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Schellinger Construction Crusher Operator in Columbia Falls, Montana

Crusher Operator Field Operations · Columbia Falls, Montana

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Department Field Operations

Employment Type Hourly

Functional Summary

Reporting to the Crusher Foreman, the Crusher Operator is responsible for operating the crusher and managing material processing. This position requires extended periods of travel to various locations within 200 miles of Columbia Falls, MT.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Crusher Operator include, but are not limited to:


  • Safe and efficient operation of portable cone and jaw crushers, conveyors, feeders and screening plants.

  • Managing aggregate material production to ensure a quality product that meets specifications is produced.

  • Shoveling and operation of skid steer is required to remove built up material around conveyors.

  • Ensuring a tidy job-site is maintained.

  • Identifying mechanical failures and future preventive maintenance needs.

  • Understanding and following directions from supervisors.

  • Undertaking other construction related duties as required, such as assisting other employees working in the gravel pit or on the Crusher.

  • Assisting with cone liner change outs and crusher maintenance as required.

    Safety, Teamwork & Compliance

  • Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety policies and encourage all employees, subcontractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.

  • Attend and participate in safety meetings and inspections.

  • Work in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure oneself, or endanger the wellbeing of others.

  • Understand and comply with Company policies and procedures

  • Promote a team approach and maintain an open and respectful approach to communication with all employees.

  • Wear appropriate protective equipment: steel toed boots, hard hats, ear and eye protection


  • Strong work ethic

  • Prior mechanical experience preferred.

  • Electrical knowledge of 110, 240 and 480 volt applications is preferred, but not required.

  • No High School Diploma or G.E.D. required, but preferred

  • Valid driver’s license and good MVR

  • Shifts are typically 8 – 10 hours, but work schedule is weather dependent, so flexibility is required

  • A willingness to work overtime, as required.

  • Work schedule is weather dependent, so flexibility is required.

  • Work is performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat and cold, and exposure to dust and asphalt.

  • MSHA certification is required. Training will be provided if you don’t have this certification.

  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.

    Compensation offered with this role will be based on work experience and capability

    The successful applicant will be required to join or be a member of the Union of Operating Engineers

    Schellinger Construction Company is a drug free and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer