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Plant Engineer

Job Summary

The Plant Engineer is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Engineering Departments.    


CalPortland is 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. 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision 
    • low-cost premiums even for family coverage
  • Company-paid life/AD&D insurance
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Paid sick/vacation/holiday
  • 401k/Company Funded Pension Program (program is dependent upon location and job type)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Additional voluntary benefits 


  • Supervise and direct the Engineering department in preparing plans; specifications and drawings for new equipment installations as well as modifications to existing plant equipment
  • Supervise contractors and/or plant forces in the execution of construction and equipment modification plans
  • Responsible for the administration and cost guidelines of the Capital Budget Program, including most vendor and contractor negotiations and project management
  • Assume the primary role in the organization and presentation of the Capital Budget Program including responsibility for the preparation of necessary paperwork, budget reporting, and evaluation of projects
  • Work closely with the Maintenance Superintendent, Production Superintendent, and Quality Control Superintendent to plan operating projects


Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering


  • 10+ years of experience in cement plant engineering
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of cement plant operations, maintenance, and equipment selection
  • Must have supervisory experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills


  • Cement, or related industry experience

Conditions of Employment

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

Plant Engineer

Job Req ID:  10606
Job Type:  Salaried

Nearest Major Market: Bakersfield

Job Segment: Plant Operator, Construction, QC, Project Manager, Plant, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Technology