Holcim (US) Inc. Operations Lead (Control Room Operator) in Bloomsdale, Missouri


PURPOSETo manage and operate the production shifts and control room so that all disciplines operate as one cohesive unit. Oversee equipment optimization, utilization and reliability in a safe manner while maintaining environmental compliance, quality and budgeted costs. Supervise the daily activities of Cement Technicians.



  • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.

  • Effectively supervise, direct, and coach Cement Technicians.

  • The short and mid-term scheduling and supervision of the plant production while maintaining quality, environmental, and safety are the prime tasks.

  • The incumbent is responsible to monitor the performance relative to the plant production parameters and targets.

  • Responsible for maintaining a positive morale of all employees on their team.

  • Knowledgeable in all facets of operation in the cement plant while demonstrating competence in all aspects of control room operation.

  • Support coaching and development through training and communication to develop personnel into full functioning team members.

  • Assesses the performance of their direct reports through regular discussions, objectives, mid-year, and yearend performance reviews.

  • Must ensure that all subordinates are working and promoting safety at all times through daily, weekly, and monthly safety meetings, on the job coaching, and by taking a leadership role in the plant safety program.

  • Ensure that the plant is operating in compliance with all operating permits and other regulatory requirements.

  • Incumbents will be required to successfully complete the Operator training program, in which, will include travel requirements.

  • Production of clinker and cement quantities as per budget.

  • Optimization of equipment utilization in cooperation with the process and Area teams.

  • Working with the Area Leaders to oversee the development of equipment checklists / inspections, production training and standard operating procedures.

  • Adhere to product quality standards and environmental compliance.

  • Maintain and improve good employee relations.

  • Promote and implement safe working practices and conditions. Ensure that safety meetings are held and plant rules are followed.

  • Act as the Plant Emergency Response Coordinator as well as contact person for emergency response personnel and/or regulatory agency representatives.

  • Maintains a working relationship with other departments so that all aspects of the operation pertaining to the Operations Department are dovetailed in a logical and smooth fashion.

  • Must be able to operate PC’s, operation, and process computers.

  • Must know capacity and production rates of all major pieces of equipment.

  • Must keep a running log of the shifts activities. This is to include equipment down time and reasons, quality information, and a general report of the shifts operation.

  • Must actively participate as a member of the Continuous Improvement Team.

  • Responsible for sharing his or her cement experiences with the rest of the Production group, while remaining open-minded to selecting and utilizing the experiences of others.

  • Exercise leadership over an area of the plant i.e: directing various Area Leaders and supervising Cement Technicians, ensuring processes within the area are operated safely and efficiently.

  • Other duties as assigned.

RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER JOBSCement Technicians assigned to Operations report to the Operation Leader. The Operation Leader reports to the Process & Quality Area Manager. The Process & Quality Area Manager reports to the Plant Manager.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIESRequired Education: Associates/Technical DegreeAdditional Education Preferred: Bachelor's/Undergraduate DegreeRequired Work Experience: Minimum of 3 plus years experience in cement or closely related industry in capacity of Control Room Operator, Production Supervisor or equivalent.Required Training/Certifications: Must be willing to complete CRO certification programRequired Computer and Software Skills: Strong computer skills in order to operate effectively with company systems and programs; knowledge of SAP and Microsoft office.Travel Requirements: 5%

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Requisition ID2018-5751

Position TypeSalaried Full-Time


Product LineCement

Job LocationsUS-MO-Bloomsdale

CompanyHolcim (US) Inc.