Plant Mechanic

Website CalPortland

Plant Mechanic Job Highlights

Title Plant Mechanic
Type Full Time
Experience 3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Paso Robles, CA, 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 seeking a Plant Mechanic who will be responsible for the daily maintenance and repair of the ready-mix concrete plant as well as other miscellaneous work that needs to be performed including but not limited to the electrical systems, feeders, screens, conveyors, etc.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • Possess 3 years of experience as a mechanic in the ready-mix/concrete industry (preferred)
  • Welding and cutting experience is necessary


  • Comply with all environmental, health, and safety policies and procedures, and requirements
  • Coordinate ordering with purchasing team parts from approved vendors
  • Diagnose problems and perform mechanical repairs and maintenance to ready mix plant machinery, including but not limited to batch plants, motors, conveyors, electrical equipment, etc.
  • Drive to various facilities to perform maintenance and repair tasks. This may include work at various aggregate and asphalt plants.
  • Inspect, service, and report the condition of machinery needing repair; maintain a service log
  • Must always wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated areas
  • Operate fixed and mobile equipment as necessary; use loaders to move and lift parts into place
  • Read and interpret technical manuals
  • Rebuild or fabricate parts and repair electrical equipment
  • Understand and comply with OSHA/MSHA rules and regulations.
  • Utilize a variety of hand tools to repair, adjust, and dismantle equipment being repaired or installed
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager.


  • Ability to operate loaders, forklifts, man-lift, etc.
  • Familiarity with OSHA regulations
  • Knowledge and experience in the operation and maintenance of conveyors, silos, chillers, water pumps, and other types of fixed equipment used in the industry
  • Must be able to wear all required personal protective equipment including safety glasses, respiratory protection, safety belts, gloves, etc.
  • Must be able to work in a heavy industrial environment with exposure to weather elements, dust, noise, etc.
  • Provide some tools used in ready-mix facility maintenance
  • Some work will be performed in confined spaces and at extreme heights
  • Strong communication, written, and oral skills
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Willing to get crane certified through CalPortland
  • Work independently and lead a team
  • Work overtime and weekends as business needs dictate

Physical Requirements

  • standing, walking, kneeling, climbing, crouching, stooping, bending, feeling, balancing, sitting, and lifting up to 100 lbs.

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.


  • 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, an employee assistance program, and a retirement program.
  • The company also has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from.

Employer’s Statement

CalPortland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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