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Director of Maintenance & Reliability Engineering - Overland Park, KS

Overland Park, KS, US, 66210

Cement Division Corporate



Job ID:  349840


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 Summary


Leads the implementation of best practice maintenance and reliability initiatives throughout the Ash Grove Cement (AGC) network of plants and terminals. Adapts and develops maintenance and reliability strategy to assist the operations in making the best use of their resources and aligns efforts of corporate and operational teams to achieve strong performance in maintenance that is aligned well with the maintenance task force objectives. Directly supervises Corporate Reliability Engineer and collaborates with many maintenance and reliability personnel throughout AGC. Works closely with VP Manufacturing Services and keeps the same informed on all aspects of maintenance and reliability. The jobholder must display ambition and self-motivation whilst being a team player with strong influencing and collaborative skills. Must also possess technical proficiency.     


Essential Functions


  • Coordinates maintenance strategy for AGC network of plants and terminals. Reviews Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for operations to understand progress and to continually align operational teams in terms of their areas of opportunity and improvement.   
  • Oversee an appropriate best practice maintenance system that documents a simple approach to the aspects of maintenance to ensure a consistent and high-quality approach.   
  • Ensure strong alignment across maintenance teams in terms of maintenance task forces. Promote a culture of open and transparent sharing of maintenance issues combined with a performance improvement culture. Assess performance using assessment tools where appropriate.   
  • Support operations on specific technical maintenance and engineering issues where appropriate. Promote safe working practices for all maintenance and reliability-related work.   
  • Review significant reliability issues at plants and advise VP Manufacturing Services and plant teams on the best path forward on the same.   
  • Review and evaluate Capex requests and look at Opex Maintenance budgets, particularly Major Overhaul budgets, in detail.  
  • Ensure that plant teams invest time and resources in structured major overhaul planning.  
  • Develop effective training support for operational maintenance and reliability teams and corporate reliability personnel.    
  • Liaise with internal AGC engineering resources, Group Technical Services, and outside resources where appropriate to the aims above.   
  • Responsible for the development and support of computerized maintenance management system.    
  • Work closely with Electrical Engineering Manager on all aspects of maintenance and reliability work that require cross-functional input.    
  • Performs other appropriate functions and duties as required.    




  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant engineering discipline: mechanical, electrical, civil


Work Experience


  • 10 or more years' experience in cement industry, or similar process industry, with line management experience and/or consulting experience across multiple locations in the areas of maintenance and reliability.  Project, commissioning or optimization experience beneficial.  Experience in leading people regarding improvement of safety culture is necessary.


Skills & Abilities


  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills     
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills         
  • Demonstrated written communication skills          
  • Demonstrated analytical skills         
  • Excellent interpretation of complex statistical data          
  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills     
  • Articulate and responsive to colleagues        
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure        
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills          
  • Experience in a regulated environment         
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills           
  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills          
  • Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents       


Physical demands/Work environment


  • Frequently sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing driving, and using tools such as computer, phone and calculator.
  • Occasionally bending crouching, climbing stairs, walking on rough or uneven surfaces and working at high elevations.
  • Travel required up to 75%


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.

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Date Posted:  Jan 16, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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