finish blade operator a must.  
  • Must pass pre-employment work screen and controlled substance testing.
  • Must have valid driver license.
  • Class A CDL preferred.

Work Requirements

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instruction
  • Detail oriented
  • Customer Service skills
  • Demonstrates proper lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling techniques.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work without supervision
  • Demonstrates good performance , safety, quality  and attendance
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License

 Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • 5 years experience as finish blade operator or lead equipment operator
  • Must have experience with commercial site packages/ spec work
  • Safety Oriented, knows safety rules on trenching, and spotting, etc.

 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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to crawl, kneel, bend and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders. May need to lift/push/move up to 50 pounds. Physical abilities test is required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

  • Attendance/Punctuality – Consistently appears for work at scheduled work time. Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent. Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability- Follow instructions, responds to management direction. Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Oral communication- Communicates with customers effectively. Listens and gets clarification. Responds well to questions. Communicates with supervisors and other coworkers in a positive manner.
  • Teamwork- Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Puts success of team above own interest.


To view a complete job description and apply on-line:

Requisition #: 151912


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


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.

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


Date Posted:  Nov 12, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Helena
Nearest Secondary Market: Montana

Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Technology