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Instrumentation & Electrical Supervisor - Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA, US, 98134

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  279920


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 the Midwest, Texas and Western United States. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


Position Overview


Schedules, coordinates and assigns duties for plant electrical maintenance and repair work. Monitors progress and performance of electrical maintenance workers. Uses independent judgment in performing duties. Works from general policies and objectives with specified standards to use as guidelines. Refers to department manager or superintendent when clarification or interpretation of organizational policy is needed. Provides supervision to approximately 5-10 electrical/instrument maintenance employees as well as any contractors hired to work on a particular job.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


  • Supervises, evaluates, and monitors work performance of Instrumentation & Electrical maintenance workers to ensure that work is performed properly, and compliance with safety standards is achieved.
  • Receives, reviews, and executes instrumentation/electrical plant work orders. Assures required material and equipment is available, and documents the work performed.
  • Schedules, assigns, and communicates instrumentation/electrical preventive maintenance and repair jobs while minimizing equipment downtime.
  • Trains plant electricians in the performance of industrial electrical equipment maintenance and process instrumentation calibration.
  • Trains plant electricians in the theory and operation of electrical equipment and machinery, PLC control systems, and industrial networking.
  • Responsible for completion, accuracy, and maintaining records of federally regulated performance audits of the plants Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems.
  • Collaborates with department superintendent/manager regarding preventive maintenance and troubleshooting techniques involving major electrical equipment.
  • Promotes safety awareness and accident prevention. Conducts and/or participates in safety tailgate meetings.  Maintains required MSHA records.
  • Prepares for future projects by requesting the purchase of needed materials, parts and equipment to maintain an appropriate inventory supply level.
  • Designs, plans, and schedules new electrical projects, as well as upgrades or modifications of existing electrical equipment. 
  • Ensures that calibrations and operational checks of plant process instrumentation are performed at the required intervals.Prepares required paperwork concerning timekeeping for the electrical maintenance workers, closing paperwork for work orders and prepares reports as requested.
  • Assists as requested in capital expenditure budgeting.

    Assists as needed in solving problems with production and process control involving instrumentation, control circuits, and power distribution.

  • Maintains required electrical, instrumentation, and communication network drawings, records, and documentation.
  • Ensures that workmanship and materials involved in electrical power distribution systems and the calibration of process instrumentation are properly conducted and meet all applicable codes.
  • Performs other job related duties as needed.


Other Requirements


  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills
  • Ability to lead/manage others
  • Knowledge of electrical circuits, Ohm's Law, programmable logic controllers, plant safety and lockout procedures and the theory and practical application of the following types of electrical machinery: motors, switch gear, starters, AC & DC variable speed drives, overhead and underground electrical distribution systems, transformers and their associated controls.
  • Thorough knowledge of national electrical code and ability to apply the requirements.
  • Ability to use computers, understand electrical drawings, and furnish "mark-up"/ "as built" drawings and specifications upon completion of projects.
  • Problem solving, decision making, communication and supervisory skills




  • 5 or more years of experience in related work. Educational classes in related area may substitute for some of the required years of experience.




  • Two years college or technical school in related subject matter or equivalent combination of education and experience.



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.

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

Date Posted:  Apr 6, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

Job Segment: Manager, Instrumentation, Electrical, Supply, Management, Engineering, Operations