Terminal Operator - Import - Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon

Posted in Building and Construction

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Job Info

Job ID: 483028

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: Terminal Operator - Import

Reports to: Terminal Manager

Shift: Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:00pm PST

Pay: $30.03 per hour

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

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Time
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Disability Pay
  • Life Insurance
  • Growth Opportunities and more!
What you'll be contributing:

Truck/ Rail Loading and Unloading Duties and Responsibilities
  • Use computer-driven interface to remotely operate and monitor cement loading, unloading, and distribution equipment.
  • Manually operate the equipment as required to facilitate cement loading, unloading, and distribution.
  • Ensure proper cement types are distributed avoiding the mixing or contamination of products.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal instructions.
  • Ability to use basic math skills as needed for calculating material quantities to be loaded or unloaded.
  • Ability to interact with customer bulk carriers in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Safely operate mobile equipment.
  • Maintain facilities in clean, orderly condition.

Ship Unloading Duties and Responsibilities

  • Utilizing a handheld-control console, operate articulated mechanical arm to unload cement from the ship.
  • Use computer driven interface to remotely operate and monitor cement unloading, and distribution equipment.
  • Ability to safely handle ship's lines to facilitate securing the ship to berth.
  • Ability to operate a line handling boat and associated mooring lines and equipment.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal instructions.
  • Ability to interact with ship's crew and officers in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Safely operates mobile equipment.
  • Maintain possession of an Oregon boater's card.

Maintenance Duties and Responsibilities

  • Dismantle, repair, reassemble, install, and align plant machinery and equipment as needed to improve function and maintain operation. Repair buildings as needed.
  • Utilize cutting and welding equipment for fabrication and to implement repairs.
  • Perform inspection and preventative maintenance of equipment and machinery to correct potential maintenance problems before they occur.
  • Perform duties with verbal instructions and/or by reading and interpreting blueprints, manual, charts, and tables.
  • Able to operate and maintain mobile equipment.
  • Maintain proper records of the parts and materials used in maintenance jobs.
  • Cleans up after each maintenance job is completed. Inspects tools for proper operation and stores them in the appropriate manner. Closes work orders in an accurate, timely manner.
  • 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 terminal operations that are not inconsistent with safety policies.

To succeed in this position, you will need:

Operations Specific

  • Minimum of two (2) years work experience working in a bulk commodity loading/unloading facility (rail and/or commercial truck).
  • Minimum one (1) year of work experience using a computer-driven interface (PLC) to operate the equipment.
  • Ability to consistently adhere to safe production practices.
  • Able to demonstrate basic math skills.
  • Ability to read and understand English language instructions, signs, warning labels, and similar information.
  • Ability to work both in a team environment and independently without supervision.
  • Strong aptitude and desire to acquire additional skills and abilities through on-the-job training.
  • Competent in self-direction, taking initiative, and problem-solving.

Maintenance Specific

  • Minimum one (1) year of work experience in the maintenance and repair of industrial machinery, mobile equipment, and general equipment that includes pneumatics, hydraulics, lubrication, and plumbing.
  • Ability to use cutting and welding equipment.
  • Proficient in the operation of standard maintenance power tools, hand tools, and related equipment.

Additional Required Minimum Work Ecpereince, Skill, Knowledge and Ability

Operations Specific

  • Two (2) years of work experience operating front end loader
  • Two (2) years work experience operating a forklift
  • Experience operating other mobile equipment such as cranes, trackmobiles and vacuum trucks.
  • Preferred 2 + years work experience in a industrial marine environment.
  • Familiarity with line handling, vessel mooring equipment, and small boat operation.

Maintenance Specific

  • One (1) year work experience in a position that required problem-solving skills to effectively identify and implement equipment repairs.
  • Prefer strong knowledge and 2 + years work experience in the mechanical maintenance and repair of industrial machinery and equipment.
  • Experience in operating mechanical equipment.
  • Excellent hazard awareness skills needed to plan a safe approach to equipment repair.
  • Ability to accurately read and interpret blueprints, manuals, charts and tables.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.

What to expect in a cement environment:
  • This position incolces frequent exposure to all climatic conditions and periodic exposure to dust and noise. Must be able to frequently walk, climb ladders, climb stairs, work in confined spaces, stoop, crouch, crawl, bend, push and pull. Must have the ability to work in awkward and cramped positions and walker over rough and slippery surfaces. Must have the ability to frequently lift objects weighing up to 50lbs. Must be able to comfortably work at elevated heights.

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: Jun 14, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Job Segment: Facilities, Front End, Welding, Hydraulics, Forklift, Operations, Technology, Manufacturing, Engineering

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