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Grade Checker

Job Summary

The Grade Checker performs various grade checking duties involving mass earthwork and grading projects.


  • Responsible for the setting and measurement of grade stakes as well as grade control
  • Guides direction of earth moving equipment such as excavators and bulldozers
  • Verifies elevation and indicates excavation reference points on stakes
  • Takes vertical and horizontal measurements to determine the ration of grade stakes to the juncture of embankment or excavation
  • Monitors excavating operations


High school diploma/GED


  • Reliable, hard-working and able to work in a safety-conscious manner
  • Able to work on foot in rough terrain
  • Capable of working efficiently both independently and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with mass earthmoving best practices and principles
  • Ability to proficiently operate a scraper, motor grader, loader, compactor, dozer, and/or excavator preferred
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs



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.


Grade Checker

Job Req ID:  3542
Job Type:  Hourly - Full-Time

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

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