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Plant Operator - Riverdale Asphalt

Location:  Riverdale, NJ, US, 07457
Company:  Tilcon New York Inc


Job ID:  135010


“Safety, Integrity, Quality are the foundation or core values on which Tilcon New York Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Company operates.  Located in New York and New Jersey, Tilcon New York Inc. is an integrated materials company with multiple quarry locations, water terminals, heavy highway construction division, asphalt and recycle plants.  Tilcon manufactures sells and ships, made in the USA, products of crushed stone, asphalt, sand, gravel and recycled materials throughout New York, New Jersey, and some areas of Pennsylvania.  Growth opportunity, professional development and a culture of support and resources are provided to each employee for their personal growth and success within Tilcon New York Inc., and the Oldcastle Materials Group. 


Position Overview

Operator is responsible for the daily operation and load out of the hot mix asphalt (HMA) batch plant or drum plant.


Roles and Responsibilities

(Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Operate plant automation and perform dispatching duties which includes plant operation and silo loadout.
  • Assist the Plant Supervisor/Manager and team with the daily safe and efficient operations and upkeep of the plant.
  • Formally and visibly demonstrate support and understanding of OMG and Tilcon’s core values of Safety, Integrity, Quality
  • Positive interaction with customers, paving forepersons, aggregate and drivers.
  • Must be competent with computers and have a thorough knowledge of window based programs.
  • Must be able to accurately complete daily paperwork which includes plant production reports, material produced and sales reports and nightly deposits from cash customers.
  • Ability to access all areas of the plant to perform necessary maintenance and repairs.
  • Ability to perform other maintenance related duties on-site as required by supervisors that include cutting, welding and metal fabrication. 
  • Knowledge of all applicable regulations affecting asphalt plant production, safety environmental, state, federal, and company policies; ensure observance of such regulations; and ensure compliance with all regulations and permit condition.
  • Ability to detect safety hazards and malfunctions and respond accordingly
  • Work safely, complying with all OSHA and MSHA regulations and Tilcon environmental, health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.
  • Report to the assigned plant facility ready to begin work at the designated start time.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Environmental, Health & Safety Manual.


Marginal Duties and Functions

  • Additional duties as assigned or required.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.




  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) or 3 years+ of practical work experience. 



  • 5 + years of practical work experience in the asphalt plant field.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the preferred knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • High level of proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications.


Work Requirements

  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and company procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Ability to work scheduled overtime and weekends and occasional night shifts.
  • Available for emergency overtime when the need arises. This may include occasional weekend hours.
  • Ability to travel to various job sites several times a week.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Ability to read English language sufficiently to read information contained in reports, manuals and regulations.
  • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with and work well with other personnel.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.



Physical Requirements

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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee is required to sit, walk and stand for periods of time.  The employee is required to use a computer for extended periods of time.    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust to focus.



  • Fine motor
  • Repetitive motion
  • Right
  • Left


  • Bend
  • Stand
  • Walk
  • Reach


  • Kneel
  • Squat
  • Climb


This position requires an employee to lift:



  • 0 – 10 lbs.


  • 10 – 25 lbs.
  • 25 – 50 lbs.


Work Environment

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.


This job will require both office work and field work. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment in the office is usually quiet.



  • Exposed to noise
  • Moving Equipment


  • Hot Weather
  • Cold Weather
  • Wet Weather
  • Exposed to High Heat


  • Working with Other


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What Oldcastle Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About Oldcastle

Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!


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Tilicon New York Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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