Careers

Ideal Concrete Block - a fourth generation family owned company!

At Ideal Concrete Block Co., every member of our team is a valued part of our family. From our plant and yard personnel, to our truck drivers, sales staff and everyone in-between, we have a diverse and committed employee base. If you are looking for a change, Ideal is always hiring in many of these positions throughout the company. Competitive wages, full time schedules and outstanding benefits are just a few of the many reasons that you can feel comfortable working at Ideal- a company of almost 100 years in business!

Ideal has opportunities for employment across two main locations and two businesses.

Ideal Concrete Block Co. – 45-55 Power Road, Westford, MA 01886

Ideal Concrete Block Co. – 232 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452

True Value by Ideal – 232 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452

Current Career Opportunities

Ideal is actively seeking applicants in the job positions below. However, Ideal always accepts applications for most positions in the company.

Yard Supervisor

Job Location

Westford Location – Westford, MA

Position Type

Full Time

Job Shift

Monday – Friday, Occasional Saturday

Ideal Concrete Block is hiring for Yard Supervisor position

Job Description:

Ideal Concrete Co. is a privately-held, 98-year-old, fourth generation, family-owned company that is currently searching for a full-time, qualified and reliable Yard Supervisor. Our ideal candidate will have a willingness and desire to lead our yard operations using strong leadership, organizational and customer service skills. The position aligns closely with our inventory control initiatives and our yard supervisor will work together with our Inventory Control Manager to ensure our stock coincides with what our system indicates throughout the year using cycle counts and particularly at our annual year-end audit.

Responsibilities:

  • Working Supervisor with complete oversight of yard operations
  • Daily focus on customer service and satisfaction
  • Loading and unloading of both customer and vendor trucks
  • Collaborate with management in regards to hiring of yard associates
  • Purchasing of a limited number of items…ex: pallet tags and pallet stickers.
  • Monitor yard operations and trigger corrective actions when needed
  • Teamwork with our maintenance team and management is essential
  • Develop and maintain quality standards
  • Work to help maintain associate safety practices
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills:

  • Minimum of three years of proven work experience in a customer-facing yard associate type of role (loading/unloading) – previous supervisory experience is a plus
  • Preference for experience in the concrete paver/wall block industry – outdoor living (but not required)
  • Adequate knowledge of business principles
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented and organized (required)
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Self-motivated, results-orientated with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge in maintenance – a good mechanical aptitude is desired
  • Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity and risk management
  • Will demonstrate, promote and exemplify the company’s core values in people, quality and growth.
  • Must have a hands-on work ethic
  • Bilingual preferred (not required)

Benefits include Medical and Dental. Personal and Vacation time accrues weekly. 

Monday thru Friday and occasional Saturday.

Position requires the ability to stand; sit in and operate a forklift; sit at a desk; walk around yard, office and plant; lifting and carrying items up to 95 pounds (ex: one bag of cement); utilizing fine dexterity; and occasional reaching, kneeling, crawling and twisting. Also requires the ability to see; hear; and communicate with associates as well as others by utilizing professional etiquette both in person and via two-way radio.  All other PPE available.

Please call 978-692-3076 or stop in to apply in person (ask for Mark) or send resume to mouellette@IdealConcreteBlock.com

55 Power Road, Westford

We are a drug free company; pre-employment testing will be arranged by Ideal to determine fitness as well as a drug screen.  All applicants must be fully compliant and eligible to work in the US.  

Outside Sales Executive

Job Location

On the road in portions of Middlesex and Worcester Counties, based out of our Westford administrative offices

Position Type

Full Time

Job Shift

Monday – Friday

Company Profile

We are a well-established, MA based manufacturing company, recognized as a leader in concrete pavers, landscape retaining walls, natural stone and related hardscape products. We have an immediate opening for an Outside Sales Executive position to promote and sell our brand. While hardscape experience is helpful, conscientious and enthusiastic entry level or experienced individuals will be considered. Do you have what it takes?

Job Description

Our Outside Sales Executive is responsible for managing well-established accounts while cultivating business with new customers. They include: landscape and site contractors, developers, design professionals, homeowners and wholesale accounts. The territory covers portions of Middlesex and Worcester Counties.

Our Company embraces a consultative sales approach philosophy where our team acts as trusted advisors to customers by assisting them in identifying needs and providing meaningful advice and solutions that helps them achieve favorable outcomes when using Ideal’s products. The successful candidate must be able to establish and nurture trustful client relationships.

Your Qualifications Include:

  • Strong work ethic coupled with persistence and determination to achieve favorable outcomes
  • Self- motivation, high energy
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Commitment to excellent service and customer satisfaction
  • Strong persuasive and interpersonal skills and a sales aptitude
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and good math skills
  • Residence local to sales territory is essential
  • Bi Lingual (Spanish/ Portuguese- English) a plus
  • Possess a valid state motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Ability to pass criminal background check and drug test

Our Compensation & Benefits Include:

  • Salary plus commission
  • Auto reimbursement program
  • Gas Card
  • Cell Phone
  • Microsoft Surface tablet
  • Comprehensive medical insurance including dental and eye care allowances
  • 401K

Please forward your resume to info@idealconcreteblock.com. A complete job description will be sent to candidates screened for an interview. All resumes are held in confidence.

We ask that interested applicants refrain from phone calls about this job. Candidates will be provided with detailed information at the appropriate time. 

Plant Maintenance Purchasing

Job Location

Westford Manufacturing Plant – Westford, MA

Position Type

Full Time

Job Shift

Monday – Friday

Ideal Concrete Block is hiring for Plant Maintenance Purchasing.

Job Description:

The plant maintenance purchasing agent is based in the Westford plant and the positions activities center around supporting maintenance activities with parts and parts inventory. The ultimate goal of the position is to reduce downtime with predictive and preventative maintenance. Success in this position requires developing a working knowledge of plant equipment and maintenance challenges.

Key Responsibilities:

  • All aspects of researching and purchasing key maintenance parts and equipment
  • Purchasing required parts ahead of machine maintenance
  • Maintaining an organized inventory of critical plant parts to avoid unplanned downtime
  • Developing cost effective sources for quality repair materials and parts
  • Analyzing repetitive maintenance expenditures for root cause to improve reliability

Experience & Skills:

  • Solid background and experience in equipment maintenance
  • Knowledge of hydraulic, electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical equipment
  • Ability to understand equipment operation and maintenance issues
  • Purchasing Experience Preferred (not required)
  • Ability to communicate with suppliers and maintenance to expedite parts and services
  • Ability to read parts manuals and equipment schematics to identify parts
  • Strong computer skills for research and organization

Benefits include Medical/Dental/Life and 401K.  Personal and Vacation time accrues weekly. Schedule flexibility during shutdowns. 

Monday thru Friday 6:30-4:30pm, no nights or weekends.

Must wear long pants (no sweat pants) and steel toed worked boots.  All other PPE available.

Please apply in person:

Jim Jr or Steve

55 Power Rd, Westford 9-3 

We are a drug free company; pre-employment testing will be arranged by Ideal to determine fitness as well as a drug screen.  All applicants must be fully compliant and eligible to work in the US.  

FORKLIFT OPERATOR

Job Location

Waltham Location – Waltham, MA

Position Type

Full Time

Job Shift

Monday – Friday, Occasional Saturday

Ideal Concrete Block is hiring for Yard /Customer Service positions.

Job Description:

Filling customer orders and loading various types of trucks and construction vehicles with pallets containing a variety of our concrete products.  All applicants must have stable and dependable work history, possess good communication skills, be safety conscious self motivated, able to work with or without direction, in our fast paced environment.  Fork Lift experience preferred.  Employee must be safe and courteous at all times while accurately serving our customers.  Employees are responsible for overall yard cleanliness and making certain that products and other materials are kept in good order. 

Skills:

  • Willingness to deliver to customer satisfaction
  • Accurate filling of orders and record keeping
  • Safe operation of forklift 
  • Strong attention to housekeeping and overall yard appearance

Benefits include Medical/Dental/Life and 401K.  Personal and Vacation time accrues weekly. 

Monday thru Friday 6:30-4pm, seasonally (Summer) Saturdays 6:30-12.

Must wear long pants (No sweat Pants) and steel toed worked boots.  All other PPE available.

Please apply in person:

John Jr. or Joe

232 Lexington Street, Waltham

We are a drug free company; pre-employment testing will be arranged by Ideal to determine fitness as well as a drug screen.  All applicants must be fully compliant and eligible to work in the US.  

FORKLIFT OPERATOR

Job Location

Westford Manufacturing Plant – Westford, MA

Position Type

Full Time

Job Shift

Monday – Friday

Ideal Concrete Block is hiring for Yard /Customer Service positions.

Job Description:

Filling customer orders and loading various types of trucks and construction vehicles with pallets containing a variety of our concrete products.  All applicants must have stable and dependable work history, possess good communication skills, be safety conscious self motivated, able to work with or without direction, in our fast paced environment.  Fork Lift experience preferred.  Employee must be safe and courteous at all times while accurately serving our customers.  Employees are responsible for overall yard cleanliness and making certain that products and other materials are kept in good order. 

Skills:

  • Willingness to deliver to customer satisfaction
  • Accurate filling of orders and record keeping
  • Safe operation of forklift (MA hoisting permit required)
  • Strong attention to housekeeping and overall yard appearance

Benefits include Medical/Dental/Life and 401K.  Personal and Vacation time accrues weekly. 

Monday thru Friday 6:30-4:30pm, No Nights or weekends.

Must wear long pants (No sweat Pants) and steel toed worked boots.  All other PPE available.

Please apply in person:

Jim Jr or Steve

55 Power Rd, Westford 9-3 

 

We are a drug free company; pre-employment testing will be arranged by Ideal to determine fitness as well as a drug screen.  All applicants must be fully compliant and eligible to work in the US.  

TRUCK DRIVER – CDL A

Job Location

Westford Manufacturing Plant – Westford, MA

Position Type

Full Time

Job Shift

Monday – Friday, home every night

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for truck and trailer drivers to deliver and distribute Pavers by Ideal product throughout the New England States to our dealers and contractors. Deliveries on flatbed trailers as well as deliveries with Moffett. Drivers will also pickup from vendors and deliver to both of our locations in Waltham and Westford. Some dump trailer also throughout the season.

Primary duties include the loading, unloading and delivery of Pavers by Ideal products to customers in a safe and efficient manner, as well as verifying product delivery counts and paperwork. As a member of our distribution and delivery team, promoting positive customer relations is a critical part of this position.

Perks include opportunity for overtime, paid vacation, personal and holiday time, and comprehensive medical/dental benefits. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

The qualified candidate will have

  • A current class “A” CDL license and will satisfactorily complete all Federal DOT requirements.
  • This position calls for an individual with good verbal communication skills; previous customer service experience is a plus.
  • Any applicant should be able to lift up to 75 pounds and have the ability to work independently, but also as part of a face-paced distribution team.
  • Prior knowledge of Pavers by Ideal products and the ability to operate a Forklift is a plus.
  • Must be dependable, on time, and posses a clean driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a DOT Physical Exam and drug test.

TRUCK DRIVER – CDL B

Job Location

Westford Manufacturing Plant – Westford, MA

Position Type

Full Time

Job Shift

Monday – Friday, home every night

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for truck drivers to deliver and distribute Pavers by Ideal product throughout the New England States to contractors and homeowners. Deliveries on flatbed tri-axle truck with Moffett. Drivers will also pickup from vendors and deliver to both of our locations in Waltham and Westford. Some deliveries also completed with 6-wheel dump trucks throughout the year. 

Primary duties include the loading, unloading and delivery of Pavers by Ideal products to customers in a safe and efficient manner, as well as verifying product delivery counts and paperwork. As a member of our distribution and delivery team, promoting positive customer relations is a critical part of this position.

Perks include opportunity for overtime, paid vacation, personal and holiday time, and comprehensive medical/dental benefits.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

The qualified candidate will have

  • A current class “B” CDL license and will satisfactorily complete all Federal DOT requirements.
  • This position calls for an individual with good verbal communication skills; previous customer service experience is a plus.
  • Any applicant should be able to lift up to 75 pounds and have the ability to work independently, but also as part of a face-paced distribution team.
  • Prior knowledge of Pavers by Ideal products and the ability to operate a Forklift is a plus.
  • Must be dependable, on time, and posses a clean driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a DOT Physical Exam and drug test.

PRODUCTION PERSONNEL

Job Location

Westford Manufacturing Plant – Westford, MA

Position Type

Full Time

Job Shift

Monday – Friday

POSITION SUMMARY

IDEAL CONCRETE BLOCK is hiring Production Personnel at our Westford Facility.

Monday thru Friday 6:00a.m.-4:30p.m. NO NIGHTS OR WEEKENDS!!

Manufacturing, Quality Control, Product Tumbling, Product Packaging

Job Description: Personnel are responsible for the daily processing, packaging and QC of manufactured concrete paving stones and wall systems. This includes but is not limited to working with our production team to safely and efficiently operate a Tumbling Production & Packaging Line.

  • Quality Control of Product as processed through the production line.
  • Working at a steady pace with a sense of urgency.
  • Picking and QC-ing of Non-Tumbled Pavers, also manufactured on the line.
  • Sorting of wood pallets when product is not needed to be processed.
  • General maintenance/housekeeping as needed.

Wages: Start at $17.00/hr. with potential 30-60-90 day reviews to $18.50/hr.

PLUS… Comprehensive Benefits include: Accrued Vacation/Personal Time, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance and 401K.

Workers should be aware that the job involves working around noisy equipment. All PPE equipment will be available (Gloves, Ear & Eye Protection and Hard Hat if needed). Must wear full length pants (No Sweats) and Steel Toe work boots at all times. Ideal is a drug free company, all employees must be fully compliant and eligible to work in the US.  Must be 18+ to apply.

Applicants are encouraged to apply in person Monday thru Friday 9-3pm.

55 Power Rd, Westford – Please see Jim Jr or Stephen            

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN/FABRICATOR (2ND SHIFT)

Job Location

Westford Manufacturing Plant – Westford, MA

Position Type

Full Time

Job Shift

Monday – Thursday, ~Noon – Midnight

POSITION SUMMARY

Provide in house maintenance and repair to four block and paver machines with ancillary equipment. Successful candidate will be capable to troubleshooting mechanical, electrical and hydraulic problems on heavy equipment. Candidate will need strong welding skills and must have an aptitude for repairing, modifying and building equipment and machinery.

Candidate must have a strong focus towards preventative maintenance and repairs that address root causes of equipment failure with an eye on safety with respect to everything that is done in the plant.

Candidate must have the ability to work independently as well as with operators to assure smooth operation of equipment.

Job Duties Include:

  • Routine Maintenance and repairs of block, paver and ancillary equipment
  • Mold Changes on Machines
  • Modification and improvement of existing equipment to improve productivity and reliability
  • Installation of new equipment and production equipment

Skills/Certifications Preferred:

  • Welding
  • Industrial Electrical (both PLC and limit switch technology)
  • Industrial hydraulic
  • Machining and threading
  • Mechanics including bearings
  • Forklift operation
  • Rigging and handling heavy equipment

Comprehensive Benefits include Accrued Vacation/Personal Time, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance and 401K.

Workers should be aware that the job involves working around noisy equipment. All PPE equipment will be available (Gloves, Ear & Eye Protection and Hard Hat if needed). Must wear full length pants (No Sweats) and Steel Toe work boots at all times. Ideal is a drug free company, all employees must be fully compliant and eligible to work in the US.  Must be 18+ to apply.

Applicants are encouraged to apply in person Monday thru Friday 9-3pm.

55 Power Rd, Westford  

TRUE VALUE RETAIL ASSOCIATE

Job Location

True Value by Ideal Hardware Store – Waltham, MA

Position Type

Part Time

Job Shift

Varies

True Value by Ideal is now hiring retail associates!

We are looking for socially confident retail associates to assist out customers with purchasing decisions, processing transactions, and maintaining a clean and visually appealing salesfloor. The retails associates responsibilities include assisting customers with questions, complaints and returns, processing payments, and arranging merchandise on the shelves and in displays. To be successful as a retail associate, you should have an outgoing personality and enjoy interacting with customers. Ultimately, an exceptional retail associate should be able to provide customers with seamless, positive shopping experience.

Retail associate requirements:

  • Hardware/home improvement skills.
  • Previous retail experience is beneficial.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate and basic math skills.
  • Available to work on Saturdays and holidays.
All applicants are asked to apply in person at 232 Lexington Street, Waltham. Please see the manager on duty.

Don’t see the position you are looking for? Don’t worry! Contact us via the information below and we can connect you with someone who can guide you to applying in the area you were looking for!

Start Your New Career Today

If you are ready to start on the path to a career with Ideal, simply contact us and we will set up the application and interview process!

For job opportunities at our Westford, MA location, or on the road, please call us at 978-692-3076, or email us at info@idealconcreteblock.com.

For job opportunities at our Waltham, MA location, please call us at 781-894-3200, or email us at waltham@idealconcreteblock.com

For job opportunities at our Waltham, MA True Value hardware store, please call the store at 781-894-2188, or email pmartinos@truevaluebyideal.com.

Depending on the position you are looking to apply for, Ideal Concrete Block Co. may ask you to apply in person following all COVID protocols. 

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