Mechanical Technician III - New Braunfels, TX

New Braunfels, TX, US, 78132

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  496046


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.


Position:  Mechanical Technician III

Reports to:  Mechanical Supervisor

Shift:  Approximately 7am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday.  

Pay:  $25+/hour


At Ash Grove Cement, people are our first priority. We offer a complete benefits package to include: 


  • Health Insurance 

  • Dental Insurance  

  • Vision Insurance 

  • 401k with company match and profit-sharing  

  • Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Time

  • Tuition Reimbursement 

  • Employee Assistance Program  

  • Disability Pay 

  • Life Insurance 

  • Growth Opportunities and more! 


The Mechanical Technician III reports to the Mechanical Supervisor. This person is expected to have very strong mechanical skills and to work with little or no supervision while performing complex maintenance on equipment necessary for the manufacturing of cement.


ShapeWhat you’ll be contributing: 


  • Inspect plant process machinery and provide recommendations for repair. 
  • Install & repair plant process machinery and provide detailed written description of work performed.
  • Operate equipment such as boom-lifts, cranes, forklifts, and other related mobile equipment.
  • Provide scope of work, parts requirements, and equipment requirements for repairs during both scheduled and unscheduled mill and kiln outages.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as required.
  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines. 
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor  


To succeed in this position, you will need: 


  • High school graduation or equivalent is required 
  • Some college courses preferred
  • Ability to read, write and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc. Willingness to learn, training will be provided  
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience with heavy processing equipment
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in Mineral Processing industry preferred
  • Minimum of 6 months of experience in a cement plant or similar heavy industry setting
  • Must have knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge of all types of equipment used in the manufacturing of cement – preferred.
  • Ability to repair and rebuild plant equipment with little or no supervision: motors, gearboxes, conveyer belts, viz. fans, blowers, pumps, elevators, crusher, clinker cooler, kiln, compressors, reclaimers, ball mills, vertical roller mills, air slides, gates, valves, coal mills, rail and truck loading equipment, air separators, FK pumps, air cannons, etc.
  • Ability to reason through difficult operations/maintenance problems, resolve said problems and/or relate same to others.
  • Must be able to exhitibit competence in shielded arc welding, flam cutting, measuring devices, hand and power tools, gauge reading, mechanical assembly, vibration measurement, non-destructive testing
  • Knowledge of storeroom, CMMS, email/cell phone usage, basic housekeeping/cleanup and tool room procedures
  • Ability to determine equipment conditions by visual observation and listening to its operation.


What to expect in a cement environment:


Work to be performed in a shop environment as well as outdoor exposure throughout the plant. Mild exposure to cement dust, heat, cold, and noise requires compliance with specified safety guidelines and procedures. Exposure to high elevations of up to 250 feet in height. Lifting up to 50 pounds. Exposure to all weather conditions. Normal operation of mobile equipment may result in jarring and vibratory exposure. 


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. 


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The employee will be required to follow all job instructions of his/her supervisor and to perform other work assignments related to plant operations that are not inconsistent with the current labor contract, past practices, or safety policies. 



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.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date:  Jun 9, 2024

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

Job Segment: Maintenance, Equipment Operator, Welding, Electrical, Manufacturing, Mining, Engineering