General Laborer

The ARS General Laborer may work in all locations of the mine –Retsof Bagging, as well as Hampton Corners surface and underground.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES are to provide general laborer responsibilities and assistance as needed to include the following:

  • Assist production operators underground or on the surface as needed
  • Assist maintenance personnel underground or on the surface as needed
  • If qualified, may be assigned to assist with:
    • Maintenance duties
    • Equipment operators’ duties
    • Facilities maintenance. To include paint, mow, and general clean up
    • Hand scaling operations
    • Bagging operations.  To include running the valve pack machine rotating through the various workstations
  • Must be able to learn and operate the forklift to load and unload tucks
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Other job assignments as directed by management

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: A high school diploma or general education degree (GED).  One-year related experience or a combination of experience and trade education.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to fifty pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to eighty pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than one hundred pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


  • Candidates must have open availability  — The General Laborer must be able to work a 40-hour workweek with the availability to work any shift, including mandatory Saturday schedules when necessary
  • Starting rate of pay: $25.70/hr.
  • Paid holidays:  9 
  • Probationary Period:  120 Workdays

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The extraction process begins with undercutting the mine walls level with the floor. A self-propelled undercutter carves a massive channel at the base of the deposit and across the entire room. This channel allows for a more efficient explosive blast and also helps create a smooth mine floor.
Once the mine wall is undercut a special drilling machine bores small holes into the face of the salt. Then miners will prime these holes with explosive materials and prepare to start blasting.
Miners ignite the explosives, creating a blast that dislodges 800 to 900 tons of rock salt in less than three seconds. The depth of the mine and cushion of the overburden absorbs the blast vibrations, preventing any surface damage to immediate and surrounding areas.
Huge front-end loaders transport the blasted rock salt to the primary crusher. Loaders dump their loads of salt into a powerful spinning crusher, where large pieces are quickly crushed and screened down to small pieces. The salt is then transported to the hoisting shaft where skip hoists bring the loads to the surface in a matter of seconds.
Upon reaching the surface, the salt is stored here at the mine in our huge stockpile where it is loaded and sent out to customers by rail car or by truck.
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