Rock Crusher Operator
Position title
Processing Plant Operator

We are looking for a Plant Operator to work at our Processing Plant in Clayton, Iowa. This is an above-ground position outside of the mine and is responsible for controlling the operations of our automated plant through the use of computerized control equipment. This is a dynamic operation with constantly evolving conditions that require the plant operator to respond to new responsibilities when presented. This person must be able to quickly and accurately collect and analyze data in order to quickly make changes and improvements when needed. 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 measure and control devices, testing equipment, and material handling equipment
  • Monitor meters, gauges, valves, flow ratios, temperatures, pressures, and related controls and guidelines to ensure adherence to production/process specifications
  • Operate equipment such as pumps, valves, conveyors, dryers, and belt filters
  • Understand the process startup, shutdown, under flow and over flow interpretations
  • Perform control room operations, process flow, floatex, belt filter, thickener, floc system, and dryer operations
  • Collect and analyze data to quickly make changes and improvements when needed
  • Report any malfunctions or abnormalities immediately and make minor adjustments and repairs to equipment
  • Comply with all company standards and regulations
Qualifications & Requirements

Must have the ability to:

  • Use Microsoft Excel for data entry
  • Effectively communicate and coordinate with coworkers and supervisors
  • 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
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
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
  • 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. + $3.00 Night Shift Differential-$Higher based on experience
Full or Part Time
Permanent or Temporary
Job Location
701 1st Street, Iowa, Clayton
Shift Details
Must be open to some weekends
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You may contact the Pattison HR department for assistance at:

phone: (563) 964-2640

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