Crane Operator

Job Summary

To unload incoming supply of logs and keep a constant flow of logs to drum debarkers.

Posted: 02/28/2017

Location: Huber - Spring City, TN

Job Description

Principal Duties & Responsibilities
1. Operate Portal Crane and perform routine preventative maintenance (PM) on equipment.
a. Measure Fluid Levels.
b. Clean Cab and Walkways.
c. Complete Checklist of Portal Crane Daily.
2. Perform routine maintenance on mobile equipment (knuckleboom) if used that day.
3. Complete mobile equipment operator’s report daily.
4. Notify maintenance department and/or shift team leader of operating deficiencies noted during inspection.
5. Unload log trucks and place into wood storage inventory as directed by scaler.
6. Remove logs from wood storage and place in drum debarker.
7. Maintain communication with scaler and strander operator.
8. Coordinate work activities with Wood Procurement Department to maintain woodyard inventory control program.
9. Maintains work area in a clean and orderly condition.
10. Train others on safe and effective crane operation.
11. Complete all necessary reports on a daily basis.
12. Adhere to stacking and rotation schedule assuring optimal use of wood.
13. Communicate with other process operators and leaders to assure a smooth flow of quality material throughout the production process.
14. Operate Knuckleboom and Cat loaders as needed.
15. Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Requirements & Preferred Competencies
High school diploma or GED required.
 
Major Challenges
Work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions often exposed to heat, cold, inclement weather, grease, oils, dust and dirty working conditions.  Work involves standing, climbing, walking on elevated catwalks and inactive conveyors and occasionally lifting heavy objects (50 lbs. or more).
 
EHS Requirements:
*Monitor air and water discharges from site to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and monitor process operations for evidence of excessive use of fuel, water, and other natural resources.
* *Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and corporate environmental and safety regulations, and permit issues (air, water, etc.).  Ensure that proper documentation is completed for any safety or environmental required monitoring in your area of responsibility.  Report inconsistencies as appropriate.
*Attend all federal, state and company mandated training, read and comply with Job Risk Analysis (JRA) (formally known as JHA - Job Hazard Analysis or JSA - Job Safety Analysis) information that applies to areas in which you work, wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) while on the job, and report /or correct any unsafe condition that you may observe.  Report all injuries to your supervisor immediately.
*Adhere to all Safety & Environmental Training.
Be aware of and know how to access the JM Huber EHS Policy, the Minimum Mandatory Standards and Requirements (MMSR’s) and HEW Environmental, Health, and Safety Management System (EHSMS) procedures.  Comply with MMSRs and HEW EHSMS procedures and report all non-conformances to your supervisor or manager. 
*Incorporate environmental, health and safety requirements into every day decision making.
Assist as required in the development and administration of environmental, safety and health policies and programs.  Lead efforts to increase continuous safety and health environmental conscientiousness, identify potential hazards, investigate safety and/or environmental incidents and initiate necessary changes identified through “near hit” incident investigations.  Thoroughly investigate any work-related injuries and record it appropriately.  Plan, develop and lead safety and environmental awareness meetings.  Ensure that the personnel, activities, equipment, and areas under your management are in compliance with applicable federal, state, local and corporate regulations and policies.
Refer to J.M. Huber Corporate EH&S Policy in your employee hand book (beginning on page 61) for further details regarding policy, implementation, responsibility and authority.  Questions regarding EH&S compliance should be directed to your manager, team leader, environmental or safety manager.
EH&S compliance is a condition of employment.  EH&S violations may result in disciplinary action up to and including discharge.
 
Huber Engineered Woods is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, genetic information, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
 


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