Lehigh Hanson Sr. Production Supervisor in Mason City, Iowa

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Line Of Business: Cement Operations

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Mason City-IA

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 Heidelberg Cement 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 Production Supervisor to prepare and manage projects based on ideas developed for the plant for operating (production and maintenance including capacity, efficiency, product quality, and reliability), safety, and/or environmental improvements. The successful candidate will also work cooperatively with Corporate Engineering on those projects with shared project development and project execution responsibilities. They would be responsible for the definition of conceptual to firm project scope and costs during the project development phase leading to the request and approval of project funding. They are also responsible for the successful completion of the project following authorization (costs, schedule, plant performance, and safety) in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and Group policies.

This position will reside in Mason City, IA

What you’ll get to do:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of the kiln, raw material & fuel preparation, and the raw mill system. Review and analyze operational data to evaluate and recommend changes for efficient and continuous operation. Ensures management is aware of trends and operational issues in a timely manner and is responsible for communicating proposed solutions.

  • Leads daily consultation with the Production Supervisor or Assistant Plant Manager and Shift Supervisors to discuss and evaluate kiln performance and the resulting impact on overall production. Facilitates operational approach to ensure production goals are met on a daily basis.

  • Provide technical expertise to diagnose delays in operations, leading the efforts to remedy problems by taking appropriate actions to restore correct operating procedures. Advise management and operations staff on necessary adjustments and changes to protocols to minimize future incidents. Oversees the implementation of corrective action.

  • Collaborates with the plant Quality Control Department to meet product specifications and production goals.

  • Participates in projects and communicates maintenance requirements with the plant Maintenance Department.

  • Ensure compliance with plant policies & procedures, safety, environmental, state and federal process regulations.

  • Direct all material handling and refractory replacement projects. Responsible for the selection and execution of all refractory and relining project.

  • Analyzes and interprets Pyro process data for other departments as required.

  • Ensures maximum utilization and performance of process equipment.

  • Maintains up to date industry knowledge of kiln/RM operations.

  • Participates in the Plant on call schedule.

  • Responsible for cost control as well as achieving the maintenance and production cost targets in the kiln department.

  • May be required to respond to customer issues and concerns as needed.

  • Understanding of Collective Bargaining Agreement

  • 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.

Who we are looking for:

  • College degree in an engineering discipline, or equivalent preferred.

  • 5-10 years experience in cement manufacturing or related industry.

  • Ability to make timely, critical decisions, often under conditions of uncertainty and stress

  • Ability to set and administer clear operating and production targets.

  • Detailed knowledge about process equipment interlocking.

  • Knowledge of chemistry of raw mix, clinker and cement.

  • Working knowledge and technical competency in the cement manufacturing process.

  • Proficient with window based PC software programs.

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Knowledge of MSHA regulations and guidelines.

  • Proficient in use of mechanical systems, control systems and diagnostic skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact as a team member

  • Knowledge or understanding of SAP and Siemens CEMAT

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled

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