Loader Operator

Salem, OR, US, 97302

RiverBend Materials



Job ID:  495667


RiverBend Materials, a CRH company, is a member of the CRH West Division family, values a culture of growth, development, and internal promotion.  We are a dynamic, growth-oriented, national aggregate, asphalt, concrete, and construction family of companies.  For over 80 years, we have worked to be the preferred source of quality rock products, concrete, asphalt paving, and construction services.   We have been recognized by numerous organizations for our commitment to safety, customer service, and innovation.  


Position Overview

This position involves the safe and efficient operation of front-end loaders, excavators, and a water truck as needed for business demands. If you’re someone that has 1-2 years’ experience operating loaders/excavators, enjoys working during a busy season, and can work both independently and as a part of a team, this is the position for you.


Wage: $25+/hr DOE w/ potential for overtime


Location: Salem. May be expected to travel as needed for business demands.


Shift: Primarily work 10+ hours per day 5 days per week. Must also have flexibility to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed per business demands.



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


Minimum Qualifications:

  • One to two years Front-end Wheel Loader experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to add, subtract, and multiply.
  • Ability to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
  • Must obtain a valid drivers’ license.
  • Safety minded professional who demonstrates good performance, attendance, and punctuality.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical exam and pre-employment-controlled substance testing. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to work overtime, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Demonstrates the ability to conform to and maintain OSHA, MSHA, DOT and all other company or state rules and regulations.
  • Must have current US Authorization to work or ability to obtain without company assistance prior to start date.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mechanical skills, basic knowledge of aggregate products a plus.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Operate equipment safely and efficiently by utilizing equipment within its designed parameters.
  • Responsible for safe slopes on excavations and proper barricading.
  • Perform minor servicing and maintenance or refer major problems to the supervisor.
  • Keep machines clean and maintained.
  • Keep time and material records.
  • Knowledge of weight requirements of loads leaving the pit.
  • Travel to and from various locations.
  • Assist labor crew including shoveling of materials and daily plant operations.
  • Promptly communicate with paving crew on any flaws in material.
  • Take action to avoid potential hazards or obstructions.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned to meet business needs.
  • Regular and timely attendance.
  • Participate in and promote an inclusive work environment.



Company Benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 401k with Roth option & 5% Company Match
  • 9 Paid Holidays (8 Static and 1 Floating)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability
  • Parental Leave
  • Annual Merit Raises
  • Opportunities for Internal Mobility
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Earn More with our Employee Referral Program
  • Company Discounts on products, goods, services, electronics, automotive, travel & more!
  • Opportunities for Community Engagement


Physical Requirements

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. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move anywhere up to 50 lbs. Physical abilities test will be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; and extreme cold and/or heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Proper PPE will be provided by our team, but please bring your own pair of steel toed boots.


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 diverse and inclusive 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!


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


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Date:  May 3, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Salem

Job Segment: Front End, Warehouse, Equipment Operator, Technology, Manufacturing