Cement Development Engineer - USA


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Overland Park, KS

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Job ID: 441621

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.

Job Summary

This position should be viewed as learning and training position; the Cement Development Engineer (CDE) is expected to develop leadership, technical and organizational skills while performing a variety of assigned job functions within a manufacturing facility. The CDE will have a mentoring relationship with a key staff member, will attend a variety of training courses to develop both technical and soft skills, and will be expected to rotate through various departments of the facility to develop experience and knowledge of the process and industry.

Locations available:

USA: Seattle, WA; Durkee, OR; Montana City, MT; Leamington, UT: Foreman, AR; Chanute, KS; Louisville, NE; Sumterville, FL; Branford, FL;

Canada: Mississauga, ON

Essential Functions

  • Develop an understanding of the cement manufacturing process and propose changes to improve operating costs, efficiencies, environmental impact and product quality.
  • Participate in process activities within various manufacturing departments; will include quarry, production, maintenance, shipping, environmental, safety, and quality.
  • Complete training in operational support functions; including Human Resources, Finance, and Management.
  • Participate in process engineering activities such as mass and heat balances, air flows, circuit efficiency studies, and any related testing necessary to maintain operating efficiencies.
  • Participate in maintenance engineering activities such as equipment inspection, preventative maintenance, reliability engineering and capital projects.
  • Participate in electrical and automation engineering activities such as programming of the plant’s programmable logic control (PLC) and distributed control (DCS) systems, energy efficiency studies and
  • May undertake performance testing and measurements on production equipment.
  • Completes training matrix.
  • Candidates should have relatively open geographic availability. The company will relocate candidates to the sites that match their skill set and development.
  • Satisfactory development will be measured by a variety of skills considered fundamental for successful advancement within our company. Such skills include:
    • Understanding of the organization and reporting responsibilities within the typical plant environment, the typical staff roles by position, interpersonal relationships among co-workers.
    • Dealing with the public, regulatory community, vendors, customers, and off hour demands to continuous process industries.
    • Develop safe work habits, leadership skills, effective communication, professional networking, budgeting and cost control.



  • Bachelor's Degree in physical sciences, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering or sciences, mechanical engineering, metallurgical engineering, or mining engineering required.
  • 3.0 GPA or above preferred


  • Co-op/ internship experience is a plus
  • Previous work experience is preferred, but not required

What CRH Offers You

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