H&K Group

Loader Operator

Job Locations US-PA-Pottsville
Regular Full-Time
Parent Company
Pottsville Materials, LLC


Pottsville Quarry  is seeking a Loader Operator! The Yard Loader Operator preforms the yard activities of loading, unloading, storing, transferring, distributing, and inventorying stone products and materials in the yard of the industrial plant.


Why work for Pottsville Quarry and Asphalt?

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Excellent Health, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement programs available to qualifying employees for approved programs
  • Additional training programs including on the job, online through H&K Academy, manufacturer offered training, and more


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Performs all work according to MSHA and H&K Safety policies
  • Stages and organizes materials in the yard.
  • Keeps and updates inventory of materials and final products.
  • Inspects incoming materials and verifies invoices.
  • Inspects machines and equipment used during the workday.
  • Performs pre- and post-trip od equipment every day and fills out daily inspection sheets.
  • Performs routine maintenance on loader such as lubricating and cleaning
  • Keeps stockpiles properly bermed and maintained
  • Ensures product is blended correctly
  • Maintains haul roads that are smooth and safe
  • Maintains time and production records.
  • Cross trained in all areas of production including stacking, saw operations, guillotine operations and forklift operations.
  • Cross trained to assist with administrative duties when necessary.
  • Provides excellent customer service to all customers on site when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Skills, Education, and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent (such as the GED) from an accredited educational institution OR one month of related experience and/or training
    • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered
  • Verbal and written communication skills
    • Read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
    • Write simple correspondence
    • Effectively present information in a on-on-one or small group situation to customers, clients, and other employees.
  • Ability to carry out detailed written or oral instructions
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to fit test & utilize appropriate PPE as needed
  • Ability to meet physical requirements (movement, lifting, as relevant to job)


Preferred Skills, Education, and Experience

  • 3 months+ related experience
  • Experience operating heavy equipment
    • Strong preference for Loader operation experience
  • Experience working in a quarry, heavy civil construction, or other outdoor industrial setting
  • MSHA or other relevant safety certification


Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to
    • Sit
    • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel
    • Reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently required to talk or hear
  • Occasionally required to
    • Stand
    • Walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
    • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities include distance, peripheral, and depth perception


Work Environment

  • Regularly exposed to
    • Outside weather conditions
    • Vibration
  • Frequently exposed to
    • Moving mechanical parts
    • Fumes or airborne particles
  • Noise level is usually loud


Pottsville Quarry and Pottsville Asphalt (formerly Pottsville Materials) is a producer of high-quality construction aggregate and asphalt products located near Pottsville, PA. We have been proudly serving the greater northern Berks, Northumberland, Lehigh, and Carbon County region since 2010. Strategically located just minutes south of the Route 81/Route 61 Interchange, Pottsville Quarry and Pottsville Asphalt are trusted H&K Group, Inc. (H&K) materials facilities formed in partnership between H&K and the Rich Family of Companies.


The H&K Group, Inc. provides complete heavy civil contracting and construction materials solutions with safety, speed, quality, efficiency, and value. Beginning as a small family business a half century ago, we are now a dynamic group of vertically integrated companies that has been growing and prospering for 50 years.


Thank you for your interest in employment with H&K Group, Inc. At H&K, we invest in our people, providing the essential training, instruction and supervisory support that they need to develop and grow within our company. We acknowledge that H&K’s strength and success is directly related to our employees and the talents, dedication and job performance they exemplify. We seek dynamic, motivated people who are driven to make a difference.


H&K does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are always looking for the best, most qualified people to join our team.


Pre-employment drug testing (EOE)

Pre-employment Physical


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