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Production Supervisor - Foreman, AR

Foreman, AR, US, 71836

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  267439



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 the Midwest, Texas and Western United States. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.



Coordinates activities of Labor crews to safely produce cost effective clinker and cement according to quality control specifications and plant production goals in a timely and efficient manner. Works under general supervision with specified objectives, policies, and performance standards.  Refers to supervisor when in serious doubt as to the proper procedure for a specified action. Exercises direct supervision of Labor crew employees.  Employees supervised ranges between 5-20 employees and may be spread between multiple shifts.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities


  • Responsible for directing and coordinating overall plant cleanup needed to ensure a safe, clean work environment throughout the facility.
  • Responsible for training new union employees, covering safety, environmental compliance, and plant operations.  Ensures employees are properly trained to perform tasks safely and efficiently.  Evaluates job performance and communicates expectations to employees.
  • Prepares daily reports, training records and environmental compliance documentation.
  • Maintains record of employee overtime, absences, vacations, and prepares daily time sheets for employees under direct supervision of this position.  Ensure that proper pay scale codes are recorded for employees on shift per the plant Collective Bargaining Agreement. Ensures that work order numbers and charge numbers are properly noted for internal records.
  • Ensures tools and safety equipment for the labor department are available and used properly.
  • Participates in the plant Emergency Response program as required.
  • Inspects work areas for safety hazards and ensures compliance with safety standards and environmental compliance.
  • Prioritizes, assigns, and communicates job duties to employees.
  • Works closely with other departments to ensure work areas are clean and leads efforts to eliminate re-occurring safety hazards and improves plant housekeeping efficiency.
  • Develops system to move plant cleanup efforts from emergency/safety work to routine/scheduled work.
  • Ensures that plant meets environmental compliance needs concerning plant road dust control.
  • Spends considerable time outdoors with labor crew in inclement weather during all seasons.
  • Performs other job-related duties as needed.


Required Minimum Qualifications




  • Basic knowledge of kiln and mill operations, and support equipment functions of the cement production process including operation of mobile equipment. 
  • Ability to understand and comply with union contracts covering plant employees (where applicable). 
  • Ability to read, write and perform basic math functions.
  • Skill in operating a computer to store data, generate reports in Word and Excel, and email. 
  • Skills needed include supervisory, communication, organization, problem solving and decision-making skills. 
  • Ability to effectively monitor production operations and quickly detect and respond to processing problems. 
  • Understanding and ability to comply with safety regulations.
  • Work requires the ability to inspect all processing operations including workers and equipment. 
  • Inspections involve climbing stairs and ladders, walking over rough and slippery surfaces, standing for long periods of time, bending, kneeling, and being exposed to extreme temperatures and weather conditions.




  • Two years of college or technical school preferred. Emphasis in science and math preferred.




  • Three years minimum experience in the production area of a cement or related industrial plant facility preferred. Two years of supervision 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.

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Date Posted:  May 27, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Texarkana

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