Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Overview

We are seeking a Dredge Operator for our Nelson plant.  This is a 3rd shift position.

 

 

 

 

Our regional businesses participate in all sectors of the construction industry, supplying aggregates-based materials and contracting services to a wide range of projects including large, publicly financed infrastructure projects, commercial, and residential developments.

 

Aggregate Industries places a high priority on attracting quality people and retaining them by providing competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a safe, respectful work environment.   We are committed to providing the best possible climate for maximum development for all employees, while seeking to develop a spirit of teamwork where individuals work together to attain a common goal. Whenever possible, we promote qualified employees to new or vacated positions, providing for a multitude of growth opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • Performs emergency and routine repairs and maintenance on plant equipment and structures at the site locations. May perform routine preventative maintenance on mobile equipment. Conducts routine inspections of plant and mobile equipment.
  • Operate dredge to excavate sand and gravel from lake bottom.
  • Conduct a complete pre- and post-shift safety inspection, ensuring all systems are functioning properly.
  • Monitor density and flow meters to maintain maximum feed rate to the processing plant.
  • Constant monitoring of controls, gauges and depth meters to ensure optimal dredge operation.
  • Visually monitor production area for changes in material quality.
  • Maintain dredge availability to meet or exceed planned efficiency goals.
  • Perform high levels of maintenance and servicing on dredge with little assistance.
  • Changes the location of the dredge in the lake with hydraulic or mechanical cable winches.
  • Operates a work boat to and from the dredge.
  • Communicate with plant operators when changes in feed rate or product quality occur.
  • Communicate with plant management on all safety and maintenance needs.
  • Assists in various projects at the plant locations to make sure production is maintained.
  • Responsible for maintaining the appearance of the plant and yard area by using general housekeeping practices.
  • Starts engine, shifts gears, presses pedals, and turns steering wheel to operate loader. Moves levers to lower and tilt bucket and drives front-end loader forward to force bucket into bulk material. Moves levers to raise and tilt bucket when filled, drives vehicle to work site, and moves levers to dump material.
  • Performs emergency and routine repairs and maintenance on plant equipment and structures at the site locations. May perform routine preventative maintenance on mobile equipment, such as lubricating, fueling, and cleaning. Conducts routine inspections of plant and mobile equipment.
  • Perform assignments outlined by supervisors and standard procedures are followed in the performance of duties. Work is inspected periodically for safety and economy in operation.
  • Maintain an effective system of communications with supervisors and customers serviced.
  • Assists in various projects at the plant locations to make sure production is maintained.
  • Responsible for maintaining the appearance of the plant and yard area by using general housekeeping practices.

Qualifications

  • Requires one year of experience as a skilled welder, or the completion of a recognized welding apprenticeship.
  • Must be detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks at one time.
  • Must be able to prioritize work.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Ability to read and write.
  • Excellent driving skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License. 

 

Cottage Grove, Minnesota

It is an exciting time to work in the building materials sector. The world is facing a process of rapid urbanization accompanied by increased pressure on strategic resources (water, raw materials, energy). As the new leader of our industry, LafargeHolcim is seeking to recruit, develop, and retain the best talent to help us meet the challenges and opportunities of the future. We need people eager to grow to their full potential while delivering value to our shareholders, customers, and society in general. Read more: https://www.lafargeholcim.us/join-us-help-world-build-better

 

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