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Transit Mixer Driver/Batch Plant Operator

Company: Hawaiian Cement Department: Maui Concrete and Aggregate Division
Location: Puunene, HI Hiring Manager: David J Gomes
Closing Date: 08/27/2017 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
To operate heavy duty truck with mixer drum to provide products and delivery services to customers at job sites in a timely manner to meet customer expectations. Batch Plant Operator involves the weighing or measuring of materials such as cement, crushed stone, sand, water and admixtures into predesigned proportions and to load into premixing machinery, transit mix trucks or dump trucks as directed. BPO must have working knowledge of design and control of concrete mixtures. BPO also serves as a dispatcher. BPO works under the direction of the Supervisor and Department Manager.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. A CDL Class B license with two years truck driving experience. Preference given for experience driving a ready mix truck. Must maintain valid DOT medical certifcate and acceptable driving record.
2. General education, grammar and arithmetic, GED or high school diploma or equivalent
3. Basic knowledge of world events and acceptable interpersonal communication skills
4. Must be self-motivated, team-player with excellent interpersonal skills; ability to maintain positive customer relations and act courteous and respectful toward others.
5. Must perform additional duties such as labor work and other utility related job functions.
6. Must become a member of the ILWU Local 142.
Additional Information
1. Perform daily truck inspections. DOT pre & post operational checks to include checking oil, water, fuel levels, light & braking systems and tires to ensure safe equipment operation.
2. Report needed repairs and any unsafe condition or mechanical defect of truck on a daily basis using DOT daily vehicle condition report..
3. Daily maintenance of equipment.
4. Drives truck under loading hopper to receive sand, gravel, cement and water and starts mixer adjusting ready mix to proper slump, rinsing down loading area and cleaning off material spilled on outside of drum.
5. Receives a batched load of concrete materials from batch plant or transfer unit, checks load for conformance with sales invoice on aggregate type & size, proper slump and load size before leaving the plant and during the placement at the project site.
6. Drives truck equipped with auxiliary concrete mixer to deliver concrete mix to job sites.
7. Checks size of load and determine correct hydraulic pressure setting on Booster Axle for proper load distribution and safety.
8. Takes proper precaution in the operation of vehicle to compensate for the high center of gravity and use good judgement in determining speed, angle and stability when encountering “X” hazardous terrain.
9. Drives truck to location for unloading, attaches chutes then unloads concrete
10. Cleans truck after delivery to prevent concrete from hardening in mixer and on truck, using water hose or (where applicable) hazardous materials including hydrochloric or muratic acid. Cleans out concrete buildup in drum when required.
11. Recognize surroundings and practice traffic awareness to maintain a safe environment. Drives and operates truck in a safe and responsible manner, observing all traffic codes and conform to established Federal and State regulations.
12. Will collect cash on C.O.D. sales while following established procedures.
13. Assists mechanics or other tradesperson on emergency repairs.
14. Clean and maintain truck.
15. Add value-added supplies, such as fiber as needed.
16. Make contact with customer on job site for unloading instructions and secure signature on load invoice.
17. Adjust slump to contractor’s requirements and note changes made to the product and any weather and environmental conditions on the load ticket for quality assurance.
18. Ensure proper use of truck tracking software.
19. Be able to work without direct supervision.
20. Work with central dispatch or plant person for daily schedule
21. Secure (lock) truck appropriately on job site and at end of shift (where applicable)
22. May be required to work extra hours, weekends, holidays, or nights.
23. Report information accurately and completely on daily time cards and other needed paperwork.
24. Maintain proper information in truck cab and perform daily housekeeping in truck cab.
25. Ensure OSHA, DOT, EPA, DNR, MSHA, Federal, State, and Local safety and environmental regulation compliance including attending training.
26. Must be able to lift a 40 lb chute minimum 8 times a day. Employee must also be able to climb up and down the rear pedestal ladder minimum 6 times per day.
27. Weighs materials as designed by Quality Control and loads into various types of equipment as directed.
28. Is responsible for the quality of concrete with regard to consistency (slump), workability and other specifications as designed.
29. Will make mix adjustments within specified limits or as directed by Quality Control.
30. Will write load tickets and dispatch trucks and collect COD’s as required.
31. Performs pre and post operational checks to include checking, servicing, and facilitating minor repairs of plant facilities and reports any mechanical or electrical defects and/or unsafe conditions to the Maintenance Department. Will assist tradesmen when required.
32. May use the telephone and mobile radio in the direction of transit mix drivers in the performance of his job.
33. Performs other duties as assigned.
34. Must always work safely and take action to prevent any and all unsafe actions, process, and behaviors.
Key Skills & Competencies
1. Concrete properties
2. Knowledge of ready mix properties and applications.
3. Ability to ascertain safest delivery method on job sites
4. Excellent customer service.
5. Ability to work efficiently and timely when dealing with a perishable commodity.
6. Strong defensive driving skills.
7. Ability to read and write to complete proper paperwork.
8. Basic knowledge of truck tracking/dispatching software.
Preferred Qualifications
1. Knowledge of ready mix properties
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.

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