SIMON | Mobile Asphalt Plant Operator - Rapid City, SD base

Date: Jan 11, 2022

Country: Rapid City, South Dakota, US, 57702

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Simon specializes in aggregates, asphalt and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients.  What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. 


Responsible for operation of a mobile Asphalt Plant. This position will work and travel with a range from Buffalo, WY to Hot Springs, SD and the surrounding areas of Rapid City, SD.  Possible overnight stays based on plant site location.


  • Supports the Simon safety culture and other Company strategic initiatives
  • Oversees and ensures safe operation of plant and components
  • Provides direction and guidance to plant ground crew and equipment operators related to daily operations of plant 
  • Adjusts manual and computer-aided controls and/or or overrides automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges
  • Use computer system to enter and maintain data, manage dispatch schedule, prepare reports, and respond to e-mail correspondence
  • Assists internal and external customers with ordering
  • Effectively communicates with customers and drivers in person, over the phone, and on company radio channels 
  • Reviews and processes orders ensure proper material mixes are being delivered; prepares invoices, delivery tickets, and related shipping documents
  • Ensures adequate material and supplies are on-hand to meet plant production goals
  • Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication
  • Assists with general housekeeping and plant maintenance including repair and replacement of valves, motors, bearings, gaskets, shafts, gauges, etc.; climbs tank ladders to read gauges and/or perform maintenance tasks
  • Maintains accurate operational, inspection, and maintenance records
  • Completes and submits daily production reports 
  • Coordinates tear down, transfer and re-assembly of mobile plant (if applicable)
  • Travels to job site/mobile plant site locations as necessary
  • Safely operates company equipment, tooling, and vehicles

Qualifications, Education, Skill and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of experience in asphalt operations and/or construction industry preferred
  • 1-2 years of experience in a supervisory role preferred
  • Ability to interact professionally with internal and external customers and build relationships
  • Self-directed, results-oriented, and highly motivated, requiring minimal direct guidance
  • Ability to lead and motivate others
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, problem-solve, and work under consistent pressure of deadlines
  • Valid drivers’ license and ability to maintain a clean motor vehicle record required; commercial license preferred
  • Basic computer skills, including use of MS Office products

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Wears and maintains personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
  • Occasionally required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Regularly required to use hands to manipulate objects
  • Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear) 
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl 
  • Standing/working on feet for long periods, and walking across uneven terrain; may require some work performed from heights of 50’ or more
  • Frequent exposure to loud noise 
  • Regularly exposed to all outdoor weather conditions, dust, and airborne particles
  • Regularly exposed to fuel, oil, and other chemicals

Workplace Values Requirements

  • Support, promote, and practice Simon core values, vision, and mission
  • Support, promote, and comply with Simon Code of Ethics, Workplace Conduct, Safety, and other established policies at all times
  • Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
  • Align personal vision and goals with larger goals of the Company
  • Support continuous improvement to improve Simon processes, performance, safety, and overall success


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Colas Inc.and its subsidiaries (SIMON) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com.  

Nearest Major Market: South Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Rapid City