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Plant Engineer

Company: Granite Construction Inc
Location: buellton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Building a career at Granite may be the most valuable thing you could do...

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If so, then you've come to the right place!

Since 1922, Granite Construction has continued its long standing commitment to building some of America's largest infrastructure projects including highways, bridges, dams, rail, and power. Recognized as one of the top 25 largest construction companies in the U.S., Granite specializes in complex infrastructure projects and provides award-winning construction services in mining, earthwork, water/sewer, power, tunneling, rail, highway and bridge construction. Granite also produces construction materials-sand, gravel, ready-mix, recycled asphalt product and asphalt concrete, and is a proven leader in alternative procurement project delivery.

At Granite, our employees are our most valued asset and we are passionate about retaining, developing, and recruiting the best talent available. Our employees reflect our core values: Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Accountability, Consideration of Others, Pursuit of Excellence, Reliability Safety and Citizenship and we are continuously looking for individuals who possess a winning attitude and share our Core Values. In exchange, we help you build a career that no other company can duplicate. You will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. Add our award winning safety program, ethics, reputation, and a commitment to continuous improvement and you'll see that we are building more than infrastructure-together, we are building your future.

General Summary

This position is responsible for providing plant oversight for cost and engineering activities that facilitates the efficient progress of plant operations and ensures compliance with regulatory agencies.

Essential Job Accountabilities

1. Determine and calculate production quantities and communicate to management to ensure their understanding of our cost to produce.

2. Prepare, implement and test SWPPP's, hazardous materials plans, in conjunction with the Environmental Department to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

3. Perform operational improvement studies and recommend improvement or process modifications to ensure the most efficient operations are implemented.

4. Conduct and/or participate in safety audits and meetings to ensure a safe working environment at all times.

5. Ensure operations are compliant with MSHA, OSHA, blasting policies, and Granite policies.

6. Provide short term production schedule, monitor plant performance and compare to budget, be involved with plant maintenance, and be involved in working with union contracts.

7. Ensure that plants are producing materials that meet specifications and identify problems that are causing quality issues.

8. Prepare and prioritize maintenance and repairs of material processing equipment to ensure cost efficient maintenance schedules.

9. Manage spare parts inventories so crews can make efficient repairs.

10. Perform semi-annual inventory reconciliations to ensure accuracy.

11. Support plant manager, foreman, and superintendents as needed to ensure the success of the operation.


* Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other related field preferred or equivalent years of work experience.

Work Experience

* 0-2 years of construction materials processing experience.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

* General knowledge of materials business. * General knowledge of mining principles. * General knowledge of Hot Mix Asphalt Plants preferred. * General knowledge of AutoCAD, AggFlow, and Surpac. * Knowledge of Plant operations and mechanical requirements. * General understanding of federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures. * Ability to establish relationships with agencies and represent Granite in a public forum. * Public speaking skills and ability to communicate with management. * Desire to be a team player. * Desire to be a strong problem solver. * Willingness to be flexible. * This job description reflects essential functions of this position. It does not restrict management's right to reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Requirements/Skills

* Comply, understand, and support corporate safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment. * Ability and willingness to abide by Granite's Code of Conduct on a daily basis. * Ability to travel (30%). * Valid driver's license and ability to drive.

About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here.

Notice to Staffing Agencies

Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Granite") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite's resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Granite will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or her/his/their designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.

Keywords: Granite Construction Inc, Santa Maria , Plant Engineer, Other , buellton, California

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