Plant Maintenance Helper
Job Details
Waldorf Scalehouse - Waldorf, MD
Full Time
High School
Road Warrior
Skilled Labor - Trades

The Plant Maintenance Helper assists with the installation, maintenance and repair of our sand and gravel and concrete facilities.

Essential Functions:

  1. Assist with the new construction of sand and gravel and concrete plants and maintenance and repair on all plants and equipment in a timely manner.
  2. Perform all maintenance operations (welding, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, hydraulics, boilers and air systems) in accordance with technical specifications and safety regulations.
  3. Help maintain equipment such as:  feed systems, conveying systems, scrubber systems, shaker systems, classifying systems, discharge hopper systems, weigh systems, cement storage systems, central mixer systems, load carrying systems, drive systems, water systems, air systems, electrical systems, crusher systems, hydraulic systems, recycling systems, structural systems, and other miscellaneous equipment.
  4. Assist with periodic inspections in accordance with the company's Prescribed Inspection Schedule.
  5. Keep equipment and plant site clean at all times. Perform miscellaneous duties and outside labor as requested, which may include, but not limited to, cleaning up around the plant, sweeping, shoveling, moving wheelbarrows, picking up equipment or supplies.
  6. Perform all pre and post-trip inspections and complete daily inspection reports.
  7. Operate vehicles and equipment in a safe manner. Follow proper procedures and complete required documentation if an accident or injury occurs. Notify manager or Safety Department as required.
  8. Understand and comply with all safety rules set forth by the company and governmental regulatory agencies. Notify manager and the Safety Manager immediately of any potential or current safety problems.
  9. Wear required PPE.
  10. Follow all environmental regulations and clean up any excess material that could cause environmental problems.
  11. Other duties as assigned.

Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Drive/operate crane (manual transmission).
  2. Operate man lift and perform rigging as needed.
  3. Fill in for colleagues as needed.

Work Environment:

  • Work time will be outdoor/field.
  • Exposure to dust and fumes/offensive smells.
  • Exposure to chemicals such as fuel, grease and oil.
  • Close proximity to moving mechanical parts.
  • Noise level will be moderate to loud.

Physical Demands:

  • Lift a maximum weight of 100 lbs., repetitively lift 50 lbs., carry approximately 50 lbs., and push/pull approximately 50 lbs.
  • Reach overhead and reach away from the body.
  • Sit 2 hours per day, walk 2 hours per day, stand 2 hours per day, climb 2 hours per day some extreme heights), kneel 2 hours per day, crawl 1 hour per day, and squat the other 1 hour per day.



  • Mechanical background and experience.

Special Skills:

  • Written communication, verbal communication and basic mathematical skills.
  • Basic computer knowledge. Ability to learn and use iPad, iPhone and company software applications.
  • Ability to read blue prints.


  • Class B CDL preferred.

Education Required:            High School

Preferred Education:           Vocational or trade training

Bilingual in Spanish Preferred:          No