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Mining Equipment Operator - Stripping

Ochlocknee, Georgia
Job Type
1 Oct 2021
Department: Mining - Stripping (Hours: 6am-6pm)

Reports To: Mining Supervisor

Job Summary:

The Heavy Equipment Operator utilizes a variety of heavy equipment including scrapers, dozers, excavators, mine haul trucks and backhoes to mine and transport clay.

Essential Functions:

* Operates heavy equipment such as those listed above in a safe manner.

* Records quantity of material mined as well as the hours of operation of the equipment.

* Lubricates and provides routine maintenance of equipment.

* Keeps areas clean and free of clutter.

* Follows all safety rules and regulations

* Performs other duties as assigned.

* Mine raw material at Mine, utilizing a variety of heavy equipment.

* Count and record amount of raw material removed from mine and transported to various locations.

* Ability to service and operate mine equipment (i.e., haul trucks, backhoe, excavator, tractor, bulldozer and road grader).

* Services forklifts, line truck and heavy duty equipment.

Tracks and files Daily inspection forms.
* Must be able to work independently with limited supervision.

* Must act in accordance with WE CARE.

* Participates in improvement activities.

* Other actions as needed to satisfy company goals, process, and procedures and to uphold values inherent to Oil-Dri.

* May require valid commercial driver's license.

* Evidence of ability to operate heavy equipment safely.

* Ability to read mining maps as necessary.


* Must meet Oil-Dri assessment requirements

* Valid Commercial Driver's License Desired

* Must be able to read, comprehend, and act on product specifications, SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures), PWI (Process Work Instructions), AIQ processes, and similar documents.

* Receive training, and operate equipment associated with the mine, (i.e., dozers, excavators, water wagon, ore haul trucks, scraper, grader).

* Work with Plant Maintenance personnel to learn maintenance skills.

* Previous experience with heavy duty equipment operation

* Demonstrated ability to perform detail-oriented work.

* Maintenance background helpful.

* Ability to work in safe manner.

* Good communication skills

* Physical endurance to withstand operation of geared equipment and to withstand heavy physical labor required.

* Ability to walk and work on uneven, rocky or sloped terrain.

* Ability to climb ladders, stairs, and inclines while carrying tools.

* Must be able to lift 50 pounds frequently.

* Must be able to hear radio communications.

* Must be able to function in the required role while wearing appropriate PPE including, but not limited to: Safety glasses, hearing protection, dust mask, protective coveralls, and other as may be required by a hot/cold, dusty, loud industrial environment.

* Must meet all physical requirements of the position

Hire Rate: $19.39

Other details

* Pay Type Hourly

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* Oil-Dri Corporation of Georgia, PO Box 200A, Ochlocknee, Georgia, United States of America
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  • Job Reference: 386583068-2
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Oil-Dri
  • Location: Ochlocknee, Georgia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Mining / Oil / Gas
  • Job Type: Permanent