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Block Plant Machine Operator /Nights / Watkins Concrete Block Company

NEBCO, Inc. Omaha, NE

Job Description


 Block Plant Machine Operator, nights

Department / Location:  Watkins Concrete Block Company, Omaha, NE  

Employment offer is continguent on passing a pre-employment drug and back/physical screen and background screen.


Performs shift operations of daily concrete block production with focus

on block machine operations by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

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

Set up, adjust and operate machines to mix concrete and produce product according to specifications.

Set up, adjust and operate machines to split, cube and package product according to specifications.

Manually cube, split and package product as needed.  Perform inventory as needed.

Inspect product and remove product from production that does not meet quality control standards.

Perform adjustments and preventive maintenance on equipment as necessary.

Rebuild mold boxes and other wearing parts.

Assure safety devices are in proper working order, used and in place.

Perform job according to safety/environmental rules and regulations.

Move block via forklift.

Maintain the block area in a clean and orderly manner.

Perform daily clean-up tasks to work area and equipment as needed.

Other duties may be assigned.

Education and/or Experience:                                                 

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.  Previous experience in a block plant is helpful.  Must have demonstrated mechanical, hydraulic and electrical aptitude.  Previous experience operating construction machinery or equipment--forklift, pallet loaders, lift truck and a front end loader is also helpful.

Language Skills:                                              

Ability to read, write, calculate and understand written, verbal or diagrammatic instructions, including instructions, manuals, rules, regulations, SDS sheets and the company safety manual.  Ability to understand and accept 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 plant.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  

Forklift certification preferred.  If no, must be capable to completing requirements of the program and passing the test.

Other Skills and Abilities:                                            

Must have a good sense of detail and work to maintain a clean and safe block environment.  Must be able to work overtime and weekends according to business needs.  Must be able to use appropriate tools to repair equipment.

Other Qualifications:                                                   

Good physical skills to do the overall requirements of the job. Must be able to safely perform job on and around machinery that could cause bodily harm if proper procedures are not followed.  Must be able to take direction from others and work well in a team environment. 

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand for prolonged periods; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, grasp, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is required to climb stairs and ladders, working at an elevation.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds to shoulder height and infrequent lifting up to 100 pounds.  Must have agility to maintain balance on equipment or block piles.  Must lift, place and set block.  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 regularly working in a heavy industrial production environment exposed to outside weather conditions which may be extreme hot or cold. Work in a minimal amount of non-hazardous dust daily.   Must wear any protective clothing and devices as required by the company safety policies relating to the assignment being performed.  The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; precarious places and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  This may be a day or night shift position.  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 appropriate) are required as conditions of employment. 

Block Plant Machine Operator, nights

Watkins Concrete Block Company, Omaha, NE  

An EEO Employer




Job Details

Date Posted April 9, 2019
Date Closes June 9, 2019
Address 14306 Giles Rd
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Block Plant
Department Shipping and Receiving
Function A Company of NEBCO, Inc.
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, $14.00
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Shift Custom
Mon: 2:30 pm to 3 am
Tue: 2:30 pm to 3 am
Wed: 2:30 pm to 3 am
Thu: 2:30 pm to 3 am
Hours 40+ Nights, 4 /12's hours per week; shift differential for night shift
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 43-5081.03 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
Zipcode 68138
Name John Marks, Superintendent
Address 14306 Giles Road
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68138
Phone 402-8964-0900

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

  • Material Moving
  • 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 ...