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Bluff Plant Operator

Ranges from $42,000 to $61,400- Based on Experience
PSC offers a $2.00/HR Night Shift Differential

The focus of the PSC Bluff Plant is to produce a super-fine grade sand known to the industry as 100 mesh. 100 mesh sand is the bi-product of our primary coarse sand processing facility and is dried as well as loaded onto trucks at the Bluff Plant. The Bluff Plant Operator is responsible for and must perform all aspects of plant operations including but limited to: plant process equipment operation with use of automated controls, truck load out, quality control analysis, data entry, and wheel loader operation
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The Position at a glance

Education Requirments

High school diploma desirable but not required, minimum 2 years’ experience, see Education & Experience section below.

Credentials & Licenses

Part 48 MSHA required. Training available onsite. All Pattison employees must hold a valid Driver’s License.

Shift Information
Night Shift (12 Hour Shifts) – See Shift Details below
Benefits & Incentives
Full Benefits Package & Quarterly Safety Incentive. See Benefits Section below for more details.

Detailed Position Information

This is an excellent career opportunity with a well-established, solid company, with outstanding benefits. If this sounds like something that might interest you, we encourage you to apply now! It could truly change your life!

Primary Responsibilities

The operator must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and to operate plant processing and drying
equipment (conveyors, rotary dryer, and loadout), while safely meeting or exceeding processing and quality targets.

In addition to plant processing equipment, the operator must consistently demonstrate the ability to learn and to operate a wheel loader.

It is essential that the operator is be able to quickly and accurately collect as well as analyze data in order to quickly make process changes and improvements when needed.

Must demonstrate an ability to use computer programs for process controls, truck load out operations, lab analysis, as well as data collection and entry.

Must work in a safe team environment and take on new responsibilities when assigned.

Working Conditions & Expectations
  • icon May work up to twelve hour shifts
  • icon Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • icon Must be able to communicate and coordinate with coworkers and supervisors
  • icon Must have high safety standards for self and others
  • icon Must be willing to work any assigned shift, overtime, weekends and holidays
  • icon Must have the ability to stand for 6-12 hours on uneven sandy/rocky surfaces
  • icon Must have the ability to lift 60 to 80 pounds without mechanical assistance
  • icon Must have the ability to bend or stoop
  • icon Must have the ability to climb on and off equipment and ladders
  • icon Must be able to work at heights
  • icon Must have the ability to work in damp, dimly lit and confined work areas
Shift Details
Currently the work schedule is 7 on 7 off (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

12 hour shifts 6pm -6am
In addition to these general requirments, the applicant must:
  • icon Must possess a valid driver's license
  • icon Be proficient spoken and written English
  • icon Be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen
  • icon Be able to safely wear a half face mask for up to 12 hours at a time
Education & Experience

High school diploma desirable but not required

Benefits & Advancement
Pattison Sand Company offers a comprehensive benefit program! Some of the benefits include:
  • icon Quarterly Incentive Program
  • icon Paid Time Off
  • icon Affordable Health, Life, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • icon 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.

Disclosure & Important policies

Apply for this exciting career position now!

This could be the start of an exciting career with Pattison Sand Company!


We offer excellent benefits to our employees such as paid time off, education assistance, and more. These are just a few of the numerous benefits and perks enjoyed by of our employees.

About Pattison

The Pattison family has, for their entire 60-year history, consistently proven their commitment to their customers, employees, their community and the environment.

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Contact Information

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Pattison Sand Company, LLC
701 1st Street
Clayton, IA 52049
  (563) 964-2860
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