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Aggregate Plant Operator

Job Summary

The Plant Operator is expected to perform a combination of duties involving general maintenance/operation of an aggregate plant.  Majority of the work is outside in all weather conditions.


  • Complete daily service requirements of the aggregate plant for preventative maintenance issues.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve maintenance problems to ensure minimum cost and prevent operational delays.
  • Perform record keeping requirements relating to safety, production and maintenance.
  • Operate various types of heavy equipment including loaders, haul trucks and water trucks.
  • Participate in repair and maintenance activities including screen changes, conveyor belt repair and adjustment, crusher line changes, and perform cutting, grinding and welding as needed.
  • General maintenance of water pumps and electrical requirements and wear-prevention of equipment.
  • Fabricate and repair conveyors and hoppers.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager such shoveling, sweeping, and clean up.


High school diploma/GED


  • Class C license with clean driving record.
  • Reliable attendance for varied work shifts including nights and weekends.
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team.
  • Knowledge of the equipment and methods used in the production process, and related aspects of materials storage, handling and distribution of aggregates
  • Excellent customer service, conflict resolution and communication skills
  • Physical requirements: using various hand tools, working in inclement weather, able to lift/move up to 95 lbs., climbing, walking and standing
  • Ability to lift and or move 50 lbs. on a routine basis; 95 lbs. on an occasional basis
  • Able to work in wet and /or dry conditions and extreme heat and cold
  • Current MSHA training certification preferred
  • Experience welding and cutting a plus



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.

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.


Aggregate Plant Operator

Job Req ID:  6381
Job Type:  Hourly - Full-Time

Nearest Major Market: Santa Barbara
Nearest Secondary Market: Santa Maria

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