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Automation Engineer - Montana City, MT

Clancy, MT, US, 59634

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  365722


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides Portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us.  We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across North America. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. We stand together to reinvent the way our world is built. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.




Performs engineering technician duties in the areas of plant computer network systems management, control, instrumentation, electronics, etc. in assistance to the electrical and production departments.  Provides technical support to other plant personnel as needed and assigned to include after-hours work/call-outs to support the plant operations.  Works from general supervision on routine duties with specific instructions, and under close supervision on technical matters involving non-routine duties. Exercises work supervision over electricians and other wage positions as associated with Automation Engineering functions.  Liaison between corporate IT department and plant to assist with minor IT-related activities on site. Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Responsible for computer automation hardware and software (HMI, trend software, iHistorian, PTIS, etc.) used in the plant operation including programming, troubleshooting, problem-solving/solutions for process control or distributed control issues and maintenance involved with graphics, trending, data logging, etc.  Provide engineering support as needed for plant projects.
  • Responsible for PLC systems and networks used in the plant operation including programming, trouble-shooting and maintenance.
  • Work with Electrical Engineer and the electrical department on design, installation, revisions and maintenance of all plant electrical and instrumentation systems including all existing and new installations.
  • The following activities will be executed in collaboration with Corporate IT: Maintain the security and integrity of all Local Area network devices, equipment and components such as servers, switches, and computers.  
  • Provides technical support and trouble-shooting as needed for plant LAN/WAN and telecommunication systems.  
  • Maintains all plant information technology systems to the latest revision/version.  Ensures all systems are operating at designed performance levels and coordinates computer technology changes.


Skills and Abilities


  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Quickly troubleshoot and resolves problems
  • Ability to understand and operate computer software and hardware.  
  • Ability to use engineering and electronic equipment such as measuring devices, calculators and computers.
  • Knowledge of electrical and control systems, instrumentation, computer operations, and other related technical areas. 
  • Knowledge of industrial networking and SCADA system integration. 
  • Knowledge of Rockwell Software PLC hardware, PLC ladder logic programing and SCADA system programming (FTview SE)
  • Base salary starting at $78,000+ depending on experience. 




  •  3 or more years of experience in Electrical or automation in an industrial manufacturing environment. (Required)




  • Bachelor's Degree in a science or engineering field preferred
  • Associate's Degree in electricity/electronics, or related area required


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date Posted:  Sep 16, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Helena
Nearest Secondary Market: Montana

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