Associate Maintenance Engineer

Job Summary

The Associate Maintenance Engineer will support the Plant Maintenance function with specific mechanical engineering skills, under the direction of the Maintenance Superintendent.    


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 a retirement program. The company also has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from.


$60,000 - $90,000 annually DOE


  • Responsible for machinery reliability improvement and engineering
  • Root cause failure analysis, predictive maintenance (oil and vibration analysis) and assist with maintenance planning - daily and yearly outages
  • Spare parts management
  • Plans, coordinates, and schedules work required, supervision of contractors, ordering materials to ensure efficiency and success
  • Assists with capital budget and maintenance projects
  • Provides guidance to the mechanical maintenance personnel in the repair, maintenance, and installations including daily process problem-solving and measurement activities that enable continuous plant operations
  • Other duties as defined and directed


Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent engineering degree


  • Must be able to be available for out of office phone calls and be at the plant site 40+ hours per week.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products - Outlook, Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of the principles of predictive, preventive, and corrective maintenance
  • Must be self-motivated and organized
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to multi-task with conflicting priorities
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a busy office environment which may include distractions, interruptions, and noise
  • Ability to sit, stand, stoop, and bend for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours)
  • Walk on all types of surfaces (uneven and/or slippery ground)
  • Climb stairs and ladders as high as 380 feet in elevation
  • Physical ability to climb on equipment
  • Must be able to lift and carry 70lbs. upstairs
  • Must be able to use proper Personal Protective Equipment as required
  • Must be able to walk long distances, climb ladders, stairs, and stockpiles, stoop, and crawl under and into enclosed spaces
  • Ability to see and hear safety indicators and warnings
  • Must work in all weather conditions: heat, cold, wet, dry and/or dusty conditions and near hot kiln process
  • Will have exposure to all levels of noise that require the use of hearing protection
  • Exposure to cement, clay, limestone and various lab chemicals; see MSDS for more details
  • Ability to work in surroundings that include heat, dust, vibration, heights and confined spaces

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.

Associate Maintenance Engineer

Job Req ID:  10917
Job Type:  Salaried

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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