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Loader Operator - Gainesville, FL

Gainesville, FL, US, 32653

Preferred Materials - Asphalt

 


Job ID:  386759


Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division, part of CRH South Division of Companies, is the leader in production of high-quality hot mix and warm mix asphalt, and, with a team of skilled contracting professionals, Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division also offers design-build and conventional-bid-build solutions for roadway and civil construction projects.  Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and with offices throughout Florida and in Savannah, Georgia, and Hardeeville, South Carolina, Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division performs asphalt paving, grading, and related roadway services.  Our employees make Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division a great place to work.  We promote a strong safety culture, where employees take responsibility for their own safety.

 

 

The Equipment Operator (EO) moves, loads and handles materials in the terminal area with the use of heavy equipment. The EO will use large earth-moving machines, such as bulldozers, backhoes, excavators and front-end loaders and/or other huge machinery to lift, haul, push, roll, load and move aggregate and aggregate related materials.

 

The most important duty of the EO is to run the huge, expensive machines safely and capably. 

 

 

Major Tasks, Responsibilities, and Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure Health & Safety standards are met by complying with legislation, company policies and promoting a safe work environment
  • Operate backhoes, bulldozers, loaders and/or other heavy equipment to excavate, move, load and grade earth, rock, gravel or other materials. 
  • Operate heavy equipment to move, load and unload materials into/out  other modes of transportation.
  • Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment and clean, lubricate and refill equipment.
  • Assist Yard Manager and/or Yard Foreman in coordinating materials handling and equipment usage.
  • Be able to perform the following specific tasks:
    • Operate general construction equipment at the terminal when given training.
    • Required to lift 50 pounds.
    • Complete miscellaneous jobs according to instructions given.
  • Knowledge of the use and capabilities of heavy equipment and machinery used in maintenance and construction tasks.
  • Knowledge of both traffic and safety rules.
  • Knowledge of the practices and techniques applied to the safe operation of heavy equipment.
  • Ability to keep records and make oral or written reports.
  • Ability to make simple arithmetic computations.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to climb, bend, stoop, and squat frequently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.
  • Ability to work long hours out-of-doors, occasionally under adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to operate heavy and complex equipment requiring skill and the exercise of independent judgment.
  • Need to insure that equipment is operating in a safe and sound manner and capacity to keep records pertaining to such operations.
  • Ability to perform manual labor incidental to the assigned task.
  • Desire to perform related work as required.

 

 

 

Experience:

 

Two years of experience in public works maintenance and/or construction work, one year of which involves the operation of a variety of heavy equipment. 

  • Must maintain a safe driving record and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be reliable, hard working and able to work in a team environment.

 

Shift differential may apply

 


an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

Keywords: labor; yard maintence; yard laborer

 

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:  Jun 12, 2022


Nearest Major Market: Gainesville

Job Segment: Front End, Equipment Operator, Labor, Warehouse, Transportation, Technology, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering