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Dredge Operator - Fremont, NE

Fremont, NE, US, 68025

Lyman-Richey Sand & Gravel Company



Job ID:  325960

Lyman-Richey Sand & Gravel Company, A CRH Company, has been supplying aggregate materials for construction and development projects for more than 130 years. What began with a single clamshell dredge and a horse and wagon has evolved into a large-scale production and trucking business with several plants in the Omaha metro area along Nebraska’s Platte River.




Responsible for operating the dredge efficiently and effectively to maximize production while at all times maintaining a safe work environment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Operate dredge to excavate sand and gravel from lake bottom.
  • Conduct a complete pre- and post-shift safety inspection, ensuring all systems are functioning properly.
  • Monitor density and flow meters to maintain maximum feed rate to the processing plant.
  • Constant monitoring of controls, gauges and depth meters to ensure optimal dredge operation.
  • Visually monitor production area for changes in material quality.
  • Maintain dredge availability to meet or exceed planned efficiency goals.
  • Perform high levels of maintenance and servicing on dredge with little assistance.
  • Raises and lowers the suction ladder of the dredge with electric or hydraulic hoist.
  • Changes the location of the dredge in the lake with hydraulic or mechanical cable winches.
  • Operates a work boat to and from the dredge.
  • Communicate with plant operators when changes in feed rate or product quality occur.
  • Communicate with plant management on all safety and maintenance needs
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home at other Lyman-Richey Sand & Gravel locations when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.



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.


Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred but not required. 

  • 1-2 years operating heavy equipment or related experience preferred


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!


Lyman-Richey Sand & Gravel Co. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Date Posted:  Sep 24, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Omaha

Job Segment: Hydraulics, Equipment Operator, Plant Manager, Engineering, Manufacturing