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Material Handler - Starting Pay $21.05/Hour

Company: Primient
Location: Harriman
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Material Handler

Starting Pay: $21.05

Probation Rate: $23.41

Basic Skills Rate: $24.62

Opportunity to make $27.09/hour by taking and passing a qualification test to operate separate equipment.

About Us

Primient is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries. Through large scale, efficient manufacturing plants, Primient turns raw materials into distinctive, high quality ingredients. These ingredients and solutions add taste, texture, nutrition and increased functionality to products that millions of people around the world use or consume every day.

Role purpose

The Material Handler role in the Loudon Plant Barge Terminal is an operator level role reporting to the Barge Terminal Area Manager. The Material Handler focuses on loading and unloading trucks, rails, and barges in a safe efficient manner. Material Handlers are responsible for the safe operation of heavy equipment and basic maintenance and troubleshooting. This role requires a 12 hour rotating shift schedule working days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Main accountabilities

Responsibilities include:

Load and unload barges, trucks, and/or rail cars.

Safely perform Deckhand duties on Barges.

Operate corn-unloading systems at Silo's, includes corn sample analysis and documentation. Operate heavy equipment. Including but not limited to hitachi, bobcat, front end loader, Clam Shell, and skid steer loader.

100% Participation in all safety training, daily safety meetings, and scheduled safety audits. Report all injuries and accidents immediately.

Complete safety initiatives and incentives each month and on time.

Participate in the creation of JSA and SOP's.

Competent to Issue permits (work permit, lock tag try and Class B. & C. hot work permit). Know the locations of head count areas, emergency evacuation routes and storm shelters. Knowledge of USCG Mar Sec levels.

Know area goals and principles.

Knowledge of Primient Policy's and procedures Flexible and willing to work as scheduled including night shift, week-ends, rotation / swing shift, holidays and overtime as needed. Knowledgeable of the hazards of inclement weather Completion of area testing.

Knowledge of startup and shut down procedures for equipment and systems Able to trouble shoot and communicate any issues.

Maintain Safety and GMP standards in the area

Give a clear well communicated and accurate turn over to the next shift.

Complete daily documentation and log-book.

Competent to draft out and prep barges, general deckhand knowledge (Knot tying) to properly secure barge and loading and unloading cells.

Competent to report inventory and railcar off loading (Grain Smart).

Knowledge of gentle rolls and bag house clean out.

Clear communication skills.

Competent to create Notifications.

Ability to work in hot and cold temperatures, climb and work at heights exceeding 50 ', climb ladders, lift & carry 55 lbs, and perform other physical duties.

Safety Accountabilities:

  • Protecting our people and the environment is foundational to our business
  • Each team member is expected to support the Primient culture where Environment, Health and Safety are the overriding values in all activities.
  • Every team member is accountable for working safely and complying with all EHS policies, procedures and regulations relevant to their work and is expected to speak up and intervene to prevent unsafe conditions and to respect fellow workers and the communities in which we work.
  • Included in this is abidance with our Life Saving Principles (LSPs) and our STOP WORK AUTHORITY which are developed to strengthen our workplace safety, prevent serious injury or loss of life.

    Skills and experience required

    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Mechanical equipment operating experience preferred.
    • Must be able to demonstrate basic mathematics, reading comprehension, and problem solving.
    • Willing and able to work outside in upset and normal weather conditions
    • Willing to work a 12 hour rotating shift schedule working days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Keywords: Primient, Knoxville , Material Handler - Starting Pay $21.05/Hour, Professions , Harriman, Tennessee

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