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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.


Drake Cement LLC in Paulden, AZ seeks to fill 1 job opening for a Director of Production.

Duties include: Establish goals, oversee budgets, and ensure quality control specifications are met; Ensure compliance with all safety and environmental regulations and Drake Policies; Manage production functions including the shift teams and automation engineering; Manage production activities with other departments, including distribution, maintenance, quality and quarry operations to ensure efficient operations which meet or exceed plant goals; Plan strategies and activities for plant operations to achieve production goals; Promote and oversee implementation for continuous improvement activities which optimize production efficiencies; Monitor and direct corrective actions to ensure the production department meets quality control specifications; Develop a department team with the skills and abilities to ensure current and future needs are met; In partnership with Production Superintendent, provide leadership to department team members through coaching, supporting and delegating as required; Oversee the plant automation function, ensuring coordination and support for production goals; Manage Production department budget and ensure financial goals are achieved relative to target fixed and variable costs and production volumes; Liaise with other plant departments, including Maintenance, Electrical, Quarry, Quality, Logistics and Distribution; Liaise with vendors in analyzing new products, designs, and/or potential refractory improvements, making recommendations anticipating current and future needs; Makes hiring, discipline and other related personnel decisions involving Production personnel; and Provides site leadership; Supervise various direct reports.


SALARY: $108,000 to $168,000 / year

WORK SCHEDULE: 40 hrs/wk (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)


JOB REQUIREMENTS: Minimum requirements – Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering Technology or related and 5 years of relevant work experience. All relevant experience must include cement plant experience. Must have strong knowledge of: kiln and mill operations; cement manufacturing and process control of the production process; and plant process and material flows, quality control concepts, cement chemistry and pyro-processing.

Qualified applicants should send resumes to: Lisa Merrifield, Drake Cement LLC, 5001 E Drake Rd, P.O. Box 370, Paulden, AZ 86334 or via Email to careers@Drakeus.com. Reference DP518. Proof of authorization to accept permanent full-time employment in U.S. required if hired. This company is an equal opportunity employer and fully supports affirmative action practices.

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.