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Lehigh Hanson Laborer in Morris, Illinois

AutoReqId: 11481BR

Line Of Business: Aggregates

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Morris-IL

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We’re Lehigh Hanson. Our products build cities and towns, including stadiums that hold thousands of fans, and bridges that support millions of vehicles. We have thousands of employees across hundreds of locations in the U.S. and Canada, making us North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, asphalt, and related construction materials.

We might be a big company, but we appreciate and encourage our people to share their ideas and help shape our future. We want every one of our people to play an active role in growing our business. With our diverse product lines and locations across North America, there are opportunities to explore different roles and work on a variety of exciting and interesting projects.

We’re a tight-knit team. While we strive to be the best, we do it with an attitude that is humble, accessible, and down-to-earth. We don’t ask you to “fit in” to our culture. We invite you to add to it.


Do you pride yourself in being a jack-of-all-trades? The Laborer is our entry-level position that is critical to support plant needs by ensuring a safe and productive work environment. In this position, you will have the opportunity to use different skills every day as you learn the aggregate industry and fill in for vacancies in various areas of our plant.

  • Conduct a complete pre-and post-shift safety inspection

  • Operate tugboat and pontoon

  • Monitor density, TPH, depth readings, flow meters to maintain maximum feed rate to the processing plant

  • Visually monitor production area for changes in material quality, adjust feed as necessary

  • Maintain dredge availability to meet or exceed planned efficiency goals

  • Ability to perform high levels of maintenance and servicing on dredge such as bearings, gearboxes, shakers with little assistance

  • Communicate with plant operators when changes in feed rate or product quality occur

  • Communication with plant crew on all safety and maintenance needs

  • Start equipment in the right order to operate the equipment.

  • Know the location of other workers prior to and during the start and running of the plant.

  • Load barges, joystick operation coordination to avoid breaking cable winches

  • General housekeeping of barge, equipment and land office, plant.

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Load and unload trucks following safe operating procedures

  • Operate mobile equipment on plant property (loader, haul truck, water truck, etc.)

  • Assist with plant tasks including lubrication, maintenance, repairs

  • Ensure compliance with all health, safety, and environmental regulations, as well as company policies and procedures; assist with physical inspections of plant property/departments.

This position will be based in our Morris, Illinois Plant.


  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Previous experience in an open-pit mine a plus

  • Experience using (or ability to learn) plant mobile equipment

  • Ability to use a shovel, broom, jackhammer, sweeper, forklift, bobcat, and vacuum truck.

  • Highly dependable, ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to operate mobile equipment (forklift, tractors, trucks, skid steer) and machinery a plus.

  • Experience in mining or heavy construction environment required

  • Experience working on a dredge highly preferred

  • Knowledge of MSHA, OSHA, and Coast Guard safety rules and regulations

  • Good hand-eye coordination

  • Ability to work different extended hours, holidays, and/or overtime required

  • Physical Requirements: sitting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, twisting, climbing, balancing, bending (bending at the waist, lifting above the waist and lifting below the waist), kneeling, reaching, grasping (use of both hands), squatting, repetitive motions, manipulative finger movements with both hands, use of wrists (flexing or rotating with both wrists), use of both feet, use of arms above and below shoulder, work extended periods of time in the same position, perform duties in all climates i.e. weather, extreme temperatures, tolerate heights, lift and carry up to 75 lbs., work in confined spaces, capable of wearing respiratory and other personal protective equipment


We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process.

Union Negotiated pay rates.

Must be able to work in the USA without sponsorship now or in the future.

No search firms, please.

Lehigh Hanson is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled