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Granite Construction Company Asphalt Plant Operator in Yakima, Washington

----Job Description---- Building a career at Granite may be the most valuable thing you could do... Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If so, then you\'ve come to the right place! Watch our video here General Summary Come join Granite\'s growing Materials Group in beautiful Eastern Washington! We are looking for a few Plant Operators! The Asphalt Plant Operator is responsible for safely starting up and operating a hot mix asphalt plant to maintain production goals; perform repairs and maintenance as needed. Essential Job Accountabilities * Safety start-up and shut down hot plant. * Adjust controls to regulate flow of materials to and from conveyors, chutes, pumps, mixing and storage bins. * Ensure the plant is operating at the proper temperature(s). * Perform inspections of equipment, tools, site, and material. * Perform general maintenance and repair on plant, machinery, and/or equipment as required. * Operate mobile equipment including but no limited to front end loader, skid steer, forklift, and dozer as needed. * Load mix and other aggregate materials into haul trucks and/or bins. * Collaborate with Quality Control personnel to ensure that mix is produced to required specification. * Complete various reports including but not limited to daily plant production and inventory reports. * Communicate effectively with internal and external customers. * Ensure compliance with all health, safety, environmental regulations. * Perform other duties as required. Education * High School Diploma or equivalency Work Experience * 1-3 years of experience operating a hot mix plant. * Experience with ASTEC controls or other asphalt mixing systems, preferred. * Experience operating mobile equipment, preferred. * Basic mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic skills, preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Knowledge of hot mix asphalt business and operations. * Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems. * Ability to wear a full body harness and work at heights while tied off. * Ability to work, day, swing, and night shifts (occasionally extended hours). * Ability to work in constant exposure to outside elements, in all weather conditions. * Ability to work in safety sensitive construction setting, including exposure to moving machinery and heavy equipment. * Ability to work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced and complex environment. * Ability to communicate effectively. * Ability to squat, crawl, and work in awkward positions/confined spaces. * Ability to obtain an MSHA Part 46 certificate as required for the job. Physical Demands * Physical dexterity, stamina, and excellent hand-eye coordination with ability to: grasp, assemble, and lift objects, stand, sit, and walk for extended periods over uneven surfaces, squat, bend, climb ladders onto equipment or other objects, and potentially lie down. * Lifting, pushing, pulling of heavy items weighing up to 80 lbs. or more. Additional Requirements/Skills * Ability to understand and comply with MSHA rules and regulations. * Comply, understand, and support corporate safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment. * Ability and willingness to abide by Granite\'s Code of Conduct daily. About Granite Construction Incorporated Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation\'s largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Aff