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Automation Engineer - Chanute, KS

Chanute, KS, US, 66720

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  327161


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. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.





Performs engineering technician duties in the areas of plant computer network systems management, control, instrumentation, electronics, etc. in assistance to the electrical and production departments.  Provides technical support to other plant personnel as needed and assigned to include after-hours work/call-outs to support the plant operations.  Works from general supervision on routine duties with specific instructions, and under close supervision on technical matters involving non-routine duties. Exercises work supervision over electricians and other wage positions as associated with Automation Engineering functions.  Liaison between corporate IT department and plant to assist with minor IT-related activities on site.




  • Responsible for computer automation hardware and software (HMI, trend software, iHistorian, PTIS, etc.) used in the plant operation including programming, troubleshooting, problem-solving/solutions for process control or distributed control issues and maintenance involved with graphics, trending, data logging, etc.  Provide engineering support as needed for plant projects.
  • Responsible for PLC systems and networks used in the plant operation including programming, trouble-shooting and maintenance.
  • Work with Electrical Engineer and the electrical department on design, installation, revisions and maintenance of all plant electrical and instrumentation systems including all existing and new installations.
  • The following activities will be executed in collaboration with Corporate IT: Maintain the security and integrity of all Local Area network devices, equipment and components such as servers, switches, and computers.  Provides technical support and trouble-shooting as needed for plant LAN/WAN and telecommunication systems.  Maintains all plant information technology systems to the latest revision/version.  Ensures all systems are operating at designed performance levels and coordinates computer technology changes.




  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Quickly troubles shoots and resolves problems
  • Knowledge of electrical and control systems, instrumentation, computer operations, and other related technical areas.
  • Ability to understand and operate computer software and hardware.  Ability to use engineering and electronic equipment such as measuring devices, calculators and computers.




  • 3 or more years of experience in Electrical or Automation in an industrial manufacturing environment preferred




  • Associate’s Degree in Electricity/Electronics, or related area (Required)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Electrical Engineering or Process Controls (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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Date Posted:  Sep 30, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City
Nearest Secondary Market: Wichita

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