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  • SUMMARY:
    Under direct supervision of Plant Manager and Delivery Coordinator, the primary duties of the position are placement and maintenance of product inventory in yard, and loading/unloading inventory items on and off the production line.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Operate fork truck safely around machinery, throughout the plant and in the storage yard organizing the product according to plant and yard needs.

    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, & SKILLS:

    • Requires High School diploma, GED or equivalent education.
    • Must be knowledgeable about safety regulations.
    • Must have appropriate training and understand the specific operating functions and controls for a fork truck and a commercial truck.
    • Must have English language reading and writing abilities in order to understand written safety guidelines.
    • Must have good vision and ability to recognize differences in product mix.
    • Must be dependable, well organized, safety minded, and have efficient work habits.
    • Must be able to pass OSHA fork truck certification examination and yard evaluation.

    PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be able to follow lifting and back safety guidelines while handling concrete products and wooden pallets.
    • Use proper safety guidelines during the complete workday. Work is performed inside plant that is subject to weather conditions including summer heat, winter cold and other conditions. Environment also includes varying noise levels and vibrations associated with plant equipment, and exposure to building materials, dust and dirt at plant.
    • Sort concrete products on conveyor into prescribed patterns for size and type, and feed configured products into stacking machinery; reconfigure products onto pallets as required by production schedule when unable to use stacking machinery.
    • Inspect products and byproducts for conformity to prescribed quality standards such as color, shape, and corners. Remove poor quality products and byproducts as required.
    • Occasionally lift concrete products and other objects weighing up to 100 pounds each, at heights from floor level to chest level height. Reach overhead with lubricating equipment to grease block machine and conveying equipment from a step stool.
    • Place mechanically hoisted steel molds using pushing and pulling motions into the block machine. Lift 4 x 4 oak pallets weighing 40+ pounds during pallet repair. Assist others in moving heavy and bulky objects.
  • SUMMARY:
    Under the direct supervision of the Plant Manager, the Machine Operator operates the block machine and associated equipment to produce quality masonry concrete products from raw materials stage to yard stage, following established policies and procedures.

    ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS OR DUTIES:
    Perform other functions and duties as required or directed, such as:

    • Starting up and shutting down the block machine
    • Keeping written records of production
    • Relieving other personnel for breaks
    • Communicating changes in product size, color and/or cubing patterns to the cuber and production list
    • Making sure the mixer is cleaned as required
    • Maintaining admix level
    • Assisting with major equipment maintenance and repairs, assisting the Shift Supervisor with coordinating all production operations that are tied to the speed and output of the block machine; and assisting with training of employees.

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    • Requires High School diploma, GED or equivalent education.
    • Must be knowledgeable about safety regulations.
    • Must know the basics of hydraulics, electricity and tools.
    • Able to follow Energy Lockout procedures.
    • Must have appropriate training and understand the specific operating functions and controls for a fork truck.
    • Must have English language reading and writing abilities in order to understand written safety guidelines.
    • Must have good vision and ability to recognize differences in product mix.
    • Must be dependable, well organized, safety minded, and have efficient work habits.
    • Must be able to pass OSHA fork truck certification examination and yard evaluation.

    MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Must be able to climb up and around block equipment.
    • Lift concrete products, machine parts, and other objects weighing up to 100 pounds each, at heights from floor level to 4 feet high.
    • Use proper safety guidelines for lifting and repetitive motion tasks during the complete workday.
    • Provide assistance to others in moving heavier or bulky objects.
    • Carefully follow noise, dust and other environmental safety procedures as required. Environment also includes varying noise levels and vibrations associated with construction equipment, and exposure to building materials, dust and dirt at plant. Must be able to follow noise, dust and other environmental safety procedures as required or directed.