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Assistant Plant Operator

Company: Lehigh Hanson
Location: Merced
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Primary Location Merced-CA Job Posting The Company and the Role: 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. HeidelbergCement employs some 57,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in more than 50 countries. Martin Marietta recently acquired the Lehigh Hanson business unit operating in Arizona and California. Through May 1, 2022, Lehigh Hanson Services, LLC, will administer payroll and benefits for this business unit's employees even though Martin Marietta is the business unit owner. On or about May 1, 2022, the business unit employees will move from Lehigh Hanson Services, LLC's administration to Martin Marietta's payroll and benefit program. Are you looking for a long term position with a stable company? Do you enjoy working with your hands and with automation systems? Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Assistant Plant Operator. This position will assist with the operation of the crusher through PLC automation as well as monitor conveyor belts and related equipment to crush and transport quarry material to appropriate location. This position will reside in Merced, CA What you'll get to do: * Operate/program the automated crushing and screening equipment for the quarry * Visually observe and monitor gauges and of all equipment while in operation to maintain proper flow of material on belts, crushers and screens * Maintain strong communications with all other plant employees to ensure efficient and safe workflow from quarry to crusher * Identify appropriate material to produce quality aggregate material per job specifications * Communicate with quality control personnel and make required adjustments to material blends * Perform routine maintenance on conveyor belts and crushing equipment including splicing, replacing idlers, pulleys, drive belts, bearings, changing of screens, cleaning and lubrication * Shut down equipment as required in the event of an emergency, blockages or end of shift; coordinate/assist in required repairs * Operate haul truck, skid steer or other heavy machinery * Ensure compliance with all health, safety, and environmental regulations, and with company policies and procedures; MSHA Part 48 training a plus * Preform Groundperson duties * Other duties as assigned Who we are looking for: * High school diploma or GED required * 2 years prior experience in the aggregate industry preferred; experience in aggregate plant operation and maintenance a plus * Highly dependable, ability to work in fast paced environment * Prior experience operating mobile equipment (haul truck, skid steer, etc.) and machinery a plus * Physical Requirements: sitting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, twisting, climbing, balancing, bending (bending at the waist, lifting above the waist and lifting below the waist), kneeling, reaching, grasping (use of both hands), squatting, repetitive motions, manipulative finger movements with both hands, use of wrists (flexing or rotating with both wrists), use of both feet, use of arms above and below shoulder, work extended periods of time in same position, perform duties in all climates i.e. weather, extreme temperatures, tolerate heights, lift and carry up to 75 lbs., work in confined spaces, capable of wearing respiratory and other personal protective equipment Benefits & Compensation: We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process. No search firms please. Lehigh Hanson is a Drug Free Workplace

Keywords: Lehigh Hanson, Merced , Assistant Plant Operator, Professions , Merced, California

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