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Plant Manager - Branford, FL

Branford, FL, US, 32008

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  477652


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. We stand together to reinvent the way our world is built. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


At Ash Grove Cement, people are our first priority. We offer a complete benefits package, and opportunities for your continued growth and development!




Plans, coordinates and supervises the production operations, hazardous waste fuel program (where applicable), maintenance activities, quality and safety programs, and other related functions involved in plant operations. Incorporates directives provided by corporate management into plant policies and procedures so as to maintain appropriate standards and schedules.  Uses independent judgment in making routine plant decisions.  Works from general policies and procedures.  Refers to supervisor when clarification or interpretation of organizational policy is needed.  Exercises direct or indirect supervision over all plant employees, some of which occupy lower-level management positions.  The number of employees typically ranges between 90-135 employees.


What you’ll be contributing:


  • Leads the safety culture improvement program and maintains compliance with safety standards. Participates in and engages plant employees in safety meetings. Leads by example.
  • Conducts meetings with plant staff personnel to communicate, coordinate and discuss plant operations including areas such as production, quarry, hazardous waste, maintenance, special projects, etc.
  • Monitors, inspects and reviews all plant activities including production operations, maintenance activities, quality controls, etc.
  • Ensures production schedule corresponds with sales forecasts.
  • Assists in investigating customer and quality problems and concerns.
  • Meets with various government agencies and community groups concerning plant activities, specifically pertaining to compliance with environmental regulations, policies and standards.
  • Prepares reports regarding plant production operations on a daily, weekly, monthly and/or annual basis.
  • Attends RCRA training for waste-derived fuel activities (cement plants only).
  • Affects job performance through motivation, goals and providing feedback.
  • Establishes plant standards, short-term goals and long-term strategic plans regarding production, maintenance, improvements, etc.
  • Discusses new products, equipment, and ideas with staff and vendors.
  • Analyzes plant costs and explores methods to improve productivity in a cost-effective manner.
  • Troubleshoots various problems and performance barriers as they arise.


To succeed in this position, you will need:


  • Bachelor's Degree Preferred disciplines, engineering, chemistry, or natural sciences.  Business degree is acceptable.
  • 10 years of experience in a cement or lime manufacturing facility with specific exposure to plant management responsibilities.  Type of experience - cement or lime - depends on the specific type of plant with the position under consideration.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) Preferred
  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills
  • Develops and delivers effective presentations
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision-making skills
  • Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback
  • Ability to inspire and develop staff
  • Effective negotiation skills in business and construction contracts.
  • Effective use of computers for general word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, e-mail, internet and customized company programs.  Able to use technology to develop a continuous improvement plan for the plant.
  • Able to communicate the companies vision into actionable goals and contributions for plant personnel.
  • Excellent ability to network with industry professionals, consultants, vendors, suppliers, regulatory and the community.
  • Familiar with MSHA/OSHA regulations, safe work practices, hazard recognition, regulation of air, water and waste, and general business and law contracts.
  • Fundamental understanding of cement chemistry,  physical testing and concrete performance.
  • Familiar with the following types of system: computerized maintenance management, data acquisition, compliance management, data management, High Level control, and PLC control for the purpose of cement manufacturing (crushing, grinding, pyroprocessing, chemistry).


What’s next for you?


We provide stability and advancement opportunities across North America. Use our tuition reimbursement program to help you meet your career goals.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The employee will be required to follow all job instructions of his/her supervisor and to perform other work assignments related to plant operations that are not inconsistent with the current labor contract, past practices, or safety policies.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


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 official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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




Date:  Mar 17, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Lake City

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