Plant Operator

Vulcan Material Company
Laurel, DE
May 23, 2022
May 29, 2022
Accountant, IT
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Summary Description of Position: Operates plant while maximizing material production and minimizing plant interruptions and/or breakdowns. In addition, performs basic maintenance activities including greasing, lubricating and inspection of plant components. Assist plant manager with recordkeeping and daily production schedules for submitting reports on production and maintenance. Assist with recordkeeping and daily production schedules for submitting reports on production and maintenance. Operates sand and gravel plant to produce materials used in construction: Observes gauges, dials, and operation of machinery to ensure conformance to processing specifications. May repair machinery, using hand tools, power tools and welding equipment. Travel to other facilities maybe required. Will serve as backup Quality Control Technician. Individual is responsible for inspecting materials being produced, preparing and testing samples, interpreting and reporting results, and conducting routine and special laboratory testing to ensure conformance with American Society for Testing and Materials(ASTM) and VMC standards on all materials. Examines causes of poor product quality, researches causes of complaints and implements corrective action. Acts as a source of knowledge to operations personnel with the ability to advise and recommend changes. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. On the job training is available for this position. Essential Functions: Operates production material plant and maintains material quality Perform basic maintenance activities Perform various ongoing housekeeping responsibilities Complies with all Safety, Health, Environmental, and other Company policies, procedures, and requirements Must be able to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time; grip, climb, reach, shovel, squat, crawl, or pull, push, as well as, bend and lift up to 45 pounds. The employee is outdoors and exposed to varying and/or extreme weather conditions (ie, heat, wet, cold, etc) Must be able to work required overtime and flexible work schedule. Samples and conducts testing on aggregates conforming to the appropriate standard test methods. Field and laboratory testing of complete product line to ensure Quality Control of products at the point of production, shipping and arrival upon the job site. Test methods include but are not limited to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and Department of Transportation (DOT). Individual must perform testing proficiently and accurately. Communicates test results in a timely manner to supervisor and properly documents in database. Troubleshoot problems and review basic product specifications. Visually inspects stockpiles, materials sources, and truckloads at plant sites. Conducts testing and assists in plant calibrations to insure the proper quality of the product. Completes all required reports in a timely and accurate manner. Maintains appropriate hard copy files. Periodically inspects, calibrates, and maintains testing equipment. Develops and maintains relationships with state/county/city inspectors and customers to allow for proper and timely communication of test results and speedy resolution of any product quality issues or concerns. Behavioral Expectations: High Integrity: Acts with unyielding integrity and honesty in business transactions, promoting company policies and holding self and other employees accountable, keeping promises and commitments. Self-Motivated: Gets the job done with a minimum of supervision. Collaborates with others to address issues that arise Respectful: Treats other employees or customers with courtesy, dignity and respect. Critical Competencies: Communication Skills: Communicates clearly and listens carefully in an open, candid and consistent manner. Team Player: Establishes trust with team members, stating clear expectations and accountabilities. Recognizes group morale and acts to protect or build as necessary. Safety-Oriented: Sets a safety tone for all activities; upholds the highest standards for protecting people and the environment. Personal Accountability: Honoring your commitments to yourself and others. Acknowledging and correcting your own mistakes. Taking full ownership to address and fix problems vs. deflecting blame to others. Education, Experience, Skills Required: Education: High School Diploma/GED or an equivalent combination of training and work experience. Experience: Experience in the construction/mining industry is preferred but training will be provided. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must have a strong working knowledge of industrial processing equipment such as screens, crushers, and conveyor systems. Must be observant and alert to the movement and condition of equipment within the assigned responsibility area. Be mechanically inclined and have the ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems in relation to plant operations. Performs housekeeping - maintains a clean and safe working station. Performs record-keeping requirements. Must have basic computer skills. Person must have the ability to perform material testing in an orderly, efficient and accurate manner Individual must possess good math and demonstrate the ability to perform simple to moderately complex arithmetic calculations. 0 to 2 years of laboratory testing experience in construction aggregate/HMA/RMC properties preferred. Individual may have some prior training or experience in the materials testing field and demonstrates proficiency to perform basic Quality Control duties and responsibilities Other Requirements: This position requires knowledge and awareness of construction and mining site hazards. Will be required to wear protective gear when working in the field, including gear to protect against exposure to noise, dust and hazardous materials. This will include but is not limited to safety glasses, steel toe boots, hearing protection, and hard hat. This requires an awareness to safeguard against possible hazards. Will be required to lift and transport sample buckets and bags of up to 50 pounds. License: Valid Driver's license with acceptable driving record required. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The Company may at any time, in its sole discretion, modify or vary from anything stated in this job description, with or without notice.