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  • Plant Superintendent

    # of Openings
    1
    Requisition ID
    2019-5968
    Position Type
    Salaried Full-Time
    Category
    Operations
    Product Line
    Aggregates
    Job Locations
    US-IL-Sheridan
    Company
    Aggregate Industries Management, Inc.
  • Overview

    PURPOSE

    The Plant Superintendent oversees and coordinates the operation of one or more plants, ensuring a cohesive operational unit; responsible for health, safety, and environmental compliance of the site. Directs the day-to-day activities of a plant location to ensure objectives are met: manages, through subordinate personnel, the various operations associated with mining, processing, stockpiling, loading and shipping of aggregate for a plant location. Plans, staffs and supervises the work unit to ensure uninterrupted supply of aggregate product. The Superintendent communicates goals to employees and ensures they are achieved.  In addition the Superintendent maximizes employee participation to achieve the desired team approach and develops personnel to enhance skills, improve responsiveness and promote business growth.

    Responsibilities

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.
    • This position requires a self-actuating, goal oriented person who is able to initiate and implement production and scheduling related programs, strategies and techniques that result in increased productivity, maintain safe operations, while containing the budgeted expenses.
    • Ensures that employees are at work on time, actively engaged in assigned department activities and conforming to established internal and external safety/environmental/compliance regulations to include MSHA.
    • Provides immediate performance feedback as required to resolve employee conflicts, and assists in short-term resolution of emergency situations such as safety, attendance and conduct.
    • Administers direct supervisory responsibilities for production, maintenance, and shipping personnel, including training, performance evaluation, corrective action, and work schedules.
    • Responsible for participating in and/or facilitating meetings. Ensures that time and attendance for assigned employees is accurate in data collection system.
    • Works with Leadmen and others to ensure that goals are achieved. Studies production schedules and estimates worker-hour requirements for completion of assignments. Coordinates and executes established activities to ensure that goals are met.
    • Works with various support functions to resolve production problems and assists in troubleshooting.
    • Provides feedback on equipment operation and production effectiveness.
    • Recommends and/or implements various production processes and programs.
    • Responsible for completing production reports pertaining to production Key Performance Indicators, employee performance/conduct and process flow. Responsible for monitoring efficiency and throughput, material use, quality, and inventory. May participate in budgetary recommendations on capital expenditures and direct/indirect labor.
    • Investigates abnormal operating events or equipment failures to determine cause; coordinates adjustments, repairs, and/or modifications as needed.
    • Performs inspections on completed jobs; ensures conformance with policies and procedures, safety codes and local, State, and Federal laws, regulations, and ordinances.
    • Plans, schedules, and monitors all work being performed.  
    • Oversees the overall safety of any personnel working at or visiting site.
    • Ensures proper documentation of operations activities in logs and/or incident reports.
    • Other duties as needed or assigned. 

    RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER JOBS

    This position will work directly with the Plant Manager, Operating employees, Quality Control, Sales, and Logistics employees.

    Qualifications

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

    Required Education:  High School diploma/GED

    Additional Education Preferred:  Associates/Technical Degree

    Field of Study Preferred:  Production / Industrial Management and / or Business Management

    Required Work Experience:   5-7 years of operational / production experience

    Required Computer and Software Skills:  Microsoft Office, SAP and Ariba experience preferred    

     

    Additional Requirements:

    • Good communication skill coupled with good negotiation, planning, scheduling and people management ability.
    • The ability to recognize production problems and the experience to solve those problems.
    • Good knowledge of Sand and Aggregate Mining and related Raw Materials Plant Production and the ability to motivate departmental personnel to meet production goals while maintaining the integrity of the safety program. 
    • Understanding computer will be helpful. Needs to have a good working knowledge of electrical systems, hydraulic systems, water systems, pumps, motors, conveyors, and air systems.
    • Must be a decision-maker that constantly incorporates common business sense into the decision-making process.

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