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SIMON | Plant Operations Support Tech-Scottsbluff, NE

Date: May 18, 2021

Country: Scottsbluff, Nebraska, US, 69361

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. 


Assists with coordination of plant and area ready-mix operations, including trucking dispatch, quality control, customer service, and general operations administration.


Highly qualified candidates will have prior experience in aggregate, ready-mix, and/or asphalt production plant operations, dispatching, and general operations administration.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with frequently changing deadlines, while providing a positive customer experience.


Assists with coordinating daily operations while ensuring safety, environmental, regulatory and production targets are met; this includes compliance with company policies, and applicable federal/state/local regulations; and maintaining effective relationships with other employees, internal/external customers/suppliers, and local/state/federal representatives.  This position performs job duties in the following areas, in addition to other projects/tasks as assigned:


Dispatch/Plant Operations
•    Establishes delivery schedules according to factors such as truck capacities, distances to delivery site, and unloading time; assigns drivers for scheduled deliveries
•    Maintains radio contact with drivers to expedite deliveries
•    Coordinates loading of aggregates into plant supply bins, including operating a loader as required
•    Batches concrete loads, ensuring consistency of mix is maintained according to specifications; this includes climbing truck ladders to inspect loads as required
•    Assists with inventory maintenance, and places raw materials orders as required to meet demand
•    Assist with hiring, training, and developing employees to perform at their highest level 


Quality Control
•    Performs quality control functions including measuring air, slump, and aggregate gradations in accordance with mix design requirements.
•    Performs site visits to perform quality control checks 
•    Safely operates company vehicles, tools, and equipment to perform duties related to the role


Office Administration/Sales
•    Answers phones and provides information to internal and external customers
•    Coordinates and maintains records and files.  Completes all required company reports in a timely manner
•    Opens, sorts, and distributes daily mail
•    Quotes prices and receives orders for company products such as ready mix concrete, aggregate, and miscellaneous resale products
•    Prepares invoices, delivery tickets, and related shipping documents; maintains related records
•    Receives cash payments for shipments from drivers and prepares reports of cash and charge sales
•    Makes site visits related to sales and customer relationship follow-up
•    Makes collection calls on accounts

Qualifications, Education, Skills and Experience:

•    1-3 years of practical experience working in an aggregate production or similar environment; ready-mix experience preferred
•    1-3 years of practical experience with truck dispatching in a similar environment preferred
•    ACI Level I Testing Certifications and NDOT Concrete Plant Technician Certifications preferred;  ability to obtain certification within first year required
•    Self-directed, results-oriented, and highly motivated requiring minimal direct guidance
•    Ability to interact professionally with diverse groups of people
•    Ability to manage multiple priorities in a changing environment with frequent deadlines
•    Basic computer skills using MS Office and similar programs; experience using plant batch and/or dispatching programs a plus
•    Valid drivers’ license and ability to maintain a clean motor vehicle record required; Class B or A Commercial License preferred

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

•    Wear and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by company safety policies
•    Required to work for extended periods from a seated position using a computer in an office environment
•    Required to perform intermittent work outdoors in a batch plant and/or construction site environment
•    Required to safety operate various vehicles and equipment related to requirements of the role
•    Regular work in areas with moving mechanical parts and heavy machinery
•    Regularly required to climb ladders and perform work from heights
•    Exposure to all outdoor weather conditions and loud noises; including exposure to chemicals, dust and airborne particles
•    Regularly required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
•    Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms, talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

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 accomodation 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: Scottsbluff