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Great opportunity for an experienced quality control technician at our Glendale Aggregates plant! The Quality Control Technician collects daily samples, runs tests, documents and reports results in support of our program to produce quality products which meet our customers’ specifications.

The successful candidate will have a variety of responsibilities including scale operator and water truck operation. This position is a combination of field activities as well as work in a lab and scale house. Prior experience with testing of concrete trial batches is a plus. Training is provided.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Collect samples and run tests as required in the Drake QC program.
  • Perform quality assurance tests on trial batches of concrete mixes.
  • Document and report results to ensure production processes are compliant with product and customer specifications.
  • Maintain testing equipment, ensuring cleaning and proper calibration of equipment.
  • May assist the scale operator to certify weights of materials and trucks.

Qualifications and Skills

  • High School Diploma or GED required; familiarity with chemistry or lab equipment is a plus.
  • Ability to follow instructions and meet deadlines.
  • Good communication skills are required.
  • Must be dependable and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs desirable. SAP experience is a plus.
  • Strong teamwork and focus on achieving goals is required.
  • Desire to deliver the best products to our customers is a must.
  • Excellent communication skills and an attention to detail are needed on a daily basis.
  • Strict adherence to safety practices and company safety and environmental policies are required.
  • Prior weighmaster experience helpful.
  • Valid Arizona driver license required and a clean driving record.
  • Must pass a background check and physical prior to employment.

Benefits

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, disability, life insurance and voluntary accident, hospital and critical illness. Our 401(k) program includes up to a 4% employer match after one year of employment.

Drake is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Great opportunity for an experienced loader operator to join our team in Glendale! The successful candidate will be assigned to our second shift from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ability to work a flexible schedule with some Saturdays is required. Training will be provided. We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits program including a 401k employer match!

Skills and Experience

  • At least two years of experience operating loaders in a sand or gravel plant.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of mechanical functioning of various components on the equipment and make necessary repairs related to the equipment as they occur.
  • Ability to understand service and repair manuals relating to equipment and/or parts.
  • Good communication skills in reading, writing and speaking English.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure.
  • Ability to recognize different aggregate materials.
  • Ability to climb ladders and operate equipment safely.
  • Dependable and reliable.
  • Must have a valid AZ driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Responsibilities

  • Operate loader to stock aggregates for processing and charge the plant with raw materials.
  • Maintain an adequate feed of materials at all times, build stockpiles and keep plant areas clean.
  • Help perform general maintenance at the plant such as shoveling, greasing and other minor mechanical duties.
  • Operate at all times in a safe manner, complying with all safety procedures and programs as well as environmental requirements.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices on the equipment, reporting any necessary maintenance that is needed.
  • Complete paperwork with respect to the loader, including pre- and post-shift inspections, and maintain equipment maintenance records.
  • While operating equipment, avoid hazards and immediately report unsafe conditions.
  • Willingness to work additional hours when needed.
  • Knowledge and understanding of MSHA rules and regulations.

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. Benefits offered 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 Drake Companies are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Excellent opportunity for an experienced Heavy Equipment/Yellow Iron Diesel Mechanic to join our Drake Aggregates operation. The Diesel Mechanic maintains company equipment in four Aggregate plant sites through troubleshooting, analyzing malfunctions, making repairs and utilizing preventative maintenance schedules. Responsible for a variety of equipment including trucks, loaders, pumps, compressors and pneumatic tools. Plans and executes preventative maintenance schedules to maximize reliability, minimize failures and protect machinery. This is a full-time position with a company-provided truck.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Schedule and perform preventative maintenance and maintain accurate records
  • Lubricate and cleans parts and equipment to ensure proper operation
  • Operate and inspect machines or equipment to diagnose defects
  • Dismantle and reassemble equipment
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges
  • Replace defective parts and assemblies.
  • Test repaired equipment to ensure operating efficiency
  • Schedule and perform preventative maintenance and maintains accurate records
  • Lubricate and clean parts and equipment to ensure proper operation
  • Weld broken parts and structural members; fabricate parts as needed
  • Ensure safety guidelines are followed and properly documented.

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent and 5 years’ related experience
  • Diesel repair and other technical certifications are preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Experience repairing and overhauling industrial equipment including hydraulic systems, diesel engines, gas engines, pneumatic systems, and pumps related to loaders, forklifts, graders, and water trucks
  • Ability to torch and weld
  • Ability to work varied hours as needed
  • Ability to read electrical schematics, logic diagrams, and use electrical testing equipment
  • Computer skills preferred
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Valid AZ driver’s license and satisfactory driving record
  • CDL or ability to obtain a CDL
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical
  • Ability to travel to our four aggregates locations in Mesa/Glendale/Queen Creek and Sun City. May require occasional travel to quarry operations in north-central AZ
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 75 lbs.

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.

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
21803 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 220
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Phone: (480) 219-6670

Fax: (480) 219-7558

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

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Did You Know?

The Drake Community Relations Team is deidcated 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.

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.

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.