Operations Lead (Control Room Operator)


To 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.

Cement 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.


Required Education:? Associates/Technical Degree
Additional Education Preferred:? Bachelor's/Undergraduate Degree
Required 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 program
Required 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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