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Block Plant Machine Operator - Night Shift

NEBCO, Inc. (In Kind) locationOmaha, NE
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Omaha, NE, United States


Watkins Concrete Block Company, an affiliated NEBCO Company, provides building materials to the construction industry. Watkins manufactures concrete block and retaining wall in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors in our automated block plant. Watkins also provides brick, stone, and other concrete-related building materials to the residential and commercial markets.

The secret to a business’ longevity is really no secret at all: produce top-quality product, offer unparalleled customer service and evolve with changing times. Watkins continues to put these concepts into practice, and as a result, Watkins has provided Omaha’s commercial and residential builders with building supplies for over 80 years. For more information about Watkins, visit

NEBCO’s story has been one of longevity, diversity and continued growth. NEBCO is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business, with more than 1,100 employees spanning 50 locations across Nebraska. Since 1908 NEBCO has grown to become one of Nebraska’s most diversified and successful privately-owned businesses. For more information about NEBCO, Inc., visit

Position Summary

Watkins Concrete Block Company is looking for highly motivated Block Plant Machine Operator to join our team. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, hard worker, and reliable.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

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.

Job Requirements and Education

  • 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.
  • Ability to read, write, calculate and understand written, verbal or diagrammatic instructions, including instructions, manuals, rules, regulations, SDS sheets and the company safety manual.
  • Forklift certification preferred. If no, must be capable to completing requirements of the program and passing the test.
  • Must be able to work night shift - schedule is four 12 hour days.

Benefits Include

  • Retirement Plans
  • PAID Holidays
  • Insurance Benefits
  • Wellness Program - with the opportunity to earn five additional days off
  • PAID Time Off
  • On the Job Training

Working Conditions

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.

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 tobacco free 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.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at
Phone: Call us at 402-434-1212

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

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