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Maintenance Manager - Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA, US, 98134

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  475698


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 to include:


  • Family Culture – We treat our team like family
  • Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance.
  • Paid Time Off - Regular full-time employees with less than two years of continuous service will accrue 3.077 vacation hours per pay period.
  • 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • 401k with 5% company match & profit sharing
  • Opportunities for Internal Mobility
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Training Provided
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program - We'll assist with continuing education that aligns with your career goals
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability
  • Company Discounts on products, goods, services, electronics, automotive, travel & more!
  • Opportunities for Community Engagement
  • Potential Relocation Packages
  • Potential Seattle Geographical Differential pay




Coordinates and supervises maintenance repairs and preventive/predictive maintenance activities for the plant including all mobile and stationary equipment and machinery. Uses independent judgment in making decisions regarding plant maintenance and in analyzing unusual maintenance problems and situations. Works under general supervision. Refers to supervisor when clarification or interpretation of the organizational policy is needed. Exercises direct or indirect supervision over all maintenance-related employees. Some of them occupy lower-level and mid-level plant management positions, including the Maintenance Department, Mobile Repair Department, Mechanical, and Electrical Maintenance Departments, and Maintenance Planning Department. Over-site of capital expenditures at the plant level and significant involvement in the preparation and control of plant budgets.


What you’ll be contributing:


  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the supervisor
  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines. 
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Establishes, communicates, and assigns job responsibilities, goals, and performance standards for employees within the Maintenance Department.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with other department management regarding maintenance projects and priorities.
  • Reviews, plans, schedules, and supervises all maintenance repairs and preventive maintenance activities for the plant. Responsible for the development and execution of major shutdown schedules, real-time updates, and post-shutdown critiques.
  • Oversees all aspects of the maintenance department.
  • Affects job performance through motivation, establishing goals, and providing feedback.
  • Evaluates performance and recommend merit increases and promotions.
  • Obtains, coordinates, and supervises the work of contractors as required for specified repairs.
  • Meets with vendors regarding new maintenance equipment and other supplies needed for executing maintenance responsibilities.
  • Are an active participant and leader in the Maintenance Excellence Process
  • Actively supports and participates in plant safety and environmental programs
  • Coordinates with plant management on priorities and schedules for plant projects not necessarily directly related to plant equipment operation.
  • Works with Planner to review, plan schedule, and supervise all maintenance repair and preventive/predictive maintenance activities for the plant. Investigates and resolve unusual problems or difficulties in maintenance projects.
  • Specifies engineering data and solicits competitive pricing on the purchase of major equipment and parts.
  • Coordinates with storeroom personnel concerning the number of supplies and parts needed for maintenance activities.
  • Works with Planner to compile records and data regarding maintenance projects and prepares reports for management
  • Ensures that maintenance personnel complies with plant and MSHA safety rules and regulations.
  • Assists in developing the annual budget and implementing the approved budget. Prepares maintenance budget and capital project documentation for the Plant Manager
  • Ensures proper training is conducted for new department employees and existing employees as needed.
  • As requested by plant management, may handle the first stages of discipline problems and attendance for the maintenance department.
  • Conducts meetings for supervisors to set maintenance priorities. Also conducts and/or participates in meetings with department heads on all plant activities including environmental issues, safety, quality control, shipping, production, maintenance, purchasing, cost containment, morale, etc.
  • Collaborates with Plant Manager to discuss goals, strategic planning, etc., and ensures that these directives are achieved.
  • Performs daily surveillance of operations by conducting plant inspections and discussing maintenance requirements with supervisors.
  • May conduct and/or participate in the plant/union safety committee activities. Conducts monthly safety meetings and trains employees on safety regulations and standards. Evaluates safety hazards on a proactive basis and investigate accidents.
  • Participates in labor contract negotiations. Investigates problems and try to resolve them before they become grievances. Meets with union representatives as needed.
  • Reviews and approves all invoices when Plant Manager is not at the plant. May perform other Plant Manager duties on a relief basis.
  • Review maintenance reports analyzing trends. Assists Plant Manager in preparing annual budgets for company executives.
  • Recommends improvements and other types of suggestions to improve plant productivity, employee morale, etc.
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision-making skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lead/manage others
  • Extensive knowledge of all equipment and machinery used in the plant and how each of them functions. Extensive knowledge of maintenance techniques and repair procedures on general types of industrial equipment such as pumps, compressors, electric motors, fans, conveyor belts, and air conditioning equipment. Knowledge of maintenance techniques and repair procedures for equipment specific to the production of cement such as kilns, ball mills, roller mills, air separators, and Fuller-Kinyon pumps.
  • Knowledge of MSHA safety regulations. General knowledge of EPA environmental regulations
  • Knowledge of procedures for welding operations, tool and die manufacture, machine shop operations, millwright work, steel fabrication, and pipe fitting. Design and drafting skills for structural steel, piping, general fabrication, and layout of equipment.Knowledge of construction techniques for buildings of different types like concrete block, wood, and steel construction. Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • It may require the ability to climb ladders, lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds, enter confined areas, and be exposed to extreme temperatures and dusty environments. Understand and use Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, and Avantis (CMMS) software.


To succeed in this position, you will need the following: 


  • Ability to read, write and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc. 

  • 5 or more years of experience in a cement manufacturing facility with specific exposure to management responsibilities.

  • Bachelor's Degree with knowledge of Engineering principles and procedures or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in Engineering preferred.




  • The base salary range starts at $101,600 - $158,600
  • Eligible for a yearly bonus


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. 




This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The employee will be required to follow all job instructions of his/her supervisor and to perform other work assignments related to plant operations that are not inconsistent with the current labor contract, past practices, or safety policies. 


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


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:  May 10, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

Job Segment: Plant Manager, Machinist, Facilities, Plant, Pipe Welding, Manufacturing, Operations