Machine Operator Lead, Concrete

Colorado Springs
Country/Region:  US

Basalite Building Products, LLC is one of the largest manufacturers of concrete masonry products in the Western United States. Product lines include structural block, interlocking paving stones, engineered wall systems, retaining walls, ornamental and garden products, and a full range of sack goods. We are a proud member of the Pacific Coast Building Products Family of Companies.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Plant Superintendent, this position supports the Plant Production in all areas of operating various production machines, verifies the machines re running properly and safely.  Is responsible for supporting and demonstrating the Core Values of Integrity, Safety, Respect, Customer Focus, Quality, Innovation and Financial Success. Performs other related duties as assigned.




ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of block machine mechanics, functions, and performance indicators including but not limited to: step functions of a cycle, step times, step function adjustments
  • Demonstrate ability to execute and lead others on mold changes, height changes, color changes, and general machine adjustments
  • Advanced knowledge of all aggregates and raw materials and ability to identify by visual indicators
  • Advanced knowledge of batching system, batch reporting, moisture adjustments and product mix designs
  • Demonstrate ability to perform visual and physical product quality inspections
  • Verify that all production machines are running properly and safely
  • Continuously observe machine during production to promote optimum product yield
  • Monitor loader / unloader or kiln feed system to optimize production flow and up time
  • Monitor cubing line to optimize production flow and up time
  • Demonstrate ability to training plant personnel, including Cuber, Inside Fork Lift Operator, Outside Fork Lift Operator and general laborers on equipment and operation of block machine
  • Keep work area clean and direct production line crew on proper cleanup
  • Accurately complete daily machine reports including but not limited to: batch reports, operator reports, down time reports, dry side reports
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by company or its designated representatives
  • Attends safety meetings and abides by all safety rules set forth by company and governmental regulatory agencies; ensures that hazardous conditions are reported and corrected.
  • Regular attendance is required.


QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • On-the-job training is required to be able to perform duties
  • Manufacturing production machinery experience required, including ability to operate block machine, cuber, loader, unloader, kiln systems and any other equipment required to perform duties
  • Mechanically inclined with knowledge of basic hand tools and their proper use
  • Demonstrate clear verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates ability to coach, train and lead others
  • Requires basic reading, writing and mathematical skills
  • Regular attendance is required.


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.


  • Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; Reach with hands and arms; Talk and listen; Stand, walk, and sit.
  • Occasionally required to bend at the waist; Lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Regular attendance is required.


WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


  • Plant environment with loud noise, moving machinery, dusty, dirty.
  • Outdoor weather conditions.
  • Extreme temperatures.
  • Wear mandatory and/or other appropriate person protective equipment (PPE).


Pat Rate: $15-$16/hour


This is a regular, full-time position with competitive compensation and full benefits including medical/dental insurance, disability benefits, life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing retirement plan, and wellness programs. We are an equal opportunity employer and promote a drug free workplace

Nearest Major Market: Colorado Springs