Material Handler I (Front End Loader) - New Braunfels, TX

New Braunfels, TX, US, 78132

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  496997


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. We stand together to reinvent the way our world is built. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


Position: Material Handler I

Reports to: Production Superintendent

Schedule: Rotating

Pay: $23/hour+


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! 




The material handler will work in two different parts of the plant, using a front end loader to move raw materials or clinker to specified locations.


What you’ll be contributing: 


  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines. 
  • Keep clinker and other materials in the barn separated and contained.
  • Checks all equipment in the work area.
  • Keeps all materials, coal, clinker, and other materials full.
  • Unplug the feeder and hoppers and clear the sticking gate.
  • Maintains clinker bin and fuel unloading area and makes sure it stays clean
  • Handles problems as they arise
  • Assists with kiln repairs during shutdowns
  • Unloads materials including coal, iron ore, sand, coke, liquid fuels, and other materials that arrive at the plant by rail or truck
  • Additional duties as assigned by the supervisor.  


To succeed in this position, you will need:


  • High school graduation or equivalent is required 
  • Ability to read, write, and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc.
  • Willingness to learn, training will be provided  
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience operating heavy mobile equipment preferred
  • Understanding of Lockout/Tagout procedures
  • Must be a self-starter able to work with little or no supervision
  • Ability to perform all duties in a safe manner
  • Maintain a positive work attitude
  • Ability to perform minor maintenance
  • Must have good attendance
  • Ability to reason through operational issues as they arise and resolve them or communicate with others

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.  Life up to 50 pounds.  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 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!


Ash Grove Cement, 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:  Jun 30, 2024

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

Job Segment: Front End, Industrial, Warehouse, Technology, Manufacturing