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Plant Foreman / Overland Ready Mixed, Strang, NE

NEBCO, Inc. Geneva, NE

Job Description

Plant Foreman, Overland Ready Mixed, Strang, NE

Apply on-line at www.nebcoinc.com 

Must be able to obtain a CDL license within 6 months of hire, must have an insurable driving record. 

Background check, Pre-employment physical and drug screen required.

Position Summary

Provides plant production control, supervision of plant personnel that drive

a transit mixer truck equipped  with auxiliary concrete mixer to deliver concrete mix

and other related construction products to job sites by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

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

This is a small plant that requires diverse skills based on the business environment which will require the employee to assist in various areas of the plant--repair/maintenance in the plant area, plant product operations, yard clean-up, and overall  running the plant. If qualified, the Foreman may drive a concrete truck.

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

Assure a Lockout/Tagout program/policy for Ready Mixed is developed and implemented while assuring personnel follow safe lockout/tagout procedures.

Check moisture content of aggregates and assure that all batches of concrete are mixed to meet job specifications. Operates plant based on production schedules to assure appropriate sequence of operations.  Operates computerized control panel to weigh and batch the concrete mix ingredients.

Assists in performing preventative maintenance on equipment.

Keep plant facilities clean and safe for efficient operation.  Will operate a fire hose to clean the plant, operate water valves, and control electrical switches in the plant. 

When CDL requirements are met:

  • Daily perform a pre and post-trip safety check on equipment and the truck to assure a safe vehicle.  Document any maintenance that may be required.  Assure employee log sheets are maintained to meet D.O.T. criteria, if required.

    Backs truck under loading hopper, starts mixer to receive concrete.  Follows established guidelines for truck loading.

  • Drives truck to designated job site for unloading.  Must distinguish between safe and unsafe conditions at the job site, in traffic and throughout plant areas.

  • After delivery, wash chutes into the washout bucket recovery system and return to plant reclaim area for leftover concrete disposal.  Use washout pit system for mixer rinse to prevent concrete from hardening in mixer and on truck.

  • Sprays surfaces of truck with protective compound to prevent adhering of concrete as needed.

  • Assure SDS forms are maintained and up to date for accurate information and immediate review.

    Perform minor maintenance to vehicle--tire pressure, lube ring on mixer drum and check all fluid levels (water, fuel and oil).

    Other duties may be assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    This job directs and oversees the work of others assigned to the plant—drivers or yard material handlers.

    Education and/or Experience:                                                       

    Requires a vocational/technical mechanic diploma; or three to six months related mechanic experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Must have proven mechanical troubleshooting skills.  Must have excellent leadership and customer skills.

    Language Skills:                   

    Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers.  Ability to print and speak simple sentences.

    Reasoning Ability:                   

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out one- or two-step instructions.  Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

    Must have a good driving record to be able to meet the company’s insurability requirements.   Applicant will be trained and must be able to meet the requirements to obtain a CDL within 6 months.  Must be able to meet the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical requirements and carry a physical exam card, which is to be kept current according to DOT guidelines.

    Other Skills and Abilities:                   

    Must be able to operate with minimal supervision, be a trouble shooter and take initiative to investigate and resolve problems.  Must be a self starter.  Must be able to work well with others.  Previous commercial truck driving experience is helpful but not necessary. 

    Other Qualifications:                                                    

    Must be flexible regarding work assignments.  Must demonstrate willingness to perform other support duties during non busy times.  Must be able to work with various hand tools of the trade.  Must have good manual dexterity and good motor coordination skills.  Must be able to work a flexible work schedule during busy season.  Must be able to work late or irregular hours. Previous knowledge of construction and construction products is helpful. Must understand and maintain the internal and external customer service responsibilities of the position.

    Physical Demands:

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; 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.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  Direct frontal reaching is required while the employee may be required to lift 25 pounds over the head occasionally.  As a driver, the employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds to shoulder height.  Must be able to lift, place and set warehouse products as required during load preparation, loading and unloading.  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, confined spaces and possible extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; 25% outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The employee will also climb stairs to access the plant.  The noise level in the work environment is usually 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.  Plant and field environment with exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases and chemicals.  Based on scheduling and business volume the employee will be required to be flexible on work assignments which would be in the plant, driving or assisting.  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. 


The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. The employer reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations or the work environment change.

Plant Foreman, Overland Ready Mixed, Strang, NE

An EEO Employer


Job Details

Date Posted November 2, 2018
Date Closes December 2, 2018
Address 46 S Railway Street, Strang, NE
Located In Geneva, NE
Work At Concrete plant in Strang, NE
Department Overland Ready Mixed, A company of NEBCO, Inc.
Function Plant Operations
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Based on Experience
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Includes OT hours during busy time of yr. Must be flexible with hours based on weather and business conditions.
Hours 40 hours per week; Hours of work vary according to needs, could be in excess of 40 hours per week at times.
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 47-2061.00 Construction Laborers
Zipcode 68444
Name Kraig Kuhnel, General Manager, Carolyn Petersen, HR Manager
Address 423 W 3rd
City, State and Zip York, NE 68467
Phone 800-233-4065

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 Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Strong Time Management
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Driver
  • Material Handling
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Profit Sharing
  • And More ...