Ground Person / Welding - East Kingston, NY


East Kingston, NY


Position summary

Job ID:  485894

Callanan Industries Inc., a CRH Company, is a leading supplier of paving materials and construction services in New York State. We provide a complete range of high-quality aggregates, asphalt, ready-mix concrete products, and construction paving services to state, federal, municipal, commercial, and private customers. Callanan has been in business since 1883 and would not have such a long and successful track record were it not for our employees. We consider our employees our greatest strength, and we constantly strive to improve as an employer. We live by the saying, "We Make Safety Our Family Business." Safety is a core value, and employees support one another to promote a culture of safety throughout the company.

Position Overview:

As a Ground Person/welder, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of our plant facilities. Your responsibilities will encompass a variety of tasks aimed at plant maintenance and upkeep, fostering a secure and productive work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Safety and Professionalism: Prioritize safety and professionalism in all tasks, adhering to established guidelines and procedures.

2. Plant Maintenance: Maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of the plant, including tasks such as greasing and adjustments, to ensure optimal functionality.

3. Incident Reporting: Promptly report any accidents or incidents to your supervisor, fostering a culture of safety and accountability.

4. Equipment Inspections: Conduct pre- and post-inspections of plant equipment, including checking fluid levels, to identify and address maintenance needs.

5. Vehicle Condition Report (VCR): Complete the Vehicle Condition Report (VCR) as required, providing essential documentation for equipment maintenance.

6. Maintenance Alerts: Inform your supervisor of any maintenance or repairs required to ensure the plant's operational efficiency.

7. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): always Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to ensure your safety while performing tasks.

8. Flexible Hours: Be prepared to work extended hours, including weekends, to meet production demands and maintain plant readiness.

9. Task Versatility: Cover various tasks as needed, including providing support during employee vacations or assisting with plant maintenance and repairs.

10. Shift Flexibility: Be adaptable to working day or night shifts based on operational requirements.

8. Attendance: Regular and Predictable Attendance is required.


  • Demonstrate strong performance, a commitment to safety, and punctual attendance.

  • Exhibit the ability to work independently without direct supervision.

  • Be open to overtime, weekend, and night shifts when necessary.

  • Communicate effectively and collaborate seamlessly with Supervisors, Truck Drivers, Heavy Equipment Operators, and colleagues.

  • Comply with and adhere to MSHA, OSHA, DOT, and company policies, as well as state regulations.

  • Hold a valid driver’s license.

  • Maintain the highest level of customer service and courtesy.

  • Be capable of operating an Oxygen/Acetylene torch and performing Arc Welding.

  • Successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination, drug screening, and criminal background check as prerequisites for employment with Callanan Industries, Inc.


  • High school graduate or equivalent.

  • Experience with Quarry operations is advantageous but not mandatory.

Salary and Benefits: 

  • Become part of the Union

  • This position offers a Union rate of $https://25.46 - $https://28.62 per hour.

  • Company Discounts

  • Savings programs

Join our team at Callanan Industries, Inc, where your commitment to safety, professionalism, and plant maintenance is integral to our continued success. Whether you have prior experience or are eager to learn, your dedication to our high standards will make a significant impact on our operations.

What CRH Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

About CRH

CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.

If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!

Callanan Industries, Inc., a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link.