SIMON | Emulsion Plant Operator - Rapid City, SD

Date: Jan 12, 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. 


Operates emulsion plant to product various asphalt oils and emulsions; maintains equipment.  Performs testing on asphalt products to ensure quality.


  • Support the Simon safety culture and other Company strategic initiatives
  • Reads incoming paperwork to ensure proper materials are being delivered
  • Perform advanced calculations
  • Operate forklift to unload and move various materials and equipment
  • Hook up off-load hoses for AC delivery
  • Trace product and raw material lines to ensure proper transfers
  • Open, close and adjust valves as necessary to load or unload product in tanks and lines
  • Read gauges and adjust valves to adjust product mix to meet specifications
  • Read level gauges to mix different materials at the correct ratios to meet specifications
  • Climb tank ladders (up to 50’ high) to take tank gauges or service mechanical apparatus as needed
  • Check temperature and PSI of oil heater and adjust as necessary
  • Visually inspect equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication
  • Perform plant and line maintenance, including repair or replacement of valves, motors, bearings, gaskets, shafts, gauges, etc.
  • Records operation and maintenance actions during shift in logbook
  • Clean facilities by sweeping, shoveling, scrapping spills, etc.
  • Complete production sheets

Qualifications, Education, Skills and Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred
  • 1-3 months related experience and/or training preferred
  • Valid drivers’ license with ability to maintain a clean driving history required
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Wears and maintains personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
  • Regularly required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel
  • 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
  • Frequent exposure to loud noise 
  • Regularly exposed to all outdoor weather conditions, dust, and airborne particles
  • Regularly exposed to fuel, oil, and other chemicals
  • Work schedules may vary including weekends; may require travel with overnight stays

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 
  • 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