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Plant Operator (Emulsions) - General 1

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Date: Jul 9, 2019

City/State/Province: Perry, GA, US, 31069

Company: Colas

Subsidiary:   Union Terminal, Union, SC 


Southeast Emulsions, a company of Reeves Construction Company, has been a key partner in the infrastructure growth of the Southeast since the company’s founding in Americus, Georgia, in 1955. For more than a half-century, Reeves Construction has expanded to meet the needs of the region as the demands for improved infrastructure increase. As we’ve grown, Reeves has formed new partnerships and branched out to new subsidiaries from Sloan Construction in South Carolina and North Carolina, R.B. Baker Construction in Georgia and Florida, to Southeast Emulsion in South Carolina and Georgia to meet transportation construction needs from heavy construction services, excavation and site work, to underground utilities, bridge construction, and asphalt paving and materials supply. Reeves Construction Company is a complete maintenance and rehabilitation company dedicated to meet the specific needs of the roadway, airport, bridge, and military maintenance market. Reeves prides itself as a leader in the transportation construction industry, not only for its quality products, but also for its high company standards of safety and performance. Our company’s success is based on a foundation of exceptional accomplishments, with an eye on innovation for the future.




Job Title:           Plant Operator (Emulsions Plant) - General 

Classification:   Regular

FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt (Hourly)


Southeast Emulsions is a part of Reeves Construction Company, a leader in heavy highway construction and maintenance. Southeast Emulsions is a vertically integrated Pavement Preservation solution provider supplying Pavement Preservation products to maintain Interstates, State highways, city streets, county roads, airports, airstrips and all other road surfaces.

Under the general supervision of the Terminal Superintendent, this intermediate level position performs process operator tasks as described below.  This position is considered “Safety Sensitive” and the associate is charged with the responsibility to perform their assigned tasks in a safe manner.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

**  May be assigned to perform other tasks, as required, including but not limited to the following:

  • Loading Customer trucks
  • Unload railcars
  • Assist in operation of the emulsion mill.
  • Perform basic Hot Oil Heater operations including Hot Oil Heater maintenance including maintenance of pumps and pumping devices.
  • Perform all Terminal tasks and activities including fluid transport, vessel storage, and heat exchange operations and procedures and truck and railcar loading and unloading.
  • Conduct basic preventative and specific plant maintenance tasks.
  • Meet and maintain production quotas.
  • Demonstrate strong team work/team building skills
  • Build and maintain positive customer service relations
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization of entire facility
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Work varying schedules including nights and weekends with little to no notice
  • Must be able to climb railcars and vertical tanks by means of safety ladders
  • Inventory Reconciliation 

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities. However, temporary assignments in leadership roles may be required for operational as well as career development purposes.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Job incumbents must be capable of passing drug and alcohol testing as described in the company Drug Free Workplace policies.


Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma.  Asphalt Terminal experience is a plus but not required.


Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals


Reasoning ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to effectively use tools of fluid transport, vessel storage, and heat exchange data and apply to the daily tasks of terminal and emulsion operations is a plus; otherwise ability to work with several variables simultaneously.


Certificates, Licenses, Special Skills:

This job requires strong mechanical aptitude and hands-on experience using a variety of hand-tools. Some computer literacy is required.


This job requires the employee to have a valid driver’s license and a driving record that will be acceptable to the company’s auto and hiring policies.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time and walk on even and uneven surfaces; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision acuity, distance vision, color vision and normal depth perception.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


- The noise in the work environment is sometimes loud, however does not exceed the OSHA requirement for mandatory hearing protection. 

- The employee must regularly work with hazardous materials (hot liquid asphalt) and chemicals.

The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather condition, moving mechanical parts, and fumes or airborne particles.


This job requires overtime including working weekends and holidays, and rotating work shifts to provide continuous “Coverage” for customer delivery/pickup.  The employee's daily starting and quitting times may need to be changed in order to meet changing business requirements.


Occasionally, this job may require out-of-town work assignments with overnight stays away from home.


We offer a competitive benefits package. Salary is based on experience.

**Drug-Free Workplace**
**E-Verify Participating Company**
**An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer**
**Minorities and Females Strongly Encouraged to Apply**

**EO/AA Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans**





Southeast Emulsions is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer dedicated to promoting diversity and maintaining a drug-free workplace. It is our policy to ensure that applicants are considered for employment based on their qualifications without regard to their race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expressions, sexual orientation, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), immigration status, citizenship, genetic information, medical conditions, protected veteran status, uniform service member status, familial status, marital status, registered domestic partner status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants are treated on the basis of their job-related qualifications, ability and performance. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and provide a workplace free of harassment and discrimination.  This Policy applies to aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here and here.  For notification on E-Verify click here and for information on Right to Work, click here. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

If you need accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Southeast Emulsion at 864-416-0200 or send an e-mail to:

Southeast Emulsion will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants. For more information, please click here.

Nearest Major Market: Warner Robins
Nearest Secondary Market: Macon