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Ready Mix Driver

Date: Apr 1, 2021

Country: Saranac Lake, New York, US, 12901

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: Barrett Industries


Upstone Materials, Inc. is part of Barrett Industries, a construction industry leader operating primarily in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.  Upstone is the leading manufacturer of aggregates, hot mix asphalt, and ready mix concrete in northeastern New York, with three large quarries, four hot mix asphalt plants, seven ready mix locations, along with dozens of sand and gravel pits.  Since 2017, Upstone’s mission has been to strengthen and grow by empowering our people, fostering innovation, and utilizing new technology. Barrett Industries is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Our company provides competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. 


Our Mission, throughout Teamwork:

  • Attracting and developing PASSIONTE PEOPLE
  • Delivering the best CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
  • Providing SUPERIOR QUALITY products and services

Position Summary

  • The Ready-Mix Driver operates a truck with auxiliary concrete mixer to deliver concrete mix to job sites while operating under FMCSA and DOT regulations.  
  • This position is a permanent seasonal position from April through November typically.


  • Vision must be acceptable for day and night driving
  • CDL B with the ability to drive manual transmissions


  • Good customer service skills
  • Good communication skills and ability to take direction
  • Aptitude for hands-on work coupled with strong mechanical skills
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme conditions
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work on assigned task with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to work with others as a team
  • Responsible, reliable and dependable
  • Ability to do basic math

Physical Requirements

  • Variable hours, ability to work overtime
  • Working in various weather conditions
  • Physical strength must be enough to climb in and out of a truck throughout the workday
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to sit for hours
  • Must be able to kneel, climb, bend, stoop and crawl
  • Physical strength must be enough to climb ladders
  • Ability to carry 40 pounds up a ladder
  • Ability to operate CMV at night/day
  • Must be able to pass a physical and drug test


  • Maintains a safe work environment in compliance with all safety policies and procedures using the appropriate tools and equipment
  • Follows all company policies, OSHA, and MSHA regulations for safe working procedures and environment
  • Wears appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all tasks assigned
  • Operates truck in a safe and efficient manner, complying with all applicable policies, regulations, and traffic laws
  • Willingness to participate in Safety Conversations and Toolbox Talks


  • Follows NYS DOT and ASTM standards for delivery
  • Identifies proper slump by eye
  • Identifies mixtures, additives, etc. in concrete
  • Ensures mix is to the customer's specification
  • Resets and ensures revolution counter is operating
  • Records job test results on return ticket
  • Ensures all tickets are signed by customer


  • Fills aggregate and sand bins on the concrete plant by operating the loader
  • Shovels and cleans around plant
  • Performs a pre-trip inspection and prepares the required report
  • Drives truck under loading hopper to receive sand, cement, stone, additives and water, and starts mixer
  • Drives truck to location for unloading 
  • Moves levers on truck to release concrete down truck chute into wheelbarrow or other conveying container or directly into areas to be poured
  • Cleans truck after delivery to prevent concrete from hardening in mixer and on truck
  • Sprays surfaces of truck with protective compound to prevent adhering of concrete
  • Assembles and disassembles concrete chutes
  • Monitors vehicle's gauges and alters appropriate parties immediately of any mechanical issues


  • Have the willingness to work in a team environment; assist co-workers and supervisors with assigned duties
  • Assist new hires in training in Ready Mix operations as directed by Superintendent
  • Communicate openly, honestly, and professionally with customers, co-workers, supervisors, and all others
  • Be willing to work alongside fellow employees to complete assigned tasks sometimes under adverse working conditions to meet goals set forth by management


Colas Inc.and its subsidiaries (including Upstone Materials) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com.   

Nearest Major Market: Plattsburgh