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Front End Loader Operator

Company: Knife River - Texas Division Department: Ready Mix
Location: Caldwell, TX Hiring Manager: Cullen B Brogdon
Closing Date: 10/31/2021 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
This position is for a Front End Loader Operator who can commute to serve the Bryan, TX and Rockdale, TX Ready Mix Plants daily.

Front End Loader Operator will operate and maintain loader to feed conveyors, hoppers or load trucks.
Minimum Qualifications:
-Previous experience operating front end loader and maintenance is preferred.
-High school diploma/GED is preferred.
-A valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record is preferred.
-Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.
-Must meet Knife River-South employment standards with regards to background/MVR checks.
-Must be able to work overtime and be flexible with hours (day time/night time).
-Ability to work outside in all seasons.
-Must have a “safety first” attitude. Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures is required.
Duties and/or Responsibilities:
- Perform daily equipment, walk around and site inspections to identify and correct any unsafe conditions and keep equipment properly maintained.
- Safely and properly operate and perform maintenance on loader, and other equipment.
- Keep concrete plant fed for maximum production.
- Load trucks with road materials up to legal hauling weight limit.
- Maintain smooth, level haul roads.
- Maintain contaminate free aggregate piles.
- 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.
- Always work safely, following all safety protocol, and take action to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes, and behaviors.
-May maintain the left over concrete that is dumped out at the plant.
-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.
-Troubleshoot and problem solve situations/problems (material quality, equipment operation/repair, etc.). Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and managers/supervisors.
-Ensure OSHA, MSHA, EPA, DNR, lock out/tag out, safety and environmental regulation compliance.
- Timely and regular attendance is essential.
- Perform other duties, including labor intensive tasks, as assigned.
Physical & Environmental Demands:
- 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.
This open job posting will remain open until 10/31/2021 or until it is filled.
* Paid Company Holidays * PTO * Two Medical Plans with GENEROUS Employer contributions * Health Savings Account, partially funded by Company* 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, Critical Illness, Accident, and Hospital Indemnity 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 674, Bryan, TX 77806.
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