Asphalt Plant Operator
Granite Construction


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General Summary:

This position is responsible for safely starting up and operating a hot mix asphalt plant to maintain production goals; perform repairs and maintenance as needed.

Job Description:

  • Take an active role in ensuring compliance with all health, safety, and environmental regulations, and with company policies and procedures.
  • Operate computerized control panel to produce hot mix, warm mix, and / or cold mix asphalt to specification.
  • Works with QC/QA Lab personnel to ensure that mix is produced to job specification.
  • Responsible for operating and maintaining an asphalt plant.
  • Meet daily production goals by understanding and performing all aspects of plant operations.
  • Load hot mix and cold mix asphalt into haul trucks.
  • Communicates with drivers via radio.
  • Communicate current job information with contractors and drivers.
  • Manufacture various asphalt products according to mix design and customer jobsite specifications.
  • Control inventory of materials.
  • Inspect equipment, structures, and material.
  • Operate equipment including front end loader, skid loaders, plant trucks and other plant equipment, as needed.
  • Perform daily inspections of the auxiliary equipment and document items in need of repair or service.
  • Maintain stationary hot mix asphalt equipment.
  • Must be capable of troubleshooting plant operational problems and perform mechanical repair and maintenance.
  • Document information necessary for internal and agency reporting.
  • Issue delivery tickets to customers.
  • May perform other duties as required.
  • Must have the ability to interpret and apply verbal and/or written instructions in English.
  • Must have good depth perception and coordination to operate machine controls.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Knowledge of industrial tools, their uses, and maintenance.
  • Solid mechanical skills to perform general maintenance.
  • Intricate knowledge of hot mix asphalt business and operations.
  • Ability to troubleshoot plant operational issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work overtime, including occasional weekends and night shift.
  • Ability to obtain an M.S.H.A Part 46 Certificate (5000-23) as required for the job.
  • Comply, understand, and support corporate safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Ability and willingness to abide by Granite's Code of Conduct daily.
  • Ability to understand and comply with MSHA rules and regulations.
  • Ability to react and quickly adapt in a fast-paced the plant environment.

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Notice to Agencies

Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.



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