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Apprentice Terminal Operator (Hilo)


Company: Hawaiian Cement Department: Cement Division
Location: Hilo, HI Hiring Manager: Clarence J Gomes Jr
Closing Date: 02/23/2018 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
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
Additional Information
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.


Key Skills & Competencies
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. Utilization of company computer, various software programs and other office equipment.
10. Must be able to work in a non-smoking workplace.
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.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.
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