Plant Operator


The purpose of the Plant Operator is to assist in the asphalt production process. You will work as a team to produce batches of high quality asphalt products safely at a fast-paced rate. Good mechanical skills, basic computer skills and good team communication skills are required for this position. This job requires excellent self-direction working alone or in small teams with little direct supervision.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Certify and operate in all of the following areas: packaging, truck loading and unloading
  • Perform the administrative tracking tasks of data entry, BOL processing, production entry, receiving, and general organization
  • Perform tests on asphalt with lab equipment to ensure finished product meets specifications, for loss prevention, and verify inbound material quality
  • Generate Report of Analysis for outbound shipments
  • Become certified to operate a forklift
  • Attend and participate in meetings and training
  • Know and follow all plant environmental control policies and procedures
  • Meet team expectations such as reliability, teamwork, and process improvement
  • Maintain and improve productivity, teamwork, quality and safety
  • Comply with good housekeeping practices on the job
  • Follow all environmental compliance polices & programs
  • Comply with all plant rules
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain a clean and orderly work area
  • Notify your supervisor immediately of any accident, near miss or on-the-job injury when it occurs no matter how insignificant it may seem
  • Take personal ownership to work safely each and every day and hold other team members to the same high standards of safety
  • Regular attendance on site and ability to rotate to varying shifts
  • All other duties as assigned or needed

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Good communication skills
  • Accountability and ownership for actions
  • Able to think under pressure and make quick decisions
  • Ability to work well in a team or alone
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Ability to read a tape measure and do basic math

 

COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE COMPENTENCIES:

  • Operate a computer or other keyboard instrument and have a working knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Word and Excel

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Manufacturing or Asphalt production experience is a plus
  • Forklift knowledge useful

 

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Stand for 10 – 12 hours straight
  • Lift, push and pull 50 lbs.
  • Do repetitive hand, arm, leg movements for 12 hours
  • Squat, bend at the waist and knees freely
  • Withstand exposure to temperature extremes
  • Withstand exposure to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable
  • Bend and twist
  • Handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Perform repetitive movements
  • Climb on and off a forklift
  • Climb ladders

Rotating shifts and possible weekend work. Schedule/shift hours

A pre-employment drug test is required as well as random drug testing.

U.S. citizenship OR valid proof of authorization to work in the United States is also required.

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