Maintenance Mechanic - Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA, US, 98134

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  496892


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: Maintenance Mechanic
Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

Shift: Monday-Thursday, 5:30am-3:30pm OR Tuesday-Friday, 5:30am-3:30pm PST

Wage Scale: $38.90 - $50.37 w/ potential for overtime

Note: The wage scale for the position is the full wage scale an individual can make based on performance, experience, and seniority throughout their time at the company.


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


Company Benefits:


  • Family Culture – We treat our team like family
  • Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance.
  • Paid Time Off - Regular full-time employees with less than two years of continuous service will accrue 3.077 vacation hours per pay period.
  • Newly hired employees, upon completion of 6 months of continuous service with the company will be provided 40 hours of personal sick time off. 
  • 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • 401k with 5% company match & profit sharing
  • Opportunities for Internal Mobility
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Training Provided
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program - We'll assist with continuing education that aligns with your career goals
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability
  • Company Discounts on products, goods, services, electronics, automotive, travel & more!
  • Opportunities for Community Engagement
  • Potential Seattle Geographical Differential pay


What you’ll be contributing:


  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines.
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Performs rebuilds, repairs, removal, and installation on the following but not limited to gearboxes, pneumatic cylinders, air slides, valves, compressors, screw conveyors, hydraulic equipment, raw mill, finish mill, kiln, etc.
  • Performs welding, fabrication, layout, pipe fitting, and plumbing.
  • Installation & alignment of critical equipment for reliable operation.
  • Documentation and paperwork regarding repairs and follow-up on equipment deficiencies to be entered into CMS.


To succeed in this position, you will need:


  • Ability to read, write and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc.
  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Associate degree, or equivalent, in the technical area of mechanical repair & maintenance
  • Minimum of 2 years of maintenance/mechanical work experience in a similar industrial environment.
  • To become familiar with and participate in initial and annual training for ISO 14001 requirements.
  • To become familiar with MSHA part 46 safety and training policies.
  • Knowledge of mechanical procedures and techniques, including (but not limited to) rigging, machinery alignment, bearing and seal replacement, lubrication, and reconditioning  of parts for overhaul or preventative maintenance purposes
  • Skilled in welding and fabrication.
  • Skilled in the use of hand and power tools
  • Ability to read blueprints, drawings, and diagrams for mechanical maintenance and repairs.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform arithmetic which may include algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to read, interpret and follow instructional and maintenance manuals
  • Communication and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of maintenance machine shop and millwright procedures and techniques
  • Experience in a similarly configured cement production facility
  • Documented training in relevant equipment, a partial list includes: Pneumatic pumps, compressors, gearboxes, machinery installation &/or alignment, proper rigging techniques, etc
  • Experience with various mobile equipment. Operation of: man lifts, forklifts, cranes, skid steers, etc


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. Exposure to all weather conditions. Normal operation of mobile equipment may result in jarring and vibratory exposure.


This position is classified as safety sensitive in accordance with WA Senate Bill 5123.


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:  May 31, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

Job Segment: Maintenance Mechanic, Facilities, Pipe Welding, Machinist, Welding, Manufacturing, Operations