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Hazardous Waste Operations Site Manager - Chanute, KS

Chanute, KS, US, 66720

Cement Division Corporate



Job ID:  476682


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!




Hazardous Waste Operations Site Manager for Chanute Plant will be responsible for all operational, safety, regulatory, and financial aspects, including cost-effective management of the rail car fleet designated to bring overflow material between Foreman and Chanute. They will be a member of Plant’s management team and maintain a strong relationship with Foreman Plant’s Plant Manager.
With a strong focus on operational excellence and site equipment throughput and uptime, the Site Manager’s success will be measured based on their ability to manage operations within budget, continuously improve the site operations through capital and non-capital projects, and maintain a strong working relationship with AFR haz waste operational counterparts at Foreman and Mississauga, Plant’s management team and external partners. This individual will also be directly involved with the development of AFR roadmap that increases AF% and Gross Value Added (GAV) benefit from AFR program to the plant.


The individual will directly manage the onsite Haz Waste Supervisor, who is responsible for all offloading, blending, safety, housekeeping, and other daily operational aspects of the haz waste site.

What you’ll be contributing:


  • Manage daily operations at Chanute haz waste processing site; indirectly oversee haz waste lab activities and railcar cleaning contractors
  • Build operational plans and manage staffing needs to deliver on key operational KPIs
  • Own operational excellence at the site, including customer service-related KPIs such as truck waiting time, truck offloading time, equipment uptime, spear parts inventory 
  • Develop and own preventive maintenance plan for haz waste operations
  • Build and maintain a strong relationship with key haz waste partners, processors, transporters, and generators
  • Actively manage the performance of external partners, such as haz waste providers, transportation providers, and suppliers of various services related to haz waste operations
  • Provide leadership and input into the development, design, and implementation of capital projects
  • Track and report all relevant AFR KPI’s and related performance initiatives 
  • Actively manage all operational expenses for the site 
  • Closely work with the plant ops team to understand & remove roadblocks related to the use of AFR 
  • Collaborate with the Plants and Environment Dept to proactively develop AFR permitting strategy
  • Collaborate with Corporate Environmental representatives to operate alternative fuels systems in compliance with environmental regulations and to plan and prepare CAPEX requests that include appropriate controls and equipment necessary to obtain permits suitable for desired AFR sources
  • Proactively contribute to development and knowledge transfer across Americas Cement AFR network of partners and experts
  • Collaborate in the development of Americas Cement AFR safety policy and guidelines


To succeed in this position, you will need:



  • Bachelor’s in engineering, finance, of other science field is preferred
  • MBA is preferred
  • Previous experience managing a site and team of hourly operators
  • Previous experience with mechanical and electrical system maintenance
  • Strong commitment to safety practices


Work Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience managing hazardous waste operations or similar highly regulated industrial operations
  • 3+ years of experience in industrial manufacturing operation similar in complexity to cement plant


Knowledge/Skill Requirements/ Others

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (Spanish or/and French is an asset)
  • Proficient in the use of computer, Excel, SAP, PowerPoint, Word
  • High resistance to stress
  • Demonstrated track level in successful people management
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills 
  • Proactively approaches responsibilities 
  • Excellent collaboration and teamwork skills 
  • Strong, well-developed project management and prioritization skills 


Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • This position may require some lifting of objects no heavier than twenty pounds (20lbs.)
  • This is sedentary in nature but may require occasional periods of standing and walking


Work Environment

  • This position is based in an indoor, climate-controlled office space 


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.


The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive. The physical demands, working environment, and other conditions of employment listed in this document are representative of but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of the requirements for positions in this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 


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.


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Date Posted:  Jan 25, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City
Nearest Secondary Market: Wichita

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