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Yardman/Plant Maintenance/ Equip Opr, Beatrice Ready Mixed, Crete, NE

NEBCO, Inc. Crete, NE

Job Description

Notice of Position Opening

We are currently recruiting to fill the following position:

Yardman/Plant Maintenance/Equip Opr, Crete, NE


Responsible for general labor support for the plant, support batching activities and the yard area

of the concrete plant is maintained by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

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

Performs daily cleaning and maintenance of the plant and grounds areas by sweeping, shoveling and removing aggregate from the area in a wheel barrow, loader or skid loader to maintain a clean and safe environment.

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

Operates a front end loader, skid loader or fork lift according to requirements of the current need.

Load aggregates into trucks and bins.  Assure appropriate amount according to order requirements.

Unload rail cars and silos by use of high volume air machines, hooking and unhooking hose according to daily needs.

Work with appropriate personnel to identify and plan daily operations.

Daily pre-trip/shift inspection on equipment.  Grease, change oil, change tires and perform other maintenance as required.

Pour leftover concrete into forms.  When concrete is dry, break latches and move block to designated areas.

Other duties may be assigned.

Education and/or Experience:   

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.  Previous experience in a construction &/or construction products related field is desired. Three to six months related mechanic experience and/or training. Previous experience operating construction machinery or equipment--forklift, pallet loaders, lift truck and a front end loader is preferred.

Language Skills:   

Ability to read and comprehend load tickets, SDS sheets and the company safety manual.  Ability to understand work direction.

Mathematical Skills:

Must understand basic numbers and math to count inventory or complete orders.

Reasoning Ability:  

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one-or two-step instructions.  Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.  Must be able to distinguish between safe and unsafe conditions in the yard and in the plant area.                   

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  

Forklift and Loader certification preferred.  If not, must be capable to completing requirements of the program and passing the test in a reasonable period of time. 

Other Skills and Abilities:  

Previous experience in plant maintenance and loader operation helpful but not necessary.  Must be mechanically inclined to support maintenance roles when necessary.  Must have a good sense of detail and work to maintain a clean and safe yard and plant environment. Must be able to work a flexible work schedule during busy season.  Must be able to work late or irregular hours.

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, must also be able to lift up to 50 pounds to waist height.  Must be able to climb to heights of 125 feet.  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. Must be able to comply with confined space requirements.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions, may be extreme hot or cold. Work in a minimal amount of non-hazardous dust daily.  May be required to work in any of the environments listed for a temporary job assignment.  Must wear any protective devices as required by the company safety policies relating to the assignment being performed.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  This is a year round job.  Hours may vary based on daily loading requirements.  Must be able to work a flexible work schedule during busy season.  Must be able to work late or irregular hours. Occasional Saturday work will be required.  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.

Yardman/Plant Maintenance/Equip Opr,

Beatrice Concrete, Crete, NE

An EEO Employer



Job Details

Date Posted March 18, 2019
Date Closes June 18, 2019
Address 1320 W. 11th Street
Located In Crete, NE
Department Plant Operations Support
Function A Company of NEBCO, Inc.
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Based on Experience
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Monday thru Friday, daytime hours, may work occasional Saturday.
Hours 40+ hours per week; Possible late shifts, Occasional Saturday
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 53-7062.00 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
Zipcode 68333
Name Michele Stanosheck, Human Resources, Jason Easter, Plant Manager
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

  • Handyman
  • Material Moving
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Strong Time Management
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Forklift Operator
  • Material Handling
  • Warehouse Loader
  • Warehousing - Customer Service
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 ...