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Yard Material Handler / Forklift Opr for Watkins Concrete Block Company

NEBCO, Inc. Omaha, NE

Job Description

Notice of Position Opening

We are currently recruiting to fill the following position:

 Yard Material Handler / Forklift Opr .

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 day to day yard operations of shipping, receiving, customer service/

loading, and inventory control.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

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

Works with Watkins dispatcher and sales counter to process block sales orders for walk in customers and load block on customers' vehicles.

Process warehouse sales orders for walk in customers and load block on customers' vehicles.

Works with Watkins dispatcher and sales counter to prepare orders of block to be loaded onto Watkins trucks or vehicles of affiliated companies for delivery to contractors or dealers.

Works with Watkins dispatcher and sales counter to load bulk aggregates for FOB customers' vehicles and the Watkins dump trucks with the front end loader.

Unloads incoming freight and inspects merchandise for shortages or damages and matches PO numbers with orders and process attached paperwork.

Stock freight in the warehouse or block yard, if new inventory.  Ship to proper destination if necessary.

Keeps inventory stocked in designated areas to facilitate accurate and efficient inventory count and allow for storage of daily production.

Maintain the block yard in a clean and orderly manner.

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

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.  Must have previous experience operating construction machinery or equipment--forklift, pallet loaders, lift truck and a front end loader.  Previous Warehousing experience preferred.  Must have demonstrated experience of performing in a customer service environment.                                       


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  

Previous forklift experience preferred.  Must be capable to completing requirements of the forklift certification program for Watkins and passing the test within 6 months of employment.  Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable under the company insurance program.


Other Skills and Abilities:                                           

Must have a good sense of detail.  Must maintain a clean and safe yard and warehouse environment.


Other Qualifications:                                                   

Good physical skills to do the overall requirements of the job. Must be able to take direction from others and work well in a team environment.  Must have good customer service skills.  Must be able to work a flexible work schedule, including weekends 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.  Must have a good attendance record and an ability to be to work on time.


Physical Demands:  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds to waist height.  The employee must frequently be able to lift 50 pounds from waist height to full arm extension above the head.  Must be able to climb on and off, in and out of the loader or lift truck as often as required to fill orders placed by walk in customers or orders for delivery.  Must have agility to maintain balance on block piles or Watkins trucks and customer vehicles while filling orders.  Must lift, place and set block or warehouse products on a repetitive basis during loading and unloading process.  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 exposed to outside weather conditions, may be extreme hot or cold. Work is performed 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.  Must be able to work a flexible work schedule during busy season. Must be able to work Saturday mornings during spring/summer season.  Must be able to work late or irregular hours.  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. 

Yard Material Handler, Fork Lift Operator

Watkins Concrete Block Company, Omaha, NE

An EEO Emplyer



Job Details

Date Posted June 12, 2019
Date Closes August 12, 2019
Address 14306 Giles Rd
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Shipping and Receiving
Function A Company of NEBCO, Inc.
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Based on Experience
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Shift Custom
Mon: 8 am to 5 pm
Tue: 8 am to 5 pm
Wed: 8 am to 5 pm
Thu: 8 am to 5 pm
Fri: 8 am to 5 pm
Hours 40+ hours per week; Occassional Saturday hours required
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 43-5081.03 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
Zipcode 68138
Name Greg Johnson, 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
  • 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 ...