Quarry Equipment Operator

Job Summary

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


At CalPortland, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive and 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 medical, dental and vision plans on the 1st of the month following 60 days. Other employer paid benefits include life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and the company has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from.  
  • Employees receive 3 days sick pay after 90 calendar days, 10 paid holidays after 90 working days, and paid vacation in January based on hours worked in the previous year. In addition, there are paid jury duty and bereavement leave benefits. 
  • Employees are eligible to enroll in our 401k plan upon employment and are eligible for 12% employer contribution into 401k plan upon employment. 

Schedule & Compensation

This is a 10-hour shift position, schedule may vary, Thursday through Sunday, from 5am to 3:30pm. Occasional overtime is required. 

Pay rate is $33 per hour.  Training rate is $31 per hour until considered qualified. 


  • 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. Trade school or college course work preferred, or equivalent work experience.  Valid CA driver’s license.


  • Must have at least 5 years heavy equipment operating experience, including tractors, dozers, frontend loaders, water trucks, rock trucks, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience with basic maintenance and mechanics of various equipment.
  • Ability to sit, stand, stoop, and bend for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to walk on all types of surfaces (uneven and/or slippery ground).
  • Must be physical able to climb up and down from 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 be able to work in all weather conditions: heat, cold, wet, dry and/or dusty conditions.
  • Will have exposure to noise, some levels that require use of hearing protection.
  • Exposure to cement, clay, limestone and various chemicals.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and take directions in English.
  • Ability to accurately interpret written instructions daily.


  • Experience working in a cement manufacturing facility.
  • Familiarity with crushing and screening systems.
  • 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. 





Redding, CA, US, 96003

Job Req ID:  11503
Job Type:  Hourly - Full-Time

Nearest Major Market: Redding

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