I. General Summary of Position
The Panel Loader exists to load finished prefabricated wall panels safely and efficiently onto flatbed trucks for delivery to site. Position requires safe operation of various heavy equipment such as overhead cranes, forklifts, yard trucks in the prefabrication shop.
II. Essential Duties (Core Competencies):
- Operates overhead cranes for loading finished wall panels onto 53’ flatbed trailers.
- Properly secures panels with crane connections (hooks)
- Manipulation of panel position utilizing crane and forklifts for proper loading
- Operates basic hand tools including an impact driver, circular hand saw, ratchet straps, and table saw for fabricating and placing layers of dunnage/insulation between the panels for safe and damage-free transport to job sites
- Operates yard truck to safely move empty and full flatbed trailers in to and out of the building and around the trailer yard.
- Assist Sheathing department in applying gypsum, sheetrock, or other exterior finish to unfinished panels to aid in facilitation of prefabrication process and keep production line moving
- Move bundle of drywall to the drywall station with forklift (if necessary)
- Obtain the required dimensions for the piece of drywall being cut.
- Place material onto the routing jig.
- Remove material from the jig and place onto the wall assembly.
- Accurately measure, cut, and screw drywall to welded metal frames.
- Install vapor barrier to panels in which they are specified.
- Install insulation to panels in which they are specified.
- Special projects as assigned.
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Knowledge and experience working with commercial carpentry tools and building materials.
- Knowledge and understanding of construction safety devices and PPE.
- Experience with operation of multi-hoist crane
- Experience with operating forklifts
- Experience with operating hand and powered tools such as impact driver, hand and table saw, ratchet straps
- Able and comfortable operating yard truck, moving and parking 53’ flatbed trailers in confined spaces
IV. Work Environment
The work environment will consist mainly of heavy work in a manufacturing environment. There may be some exposure to seasonal humidity and extreme heat over 85 degrees, excessive noise, and some vibration associated with the use of tools and equipment. Some hazards such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, caustic chemical, and slippery and uneven walking surfaces exist.
V. Work Schedule
This position would work our B-shift hours which are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 5 AM to 5:30 PM. Please note that this shift works 36 physical hours but is paid for 40 with the shift offset.
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