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Technical Services Cement Technician - Mississauga ON

Mississauga, ON, CA

CRH Canada - Cement ON



Job ID:  423902


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 Overview


The Technical Services 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 Director of Technical Services and dotted line with the Technical Services Representative and Sustainable Fuels and Raw Materials Business Development Manager.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  1. Manage and administer the Grant writing and submission process for the Mississauga Plant
  • Research, document and present to the operations team the available Federal and Provincial Grant Funding programs
    • Funding will be reviewed in the context of on-going Sustainability, Innovation and Capital Plant Projects to support the Ash Grove emission reduction targets.
  • Lead the drafting and submission of grant applications for applicable projects and interact with assigned members of the Commercial, Logistics and Manufacturing team as appropriate.
  • Create a dashboard for communicating updates and changes to the available grant funding programs.
  • Support the Director of Tech Services to provide comments to applicable agencies for the on-going development of grant programs by various Government entities.
  • When not working on grant program assigned tasks, provide assistance to Technical Services, Production or Optimization to analyze operations of the Plant and make recommendations for process improvement including Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Provide assistance in the review of the on-going development of the 5-year strategic Capex plan development.  Work with assigned members of the team to align applicable projects with possible funding programs. 
  • Assistance to the Technical Service team for the execution of on-going projects and customer support for testing programs.
  • 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 management in maintaining the Plant within safety, environmental and quality performance regulations





  • University Degree in Chemical, Electrical, Civil 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 sporadically work in an outdoor environment, with 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 at times 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 project requirements may dictate working outside of normal day time hours for periods of time.

Ideal candidates would have a strong engineering background with a desire to learn all areas of the cement business, 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 in the office and at varying plant locations.


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:  Jul 27, 2022

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