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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.

The Quality Control Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all cements shipped to customers are tested and meet all applicable standards, agency requirements, and internal quality targets. Working closely with the Quality Assurance Director, the QC Supervisor manages the lab processes and overall quality of cement. He/she establishes processes and procedures for the collection, interpretation and presentation of quality data for raw, in-process, and finished materials with a focus on statistical analysis of findings. Oversees the daily lab operations including supervision of the Quality Control technicians, maintenance of laboratory equipment and the coordination of activities with other departments.

With a focus on customer service, the QC Supervisor leads a team which understands the importance of anticipating the needs of both internal and external customers. Through leadership and mentoring, motivates and guides team members to achieve their goals, creating an environment which encourages a commitment to continuous improvement and delivery of high quality results.


· * Bachelors’ degree in Chemistry, Engineering or other relevant technical field preferred.

· * Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in quality control in a Cement Plant (desirable) or Process Plant Technical knowledge of Cement Chemistry, XRF and XRD techniques, and ASTM cement specifications is preferred.

· * Prior experience with test methods for chemical analysis.

* Familiarity with statistical methods

· * Proficient in Microsoft office applications, including Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point.

· * Ability to build relationships and work within a team environment.

· * Ability to manage systems, processes and people.

· * Ability to work collaboratively with other departments

* Ability to perform a variety of tasks and meet deadlines.

· * Must be a self-starter, follow tasks through to completion and take ownership of projects.

* Provides leadership through proactive thinking and a positive 'can-do' attitude.

* Solid analytical and problem solving skills and an excellent attention to detail.

* Ability to understand complex data

* Willingness to keep current with, and learn new skills and technologies.

* Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Primary Responsibilities

* Functions as a safety advocate and leader, modeling a personal commitment to behaviors that demonstrate a high regard for the safety and health of team members.

· * Conducts lab operations in a manner that promotes safe working conditions, including weekly safety meetings with team members.

· * Ensures that the plant equipment is operated in compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations.

· * Responsible for the direct supervision of Quality Control Technicians and Physical Tester(s).

· * Supervises and provides leadership to team members in accordance with Drake policies and procedures. Establishes priorities and work schedules, oversees work through completion, and provides coaching and feedback on a regular basis.

· * Leads and communicates with team members at all times in a professional, positive, and respectful manner.

· * Establishes standards for quality and quantity of work for shift personnel and teams.

· * Works with the Quality Assurance Director to identify and to provide for appropriate training related to safety, environmental, lab procedures and personal development.

· * Monitors results and troubleshoots variances from targets.

· * Communicates concerns, problems and challenges to manager in a constructive and solution-oriented approach.

· * Creates and provides to the QA Director standard reports as scheduled as well as preparing ad hoc reports as appropriate or requested.

· * Investigates root causes and resolves issues of quality using statistical and other analytical methods.

· * Responsible for updating and maintaining AASHTO based Quality Management Systems.

* Implements and maintains all CCRL requirements. Responsible for training, monitoring, and providing feedback to all personnel performing analysis.

· * Performs statistical analysis of instrument control samples, quality control and quality assurance data.

· * Responsible for XRF/XRD calibration and maintenance. Maintains ASTM C-114 certification.

· * Responsible for calibration, standardization and operation of all laboratory equipment and apparatus.

· * Maintains accuracy and completeness of LDMS data.

· * Assists in managing laboratory budget.

· * Working with Procurement, utilizes SAP to purchase and receive chemicals, equipment and spare parts.

· * Works with other departments to solve quality-related problems.

· * Inputs, analyzes and reports operating statistics to QA Director and other plant managers.

· * Responsible for ensuring compliance to ASTM C-150 Standard Specification for Portland Cements,

· * Solid understanding of equipment to support the ability to make adjustments and minor repairs to equipment as required.

· * Inspects laboratory and quality equipment on a regular basis and prepares work orders as required.

· * Reviews and verifies that test procedures applied by Production Inspectors meet quality guidelines and performs necessary training of personnel.

· * Perform other duties as assigned.

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.

At Drake we understand that 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. Benefits offering include medical, dental vision, life insurance, disability, voluntary accident and hospital, paid time off and a 401k program with up to a 4% employer match after one year!

The Reliability Engineer supports the cement plant Maintenance and Production departments through problem solving and project execution in order to increase reliability of equipment and reduce downtime. This individual will develop, plan and execute preventive and predictive maintenance activities while promoting safe and efficient operations. The Reliability Engineer will oversee a staff including the Methods Engineer, lube and dust collector technicians and inspectors who understand the critical nature of supporting the maintenance and production functions.

1. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required with degree in an engineering specialty preferred.
  • Five years’ experience in cement, lime or related heavy industrial/manufacturing maintenance preferred.
  • Experience in using and applying maintenance tools, including root cause failure analysis, vibration monitoring and reliability analysis.
  • Comfortable around large machinery.
  • Prior experience in a supervisory role preferred.
  • Experience with project management and MS Project preferred.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and Power Point) required.
  • Experience and application of SAP preferred.
  • Possess strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to facilitate positive and professional working relationships with managers, team members and external customers.
  • Ability to analyze issues, establish priorities, develop procedures, and effectively solve problems.
  • Strong planning, analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to follow tasks through to completion.

2. Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required

  • Function as a safety advocate and leader, modeling a personal commitment to behaviors that demonstrate a high regard for the safety and health of team members.
  • Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safe working conditions, including weekly safety meetings with team members.
  • Ensure that the plant equipment is operated in compliance with all environmental regulations.
  • Supervise and provide leadership to team members to ensure proper completion of equipment inspections, oil analysis, and dust collector maintenance.
  • Establish team member priorities and work schedules, oversee tasks as required and complete inspections of work to ensure quality.
  • Ensure that proper training and coaching is provided to team members to utilize the latest predictive and preventative maintenance skills.
  • Document and publish maintenance KPI’s that include, but are not limited to, major equipment reliability, actuals vs. targets, fuel usage, etc.
  • Lead communication meetings that provide information related to equipment operations.
  • Participate and lead discussions in conjunction with the Maintenance Manager on plant improvement recommendations.
  • Develop preventative and predictive maintenance plans for equipment to promote optimal reliability of operations, specifying and updating frequency for tasks.
  • Collect, analyze and maintain equipment maintenance history, performing root cause analyses in conjunction with maintenance and production when failures or damage occur.
  • Identify equipment performance irregularities, analyze issues and recommend corrective actions.
  • Establish quality control expectations of equipment and team members.
  • Maintain maintenance records directly related to the Reliability Team.
  • Act as additional support for maintenance projects along with routine maintenance responsibilities.
  • Assist in the development of maintenance budgets and forecasting.
  • Utilize, understand, and implement SAP protocols as required.

The Human Resource Director oversees the planning and coordination of human resource initiatives and goals to support the organization’s business objectives. Responsible for the local delivery and execution of core HR services to employees and managers in our Aggregates plants and Scottsdale corporate office. Seeks to enhance employee engagement and retention across the company.

Essential Functions

  1. Annually reviews and makes recommendations to executive management for improvement of the organization's policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters.
  2. Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensures organization's compliance.
  3. Maintains responsibility for organization compliance with federal, state and local legislation pertaining to all personnel matters.
  4. Communicates changes in the organization's personnel policies and procedures and ensures that proper compliance is followed.
  5. Assists executive management in the annual review, preparation and administration of the organization's wage and salary program.
  6. Provides daily human resources support to the company operations in the Phoenix area, including the Aggregates division and corporate office.
  7. Consults with legal counsel as appropriate, or as directed by the CEO, on personnel matters.
  8. Works directly with department managers to assist them in carrying out their responsibilities on personnel matters.
  9. Recommends, evaluates and participates in staff development for the organization.
  10. Develops and maintains a human resource information system that meets the organization's personnel information needs.
  11. Supervises the human resource department staff of two, including hiring and performance management.
  12. Participates on committees and special projects and seeks additional responsibilities.

Skills and Educations

  1. Bachelor's degree and five to 10 years' related experience or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  2. Master's degree is preferred.
  3. SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential is a plus.
  4. Experience in a manufacturing or heavy industry environment is a plus.
  5. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook programs
  6. Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented with the ability to handle multiple priorities
  7. Strong professional communication skills both verbal and written
  8. Ability to take initiative and utilize resources.
  9. Skilled in problem-solving and ability to make decisions which reflect fairness and integrity

10. Must be independent and able to quickly gain trust and build relationships.

11. Ability to influence and coach employees and business leaders.

12. Maintain knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are compliant.

  1. Possess cultural awareness.
  2. Experience working with payroll and HRIS systems
  3. Possess a positive, can-do attitude.

At Drake we understand that 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. Benefits offering include an 100% employer paid medical program, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, voluntary accident and hospital, paid time off and a 401-k program with up to a 4% employer match after one year.

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


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.