Production Support Specialist - Durkee, OR

Durkee, OR, US, 97905

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  497653


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.


Position:  Production Support Specialist

Reports to: Production Supervisor

Shift:  All shifts. 

Pay:  $22.88/hr + Shift Differential (Top Pay after 18 months will be $32.02/hr.). Increases every 6 months with tenure and experience; this is a collective bargaining position.


At Ash Grove Cement, people are our first priority. We offer a complete benefits package to include: 


  • Health Insurance 

  • Dental Insurance Vision Insurance 

  • Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays

  • Tuition Reimbursement 

  • Employee Assistance Program  

  • Disability Pay 

  • Life Insurance 

  • Growth Opportunities and more! 


Under general supervision and according to specified policies and procedures, performs general clean-up and material handling duties.  Complies with all applicable safety policies and regulations.


ShapeWhat you’ll be contributing: 


  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines. 
  • Additional duties as assigned by the supervisor  
  • Performs general clean-up duties using a shovel, broom, chipping hammer, pavement breaker, concrete saw, Waldon front-end loader, Bobcat loader and motorized sweepers, hi-vac vacuum truck.
  • Assists in removing and installing refractory lining in the kiln, preheat tower, coolers, and other related plant equipment.  Also assists with concrete pours, and mixing and pouring special castibles, which may require lifting sacks weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Performs cleaning of plant equipment including the following but not limited to:  unplugging chutes and silo feeders; cleaning the inside of dust collectors and tower cyclones using water and air  hoses; and unplugging preheat tower vessels, feed pipes, conveyor drags, augers, belt conveyors and troughing rolls.
  • Performs emergency railroad track repairs, which occasionally requires the repetitive pounding of a sledgehammer weighing up to 16 pounds.  Cleans railroad hopper and box cars, which includes lifting top loading doors weighing up to 125 pounds.
  • Cleans building roofs and removes snow when necessary.  Occasionally cleans drain ditches and catch basins.  Uses shovels and an air lance to perform these duties.
  • Assists in screening grinding balls and recharging mill grinding ball load.
  • Performs janitorial and ground keeping duties which include, but are not limited to changing air conditioner filters, moving, weeding, fertilizing, watering and trimming.
  • Performs vacation relief , fills other positions as needed performs other duties as assigned by Shift Supervisor or Production Manager.
  • Observes all safety rules and keeps work areas clean.


To succeed in this position, you will need: 


  • High school graduation or equivalent is required 
  • Ability to read, write and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc.
  • Willingness to learn, training will be provided 
  • Ability to safely and effectively use and operate a shovel, broom, chipping hammer, pavement breaker, concrete saw, Waldon front-end loader, Bobcat loader, motorized sweeper, brick saw, water hose, air hose, sledgehammer, and air lance in performing job duties. 


What to expect in a cement environment: 


Work to be performed in a shop environment as well as outdoor exposure throughout the plant. Mild exposure to cement dust, heat, cold, and noise requires compliance with specified safety guidelines and procedures. Exposure to high elevations of up to 250 feet in height. Exposure to all weather conditions. Normal operation of mobile equipment may result in jarring and vibratory exposure. 


What’s next for you? 


We provide stability and advancement opportunities across North America. Use our tuition reimbursement program to help you meet your career goals. 


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The employee will be required to follow all job instructions of his/her supervisor and to perform other work assignments related to plant operations that are not inconsistent with the current labor contract, past practices, or safety policies. 


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What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive 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:  Jul 19, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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