SIMON | Loader Operator/Scale Clerk - Sturgis, SD

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, 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. 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, utilizing new technology, and maximizing 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:

  • Operates a variety of heavy equipment, vehicles, and tooling utilized in construction and/or plant production activities. Responsible for scale operations at a commercial aggregate pit/quarry, including weighing trucks, assisting customers, monitoring pit functions, and helping to ensure safety and security of the site.

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 
  • Ensure safety and environmental regulation compliance (MSHA/OSHA, EPA, etc.), including visitor registration, site-specific training, and other safety/security procedures are followed
  • Observe safety procedures, report potentially unsafe conditions, and use equipment and materials properly
  • Operate heavy equipment, including, but not limited to, loaders, backhoes, skid steers, excavators, and other mobile equipment used in completion of construction projects and/or in support of production operations
  • Monitor visitor registration, and ensure site-specific training and other safety/security procedures are followed
  • Act as internal/external customer main point-of-contact for pit/quarry operations
  • Communicate with customers in person and over the phone regarding product availability and orders
  • Operate scale to weigh trucks for internal and external customers and prepare ticket for driver
  • Maintain accurate records of materials and quantity entering and exiting the facility
  • Coordinate with trucking department regarding delivery and haul schedules
  • Complete purchase orders and maintain vendor relationships for procurement of supplies for site; maintain associated record-keeping
  • Enter necessary information into computer system for inventory, billing and/or time keeping purposes
  • Assist with sales and production reporting; maintain related databases/spreadsheets and produce required reports


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Valid drivers’ license (ability to maintain a clean driving history required)


  • Minimum of 1-2 years of related experience in operation of heavy equipment operation preferred
  • Ability to work with others in a professional manner
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience compiling and maintaining databases and producing reports using MS Office, which includes Excel, or similar programs preferred
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines and problem-solve
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

Physical Requirements:

  • 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 move and 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
  • Regularly required to work from a seated position operating equipment for long periods
  • Frequent exposure to loud noise 
  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration
  • Regularly exposed to all outdoor weather conditions, dust, and airborne particles
  • Regularly exposed to fuel, oil, and other chemicals
  • Occasionally exposed to working from high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation*:  $24-$28 per hour DOE


*Estimated target starting compensation; actual compensation to be determined based on assessment of an individual’s qualifications, education, and experience relevant to the role.

Benefits: All full-time hourly employees are eligible to participate in Simon benefits as defined in plan documents.  Available benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, term life insurance, supplemental life insurance, 401K with company match, short-term disability, flexible spending plan, and education assistance.  Other benefits include eight paid holidays, and access to available company discounts.  

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: South Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Rapid City