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Aggregate Scale/Loader Operator


Company: Knife River - Texas Division Department: Materials
Location: Beaumont, TX Hiring Manager: Brian A Miller
Closing Date: 12/30/2017 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
Responsible to safely and accurately run the Spindletop Aggregate Materials Plant and operate batch computer used in construction. Operate and maintain loader to feed conveyors, hoppers, or load trucks.
Minimum Qualifications:
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
- Knowledge of plant information and operations, preferably in a related industry.
- Be able to use Microsoft Outlook and Word, and Excel as necessary.
- Experience operating heavy equipment.
- Willing to work late evenings and weekends, good attendance is essential.
- Valid Drivers License.
- Must be able to pass drug screen, physical and background check.
Duties and/or Responsibilities
- Safely and properly dispatch aggregate materials from the plant. Ensure proper payment for all transactions, prepare daily cash reports.
- Perform daily equipment, walk around and site inspections to identify and correct any unsafe conditions and keep equipment properly maintained, and conduct toolbox meetings daily/weekly.
- Identify appropriate material to meet job specifications.
- Communicate effectively (verbal, listening, written) and work with difficult people under high stress situations. Self-motivated, team-player with good interpersonal skills; ability to maintain positive customer relations and act courteous/respectful of others at all times.
- Troubleshoot and problem solve (material quality, equipment operation/repair, etc.). Monitor and discuss production problems with Operations Manager and Maintenance Manager.
- Safely and properly operate loader to keep materials fed for maximum production, load trucks up to legal hauling weight limit. Make sure bucket/attachments are lowered to ground whenever leaving the equipment.
- Ensure proper maintenance (lubricating, fueling and cleaning) is performed on loader.
- Maintain yard, smooth level haul roads & contaminate free aggregate piles.
- Load trucks with driver in sight to communicate and ensure safe loading procedure.
- Inspect material; check gradation quality, oversize rocks, contaminants.
- 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.
- Perform thorough monthly plant inspection, preventive maintenance and repairs as needed.
- Accurately complete company reports and other documentation as needed.
- Always work safely and take action to prevent all unsafe acts, processes, and behaviors.
- Ensure OSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulation compliance. Maintain safe working environment and foster safety culture, ensure good housekeeping skills and Lockout/Tagout procedures.
- Maintain 3 points of contact at all times while performing maintenance activities.
- 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, partially funded by Employer * 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 unable to apply online, mail completed application to Knife River Corporation South, PO Box 20257, Beaumont, TX 77720.
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