Operator monitors the movement of grain into a truck ready for transport

Bulk Materials Handling Plant Operator

Bulk Materials Handling Plant Operators operate plants to load, unload, move, store and stack bulk materials such as grain, sugar and mineral ore.

Overview

Bulk Materials Handling Plant Operators operate plants to load, unload, move, store and stack bulk materials such as grain, sugar and mineral ore.

Day-to-day

  • assists with physical inventory counts and processes
  • completes daily log sheets for bulk plant operations and documents all maintenance activities, as well as time sheets, job sheets and other paperwork for billing purposes
  • co-ordinates with outside agencies for shipping of in-bound/out-bound products
  • ensures all materials coming into or leaving the plant are properly documented and enters production tickets, goods receipts and shipping documentation
  • ensures that materials are properly labelled and that the disposal of materials is handled in a safe manner that complies with environmental standards
  • operates vehicles used for transporting bulk products and utilises materials handling equipment, such as loaders, forklifts and pallet jacks, to move materials within the plant
  • performs calculations to determine appropriate mixtures, weights and volumes, as well as measuring out the appropriate amount of raw material to meet order specifications
  • blends and mixes all bulk products for on-time delivery and as per the programmed design
  • packages, labels and loads finished products as per order requirements
  • performs daily inspections of bulk plant equipment and materials, maintains all equipment, and ensures bulk plant is kept clean.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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