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Company:  APAC - Central-Central West Region - River Valley


State:  Arkansas
Postal/Zip Code: 72765


Oldcastle Materials, Inc., a division of Oldcastle, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete, and construction and paving services in the United States.  Our operations span the nation from Montana to Texas and from Washington to Florida, with 17,500 employees at more than 1,200 locations in 44 states.


Position Overview

The lead batch plant operator controls the process to produce concrete from raw ingredients and additives according to predetermined specifications using computer batching software with additional lead duties.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Effectively communicates with maintenance, dispatch, drivers, and supervisors.

  • Lead responsibilities include issuing work direction to hourly employees to ensure efficiency in all areas of production.

  • Responsible for cross training employees.

  • Responsible for ordering correct admixes and materials.

  • Takes an active role in estimating AE and water content to insure proper mix design for specific orders.

  • Ensures that the plant is well maintained and cleaned.

  • Verifies the correct admixtures are used in correct dosages and provided verification that the concrete batched meets the specifications established by the company and the customer.

  • Adjusts batching weights and quantities as necessary to maintain specifications.

  • Responsible for a safe work environment for themselves and co-workers.

  • Properly follow all company policies and OSHA/MSHA regulations for safe working procedures and environment.  Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA.

  • Follow directions of Supervisor as to daily tasks and expectations for each specific project or jobsite.

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.

  • Reliable, Regular On-Time Attendance is required and essential to the operation of the team.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to produce concrete products to required specifications.


  • Minimum high school or general education degree (GED) required.

  • Previous related experience as a Batch Plant Operator; knowledge of mix designs, components.

  • CDL a plus but not required.

    Work Requirements

  • Verify each load for yardage, mix, added products and all other quality information.

  • Safety and efficiently operate equipment.

  • Receive and inspect raw materials.

  • Keep required records and logs.

  • Oversee the cleaning of the central mix plant.

  • Monitor inventories in the plant (cement, flyash, admixtures).

  • Thorough working knowledge of computer/batching system.

  • Define problems, collect data, and communicate with supervisor.

  • Responsible for plant maintenance and preventive maintenance.Inspect plant equipment and facilities for mechanical problems.Relay any problems to the supervisor.

  • Strictly adhere to safety requirements, policies, and procedures as outlined in the employee policy manual.

  • Report to work at the designated start time.

  • Work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors/managers with other duties as required.

  • Perform general labor duties when necessary.

  • Available to work overtime, nights and weekends when necessary.

  • Travel and work away from home when necessary.

    Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of skid steer and/or BobCat equipment operation.Experience with basic hand tools and general equipment maintenance.


    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.

  • Climb: ascend/descend ladders, stairs, and equipment.

  • Lift: exertion of physical strength to move objects (50 lbs.) from one level to another.

  • Carry: hold or rest weighted objects (50 lbs.) directly on hands, arms, shoulders, or back while walking from one location to another.

  • Bend: flexion of the upper trunk forward while standing and knees extended or knees flexed when sitting.

  • Push/Pull: Exertion of force on or against object (70 lbs.) to move it from one location to another.

  • Reach: extend the hands and arms in any direction.

  • Kneel: maintain the body in an erect posture while resting body weight on one or both knees.

  • Stoop: flexion of the upper body forward at the waist with partial flexion of the knee while standing.

  • Twist: using hand tools such as wrenches and screwdrivers.

Work Environment

  • Noise: sufficient noise, either constant or intermittent, to cause marked distraction or possible injury to sense of hearing.

  • Fumes: vaporous emissions, usually odorous, thrown off as the result of combustion or chemical reaction.

  • Gases: carbon monoxide and ozone.

  • Dust: airborne particles of any kind such as dust.

  • Hazards: closeness to moving mechanical parts; slipping while ascending/descending stairs, ladders, and equipment; exposure to high temperatures during the summer and cold temperatures during the winter.

  • Protection: required to wear hard hat, safety glasses (prescription or non-prescription) with side shields, safety vest, gloves, steel-toed safety shoes, hearing protection.


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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Oldcastle Materials is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

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