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Crusher Operator - Wood County Highway Dept.
Location:Highway Dept WR
FT/PT:Full-time 40 hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:04/24/2023
Hiring Range:$25.13 - $28.72 / hr
  
Job Responsibilities:
Wood County team members are offered competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and excellent benefits including:
*Health Insurance - we offer low premiums and low deductibles, with excellent coverage!
*Dental Insurance
*Vision Insurance
*Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) - This is one of the best-funded public pension plans in the U.S.!
*457 deferred compensation plan
*Vacation and Sick Time - Start accruing for both on your first day!
*Paid Holidays
*Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
*Life Insurance
*Short and Long-Term Disability
*Wellness Incentive Plan
*Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

GENERAL FUNCTION
Ensure the safe operation of the crushing equipment, ensure desired product is being produced and perform minor adjustments and repairs.  Operating a crusher goes beyond feeding a crushing plant.  Crushing is a violent process and requires more maintenance and having a close eye on critical components.

RESPONSIBILITIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Maintain site cleanliness, and perform general labor activities, including but not limited to shoveling in and around the belts and crusher.
2. Check stockpile to ensure product quality and mix material to desired consistency
3. Perform daily checks on conveyors, screen deck, and crusher box.
4. Clean, lubricate and perform routine maintenance work on machinery.
5. Report crusher issues and required wear parts to the supervisor in a timely manner
6. Monitor the plant to ensure the plant is running safely and production in consistent.
7. Listen to unusual noise or indications for errors.
8. Identify appropriate material to produce quality aggregate material and set aside uncrushables.
9. Perform tracked conveyor moves as needed
10. Adjust crusher settings to optimize performance and gradation.
11. Complete all necessary daily paperwork.  May include but not limited to, daily logs, vehicle inspection logs, hours of service, etc.
12. Remove build up from under or around crushers and beltlines.
13. Inspect belt scale and clean daily and record scale readings.
14. Shut down equipment as required in the event of an emergency, blockages or end of shift.
15. Conduct daily pre-shift safety checks.
16. Adhere to and follow all safety rules and regulation of MSHA/OSHA/DOT
17. Adjust crusher setting to optimize performance and gradation.
18. Capable of working independently.
19. Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County.  Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.

B. OTHER JOB DUTIES
1. This position will be assigned to work with the asphalt plant and will be cross trained to operate the asphalt plant.
2. This position is seasonal in nature; however, during off-season other duties will be assigned including an extra winter patrol section if available.
3. Any other duties as assigned.
 

Job Qualifications:
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS
High school education is required.  Must be 18 years of age. Previous crushing and welding experience is desired.  Having a mechanical knowledge and experience with general equipment maintenance is required.  Ag Tech certification is required and can be obtained upon employment.  Possession of, and maintained while employed with Wood County Highway Department, a valid Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Classes A with the “N” endorsement with zero restrictions required, or ability to acquire within 90 days.  Possession of a safe driving record and the ability to maintain one while employed by Wood County. Certifications required:  fork lift training, MSHA training and any future training to qualify and maintain future certifications. Demonstrated ability to drive trucks, preferred. Experience in highway operations is helpful. Candidates must possess basic everyday living skills, the ability to understand and follow directions (must be able to read and understand Asphaltic Mix Design), the ability to read and write, add and subtract (must be able to calculate mix designs and estimate percentage). A pre-employment drug screen will be administered if selected as a final candidate.

Ability to use the following:  Hand tools:  hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, saws, sanders, chain saws, shovels and brooms.  Technical equipment:  Measuring devices. Highway construction equipment:  Blacktop mixer, end loaders, tractors, mowers and snowplow.  Personal protective equipment used:  safety boots, hearing and eye protection and respirator, hardhat and safety vest.  Basic office equipment used:  Calculator, printing equipment, and computer terminal.