Prairie Material
  • Bloomfield, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Under the immediate direction of supervisor, the Equipment Operator safely operates plant mobile heavy equipment to include; yard loader, excavator, water truck, 40 ton haul truck, etc.

Essential Functions

  • Must be able to or willing to learn to operate all other mobile equipment, including: yard loader, excavator, water truck, loader, haul truck and crane.
  • Assist in plant repairs and clean-up.
  • Perform pre-shift safety inspection on equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and service mobile equipment. Report need repairs to shop personnel.
  • Responsible for good housekeeping of equipment.
  • Adhere to MSHA and plant safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform duties with minimum supervision.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Prefer 3-5 years' experience operating heavy mobile equipment.
  • Prefer experience with wheel loader
  • Prefer experience loading customer trucks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to read equipment operating manual.
  • Must be able to complete pre-shift inspection report.
  • Must be able to communicate in English on radio or CB
  • Possess basic mathematical aptitude to complete daily reports.
  • Must be able to wear all required safety equipment
  • Must be able to perform duties in a safe manner.
  • Must be able to read and interpret gauges.
  • Proven ability to work in a TEAM environment.

Physical Requirements

  • Must have good hand/eye coordination and be able to operate hand/foot controls
  • Possess good vision to perceive depth at close range and distance up to 150 feet.
  • Must be able to limb on and off equipment to operate and service
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, climb and reach around mobile equipment
  • Capable of lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to sit and operate equipment for long periods up to 10+ hours per day.
  • Must work outside in all-weather conditions consistent with extreme ambient temperatures: heat, cold, wetness, dryness, dust, and noisy conditions.
  • Must be able to work at various heights.

Working Conditions

  • Larger equipment is typical air conditioned. There will be times when outside assignments that may require periods of work in all weather conditions: heat, cold, wet or dry. May have exposure to dust, sand, gravel, diesel exhaust, etc.
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