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Plant Operator Dry Process

Company: U.S. SILICA
Location: Montpelier
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. is a global performance materials company and last-mile logistics provider and is a member of the Russell 2000 Index. The Company is a leading producer of commercial silica used in a wide range of industrial applications and in the oil and gas industry. Over its 120-year history, U.S. Silica has developed core competencies in mining, processing, logistics and materials science that enable it to produce and cost-effectively deliver over 400 diversified product types to customers across its multiple end markets. U.S. Silica's wholly owned subsidiaries include EP Minerals and SandBox Logistics . EP Minerals is an industry leader in the production of products derived from diatomaceous earth, perlite, engineered clays, and non-activated clays. SandBox Logistics is a state-of-the-art leader in proppant storage, handling and well-site delivery, dedicated to making proppant logistics cleaner, safer and more efficient. The Company currently operates 23 mines and production facilities. The Company is headquartered in Katy, Texas and has offices in Reno, Nevada, and Chicago, Illinois.The Plant Dry Operator role will be located at our Montpelier plant location.JOB PURPOSE:The Plant Operator is responsible for operations, maintenance, and quality in the dry section.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Inspect and document work area for safety/environmental Work with other Dry Process Operators and Utility workers to ensure seamless transition of workflow during breaks, lunches, shift changes, illnesses and Work with the Grinding Process Operator and Wet Section Loader Operator to maintain sufficient quantity and quality to meet dry process production Work with supervision and lab personnel taking samples to maintain sufficient quality of final Keep the dry processing area clean and free of spillage, used maintenance items and trashOperations: Start up and shut down the dry section Adjust feed rate/burner and dampers Obtain silo measurements and maintain silo levels Obtain and record all necessary values for equipment, i.e. dust collector readings, exhaust stack vacuum etc. Identify all equipment in the dry section Operate dryers to minimize fuel consumption Operation and inspection of reject pump and discharge Operations and inspection of dust collector Obtain and enter the correct information into operations spreadsheetOperating Maintenance: Clean strainers in dry section Lubricate all equipment in the dry section Un-choke blue tank/reject boxes Reset exterior electrical disconnects for all equipment in the dry section Replace jets in reject boxes Repair holes to reduce or eliminate spillageQuality: Check Sweco screen product for oversize Test Fe2O3 using the PortaSpec Adjust magnetic controls to control Fe203 Test and standardize the PortaSpec Clean the PortaSpec Obtain representative in-process samples Obtain representative truck samples (when necessary). Perform proper truck bed inspection to ensure no contamination (when necessary). Log truck shipments and direct trucks to the proper siloEXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: High School diploma is required No previous mining experience necessaryJob Type: Full-timePay: $26.00 - $28.00 per hourBenefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee assistance program Health insurance Health savings account Paid time off Vision insuranceSchedule: 8 hour shift OvertimeAbility to commute/relocate: Montpelier, VA 23192: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Experience: Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)Shift availability: Day Shift (Preferred) Night Shift (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: U.S. SILICA, Richmond , Plant Operator Dry Process, Professions , Montpelier, Virginia

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