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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.

To become a Bulk Materials Handling Plant Operator

Skills employers are looking for

  • Rock Blasting

  • Communication Skills

  • Forklift Operation

  • First Aid

  • Computer Literacy

  • Data Entry

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