Terminal Operator

Job Summary

The Terminal Operator will be responsible for operating equipment to load and unload cement. This position requires hands-on operation of terminal equipment and developing a familiarity with bulk truck and rail car operations.  The Cement Terminal Operator must perform all duties in a safety-conscious manner and in compliance with all applicable environmental laws and policies.


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

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
    • Effective on 61st day of employment
    • Low-cost premiums (approx $215 per month for family coverage)
  • Company-paid Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Company-paid Short-Term-Disability
  • Paid sick/vacation/holiday
  • 401K/Company Funded Pension Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


  • Operate railcar mover to spot and unload bottom dump in a safe manner
  • Load and unload bulk trucks and railcars using a semi-automated loading system
  • Operate weigh devices, such as Weigh Master
  • Operate all mobile equipment: forklift, boom/scissor lift, rack loader, front loader, sweeper, etc.
  • Monitor product movement to and from storage tanks, coordinating activities with other workers to ensure efficient operation of the cement terminal.
  • Record operating data such as products/quantities transferred, gauge readings, and operating times
  • Operate a computer billing system 
  • Assist in keeping terminal and associated buildings clean
  • Follow all CalPortland and WorkSafe safety rules and procedures
  • Communicate in a professional and effective manner with co-workers, customers, and anyone else while performing the job
  • Perform other duties as necessary and assigned


High school diploma/GED


  • Must have and maintain valid driver's license
  • Mechanical knowledge: experience with oil changes, equipment inspections, belt alignments, and preventive maintenance inspections
  • Experience using pneumatic, electric, and regular hand tools (ex. chipping guns, jackhammers, grinders, drills, wrenches, etc.)
  • Able to read, write, and speak in English
  • Clearly and accurately communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Computer skills including Excel, Word, SAP, and HMI systems
  • Must be self-directed and able to work with little or no supervision, as well as part of a team


Welding/Cutting Skills -- Terminal/Plant Maintenance Experience -- Rail Moving Experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to work in confined spaces, climb up to elevations of 10 to 100 feet
  • Lifting of up to 75 pounds (50 pounds frequently / 75 pounds occasionally)
  • Climbing, bending, squatting, lifting, stretching, driving, riding, twisting, pushing/pulling, and riding on rough terrain.
  • Ability to see and hear safety indicators and warnings
  • Must work in all weather conditions: heat, cold, wet, dry and/or dusty conditions.

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.















Phoenix, AZ, US, 85043

Job Req ID:  12005
Job Type:  Hourly - Full-Time

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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