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Production Supervisor - Chanute, KS

Chanute, KS, US, 66720

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  477377


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.


Job Summary


Coordinates and oversees production operations involved in the manufacturing process.  Uses independent judgment in performing responsibilities. Works under general supervision on assigned objectives.  Refers to supervisor for guidance on unusual problems or circumstances. Exercises direct or indirect supervision over hourly production employees.  May also supervise directly and indirectly personnel working on the off shifts.


Essential Functions


  • Follows plans and schedules of mill and kiln operations in coordination with maintenance, quality control, shipping, and production personnel.
  • Establishes, assigns, and communicates job responsibilities and schedules for the shift personnel directly involved in the production process
  • Supervises and evaluates job performance
  • Monitors and maintains records of attendance, absenteeism, vacations, and floating holidays for employees within supervisory responsibilities
  • Participates in and/or conducts safety meetings and training sessions and ensures they are held on a regular basis
  • Orders safety equipment needed for production department employees. 
  • Conducts safety inspections per safety guidelines to ensure compliance with safety regulations
  • Closely monitors kiln burning operations and raw mill and finish mill grinding operations
  • Reviews production data and prepares reports on same as requested by management
  • Assists production personnel and other plant personnel as needed to resolve problems and ensure satisfactory production operations
  • Assists plant management, when requested, in resolving union problems and grievance
  • Supervises record keeping and monitoring of BIF operating parameters as generated from the plant control room (cement plants only)
  • Serves as Alternate Emergency Coordinator for the Emergency Response Team (cement plants only)
  • Attends RCRA training for waste-derived fuel activities (cement plants only)
  • Orders tools and supplies needed for use in the manufacturing process
  • Requests and supervises repairs and preventive maintenance performed on the mills, kilns, and other machinery used in production operations
  • Provides information on an ongoing basis to the Production Superintendent regarding the status of current operations and manpower
  • Performs other job-related duties as needed to meet production schedules and quality standards




  • Two years of college, technical school, or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferred


Work Experience


  • Minimum of 3 years experience in production with emphasis on process control in a similar industry



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 11, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City
Nearest Secondary Market: Wichita

Job Segment: Industrial, Production Manager, Manager, Plant Manager, Manufacturing, Management