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OMG Midwest, Inc. Groundperson - Des Moines, IA - 376160 in JOHNSTON, Iowa

Job ID: 376160Des Moines Asphalt and Paving, a CRH company, has been leading the asphalt industry in Central Iowa for over forty-five years. We have completed a wide variety of projects including highway and street paving, commercial paving projects, parking lot construction, custom asphalt milling, and chip sealing.Position OverviewThe Groundpersonis responsible for performing various duties on the construction and/or asphalt plant. The employee will be involved/responsible for the daily operations at the plant and maintenance of the plant.Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)Ensure a safe work environment in compliance with all safety policies and procedures using the appropriate tools and equipment for the task.Follow all company policies and OSHA/MSHA regulations for safe working procedures and environment.Report any problems to the Foreperson, Superintendent, Safety Manager, or Human Resources Manager.Follow direction of Foreperson as to daily tasks and expectations for each specific project or jobsite.Perform minor servicing and maintenance of the plant; refer major problems to the supervisor.Perform daily pre-and-post inspections with appropriate documentation in compliance with company policies.Maintain cleanliness of yard and/or plant.Perform daily maintenance and greasing of the plant.Perform routine and daily housekeeping duties.Assist in training less-experienced employees on the proper operations, servicing, and repair of equipment to further their abilities.May be called upon to run small power tools such as jack hammer.Lifts, carries and holds material, tools and supplies.Perform general laboring duties when necessary.Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required.Other duties as assigned.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.Education/ExperienceHigh School diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.1-3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Work RequirementsAbility to operate equipment safely and efficiently under a variety of working conditions.Ability to perform strenuous work in varying weather conditions.Ability to read, write and do basic mathematical calculations in order to keep time and material records, and read blueprints or other project documents.Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule.Ability to operate heavy and complex equipment requiring skill and the exercise of independent judgment.Must be 18 years in age or older.Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.Must have the ability to work without close supervision.Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA. Protective equipment that may be required, but not limited to, for this position is: Face Shield, Safety (hard toe) Shoes, and Coveralls.Compliance with all OSHA and/or MSHA regulations.Knowledge/Skill RequirementsKnowledge in operating heavy equipment.Basic Knowledge of mechanics.Knowledge of materials, methods, and tools involved in construction and paving.Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations and construction sites.Knowledge of trenching and shoring standards.Physical RequirementsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform t