HBM Holdings

  • Hydrate Operator

    Job Locations US-WV-Weirton
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Under the direction of the Team Lead, manufactures products for use by customers by performing the following functions:  (1) Operates the computer controlled hydration systems and related equipment; (2) Maintains product quality by performing various lab testing; (3) Loads product for customer shipment; (4) Ensure incoming raw materials; (5) Maintain plant equipment to ensure efficient operation; (6) Troubleshoot the process & equipment to improve efficiency and product quality.  Work overtime as needed and respond to call-ins to work when the plant requires


    • Operates computer-controlled hydration.
    • Assures that product meets quality standards by controlling processes and by performing required quality tests and utilizing TQM techniques obtained through on-going training. Obtain samples as needed.
    • Ensures high standards of housekeeping in all plant areas.
    • Maintains equipment through preventive maintenance, cleaning, troubleshooting, and repair work.
    • Troubleshoot process problems and implement process improvements.
    • Function as bulk loader for transfer of product to customers in rail or truck.
    • Maintains raw materials and supplies inventory. Coordinate receipt and ordering of raw materials, including originating Purchase Order requests to replenish depleted inventories.
    • Through training, develop a working knowledge of the computer control system to allow interface with IT and or Process Engineering personnel to facilitate remote changes, updates and troubleshooting of computer problems.
    • Monitors operation of Dust Control equipment. Ensure compliance of environmental regulations and requirements for storm water and air emissions. Maintain records of spillage, waste hauling or other unusual events.
    • Operate forklift, Telehandler, steer loader, and man lift as required.
    • Maintains production records in computerized systems. Maintains daily operator logs.
    • Must be willing to work rotating shifts, overtime, and holidays.



    • High School Diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of three years in an industrial environment. Experience and knowledge of electrical and mechanical maintenance desired.
    • Experience and knowledge of keyboarding and MS Windows are musts.
    • Proficiency in Excel and Word processing a plus. Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook.
    • Candidate must be comfortable interacting with customers, vendors and contractors. Candidate must have good writing and communication skills.
    • Candidate must be self-motivated and have initiative to work as an empowered team with on-site employees in order to operate a safe and efficient plant, maximize production and reduce costs.


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