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Hamm CST/BC - Batchman/Plant Operator in Ottawa, Kansas

FLSA Status: Non-ExemptDepartment: Ready-MixReports to: Plant ManagerPay: Hourly

Position Summary:

This is a skilled position requiring a thorough understanding of the ready-mix concrete business. Operator controls the process to produce concrete from raw ingredients and additives according to predetermined specifications using computer batching software. Verifies correct admixtures are used in correct dosages and provides verification that the concrete batched meets the specifications established by company and customer. This position requires day to day interaction with customers and additional employees.


  • Ensure all individuals have proper PPE

  • Facilitate weekly safety meetings

  • Ensure all delivery trucks are safe to run and review daily inspections

  • Ensure the staff performs work in a manner consistent with safety protocols previously laid out

  • Ensure the plant facility is kept clean and safe to operate

  • Be responsive to safety inspection reports and correct items identified in a timely manner


  • Ensure all repair and maintenance is performed at prescribed intervals on the plant (ie: daily, weekly, monthly)

  • If the plant needs to be repaired in the evening for next day deliveries, that is the expectation.

  • If a crew is on site tending to plant needs, their schedules are to be accommodated as we have other tasks scheduled behind that one you may be unaware of.

  • Work with aggregate transportation dispatcher for delivery of raw materials.

  • Batch concrete and ensure mixes hit the batch weights designed, verify slump and quality of concrete. Interact with QC department in all aspects of concrete production.

  • Handle personnel issues consistent with company policy. Coordinate with your supervisor if necessary.

  • Schedule concrete orders, plant and delivery personnel, vacations, turn in required information weekly for payroll and other administrative needs.

  • Run wheel loader when needed to fill plant

  • Run monthly inventory

  • Turn in all inventory and month end reports.

Quality Control:

  • Interface with QC department as necessary for production verification needs, support and quality requirements

  • Work with QC for project submittals and mix design verification


  • Interact professionally and respectfully with customers

  • Do your best to solve scheduling conflicts

  • If they have material needs you cannot answer, please interface with QC

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; and extreme cold and/or heat. Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Why work for us:

Concrete Supply of Topeka, Builders Choice Concrete, and Builders Choice Aggregates have a safety-focused culture. Our people are our company's strength and vitality; the collective experience, talent, and commitment are the lifeblood of our company. As a company, our goal is to inform and train employees to ensure everyone returns home safely each night to be with their families.