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Shop Assistant

Location:  Idaho Falls, ID, US, 83402
Company:  HK Contractors


Job ID:  134839


HK Contractors, is a member of the Oldcastle Materials Mountain West Division; Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees.  We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction services.  We succeed as a team by embracing integrity, mutual respect, innovation, service, sustainability, and financial strength.   


Position Overview


This position is responsible for working with the Shop Manager and Small Tool/Light Vehicle coordinator and all operations personnel to assist in their day to day responsibilities. Including but not limited to improving and maintaining yard organization and job supply inventories (pipe, fittings, crusher parts, paving parts, attachments, etc.). Also includes assisting in managing, maintaining and sustaining inventory of small tools such as cutoff saws, chain saws, jumping jacks, etc. including assisting with the checking in and out to operations and reducing the overall cost of the 88 department.  Position will be fully supportive of all operations duties and will strive to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness of yard space, inventories, job supplies and overall yard management.


Key Responsibilities


  • Ensure employee driven safety culture is in place and effective.
  • Sustain a valid driver’s license in order to operate company pickups for parts and materials delivery/pickup as necessary.
  • Continually work with Shop Manager to fully understand and implement true 5S culture throughout yard and shop area including a monthly checklist and scoring process to ensure sustainability.
  • Create and maintain an ongoing yard inventory. This will include all utility parts, paving parts, crusher parts, shop parts, etc. This will be updated and sent to all HK Management on a monthly basis.
  • Assist Small Tool/Light Vehicle coordinator in creating and maintaining and ongoing small tools inventory. This will include job supplies such as shovels, rakes, lathe, twine, grade birds, cut off saws, chain saws, pumps, hoses, generators, etc. This inventory will be checked in and checked out to operational personnel and charged to jobs accordingly to improve cost control and maintain spend within the 88 dept.
  • Manage and maintain both “paver sheds” including electric motors and any and all items stored under it.
  • Manage and maintain quonset with inventories captured and included on yard and small tool inventory checklist to be sent to HK Management on a monthly basis.
  • Any other duties as assigned by Shop Manager.


Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma required.
  • Experience and knowledge in Microsoft office, technology and internet preferred.
  • Experience in mining, construction or manufacturing preferred.


    Knowledge / Skill Requirements

  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • High ethical standards
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively with a focus on timeliness and responsiveness
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Demonstrate World Class organizational and cleanliness skills.
  • Must have a current and valid driver’s license. 


    Work Requirements

  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 
  • Ability to write correspondences and memos. 
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to work well with others in a group or one on one setting.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Inventory and Order processing systems; uses job specific computer system for ticketing and two way radio for communications.
  • May be subject to drug testing, and physical agilities testing.


Key Competencies

  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional employee situations; Responds promptly to employee needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions.



    Physical Requirements

    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.


    The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to signal and handle equipment. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move anywhere up to 50-75 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.




    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.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; and extreme cold and/or heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to 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 Oldcastle Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About Oldcastle

Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle 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! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!


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Nearest Major Market: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Idaho Falls

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