Plant Operator I
Simon Contractors - Cheyenne, WY

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JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Plant Operator I Reports To: Terminal Operations Manager FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Region: Mountain States Materials Location: Cheyenne, WY Prepared By/Date: Human Resources 2/11/14 Approved By/Date: Mandy Monjaras 2/11/14 Summary: Operates PMA plant to produce various asphalt oils and emulsions; maintains equipment. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Follow verbal and written instructions. Reads incoming paperwork to insure proper materials are being delivered. Hook up super sacks for lifting, load polymer into hopper using crane; climb ladder, cut super sacks. Manually pick up and dump sulfur bags into sulfur hopper (50# bags 12-15 times per shift). Use computer to operate blender for outgoing trucks, and operation of pumps to transfer materials to tanks, for batching. Adjusts manual controls or overrides automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges. Operate straight mast and rough terrain forklift to unload and move various materials and equipment. Hook up off load hoses for AC delivery. Trace product and raw material lines to ensure proper transfers. Adjust valves as necessary to load or unload product in tanks and lines. Open and close up to (8”) valves, as necessary, to load, unload and transfer product. Read gauges and adjust valves (6” and 8”) to adjust product mix to meet specifications. Read level gauges to mix different materials at the correct ratios to meet specifications. Climb tank ladders (up to 50’ high) to take tank gauges or service mechanical apparatuses as needed. Check mill head for proper operation before starting shift. Check temperature and PSI of oil heater and adjust as necessary. Open valve and pour product into containers (one quart to five gallons) for samples; carry sample containers to lab as requested. Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication. Perform plant and line maintenance including repair and replacement of valves, motors, bearings, gaskets, shafts, gauges, etc. Records operation and maintenance actions taken during shift in logbook. Complete production sheets with details such as time, temperature and quantity. Clean facilities by sweeping, shoveling, scrapping spills, etc. Wear PPE as required. Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Customer Service - Responds to requests for service and assistance. Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification. Team Work - Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information. Quality Management - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Cost Consciousness - Conserves organizational resources. Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences. Ethics - Treats people with respect; Works with integrity and ethically. Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures. Adaptability - Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time. Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed. Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Professionalism - Reacts well under pressure. Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Strives to increase productivity. Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education/Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent. Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software and Spreadsheet software. Certificates and Licenses: No certifications needed Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision and Depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, M/F, D/V, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, DRUG FREE WORKPLACE EMPLOYER
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