Electrical Instrument Technician - Industrial - Heavy Industry

Job Summary

This is a 4/12 schedule opening. Full-time, based at the Oro Grande, California cement plant. 

The Electrical Instrument Technician maintains, constructs and repairs electrical distribution, lighting, computer and PLC systems within the plant.


$38.00/hour - $40.00/hour, plus shift & Sunday premium pay. Annual increases are planned through 2026.

Annual boot allowance & personal protective equipment (to include uniforms) provided by employer.


*Medical (PPO Plan) *Dental * Vision * Basic & Voluntary Life Insurance *Generous 401k Retirement Plan Employer Contribution *Paid sick time, vacation, & holidays

CalPortland pays the majority of the cost for employee participation in benefit plans.


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.


  • Calibrates, designs, reconfigures, assembles, installs, inspects and maintains electrical systems and equipment, such as motors, generators, commutators, speed reducers, switchboards, circuit boards, lighting circuits, SCR, electronic control devices, computers and circuits, etc.; uses blueprints and related resources to complete tasks and checks/verifies work to ensure proper operation
  • Uses necessary instruments and tools such as voltmeters, ammeters, V.T.V.M’s, bridges, computers, laptops and any other industrial electrical/electronic analyzing equipment and tools needed in carrying out responsibilities
  • Sets up and uses rigging to handle tools and equipment, such as manlifts and cranes; climbs poles or uses mobile equipment to run, repair, modify, remove, clean, etc., power lines and all associated equipment
  • Designs, prepares, modifies and maintains logs, reports, charts, schematics, prints and any other paperwork incidental to duties
  • Maintains equipment, work areas, measuring instruments and tools
  • Performs minor mechanical work such as removing covers, lids or obstructions prior to electrical repair work; performs cutting and welding; paints electrical/electronic panel, switchgear, motor windings, insulating equipment, control station, etc.
  • Changes motors and performs alignments
  • Maintains process analyzers
  • Performs other duties as assigned by manager


High school diploma/GED


  • Physical requirements: sit, stand, stoop, bend for extended periods of time (up to 8 hrs.), climb, and lift up to 70 lbs.
  • Walk on all types of surfaces (uneven and/or slippery ground)
  • Ability to work in surroundings that include dust, vibration, heights and confined spaces
  • Must work in all weather conditions: heat, cold, wet, dry and/or dusty conditions and near hot kiln process
  • Exposure to cement, clay, limestone and various chemicals. See MSDS for more details
  • Able to work rotating and flexible hours
  • Able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with or knowledge of all types of equipment used in the manufacturing of cement 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.






Oro Grande, CA, US, 92368

Job Req ID:  11530
Job Type:  Hourly - Full-Time

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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