The Glass Plant Lead is responsible for various aspects of the glass plant operation. This position operates equipment including, but not limited to front-end loaders, bobcats, and forklifts, as well as general labor duties. The Lead also assists with quality assurance testing of the glass products. This position is exposed to excessive dust, unpleasant odors and sights and weather elements. The hours and physical demand may vary by location.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Operates equipment in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
- Ensures proper PPE is utilized, as well as compliance with Lock Out Tag Out procedures are adhered to consistently.
- Inspects materials and sort items or materials into designated areas according to type, size, condition, color, or paper grade.
- Performs cleaning duties related to plant equipment and general housekeeping.
- Reports system problems immediately to management.
- Maintains a clean and orderly work area and surrounding area.
- Dumps boxes and containers of material into designated area(s).
- Maintains an excellent attendance record and an excellent safety and work quality record.
- Performs safe driving practices while operating equipment.
- Maintains compliance regarding dust levels.
- Performs quality testing on finished glass product to assure customer expectations and requirements are achieved.
- Organizes and secures the stored materials in accordance with policy.
- Conducts pre-trip/post trip inspections on equipment and complete necessary forms.
- Performs routine maintenance on equipment, (ie. lubricating, fueling and cleaning equipment) and assist maintenance/foreman with repairs.
- Monitors glass for signs of unacceptable material.
- Troubleshoots maintenance and quality issues through use of computerized system and glass production equipment.
- Professionally interacts with internal and external customers.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills
- Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including sitting, standing, reaching, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, and climbing). Also, ability to withstand “bumpy” ride on equipment.
- Previous experience operating equipment preferred.
- Ability to maneuver equipment through tight areas and high equipment and pedestrian traffic.
- Ability to work overtime, weekends and/or holidays.
- Ability to work in plant conditions with exposure to weather elements.
- Good verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers.
- Must possess good mathematical skills with experience using a calculator.
- Must pass a written and operational test to be licensed to operate forklift and bobcat.
- Recycling industry experience, a plus.
- Welding experience, a plus.
- Basic computer experience, a plus.
- Ability to operate various types of equipment including heavy equipment preferred.
- Legally eligible to work in the United States.
- Must successfully complete pre-employment testing.
- Must be able to read and speak the English language well enough to communicate, understand, and respond to questions, directions, traffic signs, signals, and safety training.
- Experience using a calculator.
- Exposure to extreme weather conditions.
- Exposure to dust, noise, heat, cold and fumes found in a plant environment.
- Exposure to residential and commercial waste and recycling.
- Exposure to high pedestrian and equipment traffic.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position, and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.
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