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Loader Operator (Forest Lake) - concrete

Company: Knife River - Central Minnesota Division Department: Concrete
Location: various locations, MN Hiring Manager: Janelle L Adelman
Closing Date: 11/30/2018 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
To operate and maintain loader to feed conveyors, hoppers or load trucks
Minimum Qualifications:
1. General education, grammar and arithmetic, GED or high school diploma or equivalent

2. Equipment operation & maintenance

3. Ability to provide and maintain proper licensure, medical card, and acceptable driving record.
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.

If unable to apply online, mail completed application to:4787 Shadow Wood Drive NE, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.
Duties & Responsibilities
1. Perform daily equipment, walk around and site inspections to identify and correct any unsafe conditions and keep equipment properly maintained.

2. Safely and properly perform maintenance (lubricating, fueling and cleaning) on loader. Maintain 3 points of contact at all times while performing maintenance activities.

3. Safely and properly operate loader. Make sure bucket/attachments are lowered to ground whenever leaving the equipment.

4. Load trucks with driver in sight to communicate and ensure safe loading procedure.

5. Load trucks up to legal hauling weight limit

6. Identify appropriate material to produce quality aggregate material per job specifications. Communicate with other personnel and make required adjustments to material blends.

7. Maintain smooth, level haul roads

8. Maintain contaminate free aggregate piles

9. Inspect material - check gradation quality, oversize rocks, contaminants

10. Keep pit floor smooth & haul roads maintained

11. May keep concrete plant fed for maximum production

12. Check for spillage on plant floor and clean up daily (assist with shoveling spillage)

13. Check for worn out flashing on plant that could lead to spillage
14. May maintain the left over concrete that is dumped out at the plant

15. 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.

16. Troubleshoot and problem solve situations/problems (material quality, equipment operation/repair, etc.). Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and managers/supervisors.

17. Ensure OSHA, MSHA, EPA, DNR, lock out/tag out, safety and environmental regulation compliance.

18. Performs other duties as assigned.
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