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Lead Line Operator - Sauget, IL

Sauget, IL, US, 62206

APG East Lawn & Garden


Job ID:  166939


Lawn & Garden,  a CRH company, a division within Oldcastle APG, is one of the largest manufacturers of bagged and bulk decorative mulch, soil, stone, and limestone products in the nation with over 40 production facilities.  We take pride in serving a diverse group of customers including independent garden centers, mass retailers, landscapers, contractors, and homeowners.




This advanced operator role is responsible for operating machinery as directed and specified to produce a superior product while being proactive in meeting production goals and deadlines.  The lead line operator will be successfully cross-trained and will ensure that safety is a top priority when accomplishing the essential duties and responsibilities of this role.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


General / Production Equipment


  • Drive production goals for a particular line and strive to exceed expectations on a daily basis
  • Ensure all safety policies and procedures are being followed at all times
  • Maintain production line housekeeping and conduct continuous housekeeping tasks
  • Must be cross-trained and able to operate all production equipment
  • Perform daily preventive maintenance
  • Repair and tune machine as needed
  • Operate machines to detect product defects or machine malfunctions; observes equipment operation to ensure quality and conformity of filled and packaged products to standards; review the product for inconsistencies or abnormal appearance assuring the product meets quality requirements; monitor production line, watching for problems such as pile-ups or jams
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Being reliable, responsible and dependable
  • Be able to work a flexible schedule
  • Being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Being open to change and variety in the workplace 
  • Being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
  • Initiative and desire to learn additional tasks, production processes and machinery advancement




  • High School or GED equivalent education
  • Strong mechanical background
  • Working previously in a manufacturing/production environment, preferably with at least one (1) year of related experience
  • Knowledge of material handling
  • Able to think independently while successfully functioning in a team environment. 
  • Be a self-starter who is reliable and can be trusted to show up to work every day, on time
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Maintain a high level of accuracy in all aspects of work assignments


Physical Requirements


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear
  • The employee will be required to stand for extended periods of time
  • The employee must have the ability to lift and/or move up to 65 lbs. from the ground level. The need to lift over 65 lbs. may arise from time to time – should this be the case, employees should engage in team lifting and/or use the provided equipment to safely lift 
  • The employee must have the capability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms, legs, and your whole body – bending, crouching, climbing - using steps and ladders, pushing pulling, stooping and reaching


What CRH Americas 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 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.


Lawn & Garden, a CRH company, 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 family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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