Gopher Resource Corporation Plant Operator / General Laborer in Eagan, Minnesota

At Gopher Resource, we are making the world a better place one battery at a time. Our purpose is the safe and efficient recycling of lead-based batteries throughout North America using sustainable practices and advanced technologies. As a Plant Operator, you play a key role in helping us honor our commitments to our communities, customers and the safety of our employees. Our openings are for the 2nd shift (3-11pm) and the 3rd shift (11pm-7am) in the furnace and refining departments. Starting pay is $23.33/hour and goes up to $25.96/hour after 18 months. Shift differential is also provided depending on shift. We also offer excellent healthcare benefits, 401k match, paid time off, advancement opportunities and tuition reimbursement. Your success is our success consider a career at Gopher Resource today! Responsibilities: -Consistently follow work instructions and operating procedures for assigned tasks such as: Operating mixers, pumps and casting equipment -Furnace operation -Charging refining kettles -Running samples -Data collection -Operate heavy mobile equipment safely and properly -Keep assigned work area clean and in excellent working condition -Work as part of a team and support fellow team members when needed -Take direction from management and ensure understanding of expectations Requirements: -High School Diploma or GED required -Passing of all pre-employment testing which includes: -Math & Reading proficiency -Criminal background check -Drug screen -Clinic physical Physical Requirements: -Ability to wear respiratory protection up to 10 hours a day with or without reasonable accommodation -Ability to work in a hot production area wearing protective clothing, up to 10 hours a day with or without reasonable accommodation -Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in designated areas with or without reasonable accommodation -Ability to effectively communicate with production crew amidst high noise levels while wearing PPE with or without reasonable accommodation -Ability to lift and/or carry up to 80 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation -Gopher Resource has a drug-free workplace policy and conducts random drug testing on employees; must be willing to submit to random drug testing Gopher Resource is an Equal Opportunity Employer.