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Forklift Operator

Company: U.S. Silica
Location: Midland
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. is a performance materials company with core competencies in mining, processing, logistics and materials science. As a member of the Russell 2000 Index, the Company is a leading producer of commercial silica used in the oil and gas industry, and in a wide range of industrial applications which enables us to continue to build on our 120-year track record as a large-scale producer and innovator by expanding our end markets and delivering great service to our customers.

Our 27 geographically dispersed production facilities controlling an estimated 627 million tons of reserves of commercial silica and 56 million tons of reserves of diatomaceous earth, perlite, and clays - we produce and cost-effectively deliver over 400 diversified products to customers across our end markets. U.S. Silica's wholly-owned subsidiaries include EP Minerals and SandBox Logistics---. EP Minerals is an industry leader in the production of products derived from diatomaceous earth, perlite, engineered clays, and non-activated clays. SandBox Logistics--- is a state-of-the-art leader in proppant storage, handling and well-site delivery, dedicated to making proppant logistics cleaner, safer and more efficient.

With over 1,500 employees world-wide, we operate on a platform of ethics, safety and sustainability.As we change and grow, our core values remain constant:

  • We ensure the safety of our people and the environment
  • We act with honesty and integrity
  • We treat each other with respect and dignity
  • We operate in our communities as good neighbors

    The Company is headquartered in Katy, Texas and has offices in Reno, Nevada and Chicago, Illinois.

    The Forklift Operator is accountable in operating and maintaining the Cradle/Stand sand delivery system by operating the Cradle/ Stand, performing preventative maintenance, maintaining proper sand levels in the customer blender hopper, and communicating directly with the data van during stage operations.This position provides support for operations through loading and receiving sandboxes. This position will be responsible for proficiency in forklift operations, verifying all logistical paperwork, and safely support the pad operations to ensure the safe optimal success of the business.

    Forklift Operators (No certification needed)

    $20-22/hour plus overtime

    • Similar experience preferred
    • 12+ hour shifts
    • Overtime every hitch
    • Must be willing to work all over the Permian Basin (company vehicle provided from man-camp to work location daily)
    • Full Housing provided
    • 2 weeks on 1 week off schedule/hitch
    • Must have valid driver's license
    • Must be 21+
    • Paid weekly
    • 401(k) with 6% company match

      Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance available Day One*) (*if you sign up within 30 days of your start date)


      • Must be proficient in operating a forklift.
      • Responsible for leading the onsite process.
      • Perform daily DVIR maintenance and inspection of equipment, including forklift, cradle, dust collector and crew truck. Grease and lube forklift and chassis per guidelines and instructions.
      • Inspect, perform maintenance and maintain cleanliness of equipment.
      • Alert Lead Operator and/or Field Coordinator, to any damages or issues with equipment.
      • Ensure all paperwork is completed and accurate in a timely manner. Complete pre-shift Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and Daily Vehicle Inspection Record (DVIR).
      • Send required information about equipment and logistics to the Lead Operator, or direct supervisor daily and as needed.
      • Work with Lead Operator on inventory levels and completion totals.
      • Communicate with customers as necessary to ensure customer satisfaction.
      • Ensure all drivers/operators are in the designated safe zone during loading/ unloading process. Ensure Dance Floor safety procedures are followed by all onsite personnel at all times.
      • Work with Lead Operator to collect onsite inventory and create efficient stage management sheets based on inventory set up.
      • Follow all safety policies & procedures at all times, report any incident immediately to safety.
      • Assist the crew as directed by the lead/ supervisor.
      • Mentor SSE and train operators.
      • Identify safety hazards in the workplace. Comply with all OSHA and other essential safety standards as set forth by SandBox, it's customers or other regulatory agencies. Attend and present information at safety, pre-shift and other meetings.
      • Update physical inventory using the SBX portal and email threads, while ensuring proper stock rotation.
      • Proficient at operating the Forklift, Cradle/ Stand and Dust Collector.


        • High School Diploma or equivalent.


          • Must have knowledge and understanding of operating forklift/ heavy equipment. Forklift certification is required.
          • Required Forklift certification provided by SandBox.
          • Basic knowledge and ability to use hand tools.


Keywords: U.S. Silica, Midland , Forklift Operator, Professions , Midland, Texas

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