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Lehigh Hanson Senior Production Superintendent in Nazareth, Pennsylvania

AutoReqId: 12302BR

Line Of Business: Cement Operations

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Nazareth-PA

Job Posting:

The Role and the Company

Lehigh Hanson is North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mix concrete, and asphalt. We have hundreds of plants and thousands of employees working across the United States and Canada. We are also part of Heidelberg Cement Group, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.

The Senior Production Superintendent role is based in Nazareth, PA and reports directly to the Assistant Plant Manager.

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 Supervisors and staff to discuss and evaluate kiln performance and the resulting impact on overall production

  • Leads and supervises Production Supervisor team

  • Provide technical expertise to diagnose delays in operations, leading the efforts to remedy problems by taking appropriate actions to restore correct operating procedures

  • Collaborate with the plant Quality Control Department to meet product specifications and with plant Maintenance to communicate kiln maintenance requirements

  • 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.

  • Direct all material handling and refractory replacement projects

  • Analyze and interpret Pyro process data

  • Ensures maximum utilization and performance of process equipment

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

Essential Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or equivalent experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in cement manufacturing or closely related industry

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

  • Knowledge or understanding of SAP and Siemens CEMAT

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

  • Detailed knowledge about process equipment interlocking

  • Working knowledge and technical competency in the cement manufacturing process

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

  • Knowledge of MSHA regulations and guidelines

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

  • Motivation, ability, and willingness to participate in the plant on-call schedule, to troubleshoot and help address issues that arise during off-shifts and weekends

Work Environment

  • Role operates in a manufacturing environment with moving mechanical equipment, inclement weather, heat, humidity, elevated noise levels, and dusty conditions.

What we have to offer

  • Competitive base salary and participation in our annual incentive plan

  • Highly competitive benefits programs

  • 401k retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions

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.

External candidates must be able to work in the USA without sponsorship.

Lehigh Hanson is a drug free workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled


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