Positions for Hire
Job Summary: The utility position ensures that safe productive process flow and continuity is achieved at all times by assisting the operator, operator 2, field operator, and equipment operator positions. The job may include some or all of the following; safely moving and shifting railcars, unloading railcars, loading railcars and trucks, bagging materials, replace and install baghouse bags in an environmentally safe way, shoveling, cleaning, manning the feed tube, relieving production personnel for breaks, assisting the maintenance crew with various tasks, general grounds maintenance, and learning each piece of plant equipment for possible future advancement. The utility position must learn and qualify on all mobile equipment. The utility person must be able to take orders, have good communication skills, and get along well with others.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Ensures proper material blending quality and quantity to all production processes
- Responsible for general area cleaning and lubrication of all plant equipment
- Able to safely take and follow direction, communicate, and work well with others
- Relieve production positions as required
- Must learn the purpose and relationship of all plant process and mobile equipment
- Unload and load railcars and trucks
- Properly sample production processes and learn how to operate lab equipment
- Must be able to fill out paperwork for unloading EAF cars & operate rail scale
MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Assist with maintenance especially when the equipment is down
- Must be willing and able to learn all production positions
SKILLS REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE JOB:
- Must be conscientious and well coordinated
- Must be able to communicate well (written, verbal, hand signals, and otherwise)
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS NEEDED TO PERFORM THE JOB DUTIES:
- Have a High School Diploma or Equivalent
- 2 Years of mobile equipment training or experience
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE JOB:
- Ability to lift 75 to 100 lbs to waist level and carry the same for short durations
- Ability to sit, stand, climb, bend, push, pull and walk for extensive periods of time
LICENSING OR OTHER SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
- Must gain and maintain HAZWOPER Training Certification
- Must be qualified to wear a respirator
- Must obtain and maintain in-house mobile equipment licensing
Design or redesign mechanical and thermal devices or subsystems, using analysis and computer-aided design. Investigate equipment failures or difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and to recommend remedies. Develop and test prototypes of devices they design.
What We Do
The SDR plant utilizes a Waelz Kiln to reclaim zinc and other metals from EAF dust. While not a new technology, the Waelz Kiln process is the primary metals reclamation process that has proven economically sound for processing steel dust waste.
The Steel Dust Recycling plant consists of a conditioning, blending and pelletizing facility for the EAF dust to be processed, a Waelz Kiln for processing the steel dust, storage and loading facilities for products to be sold, and the latest environmental control systems. The facility is located on 66 acres near Millport, Alabama. The SDR site has direct access to four major rail carriers and is near multiple Interstate highways.
Developed in 1910, the Waelz Kiln is a proven technology for high-temperature metals recovery (HTMR) of EAF waste. The result is more highly concentrated zinc oxides which are used as raw materials for zinc smelters. While many other technologies have been successfully tested for processing steel dust, none have proven as economically feasible as the Waelz Kiln process, which remains the best demonstrated available technology for recycling steel dust.
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