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Yard Laborer - Cement, South Chicago - 2023

Company: Ozinga Bros., Inc.
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking to develop your career and join a growing company? Are you looking for a company that cares about its employees and recognizes hard work? Ozinga is family-owned and has been around for over 90 years. We are growing and regard our employees as being our most important asset. Come apply and see what makes us different.Summary:The Yard Laborer is responsible for ensuring raw materials are properly received, stored, and loaded for production. This position is also responsible for performing routine maintenance on plant equipment and ensuring that the yard area is properly maintained and organized.Principal Duties and Responsibilities:Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To offload material to the plant, silos, or Bulker trucks from railcars, trucks, and barges
  • Assist machine operators in and around the yard with loading, unloading, sorting, and maintaining all work areas
  • Operation of rubber tire loader and fork-lift
  • Move products to and from storage areas, docks, vehicles, or containers by hand or using other equipment
  • Sort products based on specifications; close attention to detail in attaching tags and marking products for identification
  • Clean and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment, the driver's room, bathrooms, warehouse, bins, carts, and other containers; maintain equipment storage to ensure inventory is protected
  • Flexible in work assignments, open to working in multiple areas and locations as necessary to get the job done
  • Active listening to receive oral instructions and read work orders to complete work assignments
  • Accurate recording and maintaining of work tickets/orders as instructed
  • Consistently maintain all safety precautions, using all safety gear and protective equipment
  • Participate in training courses to successfully operate barge unloading equipment
  • Operate a skid steer both on the ground and inside a barge
  • Assist with loading and unloading cement products off bargesQualifications:Education/Specialized Knowledge/Professional Certifications:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent required
    • Knowledge of the safe operations of a forklift, man lift, and front-end loaderExperience:
      • Specific Industry related experience preferred
      • Experience with general or routine maintenance tasksSkills/Abilities:
        • Ability to operate a forklift, man lift, and front-end loader
        • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and work independently
        • Demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple tasks simultaneously
        • Ability to read, write and distinguish colorsWorking Conditions:
          • Abaility to work a flexible schedule
          • Majority of the work will be performed outside
          • Exposure to elements of weather, including heat, cold, rain, and dust
          • Occasionally/frequently exposed to the rough, muddy, walking surface
          • Intermittent exposure to high noise levels and vibration
          • Frequent exposure to moving parts/pieces of equipment
          • Frequent exposure to cement, lime, concrete, admixtures, dust, diesel fuel, and other substances that may cause burns, be toxic or explosive if handled incorrectly
          • Frequent exposure to water and wet conditions
          • Possible out of state travel for special projects 30%Ozinga is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applications for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, veteran status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Ozinga Bros., Inc., Chicago , Yard Laborer - Cement, South Chicago - 2023, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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