Associate Geologist

Job Summary

The Associate Geologist provides leadership, direction and expertise necessary to develop and sustain the minerals and raw materials needs of the company.


At CalPortland, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that provides health and financial support to our most important resources: our employees.  Your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation at CalPortland. That’s why we give you a wide range of benefits to choose from.  All regular full time employees may enroll in a variety of health and welfare plans including medical, dental and vision plans.  Other benefits include life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and retirement program.  The company also has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from.



  • Participates in all geological activities undertaken by or for the company
  • Contributes to the company’s long-term raw material and provides assessments to senior management
  • Under supervision, proposes minerals development projects as necessary to maintain the raw materials supply to the plants
  • Manages project costs to provide the necessary results while complying with budgetary requirements
  • Works with plant personnel regarding issues with raw materials, water supply and/or rock quality
  • Investigates potential new sources of mineral raw materials through research, field reconnaissance, mapping and sampling as necessary; assists lab with preparation of samples and complete sample submission forms
  • Seeks out, identifies and stakes mining claims on federal or state lands for needed rock and mineral raw materials; monitors and maintains legal status of all mining claims
  • Plans and conducts mapping, sampling and drilling efforts as necessary to provide resources and reserves estimates for company held mineral deposits


Bachelor’s degree in Geology


  • Experience in field mapping, rock identification and mineralogy, as well as completed coursework in stratigraphy, mineralogy and structural geology
  • Able to travel to company facilities and mineral properties regularly
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to utilize GPS survey equipment as required and has working knowledge of AutoCAD software
  • Able to learn and utilize Computerized Geologic Modelling software including Surpac and Mine Scheduler
  • Working knowledge of hydrology preferred

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate must submit to post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require FMCSA regulated on-going drug and alcohol testing.




Jurupa Valley, CA, US, 92519

Job Req ID:  11859
Job Type:  Salaried

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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