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Process Engineer - Chanute, KS

Chanute, KS, US, 66720

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  308359


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.


Position Overview

Performs duties pertaining to the entire cement manufacturing process. Analyzes the process and suggests ways to improve operations. Uses independent judgment in performing responsibilities. Works from general policies and objectives. Refers to supervisor when clarification or interpretation of organizational policy is in question.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


  • Analyzes the cement production process – raw materials to finish milling – and implements changes as needed for optimal operating conditions in terms of fuel efficiency, electrical efficiency and production rate.
  • Demonstrates pyro-processing expertise in performing regular responsibilities. Participates in the training of the control room operators on the proper ways of using plant equipment. Works closely with shift process teams to ensure mills and pyro lines are consistently operated at peak efficiency.
  • Performs programming of the plant’s programmable control systems and provides maintenance, documentation and improvements for computerized process systems. Performs performance testing and measurements on production equipment. Maintains equipment performance records including wear part life history.
  • Provide technical support to the Production Department in achieving its objectives of maximizing plant production of quality controlled cement in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Optimization of process areas by testing, data gathering, sampling and the application of in-house expertise to provide progressive solutions to enable continual improvement in all aspects of the production process.


Other Requirements


  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of pyro-processing, thermodynamics, heat transfer, air flow and related principles.
  • Working knowledge of PLC systems and instrumentation techniques and guidelines.




  • 2 or more years of experience in a similar or related position.




  • Bachelor's Degree in mechanical or chemical engineering 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:  Aug 21, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City
Nearest Secondary Market: Wichita

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