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Production Superintendent - Chanute, KS

Company: CRH
Location: Chanute
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job ID: 296641

Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us. We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across North America. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


Organizes and schedules activities of the employees working on the production crews to produce cost effective amounts of clinker and cement, according to quality control specifications and plant production goals. Coordinates production activities with other departments to ensure shipping, maintenance and quarry activities are aware of production schedules. On shifts where this position is the supervisor at the plant, this position is responsible for all employees working at the plant during that shift. May provide supervisory relief for marine, yard supervisors, and shipping/ packing. Works under general supervision with specified objectives, policies and performance standards. Refers to supervisor when in a serious doubt as to the proper procedure for a specified action. Exercises indirect and direct supervision to production crew employees on the shifts. Employees supervised ranges between 5-60 employees depending on the circumstances.

Essential Duties

  • Prioritize, assigns and communicates tasks for the employees working on the teams

  • Directs production team and manages plant operations to assure production goals are achieved
  • Strives for continuous improvement of production operations
  • Monitors and supervises the performance of hourly employees working directly in the production process. Evaluates job performance and communicates same to employees
  • Performs hiring, recommends or provides technical training, discipline and other related duties as needed for the shift
  • Coordinates with control room personnel to respond as quickly as possible to problems occurring in the production process
  • Monitors quality control and coordinates with lab and production personnel to ensure that adjustments are made as needed to enhance quality to meet required specifications
  • Collaborates with Team Members from prior and following shifts regarding the status of production operations, problems and adjustments being made to meet production standards and objectives
  • Ensures team understanding that material streams from the producing units and transfer facilities are properly positioned and operating
  • Provide support so that safety meetings are held on a regular basis to make sure employees understand and practice proper safety procedures
  • Assures that inspections of work areas are completed for safety hazards and ensures compliance with safety and environmental regulations
  • Maintains records of employee overtime, absences, vacations, etc. and prepares daily time sheets for production employees. Ensures that proper pay scale codes and charge number are recorded for employees
  • Monitors inventory of materials in the plant daily and that documentation is provided accordingly
  • Inspects equipment and process systems and provide data to troubleshoot mechanical, electrical and process problems
  • Assists with Investigations and reporting accidents and incidents as required by internal contacts and external agencies
  • Investigates, recommends and implements capital investments as needed
  • Coordinates efforts with other departments such as maintenance, shipping, quarry, and marine
  • Assures accurate preparation of daily reports and maintains required records regarding production operations as requested
  • Inspects equipment and process system breakdowns, determines repairs needed and writes work orders. Coordinates and supervises equipment repairs and preventative maintenance performed by maintenance personnel
  • Ensures that appropriate amount of needed supplies and tools are maintained for the teams as needed. Purchases and/or orders supplies and equipment as needed
  • Supervises contractors working on projects during shift
  • Coordinates supervision for plant operations during the night and weekend shifts. This can include quarry, production, maintenance, electrical and shipping
  • Assures that procedures are adequate to receive, inspects and unloads shipments of fuel, clinker, cement, and raw materials received via truck, rail car and barge
  • Develops and instills in shift leaders a working understanding of all company and plant policies affecting plant operations
  • Inspects kiln, preheater and cooler systems refractory, track/document refractory lining thickness, maintains accurate refractory inventories, calculate/order required refractories, maintain/update kiln brick chart and train personnel in refractory installations
  • Represents Ash Grove Cement Company in a professional manner at all times


  • Bachelor's Degree with emphasis in science and math required

Work Experience

  • 5 years of experience in the production area of a cement or related industrial plant facility preferred

Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills as well as in the performance of basic math functions
  • Ability to lead/manage others
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and decision making skills
  • Extensive knowledge of kiln and mill operations, equipment, mobile equipment, and machinery functions and process control of the production process
  • Knowledge of other plant departments such as shipping, maintenance, quarry and engineering. Ability to understand and comply with company and plant policies covering plant employees (where applicable)
  • Ability to effectively monitor production operations and quickly detect and respond to processing problems. Understanding and ability to comply with safety and environmental regulations

About CRH Americas

CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America's largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!

Ash Grove Cement is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link.

Date Posted: May 21, 2021

Keywords: CRH, Overland Park , Production Superintendent - Chanute, KS, Other , Chanute, Kansas

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