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Heavy Equipment Operator - Quakertown, PA at Oldcastle APG Inc in Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Posted in Transportation 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Job ID:  333442

Lawn & Garden,  a CRH company, a division within Oldcastle APG, is one of the largest manufacturers of bagged and bulk decorative mulch, soil, stone, and limestone products in the nation with over 40 production facilities.  We take pride in serving a diverse group of customers including independent garden centers, mass retailers, landscapers, contractors, and homeowners.

Job Summary

This position will operate a front-end loader in a rugged outdoor, unpaved environment.  Operators will use loaders to move bulk material throughout a manufacturing facility while adhering to safety policies and procedures. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Read job specifications to determine operator adjustments and material requirements

  • Observes equipment operation to detect machine malfunction

  • Performs routine maintenance to include lubricating, fueling and cleaning

  • Inspect and complete equipment report daily

  • Ability to move levers, shift gears, depress pedals and maneuver steering wheel to operate equipment

  • Other duties and responsibilities related to the nature of the job may be assigned on a temporary or permanent basis as needed​​​

Requirements / Education / Experience

  • At least 2 years experience using heavy equipment/front end loader (Volvo L90 preferred)

  • High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

  • Able to sit for extended periods in operation of equipment on varying surfaces (paved, dirt, multilevel)

  • Able to climb up & down from cab heights with ease multiple times per hour

  • Must be able to work safely in a busy mulch yard, judging distances and operating equipment with precision

  • Must be able to work effectively in extreme outdoor climate(s) - cold, heat, rain, fog

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear

  • The employee will be required to sit for extended periods of time

  • The employee may frequently stand on their feet

  • The employee must have the ability to lift and/or move up to 65 lbs. from the ground level. The need to lift over 65 lbs. may arise from time to time – should this be the case, employees should engage in team lifting and/or use the provided equipment to safely lift

  • The employee must have the capability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms, legs, and your whole body – bending, crouching, climbing - using steps and ladders, pushing pulling, stooping and reaching

What CRH Americas Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

  • Group retirement savings program

  • Health and wellness programs

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

About CRH Americas

CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

Lawn & Garden, a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH family!

CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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