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Asphalt Plant Operator


Company: Knife River - Midwest Division Department: Portable Asphalt
Location: Sioux City, IA Hiring Manager: Megan S Dejong
Closing Date: 11/02/2020 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time - Seasonal
Job Summary:
Responsible to safely operate asphalt plant to batch materials used in construction. Moves controls on panel board or control board to heat, dry and mix ingredients such as asphalt, sand, stone and oil to produce asphalt paving materials. Ensure conformance to quality specifications.


DUTIES AND/OR RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Perform daily equipment walk around and site inspections to identify and correct any unsafe conditions and keep equipment properly maintained, conduct toolbox meetings daily/weekly.
2. Safely and properly operate plant. May be required to operate additional company vehicle during plant tear down, moves and set up.
3. Identify appropriate material to produce quality asphalt per job specifications.
4. Communicate with quality control personnel and make required adjustments to material blends.
5. Monitor inventory levels of all mix materials (aggregate, oil, etc.)to ensure no depletion during production demand.
6. Monitor production levels and adjust production as needed.
7. Schedule trucks and start times, communicate with operations supervisor prior to loading trucks.
8. Tear down, set up and calibrate plant.
9. 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.
10. Lead personnel at plant and work with dispatch to schedule drivers. Monitor plant site to ensure safe and efficient traffic flow.
11. Troubleshoot and problem solve situations/problems (material quality, equipment operation/repair, etc.). Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and managers/supervisors.
12. Proven experience handling multiple projects and priorities while maintaining tight deadlines; highly organized with attention to detail.
13. Accurately complete plant reports and other documentation as needed.
14. 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. When needed, accompany employee to medical facility when injured and manage work comp claim by working closely with medical provider on treatment plan.
15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Schedule is Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM with Saturdays as needed.
Minimum Qualifications:
EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
1. High School or GED plus higher trade or technical school or equivalent in related field.

2. Plant maintenance and operation.

3. Electrical knowledge.

4. Ability to provide and maintain proper licensure, medical card and acceptable driving record.
How To Apply
If unable to apply online, mail completed application to:2220 Hawkeye Drive, Sioux City, IA 51105.

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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MDU Resources Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

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