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Production Supervisor - Chanute, KS

Chanute, KS, US, 66720

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  314483


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. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.





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.




  • 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 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
  • Supervises record keeping and monitoring of BIF operating parameters as generated from the plant control room
  • Serves as Alternate Emergency Coordinator for the Emergency Response Team
  • Attends RCRA training for waste-derived fuel activities
  • 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




  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lead/manage others
  • Effective conflict management skills
  • Extensive knowledge of production operations involved in the cement
  • Manufacturing process including kiln burning techniques and processes
  • Mill grinding, process control design, inventory estimation using geometric calculations and machines utilized in the production process
  • Knowledge of air permit regulations and safety requirements
  • Skills needed in decision making, communication, problem solving and providing supervision




  • 3 or more years of experience in production with emphasis on process control in a similar industry.




  • Associate's Degree or two years of college, technical school or equivalent combination of education and experience


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! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Ash Grove Cement is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Date Posted:  Dec 24, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City
Nearest Secondary Market: Wichita

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