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Material Handler (Heavy Equipment) - Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA, US, 98134

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  144487



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 the Midwest, Texas and Western United States. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, operates heavy equipment used in transporting materials. Comply with all applicable safety policies, and regulations.   This position requires shift work.



*            Operates front-end loader on barges for the purpose of off-loading raw materials.  This includes but, 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, manlift, 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 guideline for operating and maintaining vehicle


*            Assists in other departments, as needed for vacation and other relief.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employee will be required to follow all instructions of his/her supervisor and to perform other work assignments related to plant operations as requested.



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



High school graduation or equivalent required plus additional technical training on the proper use of heavy equipment.


Minimum of one year of related mobile/heavy equipment operation experience required.   


Ability to operate trucks, dump trucks, bobcat, various sizes of heavy capacity loaders, forklift and other related heavy equipment in a safe manner. Ability to read, write, and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, in English required.  Excellent interpersonal communications skills required.


Ability to operate a shovel, wheelbarrow, jackhammer, weed eater, hand and power tools, hoists, compressors, and other specialized tools.


Ability to estimate stock pile volumes.


Stamina and flexibility to maintain a steady work pace.                                               


Working requires walking, climbing, bending, gripping/grasping controls, twisting, pushing, pulling, working in an awkward position, and lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds.  Ability to work at heights up to 250 feet.





Job hazards include frequent exposure to dust, noise, heat, cold, and all weather conditions. 


About CRH Americas


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


CRH Americas 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! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Ash Grove Cement is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link

Date Posted:  Jun 11, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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