Plant Engineer - Durkee, OR

Durkee, OR, US, 97905

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  491922


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.


At Ash Grove Cement, people are our first priority. We offer a complete benefits package, and opportunities for your continued growth and development!




The Plant Engineer coordinates engineering activities related to implementing new maintenance processes and revising existing maintenance processes. This position provides engineering assistance and works with employees working on various projects. The position performs predictive and preventative maintenance activities and equipment repair. The Plant Engineer depending on the circumstances may be required to work a schedule on weekends, holidays, off-shift, and even stay after shift.



What you’ll be contributing:


  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines.
  • Coordinates and works with others to plan, survey design, write specifications, and obtain contractors to implement new and revise existing maintenance processes.

  • Supervises and inspects the work of contractors on projects.

  • Assists plant management in planning and preparing capital expenditure proposals and budgets.

  • Assists in the purchase of plant equipment by communicating and negotiating with vendors.

  • Plans and coordinates testing and inspections of plant equipment such as large gearing, kilns, mills, and Preheater Equipment.

  • Works management to coordinate predictive maintenance activities such as oil analysis, vibration analysis, thermos testing, and ultrasound inspections.

  • Coordinates efforts to store drawings, new equipment drawings, and equipment manuals in a centralized location.

  • Provides mechanical, civil, structural, and electrical assistance.

  • Performs and supervises computer-aided design (CAD) performance to prepare designs and drawings of equipment systems and process projects.

  • Directs and evaluates engineering activities performed by outside engineering firms.

  • Coordinates with 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.

  • Uses the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) Avantis to assist with tracking and planning maintenance activities.

  • Writes up Standard Job Plans & Job Safety Analyses on specific jobs.

  • Works with management staff to plan modifications and improvements of equipment and structures to improve efficiency.

  • Provides technical assistance to maintenance crew.

  • Works with the Reliability Team and assists with improving the reliability of equipment.

  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.


To succeed in this position, you will need:


  • Ability to read, write and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc.
  • Minimum 4 Year / Bachelors Degree in Mechanical, structural, civil, or electrical engineering preferred.

  • Preferred Other in Professional Engineer (PE)

  • Preferred 2 years in Mechanical, structural, civil, or electrical engineering, or related engineering positions in a heavy industry

  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems with high attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to perform, organize and prioritize work independently

  • Ability to collaborate and build a team

  • Proficient in English written, verbal communication, and listening skills. 

  • Knowledge of government regulations such as the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) as they apply to maintenance projects and repair activities.

  • Knowledge of maintenance and repair required by cement plant equipment and structures.

  • Knowledge of conveyors, alternating current/direct current (AC/DC) motors, fans, hydraulic systems, and electrical distribution systems.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office365 Excel, Project, Access, CAD, CMMS software, and computer applications

  • Ability to make sound independent judgments regularly

  • Ability to work under general supervision with standard practices and guidelines. 

  • Ability to refer to supervisor with unusual problems or situations. 


What’s next for you?


We provide stability and advancement opportunities across North America. Use our tuition reimbursement program to help you meet your career goals.


The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive. The physical demands, working environment, and other conditions of employment listed in this document are representative of but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of the requirements for positions in this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 


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What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive 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.


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Date:  May 19, 2024

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