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Grading Crew Operator - Lakeland, MN

Lakeland, MN, US, 55043

Minnesota Paving & Materials

 

Job ID:  381723

 

Minnesota Paving and Materials, a CRH company has grown from four small, family local companies, to one, strong and leveraged leading supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete, and paving and construction services throughout the state of Minnesota and surrounding areas. With operations going back to 1861, we boast a remarkably long history of success in the Minnesota aggregate and asphalt industry.

 

Position Overview

A Grading Crew Operator will be responsible for safely operating machines to excavate, place, compact, and prepare a variety of earth and aggregate materials to a finish design according to specifications. Operator shall also be responsible of the safe operations for removal, preparation, and placement of concrete or asphalt surfaces.  

 

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Drive machines onto truck trailers, and drive trucks to transport machines and material to and from job sites.
  • Operate a variety of equipment required to complete daily operations and tasks. Including but not limited to: front end loaders, skid steers (multiple and a variety attachments), asphalt rollers, dirt rollers, excavators, dozers, and motor grader.
  • Ability to read, set, establish, and place, earth or aggregate at set elevations and grades as required by specifications.
  • Inspect, clean, maintain, and repair equipment, using mechanics' hand tools, or report malfunctions to supervisors.
  • Coordinate truck dumping.
  • Shovel blacktop, earth, aggregate, or debris/ rubble material as needed.
  • Assist in setup, maintenance, and removal of traffic control for safe daily operations and tasks, as needed.
  • Assist in setup and tear down of equipment for needed for daily operations, or tasks, and preparation for transport.
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required. Shifts may include durations longer than eight (8) hours, nights, weekends, and inclement weather.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.
     

Qualifications

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

 

Education/Experience

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience and/or training in a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of road construction experience preferred.
     
    Work Requirements
  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid DOT Medical Card
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary; some overnight travel may be required.
  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA. Protective equipment that may be required, but not limited to, for this position is: Face Shield, Safety (hard toe) Shoes, and Coveralls.
  • Compliance with all OSHA and/or MSHA regulations.
     
    Knowledge/Skill Requirements
  • Knowledge of aggregate sizes and classifications.
  • Knowledge of trenching and shoring standards.
  • Ability to operate equipment safely and efficiently under a variety of working conditions.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as being able to work independently with attention to detail.
  • Ability to operate heavy and complex equipment requiring skill and the exercise of independent judgment.
  • CDL preferred but not required.

 

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.

  • Able to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects or controls, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear.
  • May require the following for extended periods of time: sitting, standing, walking, crawling, kneeling, bending, and reaching with hands and arms above their shoulders. 
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Able to climb ladders and to work at heights.
  • Able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to exert 10-20 lbs. constantly to move objects, 25-50 lbs. of force frequently, and 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally. The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to signal and handle equipment.

 

Work Environment

  • Able to work in all weather conditions.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock or burn.
  • The noise level in some areas of the work environment may be loud,but is typically 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 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!

 

Minnesota Paving and Materials, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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

 

 

 

Date Posted:  Sep 26, 2022


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