Job Information

Heidelberg Materials US, Inc. Equipment Operator in Fairmount, Illinois

AutoReqId: 20006BR

Pay Class: Hourly

Hourly Pay Rate: 25.51

Department: Operations

Line of Business: Aggregates

Position Type: Full-Time

Job Posting:

Heidelberg Materials is seeking a Heavy Equipment Operator for our Fairmount facility located in Fairmount Il.

Heidelberg Materials provides the materials to build our future. Our future is sustainable. Our future is digital. And it goes beyond cement, aggregates and ready-mixed concrete. Heidelberg Materials North America operates more than 450 locations with approximately 9,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada.

What You'll Get To Do

Are you looking for a long-term position with a stable company? Do you enjoy working with your hands and with large equipment? Heidelberg Materials is seeking a qualified Heavy Equipment Operator . This position will be responsible for the operation of mining equipment and/or for operating quarry equipment.

  • Operates quarry mobile equipment, including, but not limited to, front end loader, bulldozer, and backhoe, to lift and transfer bulk materials, such as shot rock, sand, clay, or other bulk material, to trucks, hoppers, chutes or other areas of quarry. Drives haul trucks to transport materials throughout quarry.

  • Maintain quarry floor and walls in clean and safe condition. Uses backhoe for scaling quarry walls following blasts. Clears snow or debris from quarry areas as needed. Advises supervisor of loose ground or other hazardous conditions in the work area.

  • Grades roads using road grader. Fills in pot holes and generally maintains condition of roads throughout quarry.

  • Performs routine inspections and maintenance on mobile equipment, including lubricating, fueling, and cleaning. Completes equipment safety checklist prior to using any mobile equipment.

  • Assists in belt cleaning or repair as needed.

  • Assists with the planning, assembly and detonation of industrial explosives for blasting in the quarry. Use seismograph to take readings during blasts. Duties may also include one or more of the following: determine amount and type of explosives to be used, and location of charges, use jackhammer or electric drill to bore holes for charges; assemble primer and main charge in hole.

  • Functions as Crusher Operator to cover periods of vacation or absence.

  • Normal work week may consist of five 8-hour days, call-ins, holidays and weekend as needed.

  • Follows plant and MSHA Safety Policies, including the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment. Maintain an awareness of plant environmental standards. Takes corrective action to address minor problems or reports compliance issues to appropriate supervisor for resolution.

What We Are Looking For

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

  • One year of heavy equipment operation or other related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Computer experience

  • Heavy Operator Certification - required

  • Valid Driver License - required

  • NYS Blasting Certification is a plus!

  • Physical Requirements: sitting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, twisting, climbing, balancing, bending (bending at the waist, lifting above the waist and lifting below the waist), kneeling, reaching, grasping (use of both hands), squatting, repetitive motions, manipulative finger movements with both hands, use of wrists (flexing or rotating with both wrists), use of both feet, use of arms above and below shoulder, work extended periods of time in same position, perform duties in all climates i.e. weather, extreme temperatures, tolerate heights, lift and carry up to 50 lbs., work in confined spaces, capable of wearing respiratory and other personal protective equipment

This is potentially a second shift position.

No search firms please

Heidelberg Materials is a Drug Free Workplace

Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled