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Loader Operator / Plant Operator, Beatrice Concrete, Palmyra, NE / a NEBCO Company

NEBCO, Inc. Palmyra, NE

Job Description


Oversees daily production, distribution, and operations for the concrete plant facility to assure the demands of the operation are met and continually in balance the competing needs of maintenance and production.  Operates equipment including a rubber tire loader, skid loader, and other equipment by performing the following duties:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

Abide by Company Safety Program and Policies, while performing duties safely.

Clean and maintain the plant and equipment on a regular basis according to safety standards.

Ensures safe and efficient operation of the plant through maintenance, inspection and repair of the equipment and operating conditions of the concrete plant.  Keep written records of that maintenance. 

Inspects plant and equipment on a daily basis.  Grease, change oil, change tires, and perform other maintenance as required. 

Develops plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and the plant.

Reviews raw material quality and inventory control programs. 

Provides up-to-date status on support or production activities to plant manager.

Coordinate and assist in the supervision of any alterations in plant design.

Maintain a high degree of visibility in the plant/yard reviewing product and process. Other duties may be assigned.

Education and/or Experience:                                                    

Prefer 2 years in a ready mixed concrete production role or experience in a related role with previous leadership experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Language Skills:                                                 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret specifications.  Ability to write business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:                                           

Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:                                              

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions.  

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

An understanding of the Safety Rules & Regulations of the industry required.  A CDL is preferred but not required.  Within six months from date of employment must be capable of becoming certified on heavy equipment.  May be required to obtain other certifications, such as confined space, Aerial lift, and respirator qualified. 

Other Skills and Abilities:                                               

Previous work experience in quality assurance and testing is helpful.  Must have a good overall technical knowledge of plant operations, safety, training, environmental compliance, equipment and construction projects. Must have demonstrated leadership skills.  Must be detail oriented with an ability to coordinate multiple tasks.  The position may be required to be "on-call" to respond to emergency situations.  The position may require extended work hours to meet business production needs--may include nights and weekends.

Other Qualifications:                                          

A proven track record of increasing responsibility and results in production, maintenance, process and quality. 

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration.  The employee is exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  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.

Employment is subject to background check, driving check, drug screen and physical
An EEO Employer

Job Details

Date Posted May 29, 2018
Date Closes June 28, 2018
Address 488 F Road
Located In Palmyra, NE
Work At Palmyra RM plant
Department Ready Mixed Concrete
Function Plant Operations
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, $16.00 - $18.00, Based on Experience
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Year round job, includes various support roles during non busy times.
Hours 40+ hours per week; 12 hr days, 6 days a week during busy season
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 43-5061.00 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
Zipcode 68418
Name Michele Stanosheck, Human Resources, Beatrice Concrete
Address 400 Scott Street
City, State and Zip Beatrice, NE 68310
Phone 402-223-4289

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

  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Accepts and Learns From Criticism
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Strong Time Management
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Transportation - Maintenance
  • Transportation - Worker
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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