Rock Crusher Operator
Position title
Dryer Plant Operator- Night Shift

We are looking for a Dryer Plant operator in our Clayton, Iowa facility. The Dryer Plant is responsible for producing a super-fine grade sand called 100 mesh. 100 mesh is dried and loaded onto trucks at the Dryer Plant. Our Dryer Plant Operators are crucial to our operations efficiency and production flow. This position requires the operation of plant process equipment with the use of automated controls, quality control analysis, and data entry. They prevent breakdowns by properly monitoring equipment and performing effective proactive maintenance. This allows our operations to proceed without down time due to dryer breakdowns and repairs. This is a career position working as a member of a great team with an established company that offers excellent salaries and full benefits!

Primary Responsibilities
  • Operate plant processing and drying equipment such as: conveyors, rotary dryer, and loadout
  • Meet or exceed processing and quality marks safely
  • Operate the wheel loader
  • Quickly and accurately collect and analyze data in order to make process changes and improvements when needed
  • Work in a safe team environment and take on new responsibilities when assigned
  • Assist in coordination of daily activities related to production and maintenance
  • Ensure all production data, inspections, shift logs are complete and accurate
  • Comply with all company, local, state and federal compliance safety rules
Qualifications & Requirements

Must have the ability to:

  • Physically operate heavy equipment
  • Proficiently speak and write English
  • Stand for 6-12 hours on uneven sandy/rocky surfaces and bend or stoop
  • Work up to 12-hour shifts
  • Climb on and off equipment and ladders
  • Work at heights
  • Wear a half-mask respirator for up to 12 hours at a time
  • Lift 60 to 80 pounds without mechanical assistance
  • Self-motivate and work with minimal supervision
  • Work in damp, dimly lit and confined work areas
  • Demonstrate knowledge of process equipment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ability to use Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, Work, and Outlook for communication and analysis
Education & Work Experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent desired
  • Priority will be given to applicants with a 2 year technical degree or previous related experience
  • Prior heavy equipment experience preferred
Credentials & Licenses Required
  • Part 48 MSHA required. Training available onsite
  • All Pattison employees must hold a valid Driver’s License
Job Benefits

Pattison Sand Company offers a comprehensive benefit program! Some of the benefits include:

  • Paid time off (160 hours your 1st year)
  • Affordable health, life, flex spending, dental and vision insurance
  • Company sponsored short term disability & life insurance
  • 401k with matching

Advancement Opportunities: Pattison Sand Company encourages and sponsors internal and external training to develop employees’ skills in order to promote from within the company.


Mandatory Drug Testing - Pattison Sand Company is a drug-free workplace and all prospective employees have to pass a pre-employment drug test and employment physical.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement - To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Base Wage/Salary
$19.50/hr + 3.00/hr Night Shift-$Higher based on experience
Full or Part Time
Permanent or Temporary
Job Location
701 1st Street, Iowa, Clayton
Shift Details
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You may contact the Pattison HR department for assistance at:

phone: (563) 964-2640

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