Plant Manager - Leeds Cement Plant

Location: Leeds AL Posted Date: January 15, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 10006BR Careermine Job Id: 1829102

We're Lehigh Hanson.  Our products build cities and towns, including stadiums that hold thousands of fans, and bridges that support millions of vehicles.  We have thousands of employees across hundreds of locations in the U.S. and Canada, making us North America's leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, asphalt and related construction materials. 
We might be a big company, but we appreciate and encourage our people to share their ideas and help shape our future. We want every one of our people to play an active role in growing our business. With our diverse product lines and locations across North America, there are opportunities to explore different roles and work on a variety of exciting and interesting projects.
We're a tight knit team. While we strive to be the best, we do it with an attitude that is humble, accessible and down-to-earth. We don't ask you to "fit in" to our culture. We invite you to add to it. 
Are you looking for a leadership role with a stable company?  If so, then look no further.  The cement operation in Leeds, AL is looking for someone to lead a dedicated team. 
This position is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to grow their career with an industry leader in the aggregate and cement industry. 
Located just east of Birmingham, AL, this is a great place to live and work.

Reporting to the Director of Cement Operations, this position is accountable for the performance and operation of the Leeds, AL plant. 
  • Lead the operations and maintenance staff to ensure timely production and distribution of products within quality standards, high uniformity, and optimum production costs.
  • Ensures strict adherence to safety standards and builds a safety culture.
  • Responsible for the development and execution of annual operating plans.
  • Oversees the development and supervises the execution of Capital Expenditure plans
  • Reviews cost reports to locate excessive expenses and takes necessary corrective action.
  • Prepare short and long range development plans
  • Establish goals that reflect continuous improvement in plant operations
  • Assure environmental compliance and clean plant operations
  • Works in partnership with Sales, Corporate and HTC.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with sales and customers as appropriate.
  • Proactively manage health & safety of employees to continuously improve the company's health & safety performance
  • Train and develop supervisors to provide management depth; provide motivation and career enhancement for all employees
  • Review requests and make decisions regarding the purchase of new equipment and supplies
  • Represent the Company in the community and promote the Company's goodwill interests in community activities.
  • The incumbent must understand and comply with Company compliance policies, including the Code of Business Conduct (including NAM supplements), the anti-corruption policy and the Antitrust Compliance Policy, and is required to participate in compliance training in such policies and provide disclosures and compliance certifications from time to time. As a manager, the incumbent is expected to require compliance with such policies by subordinates, monitor their activities for compliance and disclose incidents of non-compliance as provided by such policies.
  • Prior experience with increasingly responsible positions within the cement industry; minimum of 10 years' experience desired.
  • Prior experience in a management position within the cement industry strongly desired
  • Bachelors' degree in engineering, mining or chemistry preferred.
  • Complete understanding of the cement manufacturing process
  • Experience with the latest cement production technology including Precalciner Burning Systems
  • Strong knowledge of modern maintenance technology and methods
  • Demonstrated ability to optimize production costs
  • Knowledge of the industry, marketing, customers and quality products
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills
  • Solid interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team to continuously improve plant operations
  • Knowledge of union contracts and/or prior experience working in a union environment a plus.
  • Good understanding of safety and environmental regulations.
At Lehigh Hanson, we care a great deal about your health which is why there is no waiting period to participate in highly competitive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance programs.  In addition, we offer a 401(k) retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions.