Industrial - Process Engineering, Industrial Engineering
4 Year Degree
SUMMARY Assists the Operations Manager in the administration, maintenance, and management of all terminal operations and personnel in a cost efficient manner for both import terminals in Houston. Works under general supervision with specified directives, policies and procedures. Refers to supervisor when faced with unusual problems. Exercises direct supervision over the terminal Supervisors, operations, maintenance program, security, and personnel.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES • Assists Operations Manager in the management responsibilities for all terminal personnel including hiring, training, supervising, scheduling and assigning duties.
• Supervises and/or participates in loading bulk trucks, hopper cars, and barges. Coordinates, maintains, and operates a computerized loading system for each.
• Supervises and/or participates in the unloading of cement from ships, hopper cars, bulk trucks and barging activities in a cost effective and safe manner. Coordinates, maintains, and operates a computerized unloading system for each
• Plans, supervises and participates in the preventive maintenance program for all terminal equipment and maintains a maintenance history database for all equipment. Directly responsible for the repair of the terminal equipment and emergency repairs of terminal equipment Insures that all terminal buildings and grounds are maintained and kept in a clean and presentable condition. . Works with company maintenance/purchasing/inventory software systems.
• Directly monitors security of the terminal property and works with the Facility Security Officer (FSO) as an Alternate Facility Security Officer (AFSO) to ensure all aspects of the Facility Security Plan (FSP) are administered and followed.
• Directly oversees the purchase of parts and supplies for the terminal in a cost effective manner. Maintains appropriate inventory levels of all spare parts and consumables.
• Maintains proper certifications for state inspectors, marine, and USCG authorities.
• Plays a lead role in the terminal safety program, enforces safety guidelines and regulations to promote a safe working environment, and works with the plant/corporate safety manager to ensure the terminals are up to date on all new safety regulations.
• Assists in the preparation of a written report on a weekly basis concerning inventory levels, maintenance activities, and any problems or concerns with regard to terminal operations.
• Works directly with HCC DockOps in the coordination of layberth activities at both docks.
• Works with the Operations Manager to assist and become familiar with dredging activities, budgeting, CAPEX projects, inbound ocean freight, and associated ocean shipping details.
• Works closely with the Logistics Manager to assure cement deliveries are unloaded into the proper silo/dome, day bin inventories are adequate, and outbound sales are loaded from designated silos/bins
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of all terminal policies and procedures . Skill in using computerized loading systems, company software systems, and personal computers. Good general knowledge of IT systems. Very versed in the ability use excel and create spreadsheets to use as data collection and analysis tools. Able to effectively troubleshoot/solve problems in an efficient manner. Ability to perform supervisory duties and coordinate activities with others.
Ability to lift heavy materials weighing up to 80 pounds. Ability to operate all terminal equipment including ship unloaders, truck loading systems, cement conveying equipment, cement storage silos/domes, railcar loading/unloading systems, and related equipment. Ability to climb silo ladders up to 50-75 feet in height (as applicable for each terminal).
Work Conditions: Frequently exposed to cement, dust, dirt, heat, cold and noise requiring compliance with specified safety guidelines and procedures. Exposure to high elevations of up to 265 feet in height (as applicable for each terminal.) Exposed to all weather conditions.
College degree required.
Seven years progressive experience in the operations of a cement terminal or terminal in a related industry as well as a strong mechanical background and supervision of employees.
A longtime leader in the cement manufacturing industry, Ash Grove Cement Company, headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, operates cement plants in eight states across the country. The Ash Grove Cement Company has a strong and longstanding tradition of service, reliability, and quality that reaches back more than 130 years. A pioneer of the lime and cement industries, the Company was incorporated ...in Missouri in 1882 as the Ash Grove White Lime Association.
The eight cement plants operating in the Ash Grove system are some of the most efficient and best maintained in the country and have an annual production capacity of nearly 9 million tons of cement. Ash Grove is the sixth largest cement manufacturer in the United States. The quality portland and masonry cements produced at these plants are used in the construction of highways, bridges, commercial and industrial complexes, single and multi-family homes, and a myriad of other structures fundamental to America's economic vitality and quality of life.
In addition to our cement manufacturing facilities, the Company operates two deep water import terminals west of the Mississippi, extensive ready-mix operations in the Midwest, and packaging operations throughout the Midwest and West.