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Batch Plant Operator

Company: Valmont Industries, Inc.
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

3129 35th Street Tuscaloosa Alabama 35401-5410 Why Valmont Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD. A Brief Summary of This Position: Set up, operate, clean, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as concrete, cement and aggregate. Essential Functions: * Weigh and measure material, ingredients, and product to ensure conformance to requirements. * Start machines to mix or blend ingredients; then allow to mix for specified times. * Dump or pour specified amounts of materials into machinery and equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation, * Stop mixing or blending machines when specified product qualities are obtained; open valves and start pumps to transfer mixtures. * Examine materials, ingredients, or products visually or with hands in order to ensure conformance to established standards. * Record operational and production data on specified forms. * Transfer materials, supplies, and products between work areas, using moving equipment and hand tools. * Tends accessory equipment such as pumps and conveyors to move materials or ingredients through production processes. * Read work orders to determine production specifications and information. * Unload mixtures into containers or onto conveyors for further processing. * Dislodge and clear jammed materials or other items from machinery and equipment, using hand tools. * Open valves to drain slurry from mixers into storage tanks. * Clean and maintain equipment using the designated tools. * Inspect all tools and equipment prior to use * Notify and turn in all broken or damaged tooling and equipment to maintenance * Work with Quality Control to perform any necessary corrections to meet quality standards * Clean general work area and ensure equipment, tools and materials are properly stored, Clean concrete from equipment and surroundings during shift and at end of shift * Keep batch plant clean of all debris and clutter * Highlight any safety or caution areas with designated safety yellow paint * Ensure all safety labels and signs are in place and easy to read * Always use 3 points of contact while using stairs and ladders * Always remain safe, focused, alert and productive while working in the batch plant, ensuring that break times are being taken as scheduled * Actively participate in department safety, demonstrate excellent safety practices and behaviors which conform to all Valmont safety policy and procedure Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities): * Accountability: Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. * Communication (Oral): Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. * Reliability: The trait of being dependable and trustworthy. * Team Builders: Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal. * Working Under Pressure: ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations. * Accuracy: Ability to consecutively perform work accurately and thoroughly. * Applied Learning: ability to participate in needed learning activities in a way that makes the most of the learning experience. * Detail Oriented: Ability to pay close attention to the minute details and safety of all job tasks, staying on task at all times, not getting distracted or losing focus * Record keeping: Able to correctly and consecutively record time and job task data * Organized: Possessing the trait of being organized and following the systematic method of performing all job tasks * Responsible: Ability to be held accountable and answerable for ones conduct and job performance * Safety Awareness: ability to perform all tasks safely and identify / correct the conditions that affect the employee safety. * Self-Motivated: ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one's ability using his or her own drive or initiative. * Technical Aptitude: ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information. * Alertness: ability to have a constant focus and awareness for your surroundings and the ones around you, always being in control of your movements and actions while performing the designated job tasks to ensure everyone's safety * The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner * The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions * Must be able to read a tape measure Working Environment and Physical Efforts: Work is typically performed in an industrial shop setting. The incumbent is regularly required to stand for extended periods of time. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. There are no travel requirements for this position. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the shop. The employee is frequently required to move about the shop and site. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards when performing manual tasks such as welding or handling various materials. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds in working with materials and equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Working conditions may include abnormal temperatures including heat, cold, rain, snow and ice. Employee may also be exposed to jarring and bouncing, high noise areas, and other job related hazards. Employees are required to wear all necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) for the position. Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.

Keywords: Valmont Industries, Inc., Tuscaloosa , Batch Plant Operator, Professions , Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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