Yard Laborer

Job Summary

The Yard Laborer is responsible for maintaining the ready-mix plant and performing other general duties as needed. All duties are to be performed while exhibiting and championing safe work and environmental compliance practices for the incumbent as well as co-workers.


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, $35.00 to $40.00


  • Responsible for the day-to-day plant clean-up and maintenance which includes: manual labor, heavy lifting, shoveling, lubrication of plant components and minor plant adjustments
  • Perform other tasks associated with the production of concrete products as assigned
  • Load, unload and move material as directed
  • Work with team members to maximize productivity and efficiency
  • Perform daily plant and equipment inspections
  • Operate and/or assists workers engaged in operating machinery and equipment used in the production process
  • Work with plant management to identify problems and potential problems that need to be addressed
  • Ensure compliance with all health, safety, and environmental legislation, regulations, and company policies and procedures
  • Report any unsafe condition, accidents or incidents to supervisor immediately
  • Perform other duties as required/assigned


High school diploma/GED


  • Ability to work safely and properly follow all company policies
  • Understand the knowledge of hazards associated with areas of responsibility
  • Ability to be self-directed, with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to use proper Personal Protective Equipment as required
  • Physical requirements:
    • Sit, stand, stoop, and bend for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours)
    • Climb on equipment, stairs, and ladder as high as 400 feet in elevation
    • Walk on all types of surfaces (uneven and/or slippery ground) and crawl under and into enclosed spaces
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 75 pounds
  • Ability to see and hear safety indicators and warnings and will have exposure to all levels of noise, requiring hearing protection
  • Must work in all weather conditions: heat, cold, wet, dry and/or dusty conditions and near hot kiln process
  • Exposure to cement, clay, limestone and various chemicals; see MSDS for more details
  • Overtime is required as needed and may include Saturdays


  • Familiarity with MSHA regulations
  • Preferred knowledge of all types of equipment used in the manufacturing of cement

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:  11532
Job Type:  Hourly - Full-Time

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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