Southeast Region

Plant Operator

Signing bonus up to $750.00

Position Summary

The Plant Operator is responsible for the daily production of all asphalt materials.


  • Comply with (and actively promote) all Safety policies and procedures including reporting all accidents, incidents and near misses to ensure adherence to our Number One Core Value – Safety, first in everything we do.
  • Conduct a daily safety walk around making sure the plant is in safe working condition before using.
  • Check all liquid inventories daily and fill out the proper paper work reports before operating the plant
  • Ensure the HMA is made to its specifications
  • Coordinate and schedule delivery of all material needed in daily operation and production for all types of HMA
  • Responsible for proper material inventory: Ex. Liquid Asphalt, fuel, Aggregate and rap, plus additives as needed
  • Responsible for plant maintenance and upkeep, making sure the plant is well maintained
  • Ensure trucks are loaded in a timely fashion
  • Make sure the silos have the proper material and amount of material in them so the trucks load out in a timely fashion
  • Keep work area clean and free of debris
  • Ensure the plant is running at its maximum efficiency and if it is not, communicate this to the plant manager
  • Ensure the plant is “ready to run” for the next shift
  • Check with Paving Super/ Paving Foreman Verify mix type and tonnage before making or shipping
  • Talk to the paving superintendent/Foreman to make sure paving crew is ready for shipping
  • Contact the plant manager/operation manager of Paving, Dispatch and crew/crews. If for any reason we are having plant problems or having shipping issues
  • Check all storage tanks, levels at the start of each shift, make sure we have the materials needed to produce mix
  • Check hot oil heater temperatures stack and settings and monitor throughout the day
  • Inspection of tank farm (containment area) for leaks and or spills
  • Check A/C temperature all A/C tanks make sure temperatures are set and heated at correct temperature per A/C delivery tickets monitor throughout the day
  • Check stock pile area for contamination of materials; also look for segregation and degradation of each stock pile
  • Talk with all plant employees about the schedule, jobs mixes and tonnages
  • Talk with all employees about tank inventories and deliveries needed so we have the materials needed, to supply the mixes we need for the day
  • Input Job information: Example (Job # Mix# truck# Silo# Location where we are shipping)
  • Run A/C pump to heat up all lines
  • Walk and fill out the maintenance check list report daily
  • Know the Middlesex 105 Best Production Practice List
  • Keep plant area clean
  • Make sure all paper work is correct before the end of your shift
  • Perform all daily, weekly and monthly check list
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Plant Manager/ Plant Superintendent/Foreman
  • Keep the control tower clean


  • Must not be afraid of heights
  • Good communication skills are a must

Necessary Attributes:

  • Must possess the ability to adapt to different personalities and management styles
  • Team player and with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage a team in an efficient and effective manner
  • Self-starter with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Reliance on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Dedicated and hard working
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Above average organizational skills
  • Needs the skill of active listening. This means giving full attention to what other employees are saying and taking time to understand the points being made, asking question and making sure all parties understand one and another
  • Must have the skill of time management. This includes managing all plant employees and other on our site
  • Must have the skill of interaction with others
  • Strong commitment to success of all
  • Possess a strong work ethic
  • Demonstrate the upmost professionalism in how you represent yourself
  • Show quality in everything you do
  • Lead with integrity while producing high quality work

The Middlesex Corporation is an “Equal Opportunity Employer—Minorities, Females, Veterans and Disabled Persons”

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