Dredge Mechanic

Website CalPortland

Dredge Mechanic Job Highlights

Title Dredge Mechanic
Type Full Time (swing shift)
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Scappoose, OR, United States
Company CalPortland

Company Profile

CalPortland is a major building materials and construction solutions provider. It includes solutions to the greatest construction challenges with expertise in cement production and distribution, ready mixed concrete, aggregate, asphalt, construction services, and other building materials.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Dredge Mechanic who will be responsible for the safe repair and maintenance of mining equipment typically found in an aggregate facility including crushers, screen decks, conveyors, drums, etc.

Complete pre-shift and post-shift equipment inspections, submit required daily documentation, and assist in plant operations as needed.

Education Level

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current MSHA Training Certification (preferred)

Work Experience

  • Experience operating heavy equipment used in aggregate facilities (loaders, dozers, road graders) preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in the operation and maintenance of crushers, wash plants, conveyors, material washers, and various other types of fixed equipment used in the industry


  • Address any housekeeping issues within the workspace
  • Drive to various facilities to perform maintenance and repair tasks; may also include periodic work at ready-mix plants
  • Perform safety and mechanical inspections of the plant and equipment
  • Troubleshoot and resolve maintenance problems to ensure minimum cost and prevent operational delays
  • Understand and comply with MSHA rules and regulations
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager


  • Able to work in wet or dry conditions and extreme heat and cold
  • Able to work well with others in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Physical requirements: able to lift or move up to 100 lbs., stand, walk, climb, bend, stretch, kneel, crouch, and drive on rough terrain
  • Proficient in welding and cutting
  • Proficient operator of forklift, man lift, cranes, and boom trucks
  • Provide own tools typically used in aggregate facility maintenance
  • Strong communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills

Employment Conditions

  • Successful candidates must submit to a post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check.
  • Some positions require FMCSA-regulated ongoing drug and alcohol testing.


  • 401(k)
  • Additional voluntary benefits
  • Company-paid life/AD&D insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Paid sick/vacation/holidays

Employer’s Statement

CalPortland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job please visit careers.calportland.com.

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