Experienced Finish Blade Equipment Operator

Spokane, WA, US, 99216

Inland Asphalt Co North

 

Job ID:  492184

 

Inland Asphalt Co., a CRH company, is a member of the CRH West Division family, values a culture of growth, development, and internal promotion.  We are a dynamic, growth-oriented, national aggregate, asphalt, concrete, and construction family of companies.  For over 80 years, we have worked to be the preferred source of quality rock products, concrete, asphalt paving, and construction services.   We have been recognized by numerous organizations for our commitment to safety, customer service, and innovation.  

 

Position Overview

If you’re a skilled blade hand looking for the next step in your career, our team can provide you with a fun and challenging opportunity to grow with an industry leader. In this role, you’ll operate a motor grader to spread and level dirt and gravel to final grade specifications. You’ll work with a team on projects big and small, playing an integral part as we stand together to reinvent the way our world is built.

 

If you’re someone that likes to see the visible results of your hard work each day, working outdoors, running equipment and being a part of building something great, this is the career path for you. The ideal candidate will be a highly skilled finish blade/motor grader operator, with experience working on projects of all sizes from parking lots to major roadways.

 

Wage Scale: Hourly base rate of $17.21-36.41/hr w/ potential for overtime.

Note: This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Starting wage will be based on hours worked and Union Status under the applicable CBA. Wages including overtime wages may also be specified by applicable CBA, Davis-Bacon, Prevailed, or other federal, state, or local contracts.

 

Company Benefits:

  • WA State Paid Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities for Internal Mobility
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Earn More with our Employee Referral Program
  • Company Discounts on products, goods, services, electronics, automotive, travel & more!
  • Opportunities for Community Engagement

 

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Safe, efficient, and proper operation of grader to level and distribute dirt and/or crushed rock from land preparation to constructing roads, driveways and parking lots and/or job site grading.
  • Make adjustments for obtaining proper depth, grade and finished cross section of material.
  • Communicate with Project Manager/Foreperson as to the daily job specification.
  • Discuss with supervisor the anticipated production, type of materials being moved, number of trucks, etc.
  • Conduct daily pre-start up procedures, ensuring equipment is in good operating condition (check fluid levels, inspect, clean and lubricate equipment, etc.).
  • Complete Equipment and Vehicle Condition Report daily, noting odometer readings, equipment hours, needed repairs, etc.
  • Keep time and material records.
  • Travel to and from various locations.
  • Effectively communicate to ground personnel, truck drivers, and supervisors.
  • Take action to avoid potential hazards or obstructions.
  • Take action to avoid potential hazards or obstructions.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned to meet business needs.
  • Regular and timely attendance.
  • Participate in and promote an inclusive work environment.

 

Qualifications:

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, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Safety minded professional who demonstrates good performance, attendance, and punctuality.
  • Highly skilled in the operation of a finish blade/motor grader on both small and large projects, from sub grade to finish.
  • Must be a current member in good standing of Local Operators #302 or have the ability to join prior to 4/1/2024.
  • Valid drivers license.
  • Ability to read and comprehend blueprints, site specifications, simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work overtime and weekends/holidays as needed.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical exam and pre-employment controlled substance testing. Per RCW 49.44.240 this position has been identified by the employer as safety sensitive and will be subject to an employer-required pre-employment drug screening that includes testing for nonpsychoactive cannabis metabolites.
  • Demonstrates the ability to conform to and maintain OSHA, MSHA, DOT and all other company or state rules and regulations.
  • Must have current US Authorization to work or ability to obtain without company assistance prior to start date.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior grade checking and/or GPS experience
  • CDL a plus but not required.
  • Experience running a motorized grade with and without GPS

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • GRIP – with at least 90 lbs. of force            
  • CLIMBING – in, around, and on equipment              
  • HEAVY LIFTING – of extremely awkward parts and equipment up to 75 lbs. from floor to waist
  • AWKWARD POSITIONS – getting to and from both sitting and kneeling on the ground.
  • FLEXIBILITY – awkward reaches                
  • BALANCE – including standing and walking on extremely slick and uneven surfaces while carrying.   
  • VISION – 20/40 corrected vision to see moving safety hazards, moving equipment, vehicles, and obstructions
  • HEARING – corrected to hear verbal safety warnings and instructions from coworkers

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

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!

 

Inland Asphalt Co., 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:  Feb 27, 2024


Nearest Major Market: Spokane

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