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Quality Manager - Chanute, KS

Chanute, KS, US, 66720

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  477090


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!




The Quality Manager strives for continuous improvement through inter-departmental cross functionality. The position oversees the management of all aspects of quality control including, but not limited to, quarry mining, raw material sourcing and handling, laboratory(s) testing and compliance, and shipping under the direction of the Plant Manager.


What you’ll be contributing:


  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines.
  • Manages the Quarry, Laboratory and Shipping/Raw Materials Supervisors within the Quality Control Department
  • Provides leadership and direction in the areas of EH&S and Quality to ensure these elements are incorporated into the way we run our business.

  • Works with management team to develop short and long-range business goals and performance objectives for the plant in addition to directing resources as necessary to meet and/or exceed performance objectives.

  • Regularly reviews department’s performance compared to budget, operating plan/forecast, including status of capital projects, and holds supervisors accountable for their performance.

  • Provides positive work environment for staff to maximize their personal and organizational potential.

  • Participates in escalated human resource activities.

  • Improves the plant's performance through ongoing education, training and development of key personnel, quality hiring and succession and workforce planning.

  • Communicates information timely and regularly with direct reports and other managers and employees within the plant.

  • Provides value-driven leadership in sustaining Ash Grove’s culture, including but not limited to, customer focus, EH&S, employee relations, cost controls, and community relations.

  • Collaborates with Production Management to address concerns and make recommendations for improvements both proactively and reactively.

  • Evaluates potential beneficial use of alternative raw materials for possible use in the cement manufacturing process.

  • Maintains a close working relationship with Sales & Marketing and customers.

  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.


To succeed in this position, you will need:


  • Ability to read, write and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc.
  • Minimum 4 Year / Bachelors Degree in Engineering, construction management, chemistry, biology, geology, or related field.

  • Preferred Graduate Degree inEngineering, construction management, chemistry, biology, geology, or related field.

  • Minimum 7 year of Industry related field with managerial experience

  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient in active listening skills

  • Ability to inspire and develop staff

  • Ability to think strategically

  • Knowledge of a high commitment to quality

  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications



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.


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




Date:  Mar 5, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City
Nearest Secondary Market: Wichita

Job Segment: Employee Relations, Geology, Scientific, Plant, Plant Manager, Human Resources, Engineering, Manufacturing