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Elder Corporation Shop Lead in Des Moines, Iowa

General Info

Job Type: Full-Time/Seasonal

Pay: Hourly – Based on Experience

Other: Union Benefits, Pension Plan, Advancement Opportunities, Boot Reimbursement, Safe/ Clean/ Friendly Environment

Company Info

Elder Corporation is a family-owned business and values long-term employee relationships. We specialize in massive earthmoving and complex underground utility projects to heavy duty demolition work, and are trusted by thousands of Midwest customers to be their site development partner. Our company values of Innovation, Integrity and Appreciation can be seen in all we do. Although we require experienced applicants for some positions, we are always looking for employees with good interpersonal skills who are willing to be flexible and learn new skills. To learn more about Elder Corporation, visit our website at .

All prospective candidates must pass a pre-employment physical, drug test, and background check.

Job Description

The Shop Lead supervises a crew of shop laborers and wash bay operations by performing the following duties:


  • Supervises shop laborers and wash bay operations and prioritizes work.

  • Responsible for accurate completion of fuel, oil and supply inventory

  • Conducts Daily Huddles and regular toolbox safety talks.

  • Completes fuel island maintenance

  • Responsible for shop building maintenance including boilers, HVAC filters etc.

  • Enforces all company safety policies and procedures.

  • Ensure shop is organized and clean at all times.

  • Makes proactive decisions to solve problems.


  • Interact with all departments within Elder to keep business flowing efficiently

  • Maintain a positive attitude throughout all scenarios.

  • Converse calmly under pressure and under high-stress situations to achieve a solution.

  • Communicate with employees to listen to new ideas while understanding differences.


  • Complies with all company policies and procedures and safety requirements, including crew member discipline and documentation.

  • Attends meetings as required.

    Required Skills

  • Ability to work independently with little instruction

  • Strong work ethic

  • Self-motivating and possess time management skills to ensure employees and job requirements are both satisfied

  • Capable of staying organized and multi-tasking

  • Written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to develop personal leadership skills

  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Internet Search Engines)

  • Basic iPhone skills (Ability to operate phone calls, read/ respond to emails and text messages)

  • Dependable and willing to report to work on time

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Must be able to work extended hours during the construction season

  • Must be willing to learn new skills specific to the industry

    Preferred Skills

  • Class A CDL driver’s license with Air Brake Endorsement is preferred.

  • Experience with equipment maintenance and forklift operation.

    Supervisory Responsibility

    The position directly supervises employees and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    Work Environment

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. This position is performed in outside weather conditions.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

    The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    This is a full-time position. Anticipated work hours are 10-12 hours a day including Saturdays. Occasional evening and Sunday work may be required as job duties demand.

    Required Education and Experience

  • High school education or equivalent

  • Related experience or training.