Reporting to either the assistant plant manager or plant manager, the Production Manager-Cement oversees the production process and ensures efficient operation of the plant and the quality of the products produced.
This position manages the operations, production, yard, shipping and workforce at all phases of the cement manufacturing process. We believe our employees are our greatest asset and their success is a cornerstone of our company. We continue to strive to provide a culture that supports career growth through strong leadership and development planning that is both professionally and financially rewarding for all our employees.
An unwavering commitment to the highest standards for workplace safety, environmental compliance, and manufacturing of high-quality products.
Supervises all four (4) production shift supervisors, relief and utility supervisor, pyro-process supervisor and /or process engineer. Actively trains and develops this team to ensure safe, environmentally compliant operations that pursues the maximum efficient operations producing quality products for our customers,
Works closely with the maintenance team to prioritize and formulate course of action to take in correcting equipment problems and scheduling preventative maintenance.
Implement and direct the plans and work schedules of assigned areas to achieve the maximum effective utilization of employees, production, fuel, equipment and materials to meet quality standards, and monthly/yearly production and cost goals.
Responsible for refractory maintenance within the pyro-processing systems, coordinate with maintenance and electrical departments.
Ensures close coordination between Production, Maintenance, and Quality departments. Manage all production contractors and monitor, reduce, and control costs associated with those contractors.
Ensures the development of standard work operating procedures and implementation of those procedures and programs to increase process efficiency, equipment performance, product quality and working conditions.
Develop both fixed and operating budgets consistent with the annual operating plan, track financial/production performance, and prepare various reports for company utilization. Develop a maintenance budget for kiln and tower refractory, cooler refractory, mill systems grinding media consumption.
Maintain a working proficiency with JDE system for purchasing, production, and maintenance procedures.
Champion for safety programs and continuous improvement programs/ LEAN systems.
Champion for improved quality/ reductions in standard deviation of our products
Monitors the production process on a regular basis to ensure that production standards (OEE) are maintained and takes corrective action as necessary when deficiencies are noted in rate or reliability
Understanding all operational and maintenance issues in the department and able to accurately report information directly and via formalized reporting procedures.
Conducts annual Performance Evaluations with direct reports and ensures all employees under his reporting structure have their performance reviewed at least annually. Is responsible for making merit recommendations for employees in his reporting structure and for implementing performance improvement plans as required
Support, motivate, and coach workforce to maintain a productive work environment.
Minimum Education and Experience
Cement plant operations: 8 years
Production Management: 5 years
Process engineering experience a plus
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering or related engineering discipline
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Technical and managerial experience in cement production. Experience in cement plant preheater, pre-calciner required
Ability to lead others
6-8 years of cement plant experience with an emphasis in operations and management.
Computer skills including the use of e-mail, reporting and entering shift and production data, and Microsoft Office, working knowledge of JDE a big plus
Ability to physically inspect plant equipment which requires climbing steps and the ability to walk extended distances over unpaved terrain in all weather conditions