Yard Technician

United States of America
12 January 2021
Turning stone into remarkable products

Transforming natural resources into high-quality stone wool products puts you at the center of what makes ROCKWOOL successful in its industry. In our technologically-advanced production environment, you work closely with skilled colleagues who all strive to improve and optimize our manufacturing processes. You are offered the opportunity to work in an organization which cares about its employees and has a people-driven culture.

Yard Technician Job Summary

*Must be willing to work any Monday through Friday 8 hour fixed shift*

The Yard Technician plays an instrumental role in our production process – getting it started! When raw materials arrive at the site, they’re stored under roof and it’s the job of the Yard Technician to not only fill the raw material silos, but also to run the front-end loader and fill the conveyors that bring the charge into the furnace to begin melting the wool. In a fast-paced working environment you will be responsible for ensuring raw and recycled materials are handled properly in accordance to the demand by the production line. This includes but is not limited to using powered industrial vehicles, hand trucks, lifts and other machinery as assigned. The Yard Technician reports to the Team Leader for the area; this role has no direct reports.

What are the day-to-day responsibilities of a Yard Technician?

  • Effectively communicate with other operators that may be driving or hauling raw materials or finished product within the yard area of the factory.
  • Fill raw material bins on shift, remove waste and place in appropriate bins, clean out under furnace as required, repair the furnace pit and accurately stock raw materials as they are delivered while safely and effectively operating loaders and other equipment.
  • Accountable for the quality and quantity of product placed in Warehouse or loaded on trailers to support execution of high-quality stone wool by the operations team against the supplied production plan.
  • Clear factory grounds including snow and ice removal as needed, maintain equipment and conduct basic troubleshooting of equipment and act as a first line defense for process, mechanical and technical issues.
  • Adhere to established ROCKWOOL safety, quality and environmental standards to identify and mitigate/escalate quality or environmental risks/issues.

What professional skills and qualifications do you need for the role of a Yard Technician? 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Previous experience operating a forklift, clamp truck, or electric pallet jack required, preferably in a continuous flow manufacturing or industrial environment and working with automated equipment.
  • Grow and develop the team by sharing knowledge / experience.
  • Champion the ROCKWOOL Way by demonstrating our core values of Ambition, Integrity, Responsibility and Efficiency.
  • Demonstrated or proven:
    • Organizational and analytical skills;
    • Basic computer knowledge and skills;
    • Acute attention to detail;
    • Written and verbal communication skills;
    • Problem-solving and trouble shooting skills;
    • Accuracy and data integrity.

What are the physical demands for a Yard Technician?

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The job is physically demanding at times and requires manual dexterity, eyesight, mobility and requires a high level of concentration.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to, stand/or sit, squat, turn/twist, reach, use hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to hear, walk, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, and smell.

The employee must frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 60 pounds and/or occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 120 pounds with another person, shovel heavy waste to shoulder height, operate a powered industrial vehicle and use sharp instruments safely and effectively.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

What is the typical work environment at a ROCKWOOL manufacturing facility?

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

At ROCKWOOL, safety is priority number one! We continuously strive to create safe and healthy work places and conditions for all employees. We provide all associates with personal protective equipment to include high visibility safety vests, safety glasses, shoes, gloves and head protection.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, background check, physical fitness test, WorkKEYS and talent assessment.

ROCKWOOL is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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