EP Minerals, LLC Fernley-Heavy Equipment Operator $20.60/hr with benefits Graveyard Shift in Fernley, Nevada

EP Minerals mines, processes and markets quality diatomite, perlite, and clay products. We are one of the top producers and distributors of diatomaceous earth and Bentonite clay worldwide. EPM’s business is global, and we ship direct to nearly 100 countries worldwide. Our substantial ore reserves, multiple manufacturing sites, rich new product pipeline and global distribution network position EPM for continuous growth well into the future. EP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

The Position:

The Equipment Operator will be based at our Fernley plant, located 24 miles East of Fernley on I-80 at exit 65, and report directly to the Process Supervisor. This position is responsible for the following activities:

  • Operate various types of heavy equipment for minor excavation and movement of diatomaceous earth, dirt, rock, sand and other raw materials.

  • Receive and carry out written and oral instructions from supervisor regarding material to move or excavate.

  • Fluidly and effectively move machine, create and move stockpiles and an ability to dig, lift, swing and dump contents of shovel into truck, car, conveyor, hopper or stockpile

  • Responsible for the safe operation of equipment, follow all traffic rules on and off the company property.

  • Responsible for the understanding and communication of daily requirements

  • Meet and exceed productivity standards in a timely manner and adapts to changes in the work environment.

  • Maintain radio contact with Supervisor to receive instructions.

  • Inspect equipment and supplies such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil and water.

  • Perform routine maintenance (lubing of equipment) on an as-needed basis.

  • Perform manual labor such as shovel cleanup work.

  • Inspect equipment for defects before, during and after shifts and submits report indicating equipment condition.

  • Follow all federal and state safety regulations and company safety policies/procedures.

  • Keep the equipment clean and presentable.

  • Perform equipment maintenance as required.


The Equipment Operator will approach this role as a strong business partner to the Plant and Mine. This is a GRAVEYARD position. The successful candidate will possess prior heavy equipment operator experience:

  • A high school diploma/GED;

  • The ability to work with a high degree of autonomy;

  • Strong attention to detail;

  • Excellent operation and safety record;

  • Consistently at work and on time; meet schedules and deadlines on time;

  • Gather and analyze information skillfully and with alternate solutions in mind when necessary;

  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to changes in the work environment;

  • Up to date knowledge of laws and compliance regulations;

  • Must be able to work graveyard shift (11 pm-7:30 am) and day shift for training (7 am-3:30 pm).

We are proud to offer our employees:

  • Medical (PPO w/FSA, HDHP w/HSA), Dental, Vision Insurance

  • Basic Life Coverage

  • Supplemental Life Coverage

  • Disability Coverage

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Voluntary Group Critical Illness Insurance

  • Voluntary Group Accident Insurance

  • Voluntary Group Disability Insurance

  • Paid sick and vacation

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

  • Paid Holidays

  • 401(k) Retirement Program

The Culture

EP’s culture is based on a broad range of Fundamentals known as the EP Way. Our Mission is to provide our customers with the highest quality industrial minerals and deliver them with amazing customer service and technical expertise. Our screening process is designed specifically to identify and attract candidates who will support and help to grow EP Minerals’ business goals. Our employees are able to enjoy a strong sense of community, career growth, and work/life balance. We actively seek employees who will add value to the business and strength to our culture. This role is a wonderful opportunity for the candidate who wants to make a difference to the team and an impact to the Company.

The Compensation for this position is highly competitive and includes an annual incentive compensation plan, and comprehensive benefits plan with a matching 401k.

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume with salary history and requirements.

EP Minerals supports a drug free culture. Successful candidates must pass a post offer background and drug screen.

EP Minerals is an Equal Opportunity Employer