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Utility Operator


USA - LA - Baton Rouge - Oxbow Calcining LLC

Job Category: 


Education Level: 

High School Diploma


Full Time

Job Description: 

Responsible for assisting the supervisor in production area to ensure maximum contributions to the safety, quality and productivity of the plant.

Essential Job Duties:
• Cleans up spillage and reclaim uncontaminated coke.
• Operates all mobile equipment (sweeper truck, water truck, forklift, shuttle wagon, front end loader etc.) required to perform job duties.
• Performs inventory of all storage and load out tanks.
• Responsible for receiving deliveries of incoming oil and fuel tanks.
• Unloads raw materials as needed.
• Performs checks on various equipment and conveyors, preventive maintenance checks and services.
• Responsible for inspection & cleaning of all catwalks & walkways, scale areas and pits.
• Maintains emergency equipment, such as flashlight, rain suit, and kiln drive bolts, for possible use during a storm.
• Makes minor repairs and adjustments to equipment. Assists maintenance personnel on an as-needed basis in the repair and adjustment of equipment.
• Ensures that the work areas, equipment, and work practices are in compliance with the regulatory codes, statues, and company requirements.
• Observes calcining operations in the course of performing job duties and promptly report unusual events to the supervisor.
• Reports all injuries, regardless of seriousness, immediately to the supervisor.
• Work with the supervisor on matters relating to the improvement and the continued safe functioning of plant equipment and facilities.
• Assists in the development of written safety procedures prepared for jobs performed.
• Follows ISO procedures to complete duties as required by the job specification.
• Makes recommendations whenever possible regarding potential improvements in operation or maintenance of plant facilities through changes and modifications in material, equipment and procedures.
• Ensures compliance with safety, personnel, timekeeping, payroll, attendance and other plant procedures or guidelines.
• Maintains communications with the supervisor and coworkers on matters concerning daily activities.
• Operate equipment safely and efficiently.
• Notifies supervisor whenever leaving work area.
• Ensures compliance with safety, attendance and other plant procedures or guidelines.
• Respond to emergency operations situations.
• Other duties assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Communicates clearly and concisely in a variety of communication settings and styles.
• Effectively tailors the message to the needs of the audience.
• Lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner.
• Computer skills required.
• Must have the ability to work cooperatively with the team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
• Ability to communicate or exchange ideas by means of verbal or written word to impart information and to convey detailed instructions to other workers.

Education and Experience:
• Associate Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
• Two years of related experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:
• Typically works in plant environment, which may include extreme working conditions and inclement weather conditions.
• As needed, lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 35 pounds.
• Must be able to work in confined spaces and in elevated work areas.
• Must be able to handle working with petroleum coke products.
• Must be able to work tools.
• Must be able to load and unload heavy equipment, either with manual labor or by operating heavy machinery.
• Must be able to pass general physical testing.
• Must train in safety requirements at the facility.
• Must be required to move about to coordinate work.
• Must be able to a work rotating shift schedule.

NOTE: This job description reflects the company’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Assigned tasks are subject to change at any time due to company discretion, job requirements, reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

-A valid Driver’s License is required for this job.
-Oxbow Carbon LLC is an EOE/ADA employer

If you would like to apply for this job, submit your resume with a cover letter to:

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