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Maintenance Planner - Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA, US, 98134

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  473202


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! 




Plans and coordinates maintenance activities conducted at the plant. Maintains plant assets in accordance with a proactive maintenance philosophy to achieve plant production, cost, quality, safety, and environmental goals.

Schedules maintenance jobs to maximize plant and/or equipment efficiency and minimize downtime. Is an active member of the plant Maintenance Excellence Program (MEP) team. The incumbent will utilize independent judgment in performing responsibilities. Works under general supervision with standard practices and guidelines. Refers to supervisors with unusual problems, circumstances, and situations. Provides indirect supervision over maintenance crew members and direct supervision over specific contractors. Must be available for infrequent evening and weekend work. Works independently. May be required to assist with general maintenance supervision.


What you’ll be contributing: 


  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines. 

  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

  • Plans, schedules, and coordinates preventive maintenance, and mechanical repair activities when new work requests are received. Obtains contractors when needed.

  • Ensures compliance with all safety standards and regulations. Conducts and attends department and plant safety meetings.

  • Plans modifications and improvements of plant equipment and structures to improve efficiency.

  • Provides technical assistance to maintenance crews as needed.

  • Maintains a maintenance department resource library. Provides equipment manuals, mechanical drawings, and blueprints when needed.

  • Supports and complies with the plant MEP guidelines. Facilitates MEP process as requested by management.

  • Recommends repair parts that must be stocked and work with the storeroom personnel to ensure appropriate levels are maintained.

  • Assists as needed in preparing a budget for capital expenditures planned for maintenance projects and repairs.

  • Coordinates maintenance projects with other departments as needed.

  • Working from equipment manuals and online information develops lubrication PM tasks

  • Determines labor requirements for specific jobs. Works with skilled trade supervisors when necessary to determine the number of craftsmen and man-hour requirements for job planning

  • Develops and maintains Standard Job Plans. Incorporate information from equipment manuals including written procedures and drawings. Includes planning requirements of spare parts, tools, mobile equipment, and labor

  • Maintains maintenance history of all plant equipment and keeps a complete and updated list of plant equipment

  • May record time and costs associated with each work order

  • May record and process maintenance schedules and time sheets

  • Coordinate, write, and review SOPs and JSAs related to the department on a monthly basis

  • Conducts, reviews, and reports SAFE observations and area inspections as scheduled

  • Participates in and leads morning and afternoon scheduling meetings. Works with mechanical supervisors and assists with daily scheduling when needed

  • Establishes position as a positive role model for plant safety, health, and environmental issues and asserts "safety and environmental leadership" in all aspects of each daily routine

  • Performs other job-related duties as needed such as performing backup for maintenance supervisors during vacations or other absences.

  • Prepares various reports as requested.



To succeed in this position, you will need: 


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

  • Associate's Degree or technical school in a related area. A combination of education and experience will be considered.

  • 3 years of experience in a similar maintenance role. Preferred to be in a cement or related industrial plant.

  • Working knowledge of conveyors, dust collectors, fans, hydraulic systems, gearboxes, and mechanical transmission systems

  • Possesses a working knowledge of government regulations such as EPA and MSHA as they relate to maintenance and repair projects

  • Base salary starting at $95,000+ depending on experience.



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 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:  Jan 26, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

Job Segment: Maintenance, Hydraulics, Manufacturing, Engineering