Cement Development Chemist - Various Locations

CRH Americas Materials

Overland Park, KS

Overland Park, KS, US
Overland Park, KS
30+ days ago



Job ID:  321339


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.


Job Summary


This position should be viewed as learning and training position with the chemist expected to develop leadership, technical and organizational skills while performing a variety of assigned job functions.  Works from mentoring relationship with a key staff member, who themselves have developed their own careers along a hierarchy of acquired skills. Refers to supervisor when clarification of organization policy is needed.

Essential Functions


  • Satisfactory development will be measured by a variety of subjective 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.
  • Develop an understanding of the cement production process - raw materials to finish milling - and propose changes to improve operating costs, efficiencies, environmental impact and product quality.
  • Participate in process activities with technical lab at assigned plant and headquarters.
  • Learn microscopy, wet analysis, x-ray analysis and other quality control processes necessary to maintain operating efficiencies.
  • Learn performance testing side of quality control and the influence of plant operations on these results.
  • Gain understanding of ASTM, the rules by which we manufacture cement.
  • Completes training matrix. 




  • Bachelor's Degree in physical sciences, chemical or chemistry required



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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