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The Tower Attendant is responsible for inspecting, monitoring and maintaining the preheat tower structure to ensure efficient operations. Under the direction of the Shift Supervisor, the Tower Attendant will check tipping valves for proper movement and material flow as well as adjust weights as needed, air lance tower vessels and identify conditions when Cardox is required to prevent build-up. Follows safe work practices in keeping with MSHA and Drake Company policies at all times.

Comprehensive training is provided. Our plant operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Production personnel must be available to work 12-hour shifts, including nights and weekends, on a rotating basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Prior experience in cement or heavy industrial manufacturing industry preferred.
  • Ability to meet the requirements/obtain designation as an Employee Possessor of explosive materials as determined by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Good critical thinking skills with the ability to observe and assess situations and anticipate issues before they occur.
  • Ability to understand the flow of the preheat tower.
  • Must be able to understand Standard Operating Procedures and use them in decision-making at all times.
  • Ability to use air lances and jackhammers, as well as basic hand tools including shovels, brooms, picks and wheelbarrows.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate verbally in English.
  • Must pass a background check and physical prior to employment.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Identify and communicate with the Control Room Operator and/or Shift Supervisor on issues pertaining to the process, including the draft and air flow, and any potential problems on the Preheat Tower.
  • Monitor all tipping valves for proper movement and material flow.
  • Lance tower vessels from Stage 1 down to the feed inlet as needed.
  • Inspect and keep all cyclones clear of build-up.
  • Perform minor maintenance to repair and maintain air gauges and other equipment.
  • Perform daily/routine clean-up and housekeeping of the Preheater Tower.
  • Obtain raw feed measurement and calcination on a regular time schedule.
  • Keep all cyclones, gas ducts and feed vessels clear of build-up
  • Service analyzers when needed.
  • Assure that raw feed material empties into proper storage silos and that the silos are feeding properly.
  • Assure that the raw feed silo dust collect is clear and operating properly.
  • Check tipping valves and lubricate as needed.
  • Check kiln girth gear and lube system.
  • Clean tower water pump strainers as needed.
  • Demonstrate a high regard for the safety and health of team members at all times.
  • Conduct all work in a manner that promotes safe working conditions and a clean plant environment.
  • Ensure that the plant equipment is operated in compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations.

At Drake we understand our team members are the key to our success. We support our employees through a competitive compensation package and flexible benefits programs designed to meet the diverse needs of families.

Drake Cement LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment inquiries may be directed to:

Drake Cement LLC
Attn: Human Resources
5001 E Drake Rd | PO Box 370
Paulden, AZ 86334

Phone: (928) 636-6004

Fax: (928) 636-4825

Please e-mail resumes to: careers@drakeus.com


Did You Know?

The Drake Community Relations Team is dedicated to developing strategies for the companies' community support activities, and providing a forum for evaluating and selecting community support projects.

Cement is produced from LISA...Limestone, Iron, Silica and Alumina.

Drake Cement's Paulden plant has the capacity to produce almost 700,000 short tons of cement per year.

The first mining claims for the Drake Cement plant were staked out in the year 2000, more than 10 years before final completion of the facility.