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Plant Engineer - Chanute, KS

Chanute, KS, US, 66720

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  434919


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.


Job Summary


Coordinates engineering activities related to the implementation of new maintenance processes and the revision of existing maintenance processes, including the assignment and supervision of contractors.  Provides engineering assistance as needed throughout the plant.  Works with plant personnel working on various projects and performing maintenance activities (including Predictive and Preventative Maintenance) and equipment repair.  Uses independent judgment in performing responsibilities.  Works under general supervision with standard practices and guidelines.  Refers to supervisor with unusual problems or situations.  Provides either direct or indirect supervision to maintenance employees as specified by plant management.


Essential Functions


  • Works with other plant personnel to plan, survey design, write specifications and obtain contractors for the implementation of new projects as well as the revision of existing ones as needed.  Supervises and inspects work of contractors on responsible projects
  • Assists plant management in planning and preparing capital expenditure proposals and budgets
  • Assists in the purchase of plant equipment where appropriate.  Communicates and negotiates with vendors as needed.
  • Plans and coordinates testing and inspections of plant equipment such as large gearing, kilns, mills and Preheater Equipment
  • Coordinates efforts to store drawings, new equipment drawings and equipment manuals in a centralized location
  • Provides mechanical, civil, structural and/or electrical assistance as needed in all areas of the plant
  • Assists in permitting applications when needed
  • Performs and/or supervises the performance of computer-aided design to prepare designs and drawings of equipment systems and processes associated with plant projects (where applicable)
  • Directs and evaluates engineering activities performed by outside engineering firms as needed
  • Coordinates with plant department managers in planning major projects and plant shutdown repairs and maintenance activities
  • Promotes plant safety and ensures compliance with all applicable safety standards and regulations which includes participating in the Safety Observation Program, participating in MSHA government inspections, participating in departmental safety meetings and any other activities to assist in plant safety
  • Learn how to use the plant CMMS to assist with tracking and planning maintenance activities
  • Write up Standard Job Plans & Job Safety Analyses on specific jobs that are performed at the plant.  These are step by step items that are completed so that jobs are done safely and efficiently.  These will be stored so that knowledge on specific jobs can be retained at the plant.
  • Works with Management Staff to plan modifications and improvements of plant equipment and structures to improve efficiency when specified by local plant management and the correct process on how to do this according to Ash Grove Policies
  • Coordinates maintenance projects with all departments as needed.
  • Provides technical assistance to maintenance crew as needed.  This may include working off-shift hours, on weekends or holidays or after hours when needed or directed
  • Work with the Reliability Team and assist with the reliability of plant equipment and learn how to conduct a Basic Failure Analysis (BFA) on equipment to discover a root cause and work towards improving the reliability of equipment as needed.
  • Prepares various reports as requested.
  • May fill in other Maintenance Management positions as needed when their personnel are away from the plant.




  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering discipline required.


Work Experience


  • 2 years of experience in related plant engineering positions in a heavy industry preferred.


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:  Nov 18, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City
Nearest Secondary Market: Wichita

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