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Date: Mar 11, 2023

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77043

Company: CEMEX

Company Overview

Founded in 1906, over the last 110+ years' CEMEX has grown into a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Here at CEMEX we offer our employees competitive wages, career growth, excellent benefits including health, dental & vision plans, vacation or paid time off, employee assistance program and retirement plan options, along with over a century of stability to build your next career on! To learn more about our company culture and why you should join us, visit us at For direct access to CEMEX Career Opportunities, visit us at

Job Summary

Be responsible for the engineering, construction, and commissioning of the electrical, instrumentation and automation of the CAPEX projects to be implemented in each USA cement operations, also the planning of activities to be executed during the erection of electrical projects, simulation and testing, start-up assistance, and other detailed documentation of PLC & HMI. Must have proven experience in PLC logic programming and HMI systems programming. Must have a solid understanding of Electrical Equipment, Instrumentation, Control Devices, Controllers programming, software development of PLC program processes and HMI configuration. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Adhere to all CEMEX, OSHA and MSHA rules and regulations at all times and wear proper personal safety equipment while in plant facilities.
  • Participate in the definition process and engineering follow-up of electrical, instrumentation, control and Automation CAPEX projects.
  • Assist in engineering, design, specification and assessment of electrical equipment, and assets.
  • Responsible for the planning of activities with the electrical contractor to be executed during the erection of the electrical, instrumentation, and control systems, including MV & LV Transformers, Switchgears, MCCs, Motors, Grounding System, Lighting & Lightning Systems, PLCs, HMIs, 
  • Analyze electrical, control, instrumentation & Control System failures to find the root cause, during the commissioning phase.
  • Provide Electrical, Instrumentation & Automation technical support to operation and maintenance teams with the topics related to the new electrical installations.
  • Performs investigation of process deviations and anomalies related to Electrical, Instrumentation & Automation hardware and software.
  • Gather and organize all technical documents related with the new electrical installation implemented during the CAPEX projects and make official delivery to the operation.
  • Continuous Update of daily reports
  • Continuous communication with operations and maintenance mechanical/electrical team to improve the coordination of activities during the execution of projects. 
  • Supervise Electrical & Instrumentation contractor Teams to ensure the erection is following the engineering and CEMEX standards.
  • Physically inspect work completed by electricians & contractors to ensure safety and quality. 
  • Physically inspect plant equipment & systems to ensure safety and efficiency. 
  • Ensure work is completed in a timely manner and follow up on the quality of the work.
  • Support and assist with ongoing technical training for employees.
  • Coordinate and consult with the original equipment manufacturers whenever necessary to resolve major electrical issues.
  • Work with the Plant Maintenance Department on major plant modifications requiring the temporary shutdown of the plant. 
  • Advise on technical problems found in equipment manufacturing, tests, facilities and manufacturing of modified parts and components. 
  • Drive resolution of highest impact issues with a strong sense of urgency and integrity.
  • Proven experience in maintenance and engineering of electrical equipment such as low/medium/high voltage distribution systems, switchgears, transformers, MCC and motors. .
  • Proven experience in engineering, specification and design of electrical systems, assets and projects.
  • Excellent communication, team interaction and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as lead/participate in cross-functional teams.
  • Proven experience as a self-starter who effectively manages multiple tasks and achieves results with minimal supervision.
  • Any additional work assigned by Management.
  • This position requires a combination of office work and fieldwork.  This position sometimes requires domestic travel. 
  • Availability during off-hours (laptop and cell phone) is required, including Holidays and Weekends


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, preferably Electrical or Automation or Electronics.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the design/build of automation & Instrumentation systems with PLC and HMI (Required).
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Electrical Design with MV & LV Equipment (Required).
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in a cement plant.
  • Proven understanding of electrical regulatory and industrial standards and codes.
  • Proven understanding of control and instrumentation systems in an industrial manufacturing environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have programming experience with PLC (Rockwell & Shneider), Troubleshooting Variable speed drivers for AC and DC motors, Transformers, Motors, Generators, Control Systems, Electrical protection of motor in low, medium and high voltage.
  • Must have proven experience in PLC logic programming & HMI programming.
  • Strong knowledge of Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Systems.
  • Strong capability to interpret electrical & Control drawings.
  • Strong knowledge of the cement process.
  • Working knowledge of engineering documentation required for process equipment.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Computer Skills in Excel, Power Point, Word, SAP, Autocad,  and database management software.

Working Conditions

  • Continuous exposure to extreme heat, extreme cold, extreme noise and working outdoors.
  • Must wear all necessary protective equipment while at the facility.

Physical Requirements

  • Requires walking, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling and climbing to a significant degree.
  • Heavy work-exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, to communicate to employees/visitors as well as perform safely around heavy rolling equipment.
  • Must be able to perform all job functions which include, but may not be limited to, pushing, turning and/or pulling of controls.
  • Must pass DOT physical to include back x-ray, hearing test and drug/alcohol screening.

Legal Notices

CEMEX is an EEO/AA (equal opportunity/affirmative action) institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or familial status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by under federal, state or local law in the programs or activities which it operates.

CEMEX will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all local, state and federal laws.

CEMEX is an E-Verify participating employer.

Arizona Smoke-Free Act.  CEMEX complies with the State of Arizona’s Smoke-Free Act (Arizona Revised Statutes § 36-601.01). Smoking and/or the use of tobacco or related products is prohibited in and on CEMEX property as well as any building and/or vehicle owned or leased by CEMEX.

CEMEX offers both competitive pay and benefits. Benefits applicable to this position may include, but are not limited to, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), Paid Time Off, and Holiday Pay, as well as a comprehensive wellness program to help keep employees and their families healthy and well. You can learn more about CEMEX Benefits by visiting the CEMEX USA Benefits and Well-Being page. (

EEO Statement - En Español

CEMEX es una institución EEO/AA (igualdad de oportunidad/acción afirmativa) y no discrimina en base al sexo, edad, raza, color, religión, discapacidad física o mental, credo, origen nacional, estatus veterano, orientación sexual, información genética, identidad de género, o expresión de género en los programas o actividades los cuales opera.

Nearest Major Market: Houston