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Heidelberg Materials US, Inc. Terminal Assistant in Chester, Virginia

AutoReqId: 19552BR

Pay Class: Salaried Non-Exempt

Minimum Pay Rate: $40,570.00

Maximum Pay Rate: $51,220.00

Department: Distribution

Line of Business: Cement Operations

Position Type: Full-Time

Job Posting:

Heidelberg Materials is seeking a Terminal Assistant at our Chester, VA terminal.

Heidelberg Materials provides the materials to build our future. Our future is sustainable. Our future is digital. And it goes beyond cement, aggregates and ready-mixed concrete. Heidelberg Materials North America, previously known as Lehigh Hanson, operates more than 450 locations with approximately 9,000 employees in the U.S. and Canda.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to grow their career with an industry leader in the aggregate and cement industry. The cement terminal in Chester, VA., is looking for someone who is hardworking and dedicated to become part of the team. This position reports directly to the Terminal Supervisor and will be responsible for daily tasks having to do with shipping, bulk loading and packing.

  • Be involved in and aware of all aspects of the day to day cement terminal operation.

  • Participates in the loading and unloading of cement products from railcars, or bulk trucks; coordinates bulk loading activities with customer drivers and sales personnel. Inspect railcars and bulk trucks prior to loading. Operate track mobile or car puller to move and position railcars in place for unloading or to switching tracks. Operate controls to convey proper cement to bulk silos or bulk truck.

  • Responsible for ensuring customer orders are filled accurately. Promptly addresses customer concerns and refers more complex problems to supervisor for resolution.

  • Ensures shipping and receiving paperwork is completed accurately and on a timely basis.

  • Responsible for the unloading and/or transfers of bulk material or cement products from railcars and/or trucks to silos or other storage containers.

  • Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on terminal equipment, some of which is on top of the silos being 100 feet tall.

  • Performs housekeeping of the facility.

  • Follows all safety policies, including proper use of Personal Protective Equipment

  • Helps promote safe work habits and a safe work environment along with weekly safety meetings and job pre-work analysis.

  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair equipment problems to minimize downtime and ensure proper operation.

  • Maintain Vendor relationships


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Previous experience in cement or related industry a plus

  • Prior material handling experience strongly preferred

  • Must have proven mechanical and electrical ability (preferred); welding experience is a plus

  • Demonstrated organizational skills

  • Demonstrated communication skills

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge, hardware and software, with computers; MS Office products and SAP preferred

  • Clerical skills a plus

  • Willing and capable of working extended hours and weekends if needed

  • Capable of accessing heights - top of railcars, stairways to silo top elevations, etc.

  • Capable of lifting up to 75 pounds on a regular basis

  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to follow safe working practices in a team environment.

  • OT work available

Heidelberg Materials is a Drug Free Workplace

External candidates must be able to work in the USA without sponsorship.

Employer Statement :

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled

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