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Cement Terminal Ship Unloader

Job Summary

The Cement Terminal Ship Unloader operates and maintains cement equipment and performs tasks for the efficient operation of the terminal.


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.



  • Maintains and operates cement equipment and performs tasks ensuring efficient operation of the terminal
  • Operates a remotely controlled boom for ship unloading of cement and front-end loader
  • Performs daily preventative maintenance on docksider ship unloading equipment, front-end loader, and product piping
  • Troubleshoots problems and performs mechanical repairs to ship unloading equipment
  • Occasionally travels for vessel unloading which may require a six-day stay
  • Operates a winch and bucket machinery for barge loading and unloading
  • Monitors product movement to and from storage tanks, coordinating activities with other workers to ensure constant product flow
  • Records operating data such as products and quantities pumped, gauge readings and operating times
  • Maintains cement plant facilities clean and orderly


High school diploma/GED


  • Requires long periods of standing with frequent squatting, bending, climbing, working on conveyors and/or other elevated equipment, and large handling equipment (such as loader) within limited workspace and limited visibility.
  • Physical requirements: able to work in confined spaces, climb up stairs/ladders up to 40 ft., operate 50 lb. jackhammer, occasionally lift over 50 lbs.
  • Ability to operate industrial trucks, tractors, loaders, crane, forklift and other equipment to transport material
  • Experience using various electric and air-powered hand, welding and cutting tools
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Basic math skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and general computer programs
  • Able to work varying and flexible workdays and hours
  • Basic welding and cutting skills a plus

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.


Salary Range $30 to $34 per hour DOE


Cement Terminal Ship Unloader

Job Req ID:  10221
Job Type:  Hourly - Full-Time

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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