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  • Production Supervisor

    # of Openings
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Salaried Full-Time
    Product Line
    Job Locations
    US-IN-East Chicago
    Holcim (US) Inc.
  • Overview


    The primary responsibility of the Production Supervisor’s role is the supervision and direction over an area of production within a slag plant reporting to the East Chicago, IN Production Coordinator. When not in the Production Supervisor’s role, they will support the needs of the Production Coordinators in regards to Safety, troubleshooting processes, reporting, training, etc, reporting to the Plant Manager.



    • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.
    • Support and maintain the plant safety program through day-to-day safety contacts with employees and department safety meetings, ensure assigned work areas are safe and safety requirements are observed.
    • Review operational control policies and procedures, update to current standard and communicate with affected departments and employees.
    • Monitor all process operations to maximize production rates while meeting quality targets.
    • Maintain environmental compliance at all times, taking action as necessary to operate within facility permitted limits.
    • Supervise 3rd party service including refractory removal and installation, mechanical or electrical maintenance as needed.
    • Manage process materials in accordance with work instruction including but not limited to raw materials, fuels, semi and finished products, and any waste stream.
    • Identify, isolate and report any deviation from internal product specification.
    • Manage equipment failure and process upset conditions to minimize cost and downtime.
    • Assign housekeeping duties and maintain plant areas as required.
    • Ensure kiln and mill operation is in compliance with government and company safety standards .
    • Ensure the regular inspection and evaluation of all operating equipment to maintain production requirements
    • Provide health & safety expertise and support to site management and supervisors for the management of H&S.
    • Support and challenge the line in defining and prioritizing the actions to implement long term country and site H&S strategy.
    • Use and provide health & safety knowledge and experience to help site drive behavioral changes in the business to reduce incidents and become an industry world reference in H&S.
    • Other duties as assigned. 



    Will work with Production Coordinators in both plants for the purpose of performing his/her job. This includes but is not limited to learning the process, quality and production needs of both plants and being able to step up into those positions when needed.




    Required Education: Bachelor's/Undergraduate Degree or 5 - 7 years of production experience in lieu of a degree  

    Field of Study Preferred: Science or Engineering

    Required Work Experience: 1-3 years Required

    Travel Requirements: Minimal


    Additional Requirements: 

    • Intensive manufacturing industry or building materials industry, prior safety experience preferred.
    • OSHA experience (preferred)
    • Sound knowledge of H&S principles, policies, procedures and regulations. The position requires knowledge of business operating processes, procedures, and working knowledge of federal/state legislation per OHSA.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
    • Solid follow-up, planning and organizational skills
    • Ability to use independent judgment in supervising personnel and in making decisions that can affect the overall operation of the plant
    • High work standards and safety awareness
    • Adaptable to change
    • Solid coaching skills
    • Able to delegate responsibility
    • Solid problem-solving skills
    • 0-3 years cement production and/or kiln experience
    • Previous supervisory experience is preferred but not required.


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