Kerkstra is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans).

We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Kerkstra is a Drug Free Workplace
Kerkstra is concerned for the Safety of our employees and therefore we enforce our Prohibited Substances Policy. Although Recreational Marijuana is now legal in Michigan, Kerkstra will follow Federal Law in relation to drug and alcohol use.
Per our Prohibited Substances Policy: “Prohibited substances” includes: Illegal drugs, controlled substances, hemp products, alcoholic beverages, prescription drugs, and trace amounts or the metabolite of any of the above and any other substance which affects or may affect the employee’s ability to competently or safely perform. 

NOTE: “Illegal drugs” includes drugs that are illegal under either Federal or State law.

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Ground Guide
Job Code:2020-YARD-0001
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Date Posted:8/20/2020


Assist with the loading and off loading all products safely and efficiently for on time delivery.
Nature & Scope-Principal Areas of Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned.

Help to provide ground guidance to the crane operator while loading and unloading is in process
Inspect all slings and rigging daily
Assist with rigging and know and follow all rigging guidelines to safely and accurately move yard product
Know and follow all dunnage requirements to safely and accurately store or ship yard product
Assist the crane operator in locating product scheduled to be shipped
Remain alert and attentive at all times to assure safe handling of product including danger zones, pinch points swinging rigging and moving equipment
Verify accuracy and condition of all loads leaving the yard.
Visually inspect product during handling for quality. Report damaged or broken pieces to the Yard Supervisor
Maintain awareness and avoid all pinch points.
Remove snow and ice from trailer decks before product is set.  Salt dunnage and trailers when needed.
Maintain housekeeping and order in the yard as time allows and yard requires ensuring an orderly and safe yard.  Follows all safety accountability rules.
Supply the Rebar bending area with bar for production needs
Performs other routine duties.
Must adhere to all Kerkstra Precast and MiOSHA safety rules.
Must work within the attendance policy guidelines.
Essential Functions:
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 required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The majority of the work is performed outdoors in a variety of elements including, rain, snow, sun, etc. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education or Equivalent:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED), One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Skills/Abilities Needed:
Basic Math/Algebra Skills
General Riggning Knowledge
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 
Ability to effectively present information one-on-one and small group situations to other employees. 
Apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions. 
General concrete knowledge.  

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