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Apprentice Terminal Operator

Company: Hawaiian Cement Department: Cement Division
Location: Kapolei, HI Hiring Manager: Clarence J Gomes Jr
Closing Date: 04/29/2017 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Journeyman: $25.00 /hour    
Job Summary:
The Apprentice Terminal Operator is an entry level position who performs tasks involved with becoming a future Grade 4 Terminal Operator (Operator/Mechanic). The Position involves physical labor but is heavily focused on the operation and maintenance of Cement Division equipment.
Minimum Qualifications:

1. Possess good judgment and in good health - must pass the job description physical capacity functions test..
2. High School Diploma or equivalent a must.
3. Valid State of Hawaii driver’s license, Class 3 or higher.
4. Mechanical, Metal Fabrication, Carpentry, Electrical, or other construction maintenance trade experience or Trade School Certification required.
5. Knowledge of basic computer skills to include MS Office programs.
6. Must possess own personal tools to perform required maintenance tasks.
7. Must submit and pass a drug screening and security background check. Obtain a TWIC security card.
Duties & Responsibilities

1. Performs Grade 1 Labor Tasks.
2. Focuses on learning/certifying/performing to meet Terminal Operator Grade 4 tasks.
3. Assists trade craftsmen with preventive maintenance, repairs and lubrication on assigned equipment. Performs necessary cleaning and basic repairs such as limit switch adjustments and replacing valves to minimize production interruptions. Performs necessary servicing on mobile equipment as needed.
4. Operate Company computer programs in the production, transfer and sales of products.
5. Sacks and desacks cement bags and Super Sacks. Shovels cement and other materials as required.
6. Signal equipment operators and truckers to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of machinery, equipment, and materials.
7. Clean and prepare work areas to eliminate potential hazards. Maintains good housekeeping.
8. Load, unload, and identify job site materials, machinery, and tools, and distribute them to the appropriate locations as directed.
9. Works closely with other Hawaiian Cement and subcontractor personnel to optimize production. Must be able to assist with other tasks as required with learning Terminal Operator tasks.
10. Must be able to work effectively on odd shifts with minimal supervision. Must be available and willing to fill in extended hours on short notice as needed.
11. Always works safely and takes action to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes and behaviors. Observes and follows all safety rules and procedures, including wearing required personal safety equipment. Immediately informs supervisor of safety violations.
12. Must be available for temporary transfer to other departments to do qualified work. Must be able to assist with other tasks as required.
13. Promotes company’s Mission and Vision statements.



Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
1. Use light mechanic type tools such as adjustable wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, etc. Must be able to use tools correctly and safely.
2. Meets Hawaiian Cement qualifications to operate light wheeled machinery.
3. Communicates clearly and professionally with customers, suppliers, inspectors, and co-workers.
4. Understands and follow written and oral instructions. Must be able to read and comprehend equipment and operations manuals.
5. Able to work in varying environments, from air-conditioned office to dusty, noisy field conditions.
6. Be physically able to climb stairs and ladders or other physically demanding tasks necessary in performing field inspections up to 80ft high.
7. Possess valid Hawaii State Driver’s License and be able to operate a 4 ton forklift.
8. Able to work a flexible schedule, to include holidays and weekends, according to operational requirements.
9. Frequent lifting and carrying heavy items weighing 100 pounds.
10. Utilization of company computer, various software programs and other office equipment.
11. Must be able to work in a non-smoking workplace.
Physical Demands
Frequency Options: O=Occasionally 1%-33% F=Frequently 34%-66% C=Continuously 67%-100% N/A=Not Applicable

Lifting: <1lb - 25lb F; 25-60 lb O; >60lb F
Carrying: <1lb - 25lb F; 25-60 lb O; >60lb O

Strength Requirements:

Floor to Waist–raising an object from floor to waist height (include upward pulling)
100-51 lbs O; 50-21 lbs O; 20-11 lbs ; 10-0 lbs F

Waist to Eye Level–raising an object from waist to eye level height (include upward pulling)
50-21 lbs O; 20-11 lbs F; 10-0 lbs F
Bilateral Carrying–transporting an object, usually holding in hands or arms in front of body
100-51 lbs O; 50-21 lbs O; 20-11 lbs F; 10-0 lbs F
Unilateral Carrying–transporting an object, usually holding in hands or arms on side of body
100-51 lbs O; 50-21 lbs O; 20-11 lbs F; 10-0 lbs F

Pushing–exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force
50-21 lbs O; 20-11 lbs F; 10-0 lbs F

Pulling–exerting force upon an object so that object moves toward the force (include jerking)
50-21 lbs O; 20-11 lbs F; 10-0 lbs F

Physical & Environmental requirements:

Sitting – remaining in a seated position. O
Atmospheric Conditions – exposure to such conditions as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gases and poor ventilation that may otherwise affect the eyes, skin or respiratory. F
Balancing – maintaining body equilibrium when walking, standing, crouching or running on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. F
Bent Wrists – bending wrists in any direction to perform tasks. F
Climbing – ascending or descending ladders, stairs, ramps, scaffolding, poles and the like, using feet & legs and/or hands and arms. Bodily agility is emphasized. O
Crouching: bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. O
Extreme Temperatures – exposure to cold or hot temperatures. O
Fingering – picking, pinching or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. F
Handling – seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand(s). Fingers involved only to extent that they are an extension of the hand. F
Head Movement/Rotation – moving head in any direction(up, down, side to side), requiring full use of neck and upper back muscles. F
Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than a 40 db loss @ 500 Hz, 1,000 H and 2,000 HZ with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed info through oral communication and detect small differences in sounds, such as when making fine adjustments to machined parts. F

High, Exposed Places – exposure to falling. O
Kneeling – bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees. F
Noise Level Intensity –Very Quiet (isolation booth), Quiet (library, private office), Moderate (business office), Loud (heavy equip operation), Very Loud (jack hammer operation). F
Proximity to Moving Parts– exposure to moving parts of equipment, tools or machinery. F
Reaching – arm/elbow movements – extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including bending at the elbow. F
Squatting – bending legs at knees to come to rest thighs on calves. O
Standing – remaining on feet in an upright position without moving about. O
Stooping – Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Important if occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of lower extremities and back muscles.O
Toxic, Caustic Chemical – exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals. O
Trunk Rotation – standing or sitting – rotating torso. F
Walking - uneven – moving body on foot on uneven surface (ground). O
Weather Conditions – exposure to outside atmospheric conditions. C
Wet/Humid – contact with water or other liquids or exposure to humid conditions. O
Vibration – exposure to shaking object or surface. O
Vision – Visual acuity, color vision, depth perception visual perception of detail at distances close to the eyes; data and figures, computer terminal; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation/repair of machines; visual perception involving distances at or within arm’s reach (mechanics, machine operations); Visual perception involving extended distances (such as required by equipment operators). C




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