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Terminal Operator - Shreveport, LA

Shreveport, LA, US, 71106

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  363419


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us.  We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across North America. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


Job Summary
Performs procedures involved with loading trucks, unloading railroad cars.  Assists in the maintenance of terminal equipment and grounds.  Works under close supervision with standard practice procedures and guidelines.  Refers all problems to supervisor for guidance.
Essential Functions
•    Assures proper cement types are loaded into bulk trucks.    20%
•    Operates pneumatic and mechanical equipment for truck loading from computer console using programmed screens, keyboard and mouse.    20%
•    Assures proper cement types are unloaded from railcars into designated silos, without contamination of cement types, using pneumatic and hydraulic railcar unloading equipment.    20%
•    May operate programmable hydraulic railcar indexer, compressors, and/or a cement bagger.    10%
•    Operates power sweeper, forklift truck and front-end loader.    10%
•    Uses credit approval lists, cement inventory reports, and approved shipping instructions to determine if a customer’s request for cement can be loaded.    5%
•    Maintains shipping logs, prepares bills of lading, and calculates split-load tonnages based on a trucker’s instructions.    5%
•    Performs daily activities associated with handling inquiries and orders for customers and sales personnel as specified by Terminal Manager or Senior Terminal Operator.    5%
•    Performs general cleanup duties around loading area.    5%

H.S. Diploma / GED        Required
Work Experience
No Experience        
Skills and Abilities
Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills  and understand warning labels, instructions and signs.        Required
Demonstrated customer service skills on a regular basis.        Required
Proficiency    Required/Preferred
Ability to operate the loading systems used in loading trucks and railcars.        Required
Ability to operate sweeper and general hand tools.        Required
Must be able to calculate loads going into trucks by using general math calculations.         Required
Must be proficient at database input and have the ability to use a computer.         Required
Must be technically oriented in troubleshooting and repairing basic mechanical, pneumatic and minor electrical malfunctions.        Required
Knowledge of terminal operation policies and procedures.  Skill in using terminal equipment and computerized systems.        Required

Ability to lift heavy materials weighing up to 80 pounds.  Ability to operate all terminal equipment including railcar vibrators, silos and related equipment, switch engine, and rail cars.  Ability to climb silo ladders up to 50-90 feet in height (as applicable for each terminal).        Required
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands
A thorough completion of this section is needed for compliance with legal standards such as the Americans with Disabilities Act. The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
Physical Demands                                                 
Sitting  - Occasionally              
Standing - Frequently         
Walking - Frequently         
Talking:  On the phone; person-to-person, and in groups - Frequently         
Hearing: On the phone; person-to-person, and in groups - Frequently         
Vision: Near, midrange, far, peripheral, depth and color - Constantly    

Driving Requirements (personal vehicle, and/or company vehicle): - Never                   
Machines or tools used: Computer  - Occasionally              
Machines or tools used: Telephone - Frequently         
Machines or tools used: Calculator - Occasionally              
Machines or tools used: Power tools - Occasionally              
Machines or tools used: Forklift  - Frequently         
Driving Heavy Equipment - Frequently         
Bending or Crouching - Occasionally              
Climbing Stairs and/or Ladders - Frequently        
Walking over rough, uneven, or slippery surfaces - Frequently        
Pushing/Pulling/Lifting (80 lbs. Max) - Frequently 
Ability to Work at High Elevations (90 feet Max)  - Frequently
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Working Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to meet the following physical demands:
Extreme Heat - Frequently     
Extreme Cold - Frequently     
Wet/Humid - Frequently     
Fumes/Dust/Dirt/Smoke  - Occasionally          
Confined Areas - Occasionally          
Equipment in Motion  - Frequently     
Safety Equipment/Clothing  - Frequently     
Noise Level - Frequently     
Poor Lighting Conditions - Occasionally          
Exposure to Jarring and Vibration - Occasionally          
Travel Requirements
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.



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! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Ash Grove Cement is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Date Posted:  May 17, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Shreveport

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