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Cement Technician - Mississauga ON

Mississauga, ON, CA

CRH Canada - Cement ON



Job ID:  350859


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. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


Position Overview


The Continuous Improvement Cement Technician has the authority and is fully accountable for the successful execution of the responsibilities listed in this position description in accordance with CRH Canada policies and procedures and as limited by the H&S Manager and dotted line with the Production Manager and Optimisation Manager.


This role pays $25.00/hr


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


A.   Assistance to Production and Optimisation Departments
•    Assistance to production or Optimisation to analyze operations of the Plant and make recommendations for process improvement including Cost/Benefit Analysis
•    Assistance to production to prepare computer reports on the process of operating efficiencies and failure investigation tests
•    Assistance to Optimisation Department to perform tests on operating plant systems to determine the efficiencies of the equipment and audit
•    Assistance to develop technical instructions for operating personnel and ensure proper communication for the four shifts
•    Assistance to management in maintaining the Plant within safety, environmental and quality performance regulations
•    Assistance to develop operational procedures 


B. Health and Safety – Continuous Improvement Hole watch 
•    Hole watch is part of the work associated with confined space work, such as work inside storage tanks or tight spaces between two bulkheads. The team member on hole watch maintains communication with the personnel in the confined space, or hole. In case of an emergency, the worker on hole watch maintains situational awareness and raises the alarm about the emergency. For example, if weather conditions deteriorate and pose a hazard, the worker on hole watch can advise personnel in the hole and assist them in leaving the confined space.
•    Ensure compliance under legislation and Corporate requirements
    - Know the hazards that may be faced during the entry, as well as the effects of those hazards
    - Monitor conditions inside and outside of the space
    - Call for the evacuation of the space in the event of an emergency or the detection of a prohibited condition
•    Personnel involved in hole watch duties are entrusted with the safety of those who enter confined spaces. They must understand the hazards associated with confined space entry, be able to communicate effectively, recognize aberrant behaviors in the personnel in the confined space that may result from the hazards associated with the space and act appropriately in an emergency. 


•    Currently in last years of University Degree in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

Knowledge/Skills Required
•    Occupational Health and Safety knowledge 
•    Proficient computer skills, specifically with applications such as SAP, MS Office, TIS
•    Ability to work in an outdoor environment, with frequent exposure to heat, cold, dust, and noise 


Core Competencies
•    Thorough understanding of all aspects of cement plant operations
•    Communications – communicate with impact and create and environment in which people communicate honestly and openly. Effective verbal and written communication skills
•    Analysis and Problem-Solving – Effectively examine events, issues and problems and generate optimal solutions in a timely manner.
•    Ability to assess projects and monitor costs
•    Fosters Teamwork and Cooperation – Foster a sense of collaboration and work effectively across the organization to achieve goals.
•    Adapts and Learns – Work effectively in the face of ambiguity, shifting priorities and rapid change while actively developing one’s skills and capabilities.
•    Drives Change and Innovation – Champion new ideas and initiatives and create an environment that supports change and innovation.
•    Leads for Performance – Demonstrate and foster a sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals.


Physical Requirements

Job has a lot of variety and is not routine. Cement techs will be required to work outside, at heights, warm temperatures, and at times around and over water, in dusty environments and confined spaces. Position will be predominantly day shift, but incumbent will be required to work shifts or weekends as necessary.
Ideal candidates would have a high mechanical/chemical engineering background, ability to work in a team-based environment and excellent mechanical knowledge, and experience working in a heavy manufacturing environment.


Work Environment
•    This position is based across the plant.

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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:  Apr 30, 2022

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