Heavy Equipment Operator - Branford, FL

Branford, FL, US, 32008

Ash Grove Cement Company

Job ID:  498309

Sapphire Americas, a CRH Company, provides environmental services to industrial and municipal waste generators by converting their byproducts into fuels and materials that can be used in the cement manufacturing process. Converting waste into alternative fuels and materials and then recycling them into cement uniquely positions Ash Grove and Sapphire Americas to deliver unique zero landfill solutions to waste generators while lowering carbon footprint of our manufacturing activities and creating brighter future for our communities.

Position: Heavy Equipment Operator

Reports to: Site Manager

Shift: Day Shift


At Ash Grove Cement, people are our first priority. We offer a complete benefits package to include:


  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401k with company match and profit-sharing
  • Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Time
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Disability Pay
  • Life Insurance
  • Growth Opportunities and more!




Primarily operate heavy equipment such as forklifts, skid steers, material handlers, and loaders, to move materials to support a shredding operation. Safely drive and maneuver equipment into position for unloading trucks, as well as loading and dumping materials. Stockpile material at the facility’s storage building and haul shredded materials to load trailers as required. Perform daily equipment inspections and monitor and maintain fluid levels. Assist mechanic with basic service and repairs as needed. Maintain good housekeeping throughout the facility.



What you’ll be contributing:


  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines.
  • Safely, responsibly, and proficiently operate and load equipment for the movement of raw material to and around the facility while observing all safety rules.
  • Operate assigned equipment to feed material into processing system.
  • Ensure the safe and efficient operation of the shredder and mobile equipment.
  • Expected to operate equipment with a high degree of competency, skill, and proficiency.
  • Grease, oil, and perform minor repairs on equipment.
  • Conducts daily equipment inspections. Visually inspect and test machinery and equipment.
  • Organize and plan maintenance each day. Prepare for scheduled maintenance.
  • Follow all plant safety policies and procedures.
  • Follow established traffic patterns avoiding road hazards and other hazardous conditions.
  • Listen for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discuss machine operation variations with supervisors/other maintenance workers to diagnose problems or repair machines.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting and preventative maintenance on system.
  • Dismantle defective machines and equipment and install new or repaired parts.
  • Rotating Shift.
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor


To succeed in this position, you will need: 


  • Preferred High School Diploma    

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Operating heavy equipment – load and/or haul truck, or related experience

  • Mechanical knowledge of equipment used, machines and tools, including their uses, repair of and maintenance.

  • Shredding, mobile equipment, and/or cement manufacturing experience preferred.

  • Ability to read, write and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc.

  • Willingness to learn, training will be provided.


What to expect in a cement environment:


Work to be performed in a shop environment as well as outdoor exposure throughout the plant. Mild exposure to cement dust, heat, cold, and noise requires compliance with specified safety guidelines and procedures. Exposure to high elevations of up to 250 feet in height. Exposure to all weather conditions. Normal operation of mobile equipment may result in jarring and vibratory exposure.


What’s next for you?


We provide stability and advancement opportunities across North America. Use our tuition reimbursement program to help you meet your career goals.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The employee will be required to follow all job instructions of his/her supervisor and to perform other work assignments related to plant operations that are not inconsistent with the current labor contract, past practices, or safety policies.


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 a 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!


Sapphire Americas, 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:  Jul 9, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Lake City

Job Segment: Machinist, Facilities, Equipment Operator, Manufacturing, Operations