Lehigh Hanson Production Manager in Mason City, Iowa

AutoReqId: 6780BR

Line Of Business: Cement Operations

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Mason City-IA

Job Posting:

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. The Group employs over 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries.

Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Production Manager to join the team at the Mason City Cement Plant in Mason City, Iowa. This position reports to the Plant Manager and is responsible for personnel and activities concerned with the production of clinker, cement products, and cement shipments. This is a unique opportunity for you to begin your career with a proven leader in the cement and construction materials industry.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Gather, interpret and evaluate data and implement process changes to achieve plant optimization.

  • Establish production standards, develop cost controls.

  • Coordinate production activities with quarry, maintenance, process and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.

  • Identify and resolve process problems, evaluate performance data and set process guidelines.

  • Observe, maintain and review the plant to recommend and implement action to reduce costs, increase production, and improve product quality to achieve Strategic Plan goals.

  • Participate in process, maintenance and environmental planning, development and implementation of projects.

  • Provide related training to plant personnel. Review and update Departmental descriptions.

  • Provide input to production personnel regarding operational variances, corrections and guidelines.

  • Plan, organize and supervise process trials, field and lab measurements, and all other activities related to process investigations.

  • Perform process calculations utilizing methods of material and heat balances involving concepts of chemistry, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and other sound engineering and scientific theory.

  • Provide support to Quality Control, Environmental, and PLC personnel on process related issues.

  • Participate in technical information exchange within the company.

  • Review emissions data and support environmental compliance of plant.

  • Prepare feasibility studies evaluating the technical, environmental and economic suitability of new processes, equipment, fuels and raw material.

  • Work in a safe and productive manner to ensure compliance with company and MSHA safety rules.

  • Works with Plant Manager to prepare departmental budgets and AFE requests.

  • Manages all production and maintenance activities of Plant including raw material quality, environmental compliance and refractory purchase and installation.

  • Manage the implementation of Maintenance Improvement Plan (MIP) at the Plant level.

  • Manage spare parts inventory.

  • Coordinate plant wide planning efforts.

  • Ensure compliance requirements are met through organizational and procedural measures including implementation of Group guidelines, performing training, monitoring compliance etc.

  • Must complete all assigned work in compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory requirements (I.e., MSHA, OSHA, DOT, DOL, etc.), including safety programs administered at a State or Local level where allowed by the Department of Labor.

Who we are looking for:

  • B.S. degree in Engineering or Industrial Technology

  • One or more years of experience in Process and Project Engineering in the cement industry

  • Progressive responsibility experience in production management with prior supervisory experience required.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact as a team member.

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot operational problems with cement manufacturing equipment

  • Solid PC skills, including spreadsheet, word processing, and inventory control software.

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Benefits & Compensation

We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process.

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Lehigh Hanson is a drug free workplace.



Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled