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Plant Manager - FL

Sumterville, FL, US, 33585

Suwannee American Cement


Job ID:  156519


Suwannee American Cement Company, part of CRH Americas Materials, is the second largest cement supplier in the state of Florida with two world-class cement plants - one located in Branford, FL and the other in Sumterville, FL – as well as an import facility in Port Manatee, FL. Since 2003, we have been manufacturing high-quality cement for the Florida and Southern Georgia construction markets. We are recognized as an industry leader in producing high-quality cement, adopting sustainable practices and reducing the environmental impact of the cement production process. Suwannee American Cement Company has successful, ongoing initiatives focused on quality, the environment and its employees. We value our people – employees, customers, vendors and community members.  We strive to offer the best and friendliest customer service and have the commitment, passion and technology to supply the highest quality product. Our core values include a Safe Workplace, Integrity & Trust and the Development of our employees to succeed and grow with the company. We promote a strong safety culture, and have dedicated professionals who are focused on their own safety and the safety of their co-workers.   


Position Overview


Manages and leads overall plant operations, ensuring all employees strive to meet the standards set forth by the company for Safety, Quality, Productivity, Efficiency, Maintenance, and Housekeeping. The position is responsible for the continuous improvement efforts of the plant as well as lead all production employees and activities to ensure the efficient operation of the plant and the quality of the products produced. Develop and manage annual budgets, monitor plant costs, analyze KPI metrics, and jointly responsible for overall P&L activity. This role requires a balance between role model leadership, operational skills, operations improvement skills and a high level of engagement the team


As Plant Manager, the incumbent must understand and comply with company compliance policies. In addition, is expected to require compliance with company policies by subordinates, monitor their activities for compliance and disclose incidents of non-compliance as provided by company policies.


Key Responsibilities


  • Promotes the safety program, compliance with safety standards, and participates in safety meetings
  • 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.
  • Directly responsible for continuous improvement implementation using proven methodology like Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and 5S.
  • 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.
  • Carefully evaluate training, coaching and development opportunities for direct and indirect reports and, in conjunction with area human resources staff, drive growth and development of your management team.
  • 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.




  • Preferred disciplines, engineering, chemistry, or natural sciences.  Business degree is acceptable.




  • 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




  • 7 or more years as a Plant Manager in a Cement Plant.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate and empower people and drive business performance and safety leadership
  • The ability to build and maintain strong relationships across a broad team
  • 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 company’s vision into actionable goals and contributions for plant personnel.
  • Excellent ability to network with industry professionals, consultants, vendors, suppliers, regulatory and the community.
  • Financial experience in areas of P&L, budgeting, forecasting, cost analysis, impact on volume, price and cost, preparation of CER [capital expenditure request] and post investment analysis of projects, with significant capital project management and resource development experience.
  • Provide leadership with employee communications meetings, staff and supervisor meetings, plant audits and all other communications needed to effectively manage plant.
  • Establish goals that reflect continuous improvement in all plant operations
  • Carrying out reviews and resolving issues within the respective functional teams: through peer reviews identifying weakness, putting in place effective improvements in systems, processes and people
  • Promoting and leading through the CRH values;
  • 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, preprocessing, chemistry).
  • High ethical and professional standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and exemplary oral/written communication skills.
  • Must be available as needed during non-traditional work hours.


What CRH Americas Offers You


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

About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Suwannee American Cement, LLC. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Sep 11, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Orlando

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