SIMON | Asphalt Plant Operator

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon is a subsidiary of Colas USA with operations throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. We specialize in aggregate, asphalt, and ready-mix concrete materials production, with expert teams providing high-quality asphalt paving, concrete, bridge, and utility construction services. 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. To learn more about Simon visit

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, using new technology, and enhancing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

Simon, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit

Job Summary:

Responsible for operation of a fixed or mobile Asphalt Plant

Main Responsibilities:

•    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
•    Support, promote, and practice the Company core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies
•    Supports the Simon safety culture and other Company initiatives
•    Coordinates and ensures safe operation of plant and components
•    Provides direction and mentorship 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, handle dispatch schedule, prepare reports, and respond to e-mail correspondence
•    Assists internal and external customers with ordering
•    Optimally communicates with customers and drivers in person, over the phone, and on company radio channels
•    Reviews and processes orders ensure accurate 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


•    High school diploma or equivalent
•    Valid drivers’ license and ability to maintain a clean motor vehicle record required; commercial license preferred


•    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 establish relationships
•    Self-directed, hard-working, and highly motivated, requiring minimal direct guidance
•    Ability to lead and empower others
•    Ability to effectively prioritize, problem-solve, and work under consistent pressure of deadlines
•    Basic computer skills, including use of MS Office products

Physical Requirements:

•    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 feel, handle and manipulate objects, write, use a keyboard and/or mobile device
•    Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear), and perform tasks requiring visual acuity
•    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

Benefits and Perks:

•    Choice of 3 Medical Plan Options
•    Prescription Drug Coverage
•    Dental and Vision Plans
•    Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Options
•    Access to Telemedicine and Healthcare Advocacy Services
•    Paid Parental Leave
•    Employee Assistance Program 
•    Life and AD&D Insurance 
•    Disability Insurance 
•    Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
•    401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
•    Product and Service Group Discount Programs


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. Benefit offerings subject to change.

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

  • to meet the requirements of the role in which you are applying
  • complete any part of the application process
  • access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying

Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

Nearest Major Market: Wyoming
Nearest Secondary Market: Cheyenne