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Shipping Supervisor - Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA, US, 98134

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  230180


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 the Midwest, Texas and Western United States. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.




Coordinates shipping activities between the plant, railroad, sales department, customers, and other plants and terminals.  Oversees the blending of cement to meet specified requirements. Services the Shipping department computer system.  Provides direct supervision over Bulk Loaders and indirect supervision over Material Handlers. Directly supervises all contract labor and services within the Shipping department.  Uses independent judgment in performing daily responsibilities.




  • Sets priorities, and assigns and communicates job duties to employees directly and indirectly assigned to.
  • Prepares required reports, records and other documentation specified by management.
  • Supervises the performance of Bulk Loaders and Material Handlers.
  • Evaluates job performance and communicates job performance expectations.
  • Works closely with Ash Grove sales employees in scheduling cement shipments.
  • Coordinates efforts of Production Shift Supervisor, shipping control employees and terminal employees in filing customer orders.
  • Coordinates all rail car switching including; cement, fly ash and raw material railroad cars.
  • Supervises blending of cement that does not meet specified standards and coordinates with lab personnel to ensure appropriate adjustments are made to meet the required standards.
  • Ensures that the requested type of cement is shipped to each customer in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Provides inventory reports once a week, more if required, to Sales personnel and Production Manager.
  • Monitors rail yard for appropriate amount and placement of rail cars.
  • Coordinates with the Maintenance department for preventive and routine equipment maintenance and service.
  • Coordinates and supervises intra-plant cement transfers.
  • Assists and relieves the Utility Supervisor with the receiving of raw materials such as coal, coke, fly ash, gypsum, iron ore, clay and clinker.
  • Assists and relieves the Quarry Supervisor as required.
  • Plans and schedules silo fill and extraction schedules.
  • Creates work requests for maintenance on department equipment and tools and follows up on job execution.
  • Maintains shipping records on personal computer regarding the type of cement, silo and mode of transportation used for each shipment.
  • Reports necessary maintenance for the shipping computer system.
  • Trains shipping employees in the proper use of the shipping computer system.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned




  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to lead/manage others
  • Ability to build strong customer relationships
  • Knowledge of plant operation and the ability to move around the plant, including areas only accessible by foot.
  • Working knowledge of loading, shipping and silo operations and functionality of equipment necessary to ship the specified type of product to the correct customer in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Working knowledge of basic mechanics along with knowledge of all heavy equipment, tools and other types of equipment used within the department. 
  • Ability to use shipping computer systems.




  • 3 or more years of administrative and supervisory positions, preferably in production, shipping or material handling in a cement or related industry




  • Two years of college or technical studies in related subject preferred


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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Nearest Major Market: Seattle

Job Segment: Manager, Shipping and Receiving, Warehouse, Management, Manufacturing, Operations