Asphalt Plant Operator/Maintenance (Materials)

Job Summary

Perform a combination of duties involving general maintenance/operation of an asphalt plant. Majority of work is outside in all weather conditions.


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.


$32.00 - $39.00 per hour.


  • Learn to operate a dual-use, continuous-batch asphalt plant
  • Complete daily service requirements of the asphalt plant for preventative maintenance issues
  • Fabricate and repair hoppers and conveyors
  • Troubleshoot and resolve maintenance problems to ensure minimum cost and prevent operational delays
  • Repair conveyor systems, i.e. bearing replacement, drive systems, change screen cloths, structural fabrication
  • General maintenance of various pumps and electrical requirements and wear prevention of equipment
  • Operate mobile equipment including heavy haul trucks, front-end loaders, and track dozers
  • General labor duties such as shoveling and sweeping


High School Diploma/GED


  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Available for overtime work, extended hours, night work, and weekend work as required for timely project completion
  • Work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lift 95 lbs. infrequently, 50 lbs. frequently, and climb ladders/stairs up to 100’
  • Ability to use various electric and air-powered hand, welding, and cutting tools


  • 4+ years’ experience in asphalt plant operations
  • Working knowledge of asphalt production and associated equipment and understanding of operations and safety requirements for the equipment
  • Experience in welding and fabrication
  • Experience with electrical troubleshooting
  • Understanding of the type and quality of material being produced
  • Familiar with MSHA regulations and annual training

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.




Santa Maria, CA, US, 93454

Job Req ID:  11123
Job Type:  Hourly - Full-Time

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

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