Operators Course

…teaches Plant Operators how to run their plant(s) more reliably and safely.

2023 Plant Operators Course Dates TBD

Plant Operators will invest half of their course time at our manufacturing facilities around various equipment, components and parts for interactive demonstrations and education.

The other half of the course time will be invested in learning via classroom-style presentations and peer discussions in our Training & Technology Center.


  • Where the hot mix asphalt plant fits into the entire business operation including the management of aggregates, liquid A.C., paving and quality control.
  • Drying Systems: Alignments, flighting and troubleshooting.
  • Slats & Silo System monitoring and wear-reduction.
  • Plant Automation and Multiple Liquid Blending.

Discussion Leaders

Our Hotmix University operators “Plantology” Course features common sense hands-on techniques and acknowledged industry leaders – many of whom have helped to design, build, install, and successfully run asphalt plants throughout North America.

Course price: $1,995


Additional Training Module

Gain more in-depth, hands-on training and experience by joining us for the optional add-on learning module at the end of our regular Operators Courses:

Drum/Dryer Adjustment Techniques

Join us for this full-day of additional training: ½ in-class and ½ day hands-on.

Ideal for those who wish to learn proper drum/dryer alignment techniques and maintenance procedures.

Receive training and actual practice on:

  • Adjustment theory & terminology
  • Adjustment practice with instructors using our on-site training unit:
    • How to adjust trunnions
    • How to measure drum/dryer thickness
    • How to maintain tire-rigging
    • How to select, adjust & maintain flighting
    • And other drum/dryer best practices

Taught by our robust technical team with combined decades of asphalt plant assessment, installation, and maintenance experience.

Added fee: $595.