Job Summary


The Welder/Repairperson is responsible for using proper tools and equipment to diagnose and repair equipment, machinery, systems and structures involved in the production of cement, all while exhibiting and championing safe work and environmental compliance practices for the incumbent as well as co-workers. This is a rotating 12-hour shift position between 6am – 6:30pm and 6pm – 6:30am.


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 hourly 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, AD&D, and employee assistance program. In addition, the company has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from – voluntary life, accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity.  


Employees receive 5 days sick pay after 90 calendar days, 10 paid holidays after 90 calendar 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 will receive 12% employer contribution into 401k plan upon employment.


Qualified rate is $35.02 per hour, plus shift differential for nigh shifts. Training rate is $33.02 per hour. 



  • Exhibits and maintains safe work and environmental compliance practices.
  • Diagnoses failures, malfunctions, and other breakdown of machinery, equipment, systems, and structures; modify, rebuild, or repair by fabricating, fitting, adjusting, installing, constructing, disassembling, reassembling, and welding.
  • Performs fabrication, construction, erection, installation, maintenance, repair, modification, and re-work of machinery, equipment (non-automotive), and structures per blueprints, sketches, and verbal instructions.
  • Fabricates frames, structures, and component parts from sheet metal, flat or rolled stock, etc.; perform any type of welding, brazing, and cutting after preparation of surfaces and materials.
  • Performs layout from blueprints, welding manuals, and sketches.
  • Performs layout involving straight line, horizontal, parallel and angular surfaces and constant radius circular flat surfaces from blueprints, welding manuals, and sketches per established shop practice and procedure and from verbal instructions.
  • Checks own work for proper dimensions, contour alignment, fit, proper functioning, quality, safety, and conformance to specifications.
  • Sets up and uses rigging and cribbing as required.
  • Pick up of parts from the storeroom, as required.
  • Returns tools, equipment, surplus parts, and materials to designated areas once job is completed, keeping areas clean, orderly, and safe.  Replaces and/or constructs serviceable guards.
  • Performs clean-up duties in all areas of the facility.
  • Performs duties of Dust Collector and Luber when needed.
  • Performs other duties as requested.


High school diploma/GED with related trade or college courses preferred. 



  • 3 to 5 years of related experience. Knowledge of all types of equipment used in the manufacturing of cement preferred.
  • Ability to read, write, and verbally communicate in the English language.
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Familiarity and proficiency with computers.
  • Knowledge of hazards associated with areas of responsibility. Must be able to use proper Personal Protective Equipment as required. Ability to see and hear safety indicators and warnings.
  • Ability to sit, stand, stoop, and bend for extended periods of time, as well as walk on all types of surfaces (uneven and/or slippery ground), and physically climb on equipment; must be able to walk long distances, climb ladders, stairs, and stockpiles, stoop and crawl under and into enclosed spaces.
  • Must be able to lift and carry heavy items up to 70 pounds, using proper lifting techniques and/or equipment.
  • Ability to work in surroundings that include heat, dust, vibration, heights, and confined spaces.
  • Ability to 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 chemicals.

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:  12089
Job Type:  Hourly - Full-Time

Nearest Major Market: Redding

Job Segment: Welding, Facilities, Fabrication, Repair, Manufacturing, Operations, Automotive