Maintenance Mechanic 1

Midlothian, TX, US, 76065

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  359659


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.



Looking for Experienced Heavy Industrial Maintenance Mechanics: Starting at $29.62 - $32.07 or higher per hour, depending on experience.


Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, repairs and installs all types of plant machinery, equipment, buildings; performs various repairs on compressors, pumps, water and gas lines, pipes and related machinery; performs welding to repair broken machinery and other welding-related duties; performs carpentry work as needed; works from drawings and blueprints to layout and assemble all types of steel construction and repairs; sets-up and operates machine tools for parts used in the plant and performs precision work as needed; operates heavy equipment to perform various duties in the mechanical repair department.  Serves as mentor to other employees in the mechanical maintenance classification.



  • Provides production support in the form of specialized mechanical repair to equipment and machinery.
  • Performs welding, cutting, pipefitting, fabrication, plumbing, lubrication, and related repair as needed for production machinery and equipment including (but not limited to) conveyers, gear boxes, air cylinders, air slides, pumps, valves, compressors, screw conveyors, vertical roller mill, ball mill(s), kiln, silos, etc.
  • Installation & alignment of necessary equipment for safe production operation. Where applicable, that could also mean the safe removal of similar equipment.
  • Prepares required paperwork regarding repairs completed as assigned.
  • Must become familiar with and participate in initial and annual training for the following ISO 14000 requirements.
  • Must become familiar with MSHA part 46 safety & training policies.
  • Installs, dismantles, repairs, reassembles and aligns machinery, equipment and tools as needed to improve function and operation.
  • Solves routine maintenance problems regarding equipment and machinery effectively.
  • Performs duties with verbal instructions and/or by reading and interpreting blueprints, charts, and tables.
  • Maintains proper records of the parts and materials used in maintenance jobs and job procedures.
  • Performs preventative and predictive maintenance activities on equipment as directed.
  • Inspects and repairs dust collection systems, when needed.
  • Operates cutting torch and plasma cutting in performing welding duties.
  • Operates a cutting torch and welder.
  • Performs lifting and rigging operations with mobile cranes once proper training has been received.
  • Cleans up after each maintenance job is completed.  Inspects tools for proper operation and stores them in the appropriate manner.
  • Observes all safety rules and regulations. (Continuous)





High school graduation or equivalent plus two (2) year technical education preferred in mechanical maintenance with an emphasis in preventive maintenance. Two to three years related mechanical maintenance experience preferred.


Ability to read and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, and similar information.  Ability to understand and interpret instructions, blueprints, drawings and sketches.  Knowledge and ability to setup and operate alignment equipment.


Ability to safely and effectively operate a man lift, scissors lift and forklift.  Ability to safely and effectively use hand tools, air and electric driven power tools, hoists, hand taps, dies, cutting torch, welding machines, wrenches, jacks, general and specialized machine tools, rigging equipment, brooms, picks, shovels and related equipment.  Ability to safely use hand tools, air tools, saws, ladders, hoists and related equipment.


Ability to read and understand instructions and troubleshooting guidelines.  Must have mechanical skills and the ability to understand and work on compressors and pumps.  Must pass a basic mechanical knowledge test.


Work requires walking on slippery surfaces on occasion; pulling and lifting while repairing equipment such as compressors, pumps and plumbing.


Ability to accurately interpret blueprints, drawings, sketches, verbal instructions and welding symbols.  Ability to adjust amperage on welding machine for different rods, and to adjust pressure gauges on welding gases for different metals.  Ability to safely and effectively operate cutting torch, plasma cutter, air hose, gas bottles, welding machine, welding helmet, cutting goggles, leather sleeves and related equipment.  Work requires walking over rough surfaces, climbing ladders, pushing and pulling welding machines and gas carts.


Ability to perform all necessary mathematical functions and conversations.  Ability to safely and effectively operate a shear, punch press, stationary drill, torch, welder, band saw, hammer, rule, square, compass, protractor, overhead crane, forklift and related equipment.


Ability to read and interpret blueprints, charts, tables and work orders.  Knowledge and ability to read and understand micrometers, dial indicators, calipers, depth gauges, and related measuring devices and other measuring tools.  Skill in setting up working stock in proper machine and adjust feed appropriately.  Knowledge of basic math calculations.


Ability to safely and effectively operate lathes, boring mill, milling machine, radial drill, shaper, threading machine, band saw, grinders, sprayers.  Work requires standing for long periods of time in front of machines.  Ability to safely use hydraulic press, overhead cranes, forklifts, cable slings, nylon slings, various rigging combinations, general hand tools and related equipment.


Work requires sitting for long periods of time on heavy equipment; repetitive motion, bouncing when equipment goes over rough terrain.


Must possess a current or valid driver’s license required to drive the registered plant vehicles off plant grounds.


Work requires pushing tool carts and carrying toolboxes, walking over rough surfaces, climbing ladders; lifting and handling tools and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.; working at elevated heights; and regularly working in awkward positions, in confined spaces and frequently bending and crouching.


Work requires walking, lifting, bending, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders and stairs, working in elevated areas, and working in confined spaces.


Work requires work shifts that may include weekends, afternoon, holidays or graveyards and be available to work callouts.  Callouts are generally a rotating schedule, but in certain circumstances could be unscheduled.

Working Conditions

May be exposed to dust, noise, heat, high elevations and varied weather conditions.  Normal operation of mobile equipment may result in jarring and vibratory exposure.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employee will be required to follow all job instructions of their supervisor and to perform other work assignments related to plant operation that are not inconsistent with current safety policies.


Job hazards include frequent exposure to dust, noise, heat, cold, and varied weather conditions.



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:  May 19, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Machinist, Pipefitter, Maintenance Mechanic, Hydraulics, Welding, Manufacturing, Engineering