Prairie Material
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Summary: Responsible for startup, monitoring and basic preventive maintenance and minor repairs of finished grinding mill system, accurately recording on operations logs and conducting simple quality assurance sample tests. Supplement distribution functional needs thru truck loading assistance, coordinating truck deliveries, generating shipping documentation and perform shipping reconciliations as necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive product and unload rail cars as necessary.
  • Coordinate truck deliveries; generate bills of lading for truck loading and daily reconcile shipping reports
  • Perform set-up, startup and shutdown of the finished mill grinding system including belt conveyors, blowers, bucket elevators, compressors and air drying mechanisms for safe / efficient production.
  • Visually monitor controls of finished mill grinding system including silo inventory levels for production operational effectiveness, provide daily feedback / suggestions and timely communicate problems to supervision.
  • Operate Material Front-end Loader to transfer raw material from storage to material feed bins in safe / efficient manner.
  • Maintain general lubrication and oil / filter changes for machines / equipment in work area, recording maintenance efforts / schedules daily.
  • Work closely with the bulk loaders and internal plant personnel on silo usage, transfer and inventory levels.
  • Communicate with plant supervision and sales staff to provide information on mill system production and quality issues.
  • Perform minor corrective maintenance / repairs, dismantling machine parts and equipment to examine for defects or to remove / replace defective parts.
  • Operate balance scales and related equipment to perform sample quality assurance checks for hourly verification and documentation conformance to production specifications.
  • Accurately input data from operational and product delivery to produce daily production reports / updates including inputting incumbent's time into attendance reporting system.
  • Comply with Plant safety policies, procedures, maintaining safe, organized / tidy work area while reporting accidents and incidents, including unsafe acts and conditions immediately to supervisor.
  • Perform duties to ensure proper appearance and general cleanliness of work area including laboratory equipment when assigned.
  • Support efficient production operations and respectful / effective work relationships by adhering to Company's Human Resources policies and plant rules.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: High school degree or GED plus one year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence/notes. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent; interpret bar graphs/graphic displays

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form in manner demonstrating a process orientation. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing and familiar with basic Inventory and/or order processing like software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Training/tests that demonstrate basic mechanical aptitude a strong plus. Demonstrate the knowledge in the loader operation.

Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Bending, stooping, stretching and occasional light lifting for inspection lubricating& oiling purposes required including ability and willingness to climb heights up to 120ft. Moderate lifting up to 50 lbs occasionally required for manually moving spare parts and sample composites. Good hand/ eye coordination to operate power vehicle and equipment and to perform basic maintenance requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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