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Customer Service Representative - Temporary


Job ID:  139054

Hardrives, Inc. a CRH Company, was established in 1963 in St. Cloud, Minnesota with asphalt paving as its primary business. From the largest highway construction project to the simplest paving repair, we bring experience, skill, and commitment to everything we do in order to provide quality results every time. Throughout the years, we have made significant investments every year in training, safety, and quality improvement programs. For over 50 years, Hardrives inc. has been the paving contractor-of-choice for major government, commercial, and residential projects.


Position Description


Position Title:

Customer Service Representative

Pipeline Level:


Reports To:

Dispatch Manager

FLSA Status:


Direct Reports:



Oldcastle Materials Group/Central Division


Position Overview

It is the duty and responsibility of the Customer Service Representative (order taker) to answer the phone promptly with a pleasant and accommodating tone of voice, take the customer's order(s) in a detailed, timely and professional manner, and schedule them properly and to record accurate delivery and product information on that order. The Customer Service Representative will also upon finishing the order, completely repeat the order back to the customer confirming all the information, recording any special instructions the customer might have and asking about any future jobs or work. Customer Service Representatives will also be responsible for negotiating delivery times or delivery quantity rates with customers, be a good listener and problem solvers and most importantly, foster lasting business relations with every customers they work with.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • To always have a pleasant and accommodating voice over the phone and demonstrate a positive, "Can Do” attitude.
  • Be honest and forthright with customers, while establishing a good working business relationships and build a rapport with our customers.
  • Make every effort to accommodate the customers’ requests or needs and negotiate acceptable delivery times and rates that can be kept and maintained.
  • To give the customer they are talking to 100% of their attention while on the phone and listen and record their instructions accurately.
  • Be proactive in calling customers both internal and external in advance of any delays in service or loading at the plant.
  • Keep the Transportation Manager informed of problems or concerns throughout the day that may require their knowledge or attention.
  • Keep a close eye on production and truck demand when scheduling to as not to cause delays or poor service.
  • Have a clear understanding of basic products and mix applications.
  • To get a clear understanding on their orders of job paving schedules, slowdowns, intersections, repositioning, etc.
  • Map and set Geo-Fences for each delivery order they take.
  • Assist with departmental reporting as needed.
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required. 
  • Other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Education/Experience

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.  AA degree or college level experience preferred.
  • Education and or experience in construction field required.
  • Customer Service Representative Experience preferred, but not required.


    Work Requirements

  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Must maintain current driver’s license that meets state requirements.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Must have the ability to work without close supervision.


    Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge of paving, construction, and ready mix business.
  • Effective scheduling in and HCCS Dispatcher.
  • Ability to take constructive feedback from internal and external customers.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work with management.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and have a strong work ethic at all times.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy when placing orders.
  • Ability to operate office equipment including, but not limited to: computers, copiers, ten key adding machine, printers, etc.
  • Proficiency in personal computers/word processing, spreadsheets/databases, and relevant software packages.
  • Ability to analyze issues independently and perform under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.


    Physical Requirements

    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.

  • Able to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, talk and hear.
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.


Work Environment

  • Standard office environment.
  • Tempo is fast-paced with deadlines.
  • The noise level in some areas of the work environment may be moderate.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.






What CRH Americas Offers You

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


About CRH Americas

CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Hardrives, Inc is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Oldcastle Inc
Full time
ROGERS, MN 55347, US