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Operations Trainee

Company: Vulcan Materials Company
Location: Morristown
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:

Build Your Career. Build America's Future.Vulcan Materials Company is the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. When you join Vulcan, it's more than starting an exciting career - you get to make a difference for millions of people every day across the country.When you join Vulcan, you join a dynamic culture in which career development is encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is valued. No matter the role or the location across the country, every member of the Vulcan team lives through the Vulcan Way: doing the right thing, the right way, at the right time.Individuals selected for this position will participate in an 18-24-month rotational program which has been designed to build and develop the next generation of operations leaders at Vulcan Materials Company. Through ongoing, hands-on training, experiential learning opportunities, and mentoring, individuals will cultivate their skills and expertise needed to succeed in an operations management position including but not limited to safety, health and environmental, finance, sales, logistics and customer service, quality control, engineering, mine planning, production planning, optimization, maintenance and repair, etc. Throughout the program, individuals will receive guidance from experienced professionals, engage in on-the-job training, and gradually take on more responsibility as proficiency is gained.What You'll Do:* Safety. Ensure adherence to safety policies and protocols and compliance with regulatory standards in all operations activities. Take an active role in prioritizing safety for yourself and others to ensure all assigned plants have zero accidents and are in full compliance with all Vulcan policies and procedures.* Compliance. Learn about legal and regulatory compliance, as well as identifying and mitigating operational risks. This may include safety protocols, environmental regulations, etc.* Training and Development. Engage in comprehensive training to gain knowledge and understanding of the company's operations, policies, procedures, and systems.* Learn the Business. This position will rotate through temporary assignments in order to gain a holistic understanding of Vulcan Materials Company, our operations, the day-to-day duties of many departments, and the importance of collaboration.* Learn the Operations. Participate in hands-on training involving the operation of aggregate crushing and processing equipment, pit development, drilling and blasting practices, mobile equipment operation, quality control, customer service, maintenance, and overall facility management.* Operations Planning. Forecasting, capacity planning, and scheduling resources to meet production or service delivery requirements. Analyzing demand patterns, creating production plans, and optimizing resource allocation.* Monitor Processes and Materials. Assist in analyzing production, inventory requirements, quality control, site planning, pit development, and operational reports regarding stripping, mining, processing, stockpiling, loading, and shipping to understand best practices in production and delivery needs. Learn quality assurance techniques, data analysis, and implementing quality control processes.* Inspect Equipment. Assist in daily inspection and maintenance of the plant and mobile equipment to understand best practices in diagnosis, as well as to ensure safe, reliable, and compliant operations to maximize production and minimize interruptions.* Perform Repairs and Maintenance. Assist with inspections and minor maintenance around the plant to understand best practices on repairs of all fixed and mobile equipment.* Project Management. Support work on specific projects, collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure projects are executed within budget, scope, and timeline.* Problem-Solving. Assisting in problem-solving activities relating to operational challenges, helping to identify the root cause, and implementing corrective actions.* Documentation and Reporting. Maintain accurate records, documentation, and reports related to operational activities, ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures.* Reporting and Analysis. Gathering and analyzing operational data, generating reports, and presenting key performance indicators (KPIs). Will work with spreadsheets, databases, and business intelligence software.* Other duties as assigned.Skills You'll Need:* B.S./B.A. degree in Mining Engineering, Civil/Mechanical Engineering, Business, Accounting, or other related field from an accredited 4-year university is preferred.* Previous internship or work experience in an operations environment is preferred but not required.* Results-oriented, persistent, motivated, and energetic.* Demonstrate a strong desire and willingness to learn.* Strong time management skills, with the ability to plan and organize work, balance multiple demands, and consistently execute priorities with follow-up and follow-through.* Attention to detail and accuracy of work.* Able to present a professional image of Vulcan Materials Company.* Demonstrate excellent interpersonal relationship skills.* Must be an effective communicator and have the ability to work with a diverse group of people both externally and internally.* Flexible and adaptable to work successfully in a fast-paced environment as an individual and as part of a team.* Ability to use computerized equipment and technology and other software packages relevant to the position.* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills* Ability to work in a team environment* Proficiency in using Microsoft Office and G-Suite.* Willingness to learn and adapt to new processes and technologies.* Flexibility to work at various locations and shifts, as needed.* Ability to work in a fast-paced, target-driven environment.* A valid driver's license is required.* Must have the ability to drive a pick-up truck on a daily basis.* Must have the ability to travel locally on a regular basis and periodic overnight travel as required.* Must have the ability to lift 50 pounds and to stand, sit and walk for long periods of time.* Requires use of computerized equipment and technology.* This position requires knowledge and awareness of site hazards. Must be able to wear required personal protective equipment (PPE).* Position requires the ability to work at multiple sites depending on business needs.* Must be willing to work a rotating schedule with varying shifts.* Ability to work in a stressful, deadline-oriented environment that requires complex, technical information and decision-making. Must be able to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.* Work environment will be both indoors in an office and outside in the quarry or plant. In the office, employees will occasionally be required to sit at a desk or operator's station. In the outside setting employees will perform activities at various heights, around moving machinery, be exposed to dust, fumes, and gases; may be required to use hand tools or power tools. Outside settings will expose employees to changes in temperature/humidity and will require walking on uneven surfaces. May be required to climb steps, stoop, bend, squat, kneel, crawl, or reach above shoulders to accomplish functions of the job.* Occasional overnight travel may be required* High Integrity: Acts with unyielding integrity and honesty in business transactions, promoting company policies and holding self and other employees accountable, keeping promises and commitments.* Ownership Mentality: Assumes responsibility and makes decisions within your own level of authority.* Self-Motivated: Initiates and takes action before being required to do so. Collaborates with others to address issues that arise.* Strong Work Ethic: Uses time efficiently; finds the answers and makes sure the situation is taken care of correctly.* Commitment to Learning: Applies intellect to the fullest, welcoming activities that require one to stretch.* Creativity: Develops innovative solutions to problems by trying non-obvious or non-traditional approaches.* Credibility: Follows through with commitments and solves problems in a timely fashion.* Respectful: Treats other employees or customers with courtesy, dignity, and respect.* Versatility: Is open to change. Adjusts positively to changing work priorities and business conditions.* Working Smart: Gets the job done right and completes it the first time; understands the full question/objective presented.* Action-Oriented- Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.* Instills trust- Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.* Collaborates- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.* Builds Networks- Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.* Communicates Effectively- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.* Nimble Learning- Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.* Being Resilient- Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.* Demonstrates Self-Awareness- Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.* Self-Development- Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.What You'll Like About Us:Great Company Culture. Our people share a competitive drive for excellence in an environment of trust, teamwork, open-mindedness, and communication.Safe. Industry leader in health and safety standards. We are committed to creating a safe work environment and protecting all employees and customers.Meaningful Work. What sets us apart is the work we do impacts daily lives - and every employee contributes. Our aggregates produced are used to build roads, schools, hospitals, airports, and housing throughout the United States.Health Benefits. Medical, Dental, and Vision programs, plus much more.Rest and Relaxation. Paid vacation, personal floating days, and paid holidays.Prepare for the Future. 401(k) with company match and contribution.Training and Development. We see our development programs and helping our employees meet their goals as a key part of our business.Vulcan Materials Company is committed to employing a diverse workforce. You will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. You also have the right to be free from discrimination for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

Keywords: Vulcan Materials Company, Knoxville , Operations Trainee, Other , Morristown, Tennessee

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