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Laborer – Durkee, OR 1 1 1

CRH Americas Materials

This is a Full-time position in Durkee, OR posted September 14, 2021.

Job ID:  321221

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.


Under general supervision and according to specified policies and procedures, performs general clean-up and material handling duties.  Complies with all applicable safety policies and regulations.




% Time                Duties & Responsibilities

60%                       Performs general clean-up duties using a shovel, broom, chipping hammer, pavement breaker, concrete saw, Waldon front-end loader, Bobcat loader and motorized sweepers, hi-vac vacuum truck.

 15%                       Assists in removing and installing refractory lining in the kiln, preheat tower, coolers, and other related plant equipment.  Also assists with concrete pours, and mixing and pouring special castibles, which may require lifting sacks weighing 30-100 pounds.

10%                       Performs cleaning of plant equipment including the following but not limited to:  unplugging chutes and silo feeders; cleaning the inside of dust collectors and tower cyclones using water and air  hoses; and unplugging preheat tower vessels, feed pipes, conveyor drags, augers, belt conveyors and troughing rolls.

  5%                        Performs emergency railroad track repairs, which occasionally requires the repetitive pounding of a sledgehammer weighing up to 16 pounds.  Cleans railroad hopper and box cars, which includes lifting top loading doors weighing up to 125 pounds.

  5%                        Cleans building roofs and removes snow when necessary.  Occasionally cleans drain ditches and catch basins.  Uses shovels and an air lance to perform these duties.

  5%                        Assists in screening grinding balls and recharging mill grinding ball load.

As Needed            Performs janitorial and ground keeping duties which include, but are not limited to changing air conditioner filters, moving, weeding, fertilizing, watering and trimming.

As Needed            Performs vacation relief , fills other positions as needed performs other duties as assigned by Shift Supervisor or Production Manager.

Continuous           Observes all safety rules and keeps work areas clean.





  1. 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 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.
    Ability to safely and effectively use and operate a shovel, broom, chipping hammer, pavement breaker, concrete saw, Waldon front-end loader, Bobcat loader, motorized sweeper, brick saw, water hose, air hose, sledgehammer, and air lance in performing job duties.  Ability to read and understand warning labels, instructions and signs.
    Work involves walking over rough surfaces, climbing 20-foot ladders, climbing stairs, bending pushing, pulling, working in an awkward position and in confined spaces, and lifting materials weighting to 125 pounds.
    Exposure to dust, loud noise, heat, dirt, high elevations of up to 150 feet, and all weather conditions.  Normal operation of mobile equipment may result in jarring and vibratory exposure.

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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