This is a temporary position until approximately May 2023.
Performs assigned projects, procedures or tasks, at a level of independent expertise, involving the transfer and storage of coal, limestone, solid waste, ash or other bulk materials/by-products in order to maximize the production of electricity, with emphasis on safety and efficiency. Participates in on-the-job training or other educational opportunities in order to achieve a level of independent expertise concerning abnormal conditions and/or higher levels of operational skills, associated with Hoosier Energy’s material handling equipment and facilities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintains a level of competence and performs as a lead operator of the rotary car dumper or of the locomotive switch engine when assigned. Guides the activities of other material handlers, who have been assigned as assistants.
Maintains a level of independent expertise and to operate, as assigned any of the pieces of equipment or machinery associated with material handling, to include the following: Locomotive; Rotary car dumper; Bulldozer; End loader; Grader; Cherry picker and cranes; Compactor; Earthmover; Other associated material handling mobile equipment.
Maintains knowledge about the physical properties and behavior of the various materials and keeps abreast of developments or techniques regarding material handling systems and equipment.
Ensures the proper utilization, maintenance and security of assigned tools, equipment, vehicles and work areas.
Maintains a log of daily inspections of assigned equipment and reports any abnormal or potentially dangerous conditions to the appropriate supervisor(s) in a responsible and timely fashion.
Reviews with and provides appropriate input to the Material Handling Supervisor, any recommendations about practices, procedures or system requirements in order to facilitate maintenance schedules, short- or long-range plans, and other efficiencies or cost improvements.
Participates in on-the-job training or other educational opportunities in order to achieve a level of independent expertise concerning abnormal conditions and/or higher levels of operational skills associated with Hoosier Energy’s material handling equipment and facilities. Provides the appropriate on-the-job training and guidance of personnel of lesser classifications or experience, in order to upgrade their material handling techniques, and to enhance the possibilities for greater responsibility and utilization of their skills.
Acts in an exemplary manner in order to maintain and promote safe practices and procedures and to participate in scheduled safety meetings and first aid classes. Tags equipment in a safe manner that follows the Merom Generating Station Clearance Permit System’s policy and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or GED
4 years’ of bulk material handing experience with an electric utility and a demonstrated ability to operate heavy equipment. Successful completion of the company material handling training program.
Skills and Abilities:
Broad knowledge of operations and maintenance of mobile heavy equipment, to include locomotive switch engine and rotary car dumper, and physical properties and behavior of bulk materials.
Must be capable of climbing in and out of heavy equipment at various locations and traversing irregular terrain
Must be capable of traversing elevated conveyor walkways and confined areas
Must be able to climb and walk extensively
Must qualify for and maintain the appropriate driver’s license in order to operate vehicles specified by the Company
Hoosier Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran
About Hoosier Energy
Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative serving 18 member electric cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.