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Build Your Career. Build America’s Future.

Vulcan Materials Company is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. When you join Vulcan, it’s more than starting an exciting career – you get to make a difference for millions of people every day across the country.

When you join Vulcan, you join a dynamic culture in which career development is encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is valued. No matter the role or the location across the country, every member of the Vulcan team lives through the Vulcan Way: doing the right thing, the right way, at the right time.

What You’ll Do
• Provide assistance to the operations team in North Georgia to analyze and improve aggregate production plant and pit efficiencies while producing a quality product along with field application of hardware and software related to automated plant controls and data collection.
•... Perform screen, crusher, and screw focus studies to maximize efficiencies. Identify potential production deficiencies related to the automation system and work with other Operations Support groups to find solutions.
• Monitoring and review of crusher testing to maximize product throughput, profile liners, and manage the cost utilization of liners
• Organize and oversee plant studies.
• Conduct field studies to gather information that cannot be measured through digital systems
• Utilize software such as AggFlow, AggQC, CrusherQC, Vantagepoint and Historian to monitor and model plants, evaluate data, and analyze potential plant changes
• Work with plant operators to customize and optimize use of PLC based control systems and PC graphic user interface
• Troubleshoot, evaluate, and maintain effectiveness of hardware such as bin/bowl sensors, belt scales, variable frequency drives, etc.
• Review, track and document different pit/plant setups for various modes including blending, screen media, chute flow, crusher settings, and production rates of key product
• Learn to use the various company data sources to create custom reporting for operations managers and project-oriented field studies
• Work closely with other Optimization Engineers to work through processing bottlenecks and adjustments related to productivity demands and changing field conditions
• Travel required: 70-80% time in the field

Skills You’ll Need

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent 5 years’ experience in the mining, operating or quality control experience in the aggregate industry.

Experience: Experience in aggregate production plant operation and/or processing/manufacturing automation.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
• Possess strong initiative, motivation, assertiveness and a positive attitude. Must sustain high ethical and moral standards;
• Safety-first attitude and willingness to communicate any concerns to peers
• Ability to inspire creativity, integrity, stewardship and loyalty with peers;
• Knowledge of how plant automation programs work (not necessarily how to program) and how PLC logic controls a plant.
• High degree of aggregate plant and product knowledge;
• Ability to anticipate, plan and coordinate events, and proactively think through hypothetical “what if” scenarios to develop contingency plans;
• Thorough understanding of aggregate qualities, blending scenarios and plant setups to determine how plant changes could impact a plant’s ability to meet quality and State agency requirements;
• Understanding of all VMC quality information systems;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills including presentation and speaking skills in group settings
• Strong analytical and mathematical skills;
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; self-directed and motivated; highly organized;
• Strong computer skills and ability to learn the operation of new software programs

Essential Functions
• Monitor crusher testing for all plants in the region and review results with Operations personnel
• Organize, participate in, and review plant studies with Operations personnel
• Conduct plant operator Q&A to improve and tune the automation systems
• Assist operations in analysis of other production equipment as needed such as screens, crushers, wash screws, mobile equipment, etc.
• Working knowledge of automation software capabilities related to plant production controls, user interface graphics, and reporting tools
• Inspect, maintain, and provide guidance for proper hardware installation and operations
• Coordinate and troubleshoot new system start-ups
• Utilize Aggflow and other simulation type programs to model and analyze plants and potential changes to plants
• Utilize Vantagepoint and Historian to monitor plant efficiencies and production and monitor changes to the plants
• Analyze data systems (web based or local) to identify, report, and monitor production optimization projects
• Conduct field studies to verify and ‘fill in the blanks’ with digital systems data
• Develop and present successful case studies and training

What You’ll Like About Us

Great Company Culture. Our people share a competitive drive for excellence in an environment of trust, teamwork, open-mindedness, and communication.

Safe. Industry leader in health and safety standards. We are committed to creating a safe work environment and protecting all employees and customers.

Meaningful Work. What sets us apart is the work we do impact daily lives – and every employee contributes. Our aggregates produced are used to build roads, schools, hospitals, airports, and housing throughout the United States .

Health Benefits. Medical, Dental, Vision programs, plus much more .

Rest and Relaxation. Paid vacation, personal floating days, and paid holidays.

Prepare for the Future. 401(k) with company match and contribution.

Training and Development. We see our development programs and helping our employees meet their goals as a key part of our business.

Vulcan Materials Company is committed to employing a diverse workforce. You will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. You also have the right to be free from discrimination for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.



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Feb 1, 2024, 1:02:07 PM


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