Batch Plant Operator

Job Summary

The Batch Plant Operator performs a combination of duties involving general plant maintenance and operation of mobile equipment.  This includes properly loading Ready Mix trucks and interacting with Ready Mix drivers and plant personnel.


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.


Hourly, $43.20 per hour

Please note this is a swing shift position.


  • Loads ready mix trucks with concrete and guides drivers through the plant
  • Batch quality concrete within specifications, bringing any significant variances in the batching to the attention of the Plant Superintendent
  • Completes daily service requirements of the plant; helps inspect plant for preventative maintenance issues
  • Troubleshoots and resolves maintenance problems to ensure efficient operations
  • Operates front end loaders and forklifts
  • Performs general maintenance of water pumps, conveyor belts and other plant equipment
  • Maintains inventory of raw materials, parts and tools
  • Monitors KPIs for dispatch
  • Effectively communicates with customers and other departments of the company
  • Stays well-informed on Quality Control demands on concrete


High school diploma/GED


  • Experience with maintenance, operations, loaders and forklifts
  • Must provide basic tools such as wrenches, hammers, welding hood and gloves
  • Experience in metal cutting and fabrication, and ability to perform general maintenance on pumps and plant equipment
  • Knowledgeable in the operation and equipment used of a ready-mix plant
  • Versed in Batch Panel software
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledgeable in MSHA and OSHA rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of pH, TSS, TDS and Turbidity limits to meet Department of Ecology standard
  • Physical requirements: able to lift/move up to 100 lbs., climb up to 24 feet, walk, bend and crouch
  • Able to work in various extreme weather conditions
  • May be required to work varying start/stop times and extended hours

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.





Seattle, WA, US, 98106

Job Req ID:  11531
Job Type:  Hourly - Full-Time

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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