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Production Manager - Foreman, AR

Foreman, AR, US, 71836

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  476432


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 Production Manager coordinates efforts with management in the planning, organizing, and scheduling activities of the employees working in the production department to produce cost-effective clinker and cement, according to quality control specifications and plant production goals. This position coordinates production activities to ensure shipping, maintenance, and quarry activities are in sync with production schedules. The position exercises direct and indirect supervision of a medium group of employees involved in production operations.


What you’ll be contributing:


  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines.
  • Promotes and ensures compliance and training in safety procedures. Monitors production operations to promote compliance with safety regulations.
  • Plans and schedules mill and kiln operations with maintenance, quality control, shipping, and production employees.
  • Establishes, assigns, and communicates job responsibilities and schedules for employees involved in the production process.
  • Supervises, evaluates, and inspects work/job performance of employees and contractors. Monitors and maintains records of attendance
  • Performs daily observation and inspection of operations. Coordinates plant clean-up activities.
  • Establishes, documents, and monitors employee training guidelines and benchmarks.
  • Participates and conducts regular safety meetings and training sessions.
  • Orders safety equipment needed for production employees and checks to make sure they are used properly.
  • Monitors control room operations and raw mill and finish mill-grinding operations closely.
  • Assists control room operators and shift supervisors in resolving operational problems that will ensure production and quality goals are achieved. 
  • Ensures operators are trained properly and held accountable to utilize provided training resources.
  • Coordinates incoming shipments of alternative fuels including waste oil, tire-derived fuel (TDF), and other types of alternative fuels.
  • Oversees and assists in the design and implementation of plant construction projects. 
  • Handles the first stages of discipline problems and grievances. Assists plant management, as requested, in resolving union problems and grievances.
  • Communicates with vendors as necessary regarding new production equipment and supplies.
  • Provides information on an ongoing basis to the Plant Manager regarding current operations and manpower status. Submits reports as requested by plant management.
  • Monitors and controls inventories for raw materials, fuels, finished products, kiln refractories, grinding media, and grinding aid chemicals. Informs plant management of same.
  • Assists with the annual budgets, ensure compliance with operating, capital, and major maintenance budgets, and adjusts activities to maintain operations within the budget.
  • Maintains adequate inventory and supplies.
  • 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 of experience or Bachelors Degree in Science, engineering, or related field.

  • Minimum 7 years of Supervisory position in a production department of a cement or related industry plant facility.

  • Ability to make decisions and to exercise sound judgment in arriving at a conclusion

  • Proficient in English written, verbal communication, and listening skills. 

  • Proficient in problem-solving skills

  • Ability to effectively perform, organize and prioritize work independently

  • Ability to lead/manage others

  • Knowledge of production operations involved in the cement manufacturing process and machines utilized in the production process.

  • Knowledge of air permit regulations and safety requirements. 

  • Knowledge of Heat Transfer functions, calculations, mill systems, and grinding media.

  • Ability to calculate heat and mass balances as well as air and gas volumes.

  • Ability to work under general supervision with specified objectives and goals.

  • Ability to refer to supervisor for clarification or interpretation of plant and organization policies.


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 10, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Texarkana

Job Segment: Plant Manager, Facilities, Production Manager, Industrial, Plant, Manufacturing, Operations