Asphalt Plant Operator

Lehigh Hanson Sunol, CA
Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Asphalt Plant Operator for its Sunol HMA Operation.

Reporting to the Area HMA Manager, the Asphalt Plant Operator is responsible for operating and troubleshooting an asphalt plant.

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, the global market leader in aggregates with leading positions in cement, concrete and other downstream activities. Following the acquisition of Italcementi, the company employs some 63,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in around 60 countries.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES and TASKS

* Responsible for following all health and safety guidelines and reporting any issues to supervisor

* Responsible for operating and maintaining an asphalt (hot) plant; The position will require night and weekend work

* Will perform general clean up at the plant & will perform dispatch/weighmaster duties while operating the plant

* Must be capable of troubleshooting plant operational problems, completing plant repairs and performing plant preventative maintenance duties

* Must be capable of lifting and carrying 50 lbs loads and must supply own hand tools

* Responsible for daily inspection of facilities and will complete maintenance checklist

* Reads meters and gauges, automatic recording devices or performs visual inspections at specified intervals to verify proper operating conditions

* Records data such as production rates, inventory levels or other applicable data as required by the operation at which this position is assigned

* Operates and inspects stationary engines and mechanical equipment such as; conveyor systems, dust control equipment, blowers, bins and hoppers, air compressors, generators and motors to produce the applicable product being produced by the operation

* Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication and either reports data to appropriate personnel or performs necessary maintenance on subject equipment by tightening fittings, oiling and lubricating equipment, repacking bearings, gaskets, replacing or repairing conveyor components, gauges or other components or other maintenance operations applicable to the proper operation of the drum plant.

This is an Operating Engineers Local 3 position and the selected candidate will have to join the union within 30 days of hire.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

* 2-4 years of hot plant experience highly preferred

* Maintenance experience required

* Experience working at an aggregates plant highly preferred

* May operate heavy equipment (loader) when needed

* Must have high school diploma or GED

* Must be computer proficient

* Must be able to lift 50 lbs.