Front End Loader Operator

United States of America
27 September 2020
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Turning stone into remarkable products

Transforming natural resources into high-quality stone wool products puts you at the center of what makes ROCKWOOL successful in its industry. In our technologically-advanced production environment, you work closely with skilled colleagues who all strive to improve and optimize our manufacturing processes. You are offered the opportunity to work in an organization which cares about its employees and has a people-driven culture.

Position: Front End Loader Operator Role

ROCKWOOL is a market-leading global company with a proud 80-year history of creating well-paying jobs and being recognized as a top employer. At ROCKWOOL, we believe our success is built on a foundation of teamwork and that all employees excel when we create an atmosphere of trust, respect, communication, and support. Our main business area is building insulation, providing thermal comfort along with fire safety and acoustical comfort for all types of buildings.

This is the role:

The Front End Loader Operator reports directly to the Production Supervisor. In a fast-paced working environment, you will be responsible for ensuring raw and recycled materials are handled properly in accordance to the demand by the production line. This includes but is not limited to using powered industrial vehicles, hand trucks, lifts and other machinery as assigned. This position will be based out of our Byhalia, Mississippi location.

What you offer:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Previous experience operating a forklift, clamp truck, or electric pallet jack requited, preferably in a continuous flow manufacturing or industrial environment and working with automated equipment.

  • Grow and develop the team by sharing knowledge/experience.

  • Champion the ROCKWOOL way by demonstrating our core values of Ambition, Integrity, Responsibility and Efficiency.

  • Demonstrated of proven:

    • Organizational skills.

    • Basic computer knowledge and skills;

    • Acute attention to details;

    • Written and verbal communication skills;

    • Problem-solving and troubleshooting skills;

    • Accuracy and data integrity.

Main Tasks

  • Effectively communicate with other operators that may be driving or hauling raw materials or finished product within the yard area of the factory.

  • Fill raw material bins on shift, remove waste and place in appropriate bins, clean out under furnace as requires, repair the furnace put and accurately stock raw materials as they are delivered while safely and effectively operating loaders and other equipment.

  • Accountable for the quality and quantity of product placed in Warehouse or loaded on trailers to support execution of high-quality stone wool by the operations team against supplied production plan.

  • Clear factory grounds including snow and ice removal as needed, maintain equipment and conduct basic troubleshooting of equipment and act as a first line of defense for process, mechanical and technical issues.

  • Adhere to established ROCKWOOL safety, quality and environmental standards to identify and mitigate/escalate quality or environmental risks/issues.

What ROCKWOOL offers:

In addition to a competitive salary, we are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health, dental, and vision coverage, disability and life insurance, with options to elect coverage for spouse and dependents.  Employees also receive paid vacation and a 401K match of up to six percent by ROCKWOOL.

At ROCKWOOL, safety is priority number one!  We continuously strive to create safe and healthy work places and conditions for all employees.  We provide employees with personal protective equipment to include high visibility safety vests, safety glasses, shoes, gloves and head protection. 

ROCKWOOL also provides multiple programs as part of our commitment to long-term security of our employees, including: 

  • A hybrid/electric vehicle incentive program.

  • Fitness Reimbursement.

  • Education reimbursement for job-related courses.

  • Employee product purchase program.

  • Uniform and laundry program.

ROCKWOOL is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified candidates without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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