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Ready Mix Batch Plant Operator

Job Summary

The Ready-Mix Batch Plant Operator is responsible for safely operating and performing all service maintenance of a Ready-Mix Plant, including all paperwork and reporting, ordering materials, maintaining the site, as well as, being responsible for CalPortland SLAM and Safety programs.

  • Carry out and record pre-start-up checks, ensuring all guards are in place and that the plant is safe to operate before commencing the shift
  • Perform data entry of materials received and keep all records associated with the function, including printing delivery tickets
  • Batch quality concrete within specifications, bringing any significant variances in the batching and general performance of the plant, to the plant manager’s immediate attention
  • Review and monitor all plant stock levels on a regular basis, communicating continuously with dispatch and plant manager about requirements for the following day
  • Issue instructions and communicate regularly with the ready-mix drivers
  • Complete daily plant checklist with preventive maintenance measures.  Notify plant manager of any breakdowns, mechanical issues or any other required repairs as soon as they occur
  • Track and record over and under material usage and provide reports to plant manager
  • Re-mix and/or redirect concrete as necessary per CalPortland procedures
  • Observe and follow Health, Environmental and Safety rules and policies and ensure all plant personnel do the same
  • Provide training as needed to substitute batch personnel at the direction of the Plant Superintendent

High school diploma/GED

  • Ability to trouble shoot, repair and maintain the equipment in support of CalPortland’s preventative maintenance environment
  • Knowledge of  batching systems a plus
  • Must be knowledgeable in the operation of forklifts and front end loaders
  • Must have mechanical skills and the ability to problem solve equipment problems
  • Ability to work safely
  • Proficient in computer skills in the Microsoft Office Suite such as Excel and Word
  • Reading and writing skills required
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with others and build teamwork at the plant
  • Over-time and night work may be required
  • Physical requirements:  ability to lift 75 pounds, climb, bend, squat, stretch, drive, twist, and push/pull controls
  • Ability to work in and tolerate extreme weather conditions
  • Must reprt to Solvang and/or Lompoc plants as needed


  • Fully trained in Ready Mix Operation and Plant Maintenance programs a plus
  • Welding experience



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.


Ready Mix Batch Plant Operator

Job Req ID:  822
Job Type:  Hourly - Full-Time