Plant Operator

Website CalPortland

Job Highlights

Title Plant Operator (Ready Mix Batch)
Type Full Time
Experience 3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Oceanside, 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 Operator who will be 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.

Maintenance and housekeeping will be required to protect and prolong the life of our assets and prevent outages causing potential problems for customers.

Educational Level

Work Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of work experience as a Ready-Mix Concrete Batch Plant Operator in a computerized plant


  • Batch quality concrete within specifications, bringing any significant variances in the batching and general performance of the plant, to the Plant Superintendent’s immediate attention
  • 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
  • Complete daily plant checklist with preventive maintenance measures. Notify the Plant Superintendent of any breakdowns, mechanical issues, or any other required repairs as soon as they occur
  • Issue instructions and regularly necessary communication to the ready-mix drivers
  • Observe and follow Health, Environmental, and Safety rules and Policies always, ensuring all plant personnel do the same
  • On the computer, perform data entry of materials received and keep all records associated with the function, including printing delivery tickets
  • Provide training as needed to substitute batch personnel at the direction of the Plant Superintendent
  • Re-mix or redirect concrete as necessary per CalPortland procedures
  • Review and monitor all plant stock levels regularly, communicating continuously with the Dispatch and Plant Manager about requirements for the following day
  • Track and record over and under material usage and provide reports to the General Manager

Preferred Qualifications

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


  • Ability to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain the equipment in support of CalPortland’s preventative maintenance environment
  • Ability to work in and tolerate extreme weather conditions
  • Ability to work safely
  • Knowledge of processed water treatment systems
  • Knowledge of CalPortland, MSHA, and OSHA rules and training
  • Knowledge of pH, TSS, TDS, and Turbidity limits to meet Department of Ecology standards
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with others and build teamwork at the plant
  • Must be knowledgeable in the operation of ready-mix plants, materials used, and various other types of equipment common to the ready-mix industry, as well as forklifts and front-end loaders
  • Must have mechanical skills and the ability to problem solve equipment problems
  • Must provide own tools for routine maintenance, installation, and repair work
  • 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
  • Proficient in computer skills in the Microsoft Office Suite such as Excel and Word
  • Reading and writing skills required
  • Versed in batching systems, able to diagnose issues and set up mix design, and load sequencing for the plant into batch panel for maximum efficiency


  • 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.

Employer’s Statement

CalPortland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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