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Maintenance Planner - Louisville, NE

Louisville, NE, US, 68037

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  280362


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 the Midwest, Texas and Western United States. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


Position Overview


Plans and coordinates maintenance activities conducted at the plant.  Maintains plant assets in accordance with a proactive maintenance philosophy to achieve plant production, cost, quality, safety and environmental goals.  Schedules maintenance jobs so as to maximize plant and or equipment efficiency and minimize downtime.  Is an active member of the plant Maintenance Excellence Program (MEP) team.  Incumbent will utilize independent judgment in performing responsibilities.  Works under general supervision with standard practices and guidelines.  Refers to supervisor with unusual problems, circumstances and situations.  Provides indirect supervision over maintenance crew members and direct supervision over specific contractors. Must be available for infrequent evening and weekend work.  Works independently.  May be required to assist with general maintenance supervision.   


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


  • Plans, schedules, coordinates preventive maintenance, mechanical repair activities when new work requests are received.  Obtains contractors when needed.
  • Ensures compliance to all safety standards and regulations. Conducts and/or attends department and plant safety meetings.
  • Plans modifications and improvements of plant equipment and structures to improve efficiency.
  • Provides technical assistance to maintenance crews as needed. 
  • Maintains a maintenance department resource library. Provides equipment manuals, mechanical drawings, and blueprints when needed. 
  • Supports and complies with the plant MEP guidelines. Facilitates MEP process as requested by management.    
  • Recommends repair parts that need to be stocked and works with the storeroom personnel to ensure appropriate levels are maintained.
  • Assists as needed in preparing budget for capital expenditures planned for maintenance projects and repairs.
  • Coordinates maintenance projects with other departments as needed.  
  • Working from equipment manuals and online information, develops lubrication PM tasks 
  • Determines labor requirements for specific jobs.  Works with skilled trade supervisors when necessary to determine the number of craftsmen and man-hour requirements for job planning
  • Develops and maintains Standard Job Plans.  Incorporate information from equipment manuals including written procedures and drawings.  Includes planning requirements of spare parts, tools, mobile equipment and labor
  • Maintains maintenance history of all plant equipment and keeps complete and updated list of plant equipment  
  • May record time and costs associated with each work order 
  • May record and process maintenance schedules and time sheets  
  • Coordinates, writes, reviews SOP's and JSA's related to department on a monthly basis
  • Conducts, reviews and reports SAFE observations and area inspections as scheduled   
  • Participates in and leads morning and afternoon scheduling meetings.  Works with  mechanical  supervisors and assists with daily scheduling when needed    
  • Establishes position as a positive role model for plant safety, health and environmental issues and asserts
  • Performs other job related duties as needed such as performing backup for maintenance supervisors during vacations or other absences
  • Prepares various reports as requested




  • 3 or more years in a similar maintenance role is required. 




  • Associate Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Higher degree is preferred.


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! 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 career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Ash Grove Cement is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Date Posted:  May 6, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

Job Segment: Maintenance, Manufacturing