LafargeHolcim

Loader Operator - Ready Mix

Job Locations US-LA-Metairie
Requisition ID
2018-4064
# of Openings
1
Category
Operations
Product Line
Ready Mix

Overview

Ensures incoming materials are properly stored or stockpiled. Maintains inventory of stored materials.  Maintains materials in a safe and orderly manner. 

Responsibilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operates straight or articulated rubber-tired tractor-type vehicle equipped with front-mounted hydraulically powered bucket or scoop to lift and transport bulk materials to and from storage or processing areas. 
  • Performs the day-to-day activities of a plant (Ready Mix), duties could include tasks associated with maintaining the stationary equipment of various plants.
  • 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.
  • 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. Performs routine maintenance on loader, such as lubricating, fueling, and cleaning.
  • Maintain equipment in proper working order.
  • Maintain and review maintenance logs for repairs.
  • Maintain an effective system of communications with supervisors, drivers and crew, laborers and operators, and customers serviced.
  • Safely operate loader and perform mechanic and general labor duties.
  • Perform all duties in a safe manner and in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to follow instructions, maintain good housekeeping around the plant site.
  • Perform daily pre-trip safety inspections, report defects or problems.
  • Load bins to ensure appropriate stock levels and load haul trucks while maintaining safe area for stock piling and customer load out.
  • Maintain berms in appropriate areas.
  • Use safe practices in all activities

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Required: 12 months of loader operator experience with CAT 950.
  • Required: Prior work experience preferred working in or around heavy equipment, construction or asphalt.
  • Required: Basic mechanical maintenance knowledge and skills.
  • Required: Proven safety record.
  • Required: Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Additional Requirements Preferred: 

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled