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Leadperson/Leadman, Western Sand & Gravel, Ashland Sand Creek facility

NEBCO, Inc. Ashland, NE

Job Description

Must be able to work in Ashland, Sand Creek, Western Sand & Gravel facility.

Employment offers are contingent on applicant successfully completing a pre-employment physical, background check and drug screen.              



Serves as a Lead Person at the WS&G designated site to engage in related work as required by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

Abide by Company Safety Program and Policies, while performing duties safely.  Assist in accident investigation.

Serves as a Lead Worker in the field to exercise technical and functional supervision over the operators at the assigned site. 

Monitors crew performance and behaviors in the field and reports work progress, challenges, incidents and accidents, and employee conduct and performance to the appropriate supervisor.

Communicates supervisor expectations to work crew regarding work practices and procedures, safety, and compliance with the company’s policies.

Sets an example to crew members in following Company policies and safety regulations, and in maintaining a positive working relationship with co-workers, supervisors, and company leadership.

Evaluates work procedures and processes, and ensures that safe work practices are being followed by crew members under his/her lead.  Follows all safety policies and procedures, and holds safety meetings with crew members.

Recommends improvements and repairs to be made to equipment.

Evaluates work requirements and determines work schedule.

Ensures safe and efficient operation of the plant through maintenance, inspection and repair of the equipment and operating conditions of the plant.

Assists in performing preventative maintenance and repairs on equipment.

Operates equipment based on production schedules to assure appropriate sequence of operations.

Keeps site facilities clean and safe for efficient operation.  

Inspects equipment before and during use.

Trains employees on proper operation of equipment.

Attends and participates in required trainings. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job trains, directs and oversees the work of others assigned to the plant.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) AND three years of work related experience.

Language Skills:

Able to read operating and maintenance manuals, and drawings.    Able to effectively communicate with others, and give oral and written instructions. Required to clearly write reports with correct use of language.

Reasoning Ability:

Requires knowledge and use of skills and abilities related to leading a crew of workers including the ability to build a cohesive team to accomplish goals, listen to input provided by crew members and respond appropriately, and communicate information in ways that build trust and support.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Must have a valid NE drivers’ license, a good driving record and be insurable under the company’s insurance program. 

Other Skills and Abilities:

Must possess mechanical aptitude.   Able to operate with minimal supervision, and take initiative to investigate and resolve problems. Must be a self-starter. Must be able to work well with others.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and sit; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.  Would regularly climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; able to talk, hear, and smell. Must be able to use up to 35 pounds of force occasionally.  Direct frontal reaching is required while the employee may be required to lift 25 pounds over the head occasionally, must also be able to lift &/or move 70 pounds to waist height.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Employees are required to wear protective safety gear and eye protection.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, possible extreme heat; wet and/or humid conditions; outside weather conditions; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals;  risk of electrical shock and vibration. The employee may also climb stairs to access the plant.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud to very loud.  Employees are required to wear protective ear protection.  There are some chemical exposures that are part of performing the job.  SDS sheets are available in the department. The employee will be on-call for emergency situations and be within 30 minutes of the operation.   The shift for this position may be up to 12 hours per shift.

Plant and field environment with exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, chemicals, and work in some confined space.  This is a non-smoking campus.

Condition of Employment:

Candidate is required to meet the above qualifications, task frequency and PPE requirements.  Approval of pre-employment reference & background checks, and post offer drug/alcohol testing with back screens (if required) are required as conditions of employment.  This also applies to all transfers, fit-for-duty and return to work programs.

An EEO Employer

Job Details

Date Posted February 7, 2018
Date Closes March 9, 2018
Located In Ashland, NE
Department Plant Operations/
Function A Company of NEBCO, Inc.
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Based on Experience
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
12 hour shifts.
Hours 40+ hours per week
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 51-8099.00 Plant and System Operators, All Other
Zipcode 68003
Name Dave Brakenhoff--General Manager WS & G, Keith Carroll, Plant Foreman
Address 330 County Road B
City, State and Zip Ashland, NE 68003
Phone 402-944-3331

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Profit Sharing
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Credit Union
  • Holiday Party
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Wellness Program
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Construction Equipment Operation
  • Construction Project Management
  • General Machinist
  • General Mechanic
  • Laborer
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Accepts and Learns From Criticism
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Strong Time Management
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Profit Sharing
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