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HMA Plant Operator - United Companies - Grand Junction, CO at Oldcastle SW Group, Inc in Grand Junction, Colorado

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Job ID: 487609

United Companies, is a CRH Company. Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees. We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction services. We succeed as a team by embracing integrity, mutual respect, innovation, service, sustainability, and financial strength.

Position Overview

The Hot Mix Asphalt Plant Operator is responsible for operation and maintenance of a hot mix asphalt plant. The position requires an extensive knowledge of aggregate, oils, and admixture products, as well as respective test standards in accordance with mix designs.

Wage ranges from $26 to $28 per hour depending on experience.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


  • Operating asphalt mixing equipment to mix materials such as aggregate, sand, and other additives to produce asphalt mix for construction projects.

  • Monitoring asphalt temperature and viscosity during mixing operations to ensure compliance with specifications.

  • Operating asphalt recycling equipment to grind old asphalt pavement into a fine granular material for reuse in new asphalt pavement.

  • Operating asphalt plant equipment to spread asphalt on road surfaces or other surfaces such as roofs or playgrounds.

  • Operating asphalt batch plants that produce hot mix asphalt for paving operations.

  • Operating asphalt drum mix plants that produce cold mix asphalt for uses such as patching potholes in existing roads.

  • Controlling machinery used to spread, compact, and finish layers of asphalt.

  • Installing asphalt plants at construction sites to produce asphalt for paving operations.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Education/Experience


  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required

  • Minimum of 1 year experience and/or training in a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years of road construction experience preferred .

Work Requirements


  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.

  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

  • Willingness to work independently within a team environment and assist the team with other duties as required.

  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA. Protective equipment that may be required, but not limited to, for this position is: Face Shield, Safety (hard toe) Shoes, and Coveralls.

  • Compliance with all OSHA and/or MSHA regulations.

  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required (less than 25% of the time).

Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Knowledge of aggregate sizes and classifications.

  • Knowledge of trenching and shoring standards.

  • Ability to operate equipment safely and efficiently under a variety of working conditions.

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as being able to work independently with attention to detail.

  • Ability to operate heavy and complex equipment that may include but not limited to Loader, Backhoe, Truck, Car, and Asphalt Paving Equipment requiring skill and the exercise of independent judgment.

Key Competencies


  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to needs.

  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.

  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.

  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions.

  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.

  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed; able to consistently work independently.

  • Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work.

  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or listen.

  • The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move from 35 to 50 lbs.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designers, and reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What CRH Americas Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive base pay

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

  • Group retirement savings program

  • Health and wellness programs

About CRH Americas

CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America's largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!

United Companies is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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