Director of Maintenance and Reliability

Overland Park, KS, US, 66210

Americas Cement Corporate



Job ID:  481543


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.


At Ash Grove Cement, people are our first priority. We offer a complete benefits package, and opportunities for your continued growth and development!




Leads the implementation of best practice maintenance and reliability initiatives throughout the Ash Grove Cement (AGC) network of plants and terminals. Reviews, 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. Detailed understanding of installed equipment variety in cement plants, from quarry to cement load out operations, is essential.
Directly supervises Corporate Reliability Engineer and collaborates with many maintenance and reliability personnel throughout AGC. Works closely with Director of Manufacturing Services and keeps the same informed on all aspects of maintenance and reliability activities.
The jobholder must display ambition and self-motivation whilst being team player with strong influencing and collaborative skills. Must also possess technical proficiency. 


What you’ll be contributing:


  • 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 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.


To succeed in this position, you will need:


  • Minimum 4 Year / Bachelors Degree in relevant engineering discipline: mechanical or electrical
  • Minimum 10 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 the improvement of maintenance culture is necessary.
  • 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
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Ability to inspire and develop staff
  • Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision-making skills
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated time management and priority-setting skills
  • Instills commitment to organizational goals
  • Travel 50% or more


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.


The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive. The physical demands, working environment, and other conditions of employment listed in this document are representative of but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of the requirements for positions in this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform 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 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.


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Date:  Sep 4, 2023

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

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