Chemical Analyst - Durkee, OR




Durkee, OR

Why you should apply for a job to CRH:

  • 5/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 5/5 in supportive management
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.


    Position summary

    Performs chemical analyses of raw materials, raw mill, kiln feed, clinker and cement, process additions for production, and quality control following plant SOPs, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) methods.

    • Performs testing, following EPA guidelines, on hazardous waste-derived fuels used in our cement kiln operations.

    • Prepares and analyzes samples of purchased and mined materials, intermedia, and final products using various equipment and a wide array of wet chemistry analytical techniques. 

    • Cleaning and maintaining all equipment used in the lab.

    • Willing to cover shifts needed in the lab to work overtime as needed/scheduled.

    • Willing to attend training and travel as needed.

    • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

    To succeed in this position, you will need:

    • Ability to read, write and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc.

    • Preferred 4 Year / Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, biology, physics, or a related field.

    • Preferred 4 years of Quality, Process, Production experience in the cement industry. Control Room, Porcess, Utility/Production, Lab Technician, Physical Tester, or other related experience.

    • Minimum 3 years of Experience in a laboratory setting with chemistry, biology, physics, study biological interactions, physical relationships, or relevant cement lab experience.

    • General understanding of Hg analysis and operation of testing equipment.

    • Knowledge of software applications, electronics, and computers along with hardware and software equipment.

    • Knowledge of production and quality control processes in production environments

    • Proficient in the use of x-ray diffraction (XRD), x-ray fluorescence (XRF), atomic absorption (AA), isothermal calorimeter, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) desired.

    • Basic understanding of chemistry for Raw materials- Clinker-Cements.

    • Use of scales, balances, and basic QCV operations. 

    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.

    The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive. The physical demands, working environment, and other conditions of employment listed in this document are representative of but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of the requirements for positions in this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

    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.

    Why you should apply for a job to CRH:

  • 5/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 5/5 in supportive management
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.