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Loader Operator

Company: Knife River - Texas Division Department: Highland Plant
Location: Beaumont, TX Hiring Manager: Brian A Miller
Closing Date: 08/31/2017 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
Operate and maintain loader to feed conveyors, hoppers, or load trucks.
Minimum Qualifications:
- High School Diploma or GED.
- This position requires a valid driver's license.
- Willing to work late evenings and weekends.
- Experience operating heavy equipment.
- Good attendance is essential.
Duties and/or Responsibilities:
- Perform daily equipment, walk around and site inspections to identify and correct any unsafe conditions and keep equipment properly maintained.
- Safely and properly perform maintenance (lubricating, fueling and cleaning) on loader.
- Maintain 3 points of contact at all times while performing maintenance activities.
- Safely and properly operate loader. Make sure bucket/attachments are lowered to ground whenever leaving the equipment.
- Load trucks with driver in sight to communicate and ensure safe loading procedure.
- Load trucks up to legal hauling weight limit.
- Identify appropriate material to produce quality aggregate material per job specifications.
- Communicate with other personnel and make required adjustments to material blends.
- Maintain smooth, level haul roads.
- Maintain contaminate free aggregate piles.
- Inspect material; check gradation quality, oversize rocks, contaminants.
- Perform preventive maintenance and repairs as needed to the plant.
- May help keep concrete plant fed for maximum production.
- Check for spillage on plant floor and clean up daily (assist with shoveling spillage).
- Check for worn out flashing on plant that could lead to spillage.
- May maintain the left over concrete that is dumped out at the plant.
- Always work safely and take action to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes, and behaviors.
- Must be able to work overtime when needed and maintain a flexible schedule to reflect our customer's needs.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Physical Requirments:
- Extensive walking on uneven surfaces
- Lift and carry up to 100 pounds
- Exposure to dust, fumes, odors
- Hand eye coordination
- Exposure to mists, adhesives, acids
- Frequent and/or extended periods requiring kneeling, bending, and/or twisting
- Operating equipment at night under artificial lighting
- Working in all weather conditions for extended period of time
Benefits:
* Paid Holidays * Paid Vacation * Three Medical Plans with GENEROUS Employer contributions * Health Savings Account * Prescription Card * Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care * Dental * Vision * Company Paid Life and AD&D Insurance * Company Paid Short Term Disability Income Replacement * Company Paid Long Term Disability Income Replacement * Profit Sharing * 401(k) with Company Match * Voluntary Life Insurance for Employees, Spouses, and Dependents * Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan, Travel Insurance, Access to Legal Advice * Employee Discount Plan for National Vendors * College Scholarship Program for Dependents * Gift Matching Program
How To Apply:
Knife River is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.

If you are unable to apply online you can mail your application to 4825 Romeda Road, Beaumont, TX 77705.
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