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Asphalt Plant Operator

OVERVIEW OF VULCAN MATERIALS COMPANY
Vulcan Materials Company is the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. We run our business with great discipline and integrity.
At Vulcan, our people share a competitive drive for excellence, in an environment of trust, teamwork, positive reinforcement, open-mindedness and communication.
Ours is a culture of mutual respect, integrity and committed spirit. Opportunity, community and unity is our way of doing business. We call it The Vulcan Way.
Summary Description of Position
The Ready Mix Plant Operator will work closely with fixed maintenance mechanic, other plant operators, and Plant Foreman. The Plant Operator is responsible for starting up, batching, and shutting down the batch plant on a daily basis, operating various pieces of heavy equipment such as front end wheel loader, forklift, and man lift, and also identifying and helping with maintenance on the plant when necessary. The plant operator will also work regularly with Ready Mix CDL drivers and dispatch to batch concrete in a timely and quality manner. The ideal candidate will be able to multitask in fast paced environment while maintaining composure, allowing for quick and accurate decisions. The candidate will conduct his/her work with safety always as a priority. He/she will exemplify the safety and environmental culture at Vulcan.
Essential Functions
Conducts thorough pre and post shift plant inspections and documents deficiencies accordingly.
Prepares plant for daily operation and regularly operates plant.
Works with QC and Drivers to produce quality material.
Works with plant operators and foreman to ensure raw material inventories are sufficient for production during following shifts.
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.
Must be comfortable for occasional work at heights.
The employee is outdoors and exposed to varying and/or extreme weather conditions (i.e., heat, wet, cold, etc)
Operate mobile equipment.
Must be able to work required overtime and have flexible work schedule.
Must be able to speak, read, and have a working knowledge of the English language.
Education, Experience, Skills Required
Education:
High School Diploma/GED or an equivalent combination of training and work experience.
Experience:
Minimum 2 years of experience in industrial plant setting, preferably around concrete plants, asphalt plants, or aggregate plants.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have strong working knowledge of industrial processing equipment such as conveyor systems, pneumatic (air) systems, bins and hoppers, and plant control equipment.
Must be observant and alert to the movement and condition of equipment within assigned responsibility area.
Be mechanically inclined and have ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems in relation to plant operations. Performs housekeeping - maintain a clean and safe working station.
Performs record-keeping requirements.
Must have basic computer skills.
Must be able to calculate basic arithmetic problems involving percentages, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Must be able to convert units of measure such as ounces to gallons, cubic feet to cubic yards, etc.
Other Requirements
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.
BENEFITS
Vulcan Materials Company offers a competitive compensation program and benefits package including: medical/dental/vision, paid holidays and vacations, life insurance, 401(k) with match and flexible spending accounts.
Vulcan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law from discrimination.


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