Lehigh Hanson Production Supervisor in Cupertino, California

AutoReqId: 6681BR

Line Of Business: Cement Operations

Department: Production

Primary Location: Cupertino-CA

Job Posting:

The Company and the Role:

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. The Group employs over 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries.

We are seeking a qualified Production Supervisor who supervises the production shift group as it pertains to health and safety, environmental controls/compliance, control room operations and outside work. All aspects of the position are strictly retained in order to meet the needs of the plant’s operations so that they are addressed in a timely and effective manner. The supervision of the production process ensures the safety of plant personnel, compliance and environmental regulations as well as safe equipment optimization, utilization and reliability while meeting quality and cost targets. The incumbent must possess a good operational knowledge of all company safety and other policies/procedures, pieces of process equipment, as well as an understanding of fundamental process theory, supervisory skills and facilitation of essential shift communication.

This opportunity is perfect for the heavy industrial professional who is looking to grow their career with an industry leader. You will have the opportunity to focus on leadership of a tenured and knowledgeable team as you begin your career with a proven leader in the cement and construction materials industry.

This position will reside in Cupertino, CA And report to the Production Manager

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled

What you'll get to do

Provides a safe and healthy working environment for all employee’s by adhering to company policies and procedures, ensuring their compliance through actions, deeds, communications and any other means appropriate to the safety and health of employees of Lehigh Northeast Cement Company.

Assists in the production of budgeted clinker and cement quantities while meeting plant internal quality objectives.

Continuously reviews plant production areas to inspect equipment for such issues as safety, malfunctions, out-of-adjustments, equipment failures or potential failures, proper lubrication, housekeeping concerns, air or other leaks, etc. Observes mechanical devices in operation. Discusses operation variations with other supervisors or production personnel, electrical and maintenance personnel to diagnose problems. Coordinates safety issues, environmental compliance, and repair of machines, tools and equipment to ensure continuous safe production operations.

Establish and adjust work procedures to meet production schedule. Interprets specifications and assigns job duties to production employees.

Operates Control Room effectively and efficiently in coordination with the Control Room Operator. Demonstrates an ability to effectively operate the centralized control system.

Follow plant and MSHA Safety Policies, including the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment. Maintain an awareness of plant environmental standards. Takes corrective action to address minor problems or reports compliance issues to appropriate supervisor for resolution.


Strong technical knowledge and problem solving skills.

Commitment and engagement through high level of work ethic and utilization of abilities for the best of the company.

Performance and result management.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Demonstrated openness to change, flexibility, and adaptability

Ability to communicate with internal and external parties in a collaborative, positive manner, representing the Company's production interest.

People management (i.e. management of subordinates' performance and enabling teamwork)

Establish trust and relationships.

Ability to motivate teams.

Ability to work with Safety Manager to ensure a work culture of "Safety First"

Who we are looking for

An individual with the following:

A minimum high school education required, preferably a college degree in Engineering or Science.

A minimum of 5 years cement plant operating experience is strongly preferred

Ability to communicate effectively and interact as a team member.

Good supervisory, leadership and motivational skills.

Problem solving and analytical skills.

Basic PC skills.

Ability to make timely and critical decisions and deal with multiple tasks.

Kiln burning experience preferred.

Proficient in use of mechanical, electrical and diagnostic skills.

Knowledge of MSHA and guidelines strongly preferred.

Benefits & Compensation

We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process.

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Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled