Scale Operator

Posted Date: 2018-08-22

Job Location

4949 Sand Mine Rd
Davenport, FL 33897

Job Description

This position will safely and efficiently process customer trucks thru the mine’s scale, loading and ticketing system to minimize the in-yard times and customer wait times. The employee holding this job must perform the work activities in a professional, correct, accurate and timely fashion. This position will be a floating position between the Mine locations. It will be the employee’s responsibility to travel to each job site.

Job Requirements

  1. Graduation from high school education or GED equivalent
  2. Trade or Technical schooling a plus
  3. Two (2) years of experience relating to and operation of truck scales or top-off unit a plus
  4. Any equivalent combination of education and experience a plus
  5. Ability to speak Spanish (Bilingual) is preferred
  6. Ability to operate various computer programs

Essential Job Responsibilities and Functions:

  • Actively promote E.R. Jahna’s Core Standards of Safety, People, Quality, Delivery and Cost
  • Be a safety and team leader to promote and execute the company’s safety, shipping and H.R. policies
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with truck drivers, customers, and dispatchers
  • Enter customers trucks into load master
  • Effective communication with loader operator(s) to make sure the right product is being loaded
  • Assure that customer trucks have legal gross weights and axle weights before being allowed to leave E.R. Jahna property
  • Maintain and clean scales, scale house and area around scale house
  • Fill out forms to report mechanical problems supervisor
  • Recording of down time, truck driver issues, and actions taken
  • Maintain housekeeping and general maintenance of scale-house area
  • Must stay focused on task despite pressure from the computers, drivers and traffic

Marginal job functions:

  • Replace or assist other workers as needed or directed
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor or Lead Person

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to carry out simple oral and written instructions and deal with simple problems
• Ability to perform basic computer functions, Email, word, excel and enter data into load master
• Basic mathematical skills, including basic arithmetic functions and common units of measurements
• Ability to speak and read English to communicate with others and read information contained in manuals, regulations, and reports, including Safety issues and related matters
• Ability to speak Spanish in order to communicate with haulers preferred
• Basic mechanical knowledge to detect potential breakdown of equipment
• High level of attentiveness and physical coordination to operate add on take-off loader safely and productively
• Must have the knowledge to perform technical tasks with the potential to upgrade skills to meet changing job conditions
Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works outside and inside the scale house and can be exposed to adverse weather conditions. The employee frequently works near loud moving mechanical parts, exposed to wet, hot and/or humid conditions, and exposed to vibration. Stands and walks back and forth 50 – 90% of the time and sits 10 – 50% of the time as a scale clerk depending on the location.

Employees must follow all safety guidelines throughout designated shift. Must wear minimum 6″ steel toe boots, safety vest, eye protection, hard hat and additional PPE as required.
Lunch/breaks: As time permits during shift, does not have a designated break time during shift.

Physical Tasks:
• Must climb stairs multiple times during the day
• Must continuously load scale and top off trucks with clamshell
• Must be alert and coordinated while operating clamshell
• Must be able to operate a high pressure water hose during clean up
• May have to perform the other tasks including laborer’s work (shoveling, hosing, greasing, etc.) when required
• May be required to operate a skid-steer loader for housekeeping or a frontend loader to load customer trucks
• Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling and/or moving 50 pounds maximum, with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds

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