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Maintenance Planner - Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA, US, 98134

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  409439


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


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 so as to maximize plant and or equipment efficiency and minimize downtime.  Is an active member of the plant Maintenance Excellence Program (MEP) team.  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.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


  • 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/or 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 need to be stocked and works 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 timesheets.
  • Conducts, reviews, and reports SAFE observations and area inspections as scheduled.
  • 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.


Other Requirements


  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Technical knowledge of maintenance and repair required by plant equipment and structures.
  • Ability to read and understand equipment manuals, mechanical drawings, and blueprints.




  • 3 or more years of experience in maintenance in a related industry is preferred.




  • Associate's Degree or technical school in a related area or equivalent combination of education and experience required. 


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:  Jun 16, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

Job Segment: Maintenance, Project Manager, Manufacturing, Technology