Loader Operator - Seattle, WA at Oldcastle

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Description:

Job ID: 483325

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
Reports to: Production Supervisor

Shift: Rotating 12-hour Shifts. 4 on / 4 off. Swing from days to nights every month.

Wage Scale: $33.83- $38.76 w/ potential for overtime

Note: The wage scale for the position is the full wage scale an individual can make based on performance, experience, and seniority throughout their time at the company.

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

  • Family Culture - We treat our team like family
  • Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance.
  • Paid Time Off - Regular full-time employees with less than two years of continuous service will accrue 3.077 vacation hours per pay period.
  • Newly hired employees, upon completion of 6 months of continuous service with the company will be provided 40 hours of personal sick time off.
  • 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • 401k with 5% company match & profit sharing
  • Opportunities for Internal Mobility
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Training Provided
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program - We'll assist with continuing education that aligns with your career goals
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability
  • Company Discounts on products, goods, services, electronics, automotive, travel & more!
  • Opportunities for Community Engagement

What you'll be contributing:

  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines.
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Operates front-end loader on barges for the purpose of off-loading raw materials. This includes but, is not limited to, loading of equipment onto the barge, the complete material removal process, and the unloading of equipment of the barge.
  • Operates a dump truck, forklift, man-lift, and heavy equipment to transport raw materials, clinker, and other items within the confines of the plant.
  • Attends to security of barge, barge support equipment inspection, and inspection and maintenance of material conveying systems as required.
  • Operate sweeper and water truck to maintain dust control.
  • Performs pre-shift inspections on heavy equipment for proper operation of equipment parts and performs preventive maintenance. Maintains proper oil levels, replacement of air filters, and other minor parts. Maintains appropriate equipment lubrication levels, and cleans equipment ensuring proper safety, and operation.
  • Assists as needed on construction projects, general cleanup, and/or assisting in production operations as needed.
  • Assists in unloading rail cars, as needed.
  • Follow appropriate standard operating procedures as guidelines for operating and maintaining vehicle
  • Assists in other departments, as needed for vacation and other relief.


The Material Handler must become familiar with and participate in initial and annual training for ISO 14001.

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 one year of related mobile/heavy equipment operation experience required.
  • Ability to operate trucks, dump trucks, bobcats, various sizes of heavy capacity loaders, forklifts, and other related heavy equipment in a safe manner.
  • Ability to operate a shovel, wheelbarrow, jackhammer, weed eater, hand and power tools, hoists, compressors, and other specialized tools.
  • Ability to estimate stockpile volumes.
  • Stamina and flexibility to maintain a steady work pace.

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 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: May 25, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

Job Segment: Front End, Equipment Operator, Warehouse, Forklift, Technology, Manufacturing
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