Quarry Utility (Cement/Mining Equipment Operator)

Job Summary

The Quarry Utility position will operate all types of mobile and auxiliary equipment to load and move rock or other materials.

This is a 4-day workweek/10-hour work schedule, Friday through Monday, 3:30 pm - 2:00 am. 


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.


Starting at $34.59/hour - $36.59/hour (fully qualified) for year 2024, plus applicable shift premiums. 


  • Operate various equipment including water trucks, front-end loaders, tractors, dozers, Caterpillar tractors, grade-alls, bobcats, rock trucks, hammer mill and all other types of equipment to load trucks, move rock and other materials; pile stock, load hoppers, water, grade, scrape, push, clear and store materials
  • Responsible for routinely checking operable condition of equipment to insure equipment is operating properly; correct before operating such items as tire inflation, brakes, oil and air pressure and fuel, oil and water levels; greases and lubricates shovel as required; immediately report any operating or mechanical malfunction requiring major overhaul or repair; make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment and accessories; may assist mechanics in the repair of equipment in the field as required
  • Direct truck drivers so that trucks can be properly positioned to receive material; build, scrape, level, grade and maintain roads as required
  • May be required to perform hand shoveling, sweeping, etc. to move rock and other materials and to insure proper maintenance of equipment and work area
  • Make out operating reports, repair requests and other paperwork as required; maintain equipment and work areas in a safe and clean condition
  • Performs clean up duties in all areas of the facility
  • Other functions as assigned


High school diploma/GED required.


  • 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)
  • Physical ability to climb on equipment
  • Must be able to use proper Personal Protective Equipment as required
  • Must be able to lift and carry items up to 70 lbs
  • Ability to work in surroundings that include heat, dust, vibration, heights and confined spaces
  • 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 use of hearing protection
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts
  • Exposure to cement, clay, limestone and various chemicals


  • Experience working in a cement manufacturing facility
  • Preferred knowledge of all types of equipment used in the manufacturing of cement

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:  12036
Job Type:  Hourly - Full-Time

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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