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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 for an experienced electrician to join our state-of-the-art cement manufacturing facility in north-central Arizona!

As a Plant Maintenance Electrician, you will be responsible for the electrical maintenance, inspection, installation and repair of all instrumentation and electrical equipment at the cement plant. Requires an understanding of the critical nature of supporting the production functions at the Plant through excellent and professional service, while ensuring safe work procedures and compliance with environmental regulations and product quality requirements.

This is a full-time, permanent position with a full benefits package and competitive pay. The successful candidate must be available to work all shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Comprehensive training is provided.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Profile

  • Associate degree in related electrical program and 2 years of practical experience (Cement Plant desirable) or at least 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of application, testing, maintenance and repair of industrial equipment
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Reads and produces technical drawings, sketches, and wiring diagrams; shows as-built changes.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Performs activities related to the electrical maintenance, inspection, installation, and/or repair of all instrumentation/electrical equipment of the cement plant such as motors, remote I/Os, VFDs, PLCs, soft starters, control panels, motor control centers, instruments, analyzers, wiring among others.
  • Schedules, and performs preventative maintenance, repair, and calibration of all electrical cement plant equipment (motors, MCCs, control panels, VFDs, etc.).
  • Maintains appropriate records and establishes maintenance and inspection schedules in coordination with the Preventive Maintenance group.
  • Ensures proper cleaning, adjustment and/or greasing of electrical parts.
  • Analyzes procedures and methods and seeks improvements.
  • Inspects completed work for conformity to statutory and company regulations, checks integrity of equipment used and ensures that all required tests are done prior to turn back equipment or system to operations.
  • Ensures that safety procedures are followed on all work assignments.
  • Completes work as requested by the Electrical department manager/supervisor/lead or other plant supervisors to support plant operations.

Great opportunity for an experienced plant technician to join our Maintenance team at Drake Cement in Paulden! This is a full-time, permanent position with a comprehensive benefits package. Training is provided.

Position Summary

The Plant Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance, inspection, installation, and/or repair of heavy equipment and other plant systems. Maintains and repairs plant equipment and systems including hydraulic, conveyance, greasing and lubrication systems. Inspects and troubleshoots equipment and work areas to identify problems. Fabricates components and parts as required, replaces valves and performs required equipment calibrations.

Job Requirements & Responsibilities

- High School Diploma with at least 4 years of relevant practical experience, or Associates Degree in plant mechanical or engineering program and 1 year of practical experience (cement, lime or heavy industrial plant preferred).

- Perform preventative maintenance, repair, and calibration of cement plant equipment: roller presses, crushers, ball mills, pumps, compressors, screening equipment, conveying equipment, de-dusting equipment, etc.

- Maintain appropriate records as established by maintenance and inspection schedules in coordination with Maintenance procedures.

- Ensure proper cleaning, adjustment and/or greasing of plant equipment.

- Follow procedures for inspecting integrity of equipment and ensure that all required tests are done prior to returning equipment or systems to operation.

- Analyze procedures and methods to identify recommended process improvements.

- Proficient in the application, testing, maintenance and repair of industrial equipment.

- Experience in reading and interpreting technical drawings, sketches, and diagrams preferred.

- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

- Ability to work in a team environment and to communicate effectively with others.

- Ability to follow through on tasks to completion.

- Ability to work shifts, including days, nights and weekends.

- Valid AZ Driver's license and clean driving record.

- Ability to pass a pre-employment physical.

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. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, voluntary accident, hospital and critical illness/cancer coverages available the first of the month following 30 days of employment. You also would be eligible for up to a 4% company 401(k)match after 1-year.

Drake Companies is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.