Lehman-Roberts Company Front-End Loader Operator in Memphis, Tennessee


Our history goes back to 1939 when W. E. Lehman and George B. Roberts bought the Mississippi and Memphis operations of Carey-Reed Company, a company started by Mr. Roberts’ brother in law in 1907. The new Lehman-Roberts Company located their first asphalt plant and office on Front Street in downtown Memphis. The headquarters were moved to the current address at 1111 Wilson in 1943. In 1971, the company became affiliated with Memphis Stone and Gravel Company through common ownership.

Still a family owned business, Patrick Nelson leads as President in our dedication to the manufacturing of quality hot mix asphalt and the superior placement of that pavement. Anchoring our company's efforts are the core values of stewardship, humility, continuous improvement and relationships. With manufacturing facilities throughout West Tennessee and North Mississippi, Lehman-Roberts Company specializes in construction projects ranging from commercial parking lots to miles of interstate highway paving throughout the Mid-South.


Position Summary

Operate front-end loader on yard for the production of hot-mix asphalt, including keeping feed bins stocked, loading trucks and stockpiles maintained.


  • Operate the loader in a safe and efficient way according to both Lehman-Roberts Company safety plan and TPR standards.

  • Must be capable of fast-paced feeding of aggregates into bins and pushing up materials.

  • Must keep stockpiles and yard neat, orderly and properly maintained.

  • Responsible for cleaning, preventive maintenance and securing of loader as directed by Total Process Reliability (TPR) standards and Lehman-Roberts Company policy and procedures.

  • Ability to work off of loader in varying weather conditions and assist with maintenance of asphalt plant.

  • Capable of lifting and carrying up to 75 pounds approximately 20 feet.

  • Safe loading of trucks.

  • Commitment to high quality work.

Success Criteria

  • Two years of experience required as a loader operator.

  • Ability to work long hours during construction season. Job requires early morning start times and some night and weekend work. Flexible schedule required.

  • Basic mechanical understanding and knowledge of the operational care of heavy construction equipment.

  • Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures.

  • Ability to learn and practice the principles of Total Process Reliability (TPR).

  • Willingness to work as a team to accomplish tasks as required by your Supervisor.

  • Travel required to other plant locations in North MS and West TN.


  • Paid Vacations and Holidays

  • ​Plus Safety Incentive Days

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Retirement Program

  • Additional Voluntary Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability and Vision