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Ground floor opportunity to join our Production team at Drake Cement as an entry-level laborer! This is a full-time, permanent position with a comprehensive benefits package.

Position Summary

The Production Assistant Laborer is an entry-level position which allows someone new to the cement industry to learn all aspects of our manufacturing process from the mining of raw materials in our Quarry to the final grinding process to produce our cement. Assists the production area with clean-up and tasks required to keep systems operating through the process cycle. Operates plant mobile equipment including forklifts, Manlifts, Vacuum truck and Portal Reclaimer. Provides support to maintenance, electrical and other groups in the plant as needed.


Comprehensive training is provided. Opportunities to advance based upon performance. Our plant operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Production personnel must be available to work 12-hour shifts, including nights and weekends, on a rotating basis.


Job Requirements & Skills

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Prior experience in a cement plant or construction industry preferred, but not required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Prior experience operating mobile equipment preferred.
  • Must be able to use basic hand tools including jack hammers, picks, shovels, and brooms.
  • Some experience performing basic maintenance on equipment, including grease, fuel, and cleaning preferred.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely and to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to comprehend instructions and follow through on tasks to completion.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders and perform repetitive motion.
  • Must be able to follow safety instructions at all times.
  • Must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces.
  • Must be available for a flexible work schedule to include 12-hour shifts on nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check, physical and drug screen.

At Drake we understand our team members are the key to our success. We support our employees through a competitive compensation package and flexible benefits programs designed to meet the diverse needs of families.

Drake Cement LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Great opportunity to join the Drake Cement team as a full-time Control Room Operator! In this role, you will be responsible for running and monitoring plant operations from a centralized control room through a state-of-the-art DCS process control system.

The Control Room Operator fills a critical role in ensuring continuous kiln operation, maintenance of quality standards and compliance with environmental requirements. Requires an in-depth understanding of how process changes affect plant operations in order to make decisions on process adjustments, handling of alarms or out-of-limit situations, responding to requests from other departments and optimizing operations. This position requires a strong attention to detail, solid decision-making and the ability to follow procedures and policies. Ability to adapt to changing conditions and priorities is a must. The successful candidate must be available to work 12-hour shifts including overnights & weekends. Training is provided.

Primary Job Responsibilities

· Start, monitor and regulate equipment in a safe manner, continually making adjustments in response to operational issues.

· Maintain shift operation records and exchange information with others on shift changes or during shifts as necessary.

· Communicate with mechanics, electricians, supervisors and other plant personnel to relay and coordinate production requirements.

· Monitor the quality throughout the process line, collaborating with QC Technicians and making decisions required to maintain product quality.

· Optimize equipment utilization and efficiency.

· Ensure that a safe work environment is maintained in compliance with MSHA regulations and Drake company policies.

· Ensure that plant equipment is operated in compliance with all environmental regulations.

· Conduct pre-shift equipment and plant inspections and complete required paperwork accurately.

· Assist in plant operation, clean-up and repairs to plant equipment when needed.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience

· Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, engineering or science field is a plus. An equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered.

· Must be able to make timely and critical decisions under stressful conditions.

· Excellent critical thinking skills with the ability to analyze complex problems and implement solutions in short-time frames.

· Must be able to read and interpret electronic data and make appropriate decisions related to processing equipment.

· Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

· Ability to work independently with little supervision.

· Team oriented with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

· Knowledge of process control which involves raw materials, coal, clinker and cement production preferred.

· Familiarity with industrial equipment; e.g. compressors, hydraulic systems, fans, pumps, baghouses and material transport systems.

· Basic understanding of mechanical principles.

· Proficient in Microsoft Excel & Word and process-monitoring software.

· Good general math skills, including the ability to solve problems using fractions and percentages.

· Must pass a background check and physical prior to employment.

At Drake we understand our team members are the key to our success. We support our employees through a competitive compensation package and flexible benefits programs designed to meet the diverse needs of families.

Drake Cement LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are interested in applying for one of our employment opportunities, you may download our application and submit it with your resume and letter of interest. This application is not required for initial consideration of placement.

Drake is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This application will not be used for limiting or excluding any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or process should notify a representative of the organization.

Employment inquiries may be directed to:

Drake Cement LLC
Attn: Human Resources
5001 E Drake Rd | PO Box 370
Paulden, AZ 86334

Phone: (928) 636-6004

Fax: (928) 636-4825

Please e-mail resumes to: careers@drakeus.com

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Did You Know?

The Drake Community Relations Team is dedicated to developing strategies for the companies' community support activities, and providing a forum for evaluating and selecting community support projects.

Cement is produced from LISA...Limestone, Iron, Silica and Alumina.

Drake Cement's Paulden plant has the capacity to produce almost 700,000 short tons of cement per year.

The first mining claims for the Drake Cement plant were staked out in the year 2000, more than 10 years before final completion of the facility.