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Assistant Plant Manager - Cement Processing

Foreman, AR
The Assistant Plant Manager plans, coordinates and supervises the production operations and maintenance activities and other related functions involved in plant operations. This position assists in incorporating directives provided by corporate management into plant policies and procedures to maintain appropriate standards and schedules. The position assists the Terminal Managers in their maintenance needs. 
What you’ll be contributing:
  •  Establishes, communicates and assigns job responsibilities, goals and performance standards for employees within supervisory responsibility.
  •  Evaluates performance, provides feedback, and recommends merit and promotional increases.
  •  Conducts meetings with plant departmental personnel to communicate, coordinate and discuss plant operations including areas such as production, quarry, maintenance, quality control, environmental, special projects, etc.
  •  Reviews and approves purchase requisitions as defined in the purchasing matrix.
  •  Collaborates with the Plant Manager and other staff regarding plant operations, strategic goals and improvements.
  •  Monitors, inspects and reviews all plant activities including production operations, maintenance activities, quality control, environmental matters, etc.
  •  Ensures production and maintenance schedules correspond with forecasted sales.
  •  Meets with various government agencies pertaining to compliance with regulations, policies and standards. and community groups concerning plant activities
  •  Ensures reports regarding plant production operations, quality control, environmental activities are completed timely.
  •  Assists in the preparation of annual capital and operating budget plans for the plant.
  •  Analyzes plant costs and explores methods to improve productivity in a cost-effective manner.
  •  Conducts labor relations meetings with local union representatives, handles second step grievances, assists in the planning of and participates in union negotiations.
  •  Promotes the safety program, enforces compliance with safety standards, conducts and/or participates in safety meetings.
  •  Interviews employment applicants for available plant positions.
  •  Discusses new products, equipment and ideas with staff and vendors.
  •  Reviews and approves accounts payable invoices for payment.
  •  Participates in the negotiation of raw material, service, and construction contracts.
To succeed in this position, you will need:
  • Minimum 4 Year / Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or chemistry.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) preferred
  • Minimum 7 years Cement manufacturing facility with specific exposure to production processes, maintenance, quality control, and plant management responsibilities.
  • Proficient in English written, verbal communication and listening skills
  • Knowledge of industry best practices, techniques, and standards
  • Ability to effectively build, lead and manages a team
  • Skills in leadership, negotiation, and strategic planning
  • Ability to make decisions and to exercise sound judgment in arriving at a conclusion
  • Ability to inspire and develop staff
  • Knowledge plant operations
  • Ability to work from general policies and procedures.
  • Ability to refer to supervisor when clarification or interpretation of the organizational policy is needed. 
  • Ability to exercise direct or indirect supervision over all plant production and maintenance employees
  • Travel up to 25%
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