The Lead Crusher Operator is responsible for the safe operation of the crusher, which includes supervising employees and the monitoring, operation, and maintenance of the equipment used to crush and blend received materials and relocate the processed materials. This position also creates the daily schedules for crusher crew members and ensures daily tasks are completed.
- Wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.
- Comply with established safety policies and procedures and ensure the safe operation of the crusher.
- Monitor operations and recommend additional safety procedures to the Construction Superintendent.
- Ensure the crusher crew understands and complies with all safety requirements and policies, including, but not limited to equipment guarding, the lock out/tag out process, fall protection, material storage, equipment operation, etc.
- Create daily crew schedules and supervise staff to ensure daily tasks are completed.
- Assist the Construction Superintendent with training and disciplinary actions.
- Monitor, operate, and maintain all crushing, conveying, screening, and shaking equipment and notify the Maintenance Manager or the Construction Superintendent in a timely manner of any repairs required.
- Observe equipment operation to ensure continuity of flow and to detect malfunctions.
- Read and understand work orders to determine production specifications and information.
- Weigh, measure, test, and examine materials, ingredients, and products, visually or by touch, to ensure conformance to established standards.
- Move controls to start, stop, and adjust the crusher machinery and equipment.
- Clean, adjust, and maintain equipment using the necessary tools.
- Dislodge and clear jammed materials or other items from machinery and equipment. Record data from operations, testing, and production on specified forms.
- Organize and clean work and storage work areas.
- Transfer materials, supplies, and products between work areas, using equipment and hand tools.
- Label stockpiles.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills & Qualifications
- One year of related medium or heavy equipment experience or specialized training
- One year of supervisory experience
- Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical operating control systems
- Ability to read and interpret documents, such as a vehicle condition report (VCR), accident reports, safety rules and procedures, operating instructions, procedure manuals, etc.
- Basic math skills
- Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
- Availability to work overtime, nights, weekends or holidays, as needed
- Reliable transportation
- Ability to communicate effectively with drivers, helpers and supervisors
- Average written and verbal communication skills in English
Preferred Skills & Qualifications
- High school diploma or its equivalent
- Valid Class C driver’s license
- Record of safe driving for the last three years as shown on current motor vehicle record (MVR), with no serious accidents or traffic violations