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Yard laborer / Loader - Bradenton, FL

Bradenton, FL, US, 34208

Preferred Materials - Concrete



Job ID:  474959


Preferred Materials – Concrete Division, part of CRH South Division, is a leading supplier of ready mix concrete, concrete block, rebar and building materials in the state of Florida, providing the highest product quality and service in the construction industry. With headquarters in Bonita Springs, Florida, and operations in five key Florida markets, Preferred Materials provides municipalities, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, builders and suppliers a wide variety of construction materials and products. Our employees make Preferred Materials a great place to work. We promote a strong safety culture, where employees take responsibility for their own safety.


Summary and Job Scope:

Operates a straight or articulated rubber tire tractor type vehicle equipped with front mounted hydraulically powered bucket or scoop to lift and transport bulk materials to and from storage or processing areas to feed conveyors, hoppers, chutes and load trucks. Keep conveyors free of material build-up, keep the plant, plant grounds, & loader clean & hazard free.


Work Environment:

Hours:  8-10 +/- hours per day.

Week:  45-50 hours per week and may work up to 70 hours per week.

Lunch:  No designated lunch period, eats as work load allows


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Health & Safety standards are met by complying with legislation, company policies and promoting a safe work environment.
  • Report to work on time when scheduled.
  • Safely operates power equipment.
  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety standards. 
  • Grease bearings and gates on the plant.
  • Keep loader greased.
  • Make visual inspection of the plant for proper operation.
  • Keep loader & plant clean and hazard free
  • Perform Back up Batch Duties as needed.
  • Shift differential my apply


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Works under the general direction of the Operations Manager. 



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies



Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification. 



Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.



Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.



Job Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to the construction industry.
  • Working knowledge of the methods, materials and tools used in the construction industry.
  • Skill in operation of tools and equipment.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual task under varying weather conditions.
  • Drivers License with less than 6 points.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Planning & Organization:

Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.


Problem Solving:

Gathers and analyzes information skillfully



A review of the essential job functions and physical requirements of this position (complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) has been made.  In order to perform the essential functions of this position, the minimum knowledge, skills and abilities are listed below:


Education and/or Experience:  

High School diploma or GED. 1-2 years prior driving heavy equipment and general equipment/grounds maintenance experience.  Must have and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.


Language Skills:                                                      

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.       


Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to frequently reach for materials at waist level and occasionally reach for freight above shoulder height or below waist level.
  • Must be able to occasionally reach above shoulder level, at waist level and below waist level for maneuvering and directing the control to operate a truck.
  • Must be able to push/pull 20-25 lbs. of pull for hood.
  • Must be able to climb approximately 3 feet to engine compartment, frequently climb ladder to enter and exit cab.
  • Must be able to spend at least 85% of the day sitting/standing and 25% of the day walking on surfaces such as concrete, gravel, wood and metal and sometimes on slippery and wet surfaces.
  • To be able to shovel under conveyor belts when needed and must be able to use water hose for cleaning.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. Vehicle will travel on uneven terrain and may be bouncy.  The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, and may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  Must comply with all work rules, including those that pertain to safety and health.


Special Needs:  Must be able to utilize personal protective equipment; hard hats, appropriate foot protection, back support belts, gloves, respirators, both disposable and air fed.




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!


Preferred Materials, Inc., 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:  Jan 31, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Bradenton

Job Segment: Construction, Laborer, Labor, General Labor, Warehouse, Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing